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Thread: Which one do you like better?? Help please!

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    So I have been trying to find a quilt pattern to make my sister that I love and have had a hard time, I first wanted a striped tie quilt- but cant seem to figure out that one because I want to make it not look like a twin I want it to look like the stripes flow across the quilt with no seperation-- and by the suggestions Ive gotten it doesn't sound like I an just do the quilt all as one- doing the entire rows each aross the width of the quilt and then piece the rows together- everyone tells me I need to divide it into 4 or 3 sections..I am not sure why but Im sure they are right because this is my first quilt- so they are much more knowledgable.. This is that quilt.
    http://purlbee.squarespace.com/sunny-tied-quilt/

    So I finally found and bout an e pattern that I liked and ordered it, its got very clear instructions, doesnt look like a beginner quilt but she told me many beginners have done it, the instructions are great but a little overwhelming this one will take me longer to do but is a very pretty quilt. Heres that one- its in a queen the bottom quilt pictured except diff fabric and sashing will be white
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php...ng_id=34059047

    And then I came across this one which I like- and seems much more simple but it has raw edges for the blocks, I am scared the it will look messy and not look like I worked hard on it- which I want something that looks like how hard I worked on- this may- I like it but Ive never seen a quilt with raw edges- does it look nice or messy its hard to tell- the fabric Im using no matter which one is the medicino by heather ross- so beachy and I think would go with all 3, and with the raw edged- seems kinda beachy?? here is that one- would be white backround with mendicino fabrics still
    http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php...ng_id=26727664

    Please share your honest advice on what you think- Im sure you all an imagine what a raw edged quilt looks like, its hard to tell in the picture- but she says its intended to by raw to give it a chic look.. which one should I do?

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    I like the striped one because of the bright colors. Then the second picture second. I like that last one the least. Good luck!

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    So I have been trying to find a quilt pattern to make my sister that I love and have had a hard time, I first wanted a striped tie quilt- but cant seem to figure out that one because I want to make it not look like a twin I want it to look like the stripes flow across the quilt with no seperation-- and by the suggestions Ive gotten it doesn't sound like I an just do the quilt all as one- doing the entire rows each aross the width of the quilt and then piece the rows together- everyone tells me I need to divide it into 4 or 3 sections..I am not sure why but Im sure they are right because this is my first quilt- so they are much more knowledgable.. This is that quilt.

    You can make the quilt however you prefer - entire rows across if that is what you want. No quilting nazis here.

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    I think I like the second one best. That's pretty and I like the pattern.

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    So I can make it all the way across following the same measurments she gives for cutting pieces and it will come out right?

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    Why don't you do a true beginner pattern if you've never made a quilt before? That'll help solve a lot of your problems. Rail Fence is a classic beginner pattern. One with just a little more pattern to it but also super easy is Warm Wishes.

    You should be able to search and find patterns for both.

    I really hate to see somebody pick too complicated a pattern for their first quilt and then give up.

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    Ooooooo thats a hard one as I like them all. :oops: So I'll just say Good luck on the one you pick

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    Quote Originally Posted by ohmisslizzie
    So I can make it all the way across following the same measurments she gives for cutting pieces and it will come out right?
    That pattern has you cut strips across the width of the fabric, which makes each strip about 42" long. That is not long enough to go across the bed. That is why the original pattern has you sew these strips together to make 2 panels that are 42" wide, then sew the panels together down the middle to make a top about 84" wide. It is that seam down the middle that makes it look like two twin quilts sewn together.

    My suggestion was to make the two panels as described in the pattern, then cut one of them in half. Put the wide panel in the middle, and use the two halves as side panels. The cutting measurements for that pattern will work if you do it this way. You will lose just a little in the width by making two seams instead of one, but that shouldn't matter in the finished quilt.

    If you want continuous strips going across the quilt, you need to cut your strips on the lengthwise grain of the fabric. In that case, ideally you want each piece of fabric to be at least 2-1/3 yards long (so each strip is about 84" long instead of 42" long).

    I should add that if this is your first quilt, you may not be able to finish it by Christmas; it may take you longer to make than you expect, especially if you have to learn each step as you go.

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    what size are you looking to make??? a twin? lap? queen? king??
    this could also help with which quilt you want to make.

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    I made my sister a Sister's Choice last year for Christmas.

    A short story behind it: My sister doesn't quilt or sew and two years ago for Christmas she bought our grandmother 18 half yards of fabric for quilting. She went to JoAnn's and bought a light and dark of nine colors. Not knowing anything about material, some of it was really cheap and some of it wasn't too bad. Our grandmother died before she was able to even take the material out of the box. I asked our mother for the material and made the Sister's Choice quilt.

    The material was my sister's choice, the pattern was her sister's choice and the fabric belonged to our grandmother. I loved it!

    Sometimes it isn't just about the fabric and the block. It is the love and thought that goes into the project. Whatever you choose, I am sure she will treasure!

