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Old 12-01-2011, 07:58 PM
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I may need to have my head examined, but I'm considering teaching my mother-in-law to quilt. I'm looking for suggesions of easy - totally beginner level quilts. (she's 84 years old, and only has done a little sewing in her life) Since she likes to watch me sew, and likes to help, I thought I'd start her on a small project. Any pattern suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:01 PM
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How about a 4 or 6 inch scrappy lap quilt? Barny
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:03 PM
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Well, my brain is dead! I meant 4 or 6 inch BLOCK scrappy lap quilt
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:10 PM
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9 patch , warm wishes
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:50 PM
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Rail fence is another good choice
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Old 12-01-2011, 09:00 PM
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How about a 9 patch lap quilt. Now look on the bright side. Once she starts quilting, you will immediately know what to give her for birthday and Christmas gifts ..... fabric, fabric and fabric.
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Old 12-01-2011, 09:00 PM
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Rail Fence

a simple Coin Quilt

a simple paper pieced pattern

Crazy quilting on muslin background using fancy stitches or hand embroidery if she wants to more.

String Quilt

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Old 12-01-2011, 09:01 PM
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I agree with the above. Just something simple. I think it is wonderful that she has the ambition to do this, and that you will take this on. Bless her heart! (and yours, too!)
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Old 12-01-2011, 09:09 PM
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Why not a gift for a favorite person, hot pad, mug rug, dog pad, baby quilt? She'd probably be more interested in doing something for someone else than for herself.
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Rail fence or a large 4patch using charm sq. so there is nothing to cut.
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