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Thread: Firefighter Quilt?

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    Firefighter Quilt?

    My brother is a firefighter and is getting married. I would like to make him and his bride a quilt that hints at his career. I thought a maltese cross block in the corner of a navy and red quilt but can't find an appropriate block. That's pretty much the only idea I have come up with. Any others?

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    Check QuiltersCache.Com ... I saw a Maltese Cross on there just yesterday.

    Plus ... google can be your friend!
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    Google was a bit overwhelming. I am still new enough to quilting it is still a little scary! L.

    I will try QuiltersCache.com. Thanks

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    You could use the search function on this site to locate firefighter themed quilts previously posted on here
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    DH is a firefighter. I have not made a quilt for us yet! I would suggest using the colors of his fire company? And possibly the station number. The maltese cross is a great idea. Depending on how heavily 'firefighter' you want the quilt to be, use the maltese cross as a large center block of the quilt? Good luck - I'm sure your brother and new SIL will be thrilled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JenDer View Post
    My brother is a firefighter and is getting married. I would like to make him and his bride a quilt that hints at his career. I thought a maltese cross block in the corner of a navy and red quilt but can't find an appropriate block. That's pretty much the only idea I have come up with. Any others?
    Remember to incorporate what your future sister-in-law does/enjoys too. Especially for a wedding quilt for the TWO of them. JMHO

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    years ago, Walmart used to carry a very nice fabric that had firefighters on it...firetrucks....ladders, etc. Not a little kids novelty print but a very dignified print. Might check and see if it is still in the stores or on Ebay.....I ''might'' have a few yards but it would be a day or so before I could check. Send me a private message if you are interested. I bought it here in the Kansas City area and I see you are also in the area, so check it out!!

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    Here is a fabric link on Ebay

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Springs-Indu...item19d59988a3
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    here is the fabric on Ebay!
    Last edited by jodimarie; 10-02-2012 at 05:29 PM. Reason: more info to add

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    Is he a city or a wild land fire fighter? There are so many things one could do. What are there wedding colors and could you ask what kind of quilt they would like before you start one? I of course love quilts to do with fire.

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    i would make the quilt for the both of them matching their bedroom and style. i would make the firefighter his own throw using his vocation as the theme.

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    I love that one and it goes with this pattern I found. That would look great on the four corners and not be too firefighterey. I am using her wedding colors as the basis of the quilt so I think that cross might work. Thanks!

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    I got permission to print a published shot of a firefighter in action (only to raise funds for our dept.). Does his dept. have any pix of THEM in action, or simply fire? If you don't want to use Bubblejet or prepared fabric to print your own, I'll bet a local Tshirt company or instant print company can print on your (washed and ironed) fabric. One fire fighter quilt I made was mainly homes in the forest (I live in a heavily forested area where forest fires are a real danger every summer). If you do curved piecing or applique, a fire image would be relatively easy to produce.

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    I have a firefighter's wall hanging I was going to make for my granddaughter's and fiances wedding but decided to make a large quilt instead which is half finished.... pity you are so far away... will take it to my guild to sell unless I change my mind and find the time to make it... is beautiful.
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