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Thread: Hand Towel Memory quilts

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    Hand Towel Memory quilts

    Hello Everyone,
    I am a beginner with some experience in quilting...I love the craft of quilting. You can say I am hooked...I was asked if I could make a hand towel memory quilt for a friend...I have never done anything like this before, but aaaam up for the challenge...I was wondering if anyone one has ever done a memory quilt of hand towels, and if you would share you tips and advice with me? It would be greatly appreciated...Anything would be helpful...Thanks, Patti from Pa

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    That is interesting I would like to see a quilt made with hand towels. I have never heard of it.

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    Very interested as well. Looking for ideas for quilted memory lap throws for Christmas presents this year.. The adults might like this better.

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    Never seen or done this but it sounds interesting. I think it would be fun to collect some favorite sayings, likes, etc and embroidery them on the towels. No idea on how I would put it together.
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    My DD's MIL gave me a large bag of towels she had collected for years. I have no idea what to do with them. Maybe someone will give me an idea here.

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    Perhaps put them together as you would a raggy flannelette quilt?

    Are they plain hand towels? ... or do each of them have something special on them?
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    Patti the reason to not include your email is because QB is a public forum and you may get a lot of junk spam. This forum is viewed by everyone not just QB members and sometimes is included on other sites as general information. You may have to contact a moderator to help change your profile? I think there was a quilt on QB done out of souvenir tea towels but I can't remember who posted it, sorry. My advice would be to cut them as little as possible if the weave is not too stable and to use larger seam allowances for the same reason. I see no reason why it wouldn't make a very nice quilt top. Go for it and welcome to QB!

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    alwayslearning, thank you for giving me the heads-up...I am going to change that as soon as I figure out how.

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    Yes zennia these towels are her husbands golf towels...he has a lot and she wants me to make a memory quilt for him...thank you for your reply

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    QuiltE...It is funny that you mentioned raggy quilt...I am seriously considering that...I just completed my first raggy quilt, and I found out that making them are alot of fun and they are beautiful as well as the more tradition quilt...they are golfing hand towels and I do believe there is some sort of logo on them...thank you for your response for it is greatly appreciated.

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    Tartan, thankyou for explaining that to me, and for you ideas...I am weighing-out all possiblities and have to come to a decision soon...Thanks again

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    What about using the principle of a t-shirt quilt for the towels...I think putting the interfacing on the back also would be a good idea, perhaps would help stabilize them. Perhaps do an attic window to showcase each towel.
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    Deborahlees thank you for your reply...another great possibility...I have been researching t-shirt quilts and they look hard, but I think im ready for something alittle more challenging...I have to decide soon because i'm suppose to start this in October...again thank you for your suggestion...Zotty

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    I was wanting to do the same thing, but for my mom! She must at least a dozen or so, and I wanted to incorporate hers into a t-shirt memory quilt. I was "wondering", how do you go about maybe cutting around the embroidered part (keeping a bit of the terry cloth) and then appliquing them onto a piece of fabric, or would that not work. Thanks for any help!

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