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Need some advise...never made a quilt before!

Old 07-03-2011, 08:57 AM
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My 12 year old wants me to make him a quilt for his twin size bed...he wants it black red and white his school colors...he also wants a tigershark and a tiger paw on it somehow! I was thinking if I did the pieces to look like bricks in different variations of those colors that would be ok. Its for a boy and I was not sure how much material that would need etc...
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Old 07-03-2011, 10:08 AM
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I never know how much to buy so I always overdo it! That's how fabric stash is born! :-D
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Old 07-03-2011, 10:22 AM
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Brick stack is very forgiving, good choice !! Can add an applique, after you get the top made,

*fabric measurement*
Amount of fabric will be based on how many colors, and how big you'll be making the bricks, minus the seams. (get your math on :)) Or do like many of us or just me ;) overbuy, make pillows, with whats left, add to the stash like bernie mentioned :).

There are sites Q sites that have the measurements available, Happy Quilting !!
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Old 07-03-2011, 10:35 AM
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Your twin will probably be around 60x80 so 1 1/2 yards of each color should be good to start. I would definitely prewash those colors to be safe.

In general, I get backing, batting, and binding after the top is done because I like to audition.

Are you going to applique the special messages?

BTW: you are a good mom. :thumbup:
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Old 07-03-2011, 04:01 PM
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My son is a pretty talented artist so I thought I'd have him draw out the tigershark pattern to the scale that I need it for the quilt on heavy cardboard and then I will attempt to applique it on the quilt.

I went to walmart and all the fabric they have in the colors I need is very girlie...so I am considering buying flat sheets in black red and white. Doing the bricks in red with black "mortar". And then a few white bricks that I can put the apliques on! 5oes that sound like I'm rhinking right??? The flat sheets for a ywin bed r 5 dollars for a lot of fabric!
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Old 07-04-2011, 06:03 AM
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The sheets will work out fine. Even if they are not all cotton, but a cotton blend. Isn't it fun to make things for our children? And having him design part of it will make it more special.
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Old 07-04-2011, 09:48 AM
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You could always put the tiger shark and tiger paw on the quilt using variegated or colorful thread and quilting those designs on top of whatever quilt top you make.

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