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Thread: Quilting police come and get me.............

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    First, I heard the quilting police are on holiday. Second, I love your piping and that is on my list to concur. I'll have to YouTube for some help. And lastly, sinse this is a baby quilt, I would give mom to be washing instruction. For instance, wash on cold and dry on low. If mom is worried about germs, a cup of plain vinegar in the rinse cycle will sanitize and remove the soap. Vinegar has the same sanitizing effects as bleach and easier to use. When my little sister was a baby, we had to wash her clothes separate and do a second rinse with the vinegar, doctor recommended, to remove any soap residue and to sanitize. Also, my vet recommended using vinegar on the floors as other floor cleaning aids, swiffer, pine sol, etc., can get on the dogs feet and they lick their feet and can be exsorbed through their paws.
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    You could use some of my police fines to pay your bail...I say if you have it use it. If it wears out faster...make another one later! I think it is really nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Momyar View Post
    I was a bad, bad, bad girl......not only did I use polyster thread to quilt this quilt.....I used RAYON!!!! I couldn't find a yellow varigated to use on the binding. So I went ahead and used rayon.

    This is Cheaper by the Half Dozen by Atkinson Designs. It uses 6 fat quarters, 1 5/8 for the backing, 7/8 of a yard of outer border and binding (normally) and 3/8 of a yard for the inner border. I used the piping binding for this quilt. That way I could machine sew the binding on and not have to take the time to hand sew it.

    This is for a new great niece due the end of June.

    Will someone please post my bail for me?????

    Hugs!
    I'll bake a CAKE (file inside - shhhhhh - don't tell), I think it looks great & it will be LOVVVVVVVVVED!!

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    If you reach back in time, you'll find that quilts were made of ANYTHING. Feed sacks, velvet, lace (the crazy quilts!!!). So -- let the quilt police come, use what you want, and have a ball!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckbere15 View Post
    First, I heard the quilting police are on holiday. Second, I love your piping and that is on my list to concur. I'll have to YouTube for some help. And lastly, sinse this is a baby quilt, I would give mom to be washing instruction. For instance, wash on cold and dry on low. If mom is worried about germs, a cup of plain vinegar in the rinse cycle will sanitize and remove the soap. Vinegar has the same sanitizing effects as bleach and easier to use. When my little sister was a baby, we had to wash her clothes separate and do a second rinse with the vinegar, doctor recommended, to remove any soap residue and to sanitize. Also, my vet recommended using vinegar on the floors as other floor cleaning aids, swiffer, pine sol, etc., can get on the dogs feet and they lick their feet and can be exsorbed through their paws.
    Very cute and colorful quilt! But I wanted to thank chuckbere15 for his reply. I never thought about the absorption through my dogs' paws of what I have put on my floors but I sure will from now on. I would think this would be the same for babies crawling around. They put their hands (paws!) in their mouths all the time. Who would have thought that reading a post on the Quilt Police would be a health alert too. Thanks to both of you.

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    looks great to me i wont tell although ive had my own brush with the quilt police this week lol. im on vacation sitting in a comfort inn in plymouth mi piecing my next baby quilt and about to start another my hubby wanted to go to a gamers convention im piecing a quilt in the hotel room. i think your quilt is awesome and ill put up your bail lol.
    carla
    Last edited by carla m; 05-04-2012 at 07:14 AM.

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    I think it's beautiful and you can hide out at my house any time - I'll never tell 'them' where you are!

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    just a few pennies from each of us would make your bail but instead we just might be there with you lovely quilt lucky baby and mom

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    Oh, my, the horror!!!! JUST KIDDING!! I love the quilt.

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    I asked the quilt police to have mercy on you because you are a first time offender. LOL. Cute quilt
    Alma
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    love your quilt. Baby will too.
    Kacy from OK

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    My very first quilt was done with what I had in my sewing box, which happened to be a mixture of cotton and polyester ( I didn't want to spend a whole lot of money on quilting thread, just in case I didn't like quilting)and blocks my husband's grandmother had cut from goodwill finds..that was roughly 8 years ago...my sister, who I gave the quilt , says it's in great shape although some of the color has faded abit...that tells me she uses the quilt and that makes me happy!!!
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    I love the fish fabric and have used it in the past. Everyone likes it. It will be just lovely for the little one. It will get washed A LOT. What a thoughtful gift.
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    Put a one or two year warranty on it an fix whatever needs fixing. I have repaired quilts made by my mother. It lengthened their lives by years and years.
    Donna Quilts
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    Great quilt! I think bright colors are great for babies well... and everyone else , I've always used a cotton poly mix - mostly coats n clark as that's what I had on hand and what was passed down from my Grandma (along with her 1968 workhorse of a machine) I was actually told by a sew shop that you should match the thread to the fabric, and since I use cotton poly mix's and other blended fabrics, it makes sense. I've made many baby quilts that get used a LOT and washed as much. Several are 7+ yrs old and still holding up great

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