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Thread: Running, track

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    My grandson runs races. I would like to make him a quilt, but can't find anything to use. Any suggestions?

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    I don't get that people feel obliged to make quilts so specific. Maybe start a little simpler. Find out his color preferences and go from there. I am sure whatever you offer will be special.

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    Thanks Debra

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    i would suggest searching for "sport fabric" or "novelty fabric" while looking at fabric on ebay i have seen lots of that type of fabric. good luck hope you find something

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    Old track mom and quasi official here. Does he run for his school/team or as an independent? Find sport fabric for runners can be difficult, and near impossible if the kid is a fielder. I would recommend doing something in team/school colors. No matter how ugly the school colors might be (any ours were UGLY) the kids were drenched in them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casperscott
    My grandson runs races. I would like to make him a quilt, but can't find anything to use. Any suggestions?
    I will be watching this one....I have an order for a quilt using a marathon runner's aprons. They are paper, so I am copying them to fabric, but was looking for fabric with something to do with running and have had no luck so far.

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    I just looked through all 34 pages of novelty fabric and 22 pages of sport fabric on ebay....NOTHING for runners. Now if he was into fly fishing, bicycling, snow boarding - you name it, it is there. BUT, nothing to do with running. :-(

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    Steven is more of a marathon runner. He is home schooled.

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    Thanks for finding this. I have bookmarked it and hope my client will like it as part of the quilt she has ordered. :thumbup:

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    There are fabrics with bright colored sneakers on it. That would be fitting. I like to make quilts that are as tailored to the recipient as I can. The fabric, the pattern, the colors all picked with them in mind.

    Go to quiltshop.com, search on sneakers and hit thumbnails - there's a bunch of choices.

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    My son is also a runner, and he gets tee-shirts at almost every race. Make a tee-shirt quilt! I made one for my son and then all his team mates wanted one, too. There are lots of websites with free instructions.

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    I too am a runner. The quilting patterns I have been able to find have been few and far between. May I suggest a t shirt quilt made out t shirts from some running events he has participated in? There is also a really nifty pattern for a Boston Marathon block here: http://www.equiltpatterns.com/quiltp...roducts_id=277
    It only costs 99 cents and I think it's a pretty cool block.

    Hope this helps.
    Lori

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