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    Help!!! Pieced wholecloth pattern.....

    I am looking for ideas for piecing a wholecloth type quilt for my daughter. She wants a wholecloth for her king sized bed.....she wants it pieced....we saw one somewhere but I can`t remember where. It was light colored...beiges and whites and a very simple pattern. I wanted to see it again for inspiration....I want to start buying fabric for it....does anyone remember seeing one on here?? I think I will try and get it done for next Christmas and surprise her....any help would be appreciated...thank you!!!

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    I have never seen a whole cloth pieced. I will be wacthing this thread. Hopw to see a picture of it.

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    By definition, a wholecloth is not pieced.

    It sounds like she just wants a quilt where the quilting design/texture creates as much of the pattern as the piecing does.

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    I know they are out there. My aunt did one year's ago by quilting on large muslin blocks, I believe 16 inch and putting them together. Unfortunately that was before good cameras! I'll take a look see on the web and get back to this thread.

    Yes, that is techniquely not a whole cloth but only the quilting itself makes the design not the piecing.
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    Do you mean a series of regular shaped blocks with feature quilting in each? You could pull that together yourself from multiple sources perhaps. It wouldn't be a whole cloth quilt though, from my understanding of that term.

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    I made my son a white on white...it was blocks put tog to look like a wholecloth. Dont have a pic sorry.
    why does it have to be pcd. I did mine that way because it was easier to do block by block.

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    The one we saw was pieced but the fabrics kind of blended together....it was really different.....and it is her choice so i want to do it as she wants....after it is pieced I will treat it as if it was only one piece of fabric....so wish i could find the one i saw....i don`t remember exactly what the squares were .....if i don`t find one i`ll try and improvise...
    Quote Originally Posted by lynnie View Post
    I made my son a white on white...it was blocks put tog to look like a wholecloth. Dont have a pic sorry.
    why does it have to be pcd. I did mine that way because it was easier to do block by block.

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    well i intend to treat it as one piece after it is pieced...i know...maybe i`,m just giving myself a lot of problems lol
    Quote Originally Posted by noveltyjunkie View Post
    Do you mean a series of regular shaped blocks with feature quilting in each? You could pull that together yourself from multiple sources perhaps. It wouldn't be a whole cloth quilt though, from my understanding of that term.

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    the quilting should be the star i think, the piecing would be only background , but with some pattern but not being the main feature.....sheshhhh does it make sense??? lol
    Quote Originally Posted by Skittl1321 View Post
    By definition, a wholecloth is not pieced.

    It sounds like she just wants a quilt where the quilting design/texture creates as much of the pattern as the piecing does.

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    Last edited by TShooters; 12-28-2012 at 08:34 AM.
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    OHHHH ty ty....it`s not the exact one I saw but pretty darn close.....just what I wanted...thank you so much!!!!!!

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    Try this. From your description I suspect it's the one Borntohandquilt made
    or Feline Fanatic.
    http://tinyurl.com/d6k8ceq
    Last edited by EasyPeezy; 12-28-2012 at 08:40 AM.

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    I also saw a disappearing nine patch in all lights (whites/beiges) that came out beautiful and with a look similar to Creme Brulee. Normally that is not my favorite pattern but it was beautiful in those colors.

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    yes.....not my fav pattern either but in this context it is perfect
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltstringz View Post
    I also saw a disappearing nine patch in all lights (whites/beiges) that came out beautiful and with a look similar to Creme Brulee. Normally that is not my favorite pattern but it was beautiful in those colors.

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    keepsake quilting sales wholecloth kits
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    Quote Originally Posted by huntannette View Post
    I am looking for ideas for piecing a wholecloth type quilt for my daughter. She wants a wholecloth for her king sized bed.....she wants it pieced....we saw one somewhere but I can`t remember where. It was light colored...beiges and whites and a very simple pattern. I wanted to see it again for inspiration....I want to start buying fabric for it....does anyone remember seeing one on here?? I think I will try and get it done for next Christmas and surprise her....any help would be appreciated...thank you!!!
    Your daughter needs to explain what exactly she wants. I suspect she means a "cheater cloth" quilt that is printed to show quilt blocks.

    A whole cloth top is just that-------------one whole cloth.

    Pieced is just that----------pieces to make a top.

    Can't have both in one piece.
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    Quote Originally Posted by huntannette View Post
    The one we saw was pieced but the fabrics kind of blended together....it was really different.....and it is her choice so i want to do it as she wants....after it is pieced I will treat it as if it was only one piece of fabric....so wish i could find the one i saw....i don`t remember exactly what the squares were .....if i don`t find one i`ll try and improvise...

    Not to be really stupid, but how else would you treat a finished top than as one whole?
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    I always thought a whole cloth was one solid piece of fabric like the hand quilted white on white quilt that I did. Will have to watch this for the pieced ones...It is new to me.

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    Maybe she is refering to monocramatic? (is that how you spell that? lol ) shades of one color.

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    check out fossil fern there is enough irregular pattern to satisfy a change in colour etc--some batiks may also work

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    awesome ...I will....found the pattern and quilt that inspired me....just need to find the right fabric....
    Quote Originally Posted by jemma View Post
    check out fossil fern there is enough irregular pattern to satisfy a change in colour etc--some batiks may also work

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    It is....but this is a pieced quilt treated as a wholecloth when quilted...found what I was looking for....ty
    Quote Originally Posted by granny216 View Post
    I always thought a whole cloth was one solid piece of fabric like the hand quilted white on white quilt that I did. Will have to watch this for the pieced ones...It is new to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie View Post
    Not to be really stupid, but how else would you treat a finished top than as one whole?
    Well, some designs each block is quilted in its own design. No unity.

    I understand what the op.is talking about now, but if it is pieced, it is not a wholecloth.

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    as i said ...a pieced quilt treated as wholecloth....found what i was looking for
    Quote Originally Posted by Skittl1321 View Post
    Well, some designs each block is quilted in its own design. No unity.

    I understand what the op.is talking about now, but if it is pieced, it is not a wholecloth.

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    It seems to me that Charisma had posted a picture of a quilt that she had quilted that sounds like the one you described. You might check out her posts.

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