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Thread: Prayer Shawl Quilt pattern and question

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    You are absolutly right quilted shawl dimensions should be about the same as knitted or crochet. Perhaps a little longer because there is no give to them. Remember to make them long enough for the larger person. We tie quit ours. Each tie representing a prayer said for the person. We also do prayer lap quilts for those in wheel chairs. Loraine

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    As for patterns, why not use some of the Bible Squares,

    http://members.shaw.ca/kigraham/partners.html

    Wouldnt that make it more meaningfull.

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    I too belong to our Prayer Shawl Ministry. We have crocheted countless numbers of shawls in varying widths, lengths, colors, and shapes. I seem to take the high road and do the triangle, and unusual patterns. I make sure the pattern is not too holy :oops: :lol: :roll: so that the recipient gets warmth from it as well as a thing of beauty. Our ladies group buys the yarn (Homespun from Lion brand) as it washes up nicely, works easily, and is soft.

    I am looking at getting the quilting book and seeing about starting those.

    This ministry is very God directed. I made a tied fleece blanket for one of the men of our church because a 'shawl' just didn't fit him if you know what I mean. He had to divorce his wife since she wouldn't stop doing drugs, (hey were married 43 years) he moved out of the home he had built for them and into a little A frame he redid. So he really has a cabin in the woods. Anyway, I made him a fleece tied blanket and 2 weeks later he received news of ill health. My husband says he does not want people to know he is sick, so in the church bulletin I always ask for prayer for unnamed recipient. Found out this gentleman and I do mean gentle man, goes to sleep under this blanket at nap time and has been known to wake up on his front porch the following morning under his blanket. He told my husband he knows it was made with love and prayers and he can feel that everytime he touches it. Wow! :XD: Sorry this was so long but please make the Prayer Shawls, Quilts, or whatever. They are well received and oh the joy they bring to maker and receiver.

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    I was in church today and realized that it is vary cold. HOT out side cold in the church. I got to thinking of making a shawl for church and when I started looking around could not find a free pattern for quilted shawl. I did find a shawl at C:\Documents and Settings\Gina\Desktop\Shawl.mht

    I decided to start with that and make it a light weight quilt. Attached is one I came up with until I start it I won't know if I will add borders and I am not sure How I will do the binding on the inside angle. I just thought I would share. Can you imagine with zillions of blocks what you could come up with....

    Please tell me what you think.
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    I think it is a beautiful quilt and idea. Thanks for sharing, Gwyn

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    Thanks for the nice comment. Now I just need to figure out what fabric to get.

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    Here is a link for a book of prayer shawl patterns

    http://www.clotilde.com/detail.html?code=141279

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    Thank you so much for the note and information. My friend has to have spine surgery this month and I needed something for her. She had ovarian cancer 6 years ago and I made her a quilt and was racking my brain for something and there you all were. I need to get to work. :lol: 8-)

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    Here is a link to a free download for a prayer shawl. God bless.
    http://www.blockpartystudios.com/fre...structions.asp

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    I learned to knit just to make prayer shawls! I love this light, lacey pattern. It is all one piece, nothing to sew together and I have made it reversible. It goes together fast as I work on it during car trips etc. I also make raggedy edge prayer quilts for the men and some for women if they perfer them to shawls.
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    My mother is in charge of the sewing group at her church. They make lap quilts. They use 4-1/2 inch sqs. 99 sqs. 9 across x 11 down. some are just scrappy, some are plotted out on graph paper, some are kids prints. Use 1/4 inch seams, sew in strips, sew strips together. Pretty fast. They tie the center of every other sq. with yarn and pray as they tie. Quilts are for the ill, the bereaved, the newborns, etc.

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    My church group makes quilts for those in the congregation having surgery, illness, or that just need reminded that they are loved. It is amazing how we are led to colors, designs, etc that we discover later are perfect matches for the intended recipient. I've decided that God is a quilter!

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    Amen sister!

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    I believe they are suppose to be made with 3, I was going to crochet them. It was 3 different colors or patterns, for the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

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    I don't think the colors really matter. It is the prayers and thoughts that count.

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    Ive changed my site to a new location

    http://www.chancy.org/setonshawls/index.html

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    How inspiring & heartwarming! All the prayers that go into 1 quilt...in addition to the work. How wonderful the group is!

    Quote Originally Posted by dirty1mom
    My mother is in charge of the sewing group at her church. They make lap quilts. They use 4-1/2 inch sqs. 99 sqs. 9 across x 11 down. some are just scrappy, some are plotted out on graph paper, some are kids prints. Use 1/4 inch seams, sew in strips, sew strips together. Pretty fast. They tie the center of every other sq. with yarn and pray as they tie. Quilts are for the ill, the bereaved, the newborns, etc.

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    I always assumed prayer shawls were crocheted or knitted. I have been knitting one for myself here and there. Glad to know I can also do a quilted version.

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    My church has a Prayer Shawl Ministry. We do knitting, crocheting and quilted shawls. I am currently working on a quilted rectangle made of squares of a breast cancer awareness ribbon pattern and solid pinks and whites. One of the recurrent themes to keep in mind is that you pray with all stitching. You may want to work your shawl in themes of three also( for the Trinity) such as 3 blocks, 3 colors, 3 designs. Just another way to be friends in the Lord!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilting G
    I was in church today and realized that it is vary cold. HOT out side cold in the church. I got to thinking of making a shawl for church and when I started looking around could not find a free pattern for quilted shawl. I did find a shawl at C:\Documents and Settings\Gina\Desktop\Shawl.mht

    I decided to start with that and make it a light weight quilt. Attached is one I came up with until I start it I won't know if I will add borders and I am not sure How I will do the binding on the inside angle. I just thought I would share. Can you imagine with zillions of blocks what you could come up with....

    Please tell me what you think.
    Beautiful...especially the color (my fav). the possibilities are endless

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    Here's one I made for my sister in 2008 when she was preparing to be ordained as a minister. I had just started quilting. It is held shut by a heart-shaped button and loop. In retrospect, I wish I had made it longer, but ran out of fabric - and I think I might not have used batting. She was sweet and wore it anyway.
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