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    The first one says it's 91 x 81. I'll assume that 81 is the width.
    Buy enough fabric to cut your strips in one piece.
    Get 2 1/2 yards of EACH color fabric and cut your strips not salvage to salvage but cut them cut side to cut side (the length of the fabric). Sew them together and the top is done. Fine for a beginner. Just remember to sew one row right to left and the next left to right and you will avoid a bow.
    you'll have some fabric left for your stash or could use some to make matching pillows.

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    Quilt #1 appears to be the easiest to me. As the others have said, you just need to pick you colors and cut the strips to the width of the bed. You will have to change the measurements given in the pattern but that shouldn't be so hard.

    If you have trouble with it, try this. Keep taping freezer paper together until it is the size you want the quilt to be. Draw lines on it to represent the different colors you want to use. You can then use this pattern you have just drawn to measure how big each strip needs to be. Be sure to add for the seam allowance.

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    A queen

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    Miss Lizzie, you have very high ambitions! Queens take a lot of squaring, and a lot of space to work in. Have you tried smaller items to get the hang of quilting?

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    I like the middle one the best. I think it looks like it has more character. Of course, you can use any colors you prefer. When I was looking at it, I was picturing greens, purples, yellow/golds :)

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    When I looked at the striped quilt that you initially liked I could see your concern. It does look like two twins sewed together.

    How about you do 4 panels. HAve the first one on top go horizontal and the second top panel go vertical.
    Then on the bottom reverse it. Left panel is vertical and the second is horizontal. ( see my pitiful diagram at the bottom of this post)

    Make your panels 42 X42 and when they are sewn together they make a quilt 84X84 (approx). A good size and you do an modern stripe quilt without the problem you see in the first one.

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    Even though I will be piecing different fabrics together to make each strip - meaning a it woudnt be one stripe of the same color going the width of the quilt, I planned to have different fabrics to make each row and peice them together so it wouldnt be just all stripes the same size - like in the picture, I like the different widths and I will need to make the pattern a little larger its for a queen and the size she has done is for a full it wouldnt have any overhang- so I will add a few extra strips.

    So how do I do it to look the same with the variated sizes and widths and stripes be of different fabrics, all in one piece, how would you reccomend I do this the cheapest way- with cutting the fabric length wise I will have to buy so much more fabric- how many different fabrics do you suggest? Anyone want to make a pattern and I will buy it, lol! Thank you all so much for the suggestions please keep them coming, I am going to have a beautiful quilt for my soo special sister done by Christmas thanks you all you wonderful quilters, keep the thoughts coming please!!!

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    okay with the bow- not sure what that means- so I would sew one strip starting from the left and then when I attach the next I will sew row of stripes I will sew them starting from the right- you are reffering to sewing the strips together not the stripes in an idividual row?

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    Lol, nope I am going in head first, lol. Ive done alot of rag quilting but this is so different, so no one seems to like the raw edged one- the lady that sells this says it is very simple...I dunno

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    The first one by far and raw edges can unravel if its washed enough times even if you stitch around it so my vote if your putting the time go for the finished look its stronger in the end and looks prettier.

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    Have you looked at these quilts ??? it looks like what you are taking about. and Yes it is easy. I think this is a great first quilt.
    I like the first one better.
    the second one i added is pretty much the same as the first except that they used shorter strips. a good way to use up some of the leftovers. or you could put them (leftovers) on the back of the quilt also.
    please keep us in the loop of which one you choose and include pictures,please. also know that nomatter what it looks like in the end the person who gets it will love it.!! It is made with a lot of love!


    1) http://www.quiltville.com/simplystrippy.shtml
    2) http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/...33860431avuYIA

    3) http://lynbrown.com/?p=109

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    That's right row after row to avoid a bow.
    Get out a piece of paper and draw a picture of what you want.
    Looking at the picture some strips might be 2" and on up to 12".
    Using you paper draw the lines and mark the color changing the width of the rows.
    To avoid the look of two quilts put together you will need to vary the length of your fabrics in each strip.
    Start with a 4" x 15" fabric, then add an 4x8" piece then, maybe 4x12" etc until the strip is as long as you want it.
    Change all the measurements in the next strip, maybe 8" by 20, then 8" by 14 etc. so you don't end up with the seam in the middle. Keep going until it's as long as you want it to be.
    I don't have EQ so I can't draw it out for you.
    You really have to draw it out in miniature so you can figure out how much fabric to buy.




    I don't like the faw edge quilt at all.

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    If I am thinking correctly a "bow" is where the fabric, once ironed,
    does not lay "straight" it looks like it has a curve to it.
    I have not had a problem with this but others seem to have.
    you could also sew two strips, then put two more together sew, put tow more together , then cut your thread and then put the those strips together and so on. clear as mud now? hehe

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    A bow is when the fabric pulls slightly out of shape from the action of the feed dogs. It happens on longer strips and especially long narrow strips. You avoid this by sewing each strip onto the next strip in the opposite direction. That prevents the same piece of fabric from pulling against the feed dogs in the same direction twice and bowing.

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    oh yea !!that makes sense also.hehe
    I guess i don't sew that long of strips together. I have been working on miniatures. like the size of about 6"-12" and them some that are not much bigger than 24" square. But I do need to get back at making my large ones. thanks for the information.I'll keep it in mind!!

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