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Thread: the great quilt makeover!

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    Super Member MacThayer's Avatar
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    What a positively brilliant idea! Not only are you saving instead of throwing out a perfectly good batting, but you are using up stash, using your creativity, and creating a brand new, double sided quilt! Brilliant! I have exactly the quilt that needs that "assistance". It's in great shape, but the surface is worn in places, and stained. I can just cover it up, and do it in the evenings when I like to sit with some handwork and listen to music or books on tape (I rarely watch TV.), and for me it can take as long as I want, since the quilt is not currently in use. Thank you so much for your most wonderful creative idea!
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    Beautiful!! A great idea!!!
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    Great idea!!

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    Wonderful idea, and seasonal, too. Just like getting 2 new quilts!

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    What a neat idea...it looks great.

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    i love what you did to save your quilt. love it.

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    A very creative idea. I don't have any quilts that are worn but, you idea is a great one. I love the blue floral, looks like silk. Both sides are beautiful.
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    So now you have 2 new quilts. If you get tired looking at one side, turn it over. Very nice.

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    Looks great!
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    I like you thinking... what a clever idea...

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    This is such a great idea - THANKS FOR POSTING IT! Great way to purge those larger scrap pieces and smaller yardage pieces from the stash, it cost nothing, and something BIG that's finished just feels terrific!

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    looks great! I love the bright colors!

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    What a clever idea and it is so bright and colorful! Congratulations!

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    What a great idea. I can use this to recover family quilts that get loved a lot. Thank you Yours is so beautiful. Love the colors.Marvel
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marvel View Post
    What a great idea. I can use this to recover family quilts that get loved a lot. Thank you Yours is so beautiful. Love the colors.Marvel
    Love it! Once i covered a quilt top where the top fabric was worn,but backing and batting were good.I used leftover bits of velveteen,corduroy,etc to make crazy quilt squares and just sewed them down. I think it is still in good shape somewhere in my boxes,LOL.
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    Verrrry nice. Thanks for sharing this great idea.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    How cool!!

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    It is a genius idea. Thanks for sharing.
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    Now that IS a quilt makeover! Dramatic change. Just love it
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    You are sooooo creative. What an awesome makeover!!!!
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    Clever idea.

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    Well done! I especially like your finishing touch of the blocks at the bottom edges.

    Helen S, if you sew the strips directly on the down comforter you'll lose some of the loft and warmth of the comforter, but you could make a duvet cover (like a giant pillowcase), adding your extra width/length, and then tack or tie it in place. You could even add ties to both the comforter and cover so it would stay in place but could be removed for laundering.

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    Pretty way to recycle! Good job!!!

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    Very impresive & fun. I never cease being amazed at the wonderful ideas quilters can come up with. Thanks for sharing!

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