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Thread: One of the coolest things on a quilt

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    One of the coolest things on a quilt

    So I finally made it to a guild meeting here and the ladies were wonderful. The guild does Quilts of Valor and Babylove. They had gotten in a box of quilts for Quilts of Valor from a guild in the states and a couple had a checkerboard pieced into the back with a pieced pocket and a baggy of checkers. Thought it was a cool idea. Thought I'd share.
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    I like that idea. Might have to make a lap quilt for grandchildren with checkerboard on back. I think they would like it. Thanks for sharing. We love new ideas.
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    Someone was feeling REALLY smart that day.

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    That would also be a great idea for nursing homes! Hats off to the clever person who thought that one up!
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    I have a quilt pattern that contains a few different game boards that make up a table runner sized quilt... I had ordered a book from Amazon that was used. The book had 2 unused patterns tucked inside. It was a cool surprise

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    great ideas! thanks for sharing them.
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    Have any of you seen or done one of these? I think they are cool, but haven't managed to get one done yet.

    http://www.kayewood.com/item/Game_Qu...nterfacing/365

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    I had started one for my son, and forgot about it. Maybe need to dig it out. Saved bottle caps for the checkers.

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    What a really great idea. Thanks
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    I am in the process of makiing two quilts for the neighbor children. I found some fabric at a local art craft shop where people donate leftover artsy stuff and then it is sold. I bought two cotton fabric maps, one of the United States (which shows the name of the state, capitol and picture of the State Bird and State Flower). That became the backing for the quilt. The other one is of the world and that, too, will be the backing! The children are little, but smart and I thought this would be a nice warm quilt, usable on both sides and a learning tool also! Gosh, we're good, aren't we?????? Edie
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    Neat idea, I working on a quilt for a neighbors son and will back with the checkerboard and pocket in the corner.
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    Thanks for sharing such a great idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingCrazie View Post
    So I finally made it to a guild meeting here and the ladies were wonderful. The guild does Quilts of Valor and Babylove. They had gotten in a box of quilts for Quilts of Valor from a guild in the states and a couple had a checkerboard pieced into the back with a pieced pocket and a baggy of checkers. Thought it was a cool idea. Thought I'd share.

    Great idea. The checkers could even be made of fabric---------like the ever popular you-yos.
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    Great idea for the checkerboard on the back of the quilts. Also like Edie's idea using the maps on the backs. Thanks for sharing.

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    Very nice ideas, i have small grandchildren and these would be nice as gifts, thank you for all the tips
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    I'm working on my own version of this, just don't have it finished yet.

    Quote Originally Posted by CoyoteQuilts View Post
    Have any of you seen or done one of these? I think they are cool, but haven't managed to get one done yet.

    http://www.kayewood.com/item/Game_Qu...nterfacing/365
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    Nice idea! It would also make a good back for a doll quilt, and if the doll isn't too picky about comfort, the "pillow" could be a little zippered bag full of checkers.

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    i saw that in a book and thought it was a cute idea thank you for reminding me of that

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    The one that I made was a different pattern - it had a hopscotch, checkerboard, tic tac toe, shoes to tie, numbers to count, a little personal book, pockets to hide things and an I spy border. Oh, I almost forgot also had a chalkboard.

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    Love the checker board idea for the back. What great ideas shared here!
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    I found a fabric panel with several game boards printed on it and made it into a "quillow" for picnics/beach. Made a little bag to tuck into the quillow pocket and found game pieces and dice at the Dollar store.

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    That's a great idea, I'm sure the military folks will think there great
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