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Thread: Making a Nursery Rhyme quilt in twin size

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    My name is Lori and am in the process of planning my first quilt. I would like to make a nursery rhyme quilt for my grandson for next Christmas he will be 1 year old but I was thinking of making a twin size quilt so he could use it for years. I want to embroider a picture of each nursery rhyme probably 14-16 of them. I was thinking of doing the picture on one block then the next block embroidering the words to the nursery rhyme but cant find any transfers like that can you help, I am having trouble finding the pictures as well. I probably could draw them but would like to save a little time by getting the iron on transfers instead if possable. I would be putting a solid color beteen each nursery rhyme. Please let me know if you have seen anything like what I am looking for.

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    Welcome from NC! Someone here will be able to help although I can't.

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    Thanks. beautiful quilt.

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    I'm no help with your quilt but would like to welcome you to the Quilting Board:)

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    I'm in Texas

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    Thanks

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    wow, you're tackling a big project for your first quilt. tee hee What about the fabric sheets you can run thru an inkjet printer? can you find pictures/words you like on the computer that you could paste into a word document, then just print them out on the fabric sheets? I've used them many times and even though they are kinda pricy, they work great!!!

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    Wow that sounds cool. So with the fabric sheets they are the actual square that you will embroider on. I seen the ones that you make into transfers then iron them onto the fabric but if I can print it directly onto the fabric that would be just wonderful especially with the words that was my biggest problem. Thanks a whole lot.

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    Hello from Western Maryland !!

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    hi from texas

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    Welcome from Ireland

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    thank you that is a beautiful quilt

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    Hello and welcome from Ontario. Many quilters use colouring book pictures as a guide to embroider, piece, or applique depending on the look you want.

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    that is a cool idea I had never thought of that thanks

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    Before computers I used a transfer pen to outline the pictures in a coloring book. The transfer pen was the iron-on kind. I embroidered them - by hand. These sat in a WIP bin for 37 years until I finally turned them into the quilt I had planned for DD and gave it to her for her DD 2 years ago.

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    I would look for the transfers on ebay...there should be some vintage ones that might be what you are looking for.

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    I made one a few years ago. I did all the nursery rhyme outlines in redwork. It really came out cute. Here are some of the nursery rhymes that I used. Post a picture when you can.
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    http://www.patternbee.com/FREENQ.html

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    cool thank you. I will post a picture as soon as I have the first few blocks done.

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    sound like a lot of work but those grandbabies are sure worth it

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    I agree, something to pass down the generations

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    Try finding a coloring book or search on the web for free printable children's coloring pages.

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    cool thanks

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