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    fabricdepot.com has panels as well as beautiful and unusual fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lalaland
    On the construction, if you want to do something simple that really looks nice, make an envelope quilt. You can use batting, or not, right sides together sew around the perimeter, leaving an opening, then turn right side out, sew the opening shut, then run 2 rows of stitches vertically to anchor the batting so it won't shift.

    I measure the width of the quilt, divide by 3, then sew the lines at the 1/3 mark. So, if the width is 12", divide by 3 is 4", so I sew a line 4" in from the left side and the right side.

    It's very simple, it looks nice, you can do it quickly, and they wear extremely well.

    Also, on panels, look for pillow panels as well. You can cut them and arrange them on a quilt with borders. Here's an envelope quilt I did using pillow panels.
    Thanks since I am a horrible quilter this sounds easy enough for even me to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbreon
    Quote Originally Posted by debbieoh
    Does anyone know of a website that offer fabric panels? I offered to make 4 to 6 quilts for the hospice I volunteer at.
    They will be used in the last hours of a patients life. I really believe they would make a sad experience for the fa,ily a bit more peaceful if there loved one was covered with a quilt than a hospital sheet.
    I thought if I could find suitable Panels I could use them as the center and put quilt squares around it with a solid border.
    I went to Joanne's the only place to buy fabric around here. What a disappointment. No Panels, no fabric with angels or peace doves.
    Any ideas would be appreciated . Unfortunitly cost has to be considered . So if you have any ideas who sells panels, or suitable fabric Would love your ideas.
    I have a embroidery machine BUT my machine doesn't do larger designs its a cheapie but a goody LOL!!.
    I plan to enlarge a peace Dove our Hospice uses and applicate a large panel for one of the quilts. If it looks ok will make a couple with squares surrounding it. what do you Think.
    PLEASE be honest. I want them to bring peace to the families
    THANKS
    Debbie

    Forgot I'm not the best quilter in the world so any easy quilting idea's also would help. Great at making the tops but man quilting is somethiing else
    Dear Debbie, I have compliment you for the effort... I am a former Hospice Volunteer Director, and know the jester is so appreciated.... I did have a few volunteers who made quilts for the patients and the families cherished the quilts when their loved one passed.... Your quilts do not have to be Fancy or large....We found the Lap size throws were just perfect! be sure you label them with the info representing the Hospice. I also had Volunteers who made just the Labels...this was a project on its own...some of the quilts were as simple as can be of just 9 patch, and some had focal 9" block flower, landscape, etc, as well as a few that were "Male" themes... I am so sure your Vol. Coord. will appreciate them as well as the families.... Another suggestion are the Prayer shawls.. they went well for the purpose as well.
    Hope I didn't ramble too much... i loved my job, because I never looked at it as a job. , came to a passionate Love for the family as well as being able to be in oneslast moments of their life..
    Here is another hint for you that worked well for my volunteers.... wear you Hospice Vol. Name tag, have the Volunteer Coord. make you Bussiness cards, so when you go to the LFS or your LQS, ask if they will offer a discount for the yardage you will be buying....Joann's Hancock's always gave us a disc... I so love your gift of giving. Bless you, your Heart, and your hands...<3
    Thank you for your kind words. Volunteering for Hospice is so so rewarding. I cared for my MIL and Aunt and guess that bepared me for it.
    The families need the extra care as well as the patient. I am also a blue Moon volunteer. For people who don't know what that is its someone who sits with someone in their last hours that has no family or family can't be there for some reason. That way they are not alone.
    alot of People don't understand how I can do it but believe me the peace that surrounds you is unbelieveable.
    I have a cheapie embroidery machine and believe it or not I've already designed a few labels I think I'll be using. They are just on paper but want to first get some quilts done.
    my Dream is to complete 14. 1 for each of the rooms at the center. Going to take awhile but its something I want to do.

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    You can find panels on equilter.com by putting in panels in the search box. :-)

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    I have been trying to post the pictures of the panels and I can't get them to post. Sorry. I'll keep trying.
    They both are pictures of the Nativity scene , one is a darker background and the other is a closer up picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammysharon
    You can find panels on equilter.com by putting in panels in the search box. :-)
    They had some nice christian theme ones on clearance with doves and crosses on them, I know a lot of people like that kind of thing.

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    If you go on the internet and search-"Angel Fabric for
    Quilting" you find a large list of places that sell
    this type of panels. Betty Lee

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    I give up it just won't attach

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    Quote Originally Posted by bamamama
    Do you mean like cheater quilt panels? This place has them they sent out a newsletter last week with lots of them on sale but their regular fabrics are not on the website, only the drapery/upholstry stuff. I'm sure if you call them they could send you a copy of the newsletter. http://www.sirsfabric.com/ They had bolts and bolts of the cheater panels.
    I emailed them and they won't sell the panels. you have to go to the store to buy them

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