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Thread: rectangle quilt done...Mother's day present

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    I am a head of the game...finished my mother's quilt

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    front
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    That is beautiful. I love the colors that you chose.

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    Aren't you on the ball!! Very pretty quilt :D:D:D

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    Lucky Mom

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    I went to the Fabric store and they have a section for curtains, chairs, furniture. They sell left over materials...3 1/2 yards for 3.99 a yard...Awesome 100 percent cotton thick weave material...I used it for the back of this one and other one that I made last week. I washed and dried...they look wonderful and feel great! I would recommend using that material for the backing of any quilt.

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    beautiful quilt, thanks for sharing

    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    I went to the Fabric store and they have a section for curtains, chairs, furniture. They sell left over materials...3 1/2 yards for 3.99 a yard...Awesome 100 percent cotton thick weave material...I used it for the back of this one and other one that I made last week. I washed and dried...they look wonderful and feel great! I would recommend using that material for the backing of any quilt.

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    Wonderful job! I also love decorating fabric on sale -- nice and sturdy and never off grain!

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    it is beautiful. It is alway a good feeling to be done before not after the deadline. I should know about the after.

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    Beautiful quilt. I'm sure any Mother would love it.

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    The back is just as pretty as the front. I know she will love it.

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    here a good tip...If you use the thinker cotton for the backing you will need a thicker needle. I had a ton of problems at first...tension, breaking thread, shredding thread...I went to the dealer and he told me its the needle and to use a number 14. Well I went home tried it and it worked like a charm....No problems once I put on a heavier needle. So here I was getting mad at the machine and it was me all along...using the wrong tools...(needle).

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    Lovely quilt. Front and back equally nice. Thanks for sharing.

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    She's lovely!

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    very nice, making one like this for my x mother in law who has cancer. we are having some of the blocks embrodered with grandkids names and dates. will put it on when finished.

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    That's a great idea!
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingKay
    very nice, making one like this for my x mother in law who has cancer. we are having some of the blocks embrodered with grandkids names and dates. will put it on when finished.

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    That's a great idea!
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingKay
    very nice, making one like this for my x mother in law who has cancer. we are having some of the blocks embrodered with grandkids names and dates. will put it on when finished.

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    Pretty quilt! Like the backing too!

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