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Thread: Crayola quilts

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    I would like to have my grandchildren design their own blocks

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    I have one granddaughter I'd like to color her design on a white sheet.

    Anyone have any tips?

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    Super Member Dawn Hendrix's Avatar
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    I have some fabric croyons I believe I found at Walmart.

    You could also let her color a picture and then copy it on to the photopaper. Then iron it on fabric .. a little masterpiece so to say.

    Just my thoughts!

    cute idea

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    If you do it for ONLY one child, be prepared to eventually do the same for any others. Fair is fair!

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    For Christmas this year I made handprint quilts for my daughters, with the help of the granddaughters. I painted fabric paint on their hands, the 4 month old baby we did her foot prints. We did this on muslin, then I gave each of the little girls another muslin square to draw on. I got Crayola fabric markers for them to draw with. Followed the direction exactly and nothing has washed off. Also wrote somes poems to go with the handprints and footprints. My daughters loved them.
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    I saved this idea from a very talented quilter. I hope she won't mind me posting/sharing her masterpiece! What she did is take drawings her grandchild did and then embroider the illustrations onto quilt blocks.

    The drawings reminded me so much of my children's first drawings, that I kept the photo for reference. One day I'll find those old drawings and make a quilt like this. Isn't it cute?!!
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    Hello I helped my 5 year old g/d make a quilt for her mom with crayon colored blocks. We used the regular CRAYON brand crayons. She drew and colored 12 blocks of her choosing, mainly of her and her family, I ironed them when she was finished. Needless to say her mom was thrilled and she had a project of which she was very proud. blmclin

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    Wow! Thanks to all of you.

    I guess I need to be a liitle more specific: how do you keep the crayon from bleeding into your ironing board cover, or bleeding out in some places where there's more color.

    What kind of markers? Surely not the washable kind.

    Thanks to you all.

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    wax paper under the project and on top of the project

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    Hello, I pressed the crayola blocks between 2 pieces of muslin and that absored any excess.

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    I've done a couple of these quilts. I just used regular crayon and ironed with just a sheet of paper over and under the colored block to absorb the excess crayon.





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    hi, I didn't do it as a quilt, but years ago I had the kids do a Christmas table cloth. We took coloring book pages, outlined on the sheet, then using fabric markers, colored the puctures. they enjoyed being able to color on it, and loved using it. I just used it for a family dinner, and the grandkids want to color too! has been a great item. I hope your family has fun with whatever you decide to do.
    Deb

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    You could also scan pictures of artwork and print on to fabric. You can add photos as well into your project.

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    I'd be worried about washing it.

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    as an art teacher i did alot of crayon transfers to muslin with the kids. these are washable - however i never did quilt with them but see no reason why not.

    using regular crayola crayons, make a design on coarse grit sandpaper. the design should be shape oriented, that is, not alot of detail. the sandpaper is just about right size for a block. if the design has a border around it, that works well for a block. Designs are most effective if every inch of space on the sandpaper is colored and heavily so. if there is thick enough crayon you will get a very colorful transfer on the fabric. lay the muslin or any cotton on top of the sandpaper and iron on high. you can use a press cloth to avoid getting crayon smears. it will smoke as it burns off the wax so do this in a ventilated room and with adult supervision.

    have fun! :)

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    I am glad someone asked this question.. I was racking my brain to think of something new and different to send with Hubby.... We have a 6 yr old GD that lives with us and she is the light of his life.. I think we are going to make one of her drawings for him and do it as a quillow...

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    super! let me know if you have problems doing it.
    Jeanne

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