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Thread: Puff (biscuit) Quilts

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    I am just full of questions today. Anyway, who on the board has made a puff quilt? My DD has put in a request for a "puffy" quilt. Have never made one before. She has a king sized bed - oh happy day. If one of this size can be done, wouldn't it be too heavy. Thoughts and suggestions PLEASE.

    Thanks.

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    I haven't made one. Thought you might like to see one posted earlier today by a member: http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-152279-1.htm
    Doesn't it go so well in the room? Very pretty.

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    That is so very pretty. Make me think twice about making one. Wasn't so sure at first.

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    we had a ball making that & it's still the most comfy & loved comforter in the house
    they are heavy, but that's expected cause they're full of stuffing--
    it's FUN &it's a great project for grandkids & kids {help with stuffing} TRY it!

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    I have a queen size one to finish that mom started before she got too sick to sew, waiting for cooler weather as it is to the point of backing and tying. Yes its going to be heavy but it will hold many memories too. She left me with enough extra fabric for deep dust ruffle and pillow shams and I've been careful no to dip into that fabric for anything else.

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    They can be real heavy, just make sure to go easy on the stuffing.

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    I made one as a rag quilt, it was cute with the rag look

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    You cut 2 pieces of fabric, one an inch or two larger than the other. Doesn't seem to matter much about sizes, just do them all the same.

    Sew fronts together with pleats in the middle of each side,leave an opening to turn it. Stuff it to your desired fullness and hand sew the opening closed. Then sew it to the others.
    This is a good take-along project to work on.

    I think one of my daughters has one I made at night while she was small, while my ex-DH was stationed TDY overseas.

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    I have one that my motherin law made out of silk so beautiful but way to have for me it actually makes my body ache from the weight when I try to use it

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    I made one a few years back in a queen size. It was the "trip around the world" pattern. It is lovely, BUT heavy! If you make one be sure NOT to fill the pillow with much puff because it ends up being heavy. God bless. Quilting Joan

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    I have made a full size for my granddaughters bed a few years ago. See my icon. It took me a long time. I made the whole thing by hand. The quilt is quite heavy. You need fabric for front, fabric to make pockets to be stuffed and then I purchased fabric for baking. I am very pleased with the quilt, turned out terrific, but, time consuming
    I never believe in the word can't,unless you've tried

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    I have made a couple of baby quilts this way. I did not use the turn method, I just sewed the top and bottom together with the raw seams on the outside and then joined them together when done. I used really cheap lightweight fabric on the back and then put other backing on. I have seen them done where you use good backing and then when you sew them together, make a ragtime. Good luck. Didn't seem like mine were heavy, but only baby size.
    Michelle

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