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Thread: Train Quilt Pattern for an Adult

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    Hi! My name is Stella. I am looking for a train quilt pattern for my adult cousin who is dying from cancer. His one request is that I make him a quilt pieced together with a train, tracks and rolling through a city (possibly). He said "you'll figure out how to do it" ... I appreciate his faith in me, but I need some HELP. Is there anyone out there who can direct me to a site where I can find any of these components; I can put them all together at my end.

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    Hello Stella, welcome from Idaho! I don't have any ideas, but I think someone will.

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    Maybe you could get some ideas from this quilt.

    http://www.hobby-tronics.com/Chiloqu...the_Month.html

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    Here is another pattern that needn't be too childish with the right sort of background.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...SIN=B001G8AR26

    Another one with some elements you might be able to use.

    http://quiltingbookspatternsandnotio...subject=Trains

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    I also like this one a lot and it seems to be suitably masculine.

    http://www.colfaxcloth.com/bigview.p...2&from=pattern

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    Quote Originally Posted by akrogirl
    Here is another pattern that needn't be too childish with the right sort of background.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...SIN=B001G8AR26

    Another one with some elements you might be able to use.

    http://quiltingbookspatternsandnotio...subject=Trains
    The pattern at amazon is currently not available, but it looked like a nice pattern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfkitty
    Quote Originally Posted by akrogirl
    Here is another pattern that needn't be too childish with the right sort of background.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...SIN=B001G8AR26

    Another one with some elements you might be able to use.

    http://quiltingbookspatternsandnotio...subject=Trains
    The pattern at amazon is currently not available, but it looked like a nice pattern.
    Yes, I saw that, but I figured it might give the OP some ideas :-) Someone might be able to help her track it down if necessary.

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    Maybe a panel is the answer if you're looking to get this done very quickly. I saw this on ebay and it is a full yard panel. Lionel Panel on e-bay

    I know that a pieced quilt would be the best, but sometimes sooner is better; especially when time is short.
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    There are lots of train fabrics and patterns at trainfabrics.com.

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    Hello and Welcome to the board

    How is your applique abilities ? I think that would be the best way to go ! Here is a train pattern : http://www.fatcatpatterns.com/Toddler%20Designs.html

    The tracks would just be black fabric in strips . Here is a church and some houses : http://www.fatcatpatterns.com/Miscellany%20Designs.html

    Good Luck and keep us posted

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltzilla
    Maybe a panel is the answer if you're looking to get this done very quickly. I saw this on ebay and it is a full yard panel. Lionel Panel on e-bay

    I know that a pieced quilt would be the best, but sometimes sooner is better; especially when time is short.
    I was thinking the same thing, adding borders and the quilting would still mean you put a lot of yourself into the finished quilt, and this panel has everything he mentioned,

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    You guys are astonishing. How'd you come with that so fast?

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    Here is an example. I made a child's quilt for my new grandson and it burned out to have cars and a track and rolling landscape. Perhaps it will give you ideas.
    I found shapes on the internet like coloring book shapes or applique shapes. Of course after I made the quilt I found other larger truck shapes on the internet, but this quilt turned out well I think.
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