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Thread: Trying to make a panel quilt

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    Hi,I am trying to make a panel quilt for my granddaughter
    I have a Precious Moments transfer book,I want transfer some of the pictures onto panels,and color them.Then I want to put them together to make her a wall quilt.I need to know how big to make the panels,and how to put the panels together using sashing,And how many panels should I use?
    Thank you for your help
    Kate2

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    Hi Kate,
    Is this kind of what your talking about doing? These are 12" blocks, with sashing in between....
    :)
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    Thank you so much for showing me this quilt.That is what I was talking about.This quilt is beautiful.I was wanting to try to make this one nexted for my other granddaughter.Could you tell me where I could I can get a pattern for this quilt.
    Thank you for your help
    Kate2

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    I'm glad it helped! :)
    I just did a search online and found this site. I'm not sure if it's the same one that I used, but there's a lot of different ones here:
    http://www.sunbonnetsue.com/patterns.html
    I think I made mine last Spring, and it still isn't finished! :roll: lol!!!!
    :)

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    Thank you for your help.I am sure I will be asking you for more help.
    God Bless
    kate2

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    Quote Originally Posted by MollieSue
    Hi Kate,
    Is this kind of what your talking about doing? These are 12" blocks, with sashing in between....
    :)
    Remember to get a 12" finished block you need to start with a 12 1/2 " block to cover seam allowance of 1/4 " on each side.

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    Making a Sunbonnet quilt is like eating candy!! You can't stop at one. I've finished one and have two more tops finished waiting for borders and quilting. They're addictive!! And I don't even have G kids.

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    Thank you for your reply.I tried to print a pattern off my computer,but I'm not just new to quilting I'm also new to computers too.

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    Let us know how you're having trouble printing the patterns off and somebody can help you :)

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    Here's the quilt I did with transfers (I made mine from coloring book pages and a transfer pencil), the biggest tip I can share is to iron your fabric to freezer paper before you try to color on it with crayons. It makes it SOOOO much easier!!

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-23454-1.htm

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    When I made my Sunbonnet Sue for my grand daughter I used Eleanor Burns book. It has all the patterns and easy instructions for using iron on interfacing. The blocks went together with great success. I'm sure if you search her website you can find her book. "Sunbonnet Sue" Visits Quilt in a day.

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    I don't know what I'm doing wrong.I pulled up one of the pattern,and hit the print key and it didn't print it.I tried about three different times and it wouldn't print it.I don't know if I told you,but i'm not only new to quilting,i'm also new to using computers.I hope you might be able to come up with something I can try.
    Thank you so much for your help
    kate2

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    When you plan to transfer something and run it through the printer, just remember that you don't want the picture to be larger than the printer paper (8 1/2x11) and you want some border area around the image.

    I would consider making a crayon quilt with the coloring pages and using markers and/or embroidery to outline.

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    I've never made a crayon quilt before. Because on Alex Andersons, Simply quilts, she said the crayon quilts can not be washed. That the crayons would wash out. I mostly make childrens quilts and childrens crib/lap quilts will need to be washed alot. Has anyone experienced the crayons washing out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pieces
    I've never made a crayon quilt before. Because on Alex Andersons, Simply quilts, she said the crayon quilts can not be washed. That the crayons would wash out. I mostly make childrens quilts and childrens crib/lap quilts will need to be washed alot. Has anyone experienced the crayons washing out?

    If you use a GOOD quality crayon ( I only use Crayola; but don't use the specialty ones such as the metalics or gels) the color stays wonderfully. Sometimes it takes a second and even third coloring after you iron out the wax, but the color does stay when washed. The pony quilt I made for my granddaughter has been washed several times and hasn't lost any color at all. On some of the lighter colors, like the wings, unicorn horns and some flowers, I used a clear sparkle fabric paint over the crayon for effect. I'm sure that is helping preserve those lighter crayon colors as well. You will lose some color the first time you wash them, but not enough to really notice. I hand washed my blocks in warm water before I assembled the quilt.

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    I am currently making a Precious Moments quilt for a new granddaughter due in June. I have a Precious Moments transfer book. I apply the fabric to freezer paper, trace the pattern with a mechanical pen then color with Crayola crayons. When the coloring is done I remove the freezer paper and heat set the wax between typing paper until all wax is off. I then do a back stitch around the figures in the picture with matching threads. I plan to finish the block in a Quilt As You Go method and put them together with sashing. I did one with bears for my other granddaughter and it turned out great. Good luck with you venture - it will be enjoyable I'm sure.

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    Herrchners catalog carrys what used to be called Liquid Embroidery. Tubes with ball point pen tips. Love them much better than crayons. I even bought the crayons sold at the quilt show (Prang) but they dont go dark enough for me.

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    I found that sometimes, I have to recolor after I press out the wax to leave the color. Sometimes 2 - 4 times to get the shade I want. None of the color from the finished blocks have ran, or washed away on Hailey's quilt. Not yet anyway (knocking on wood as we speak LOL)

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    Thank you for your message.Can you tell me how you color with crayons? If you have to wash the quilt what keeps the color from washing?
    Thay you for your help.
    kate2

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    By ironing the surplus wax after coloring it is usually set into the fabric. Do like the idea of recoloring a couple of times to get a deeper color after heat setting. Will have to try that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MollieSue
    I'm glad it helped! :)
    I just did a search online and found this site. I'm not sure if it's the same one that I used, but there's a lot of different ones here:
    http://www.sunbonnetsue.com/patterns.html
    I think I made mine last Spring, and it still isn't finished! :roll: lol!!!!
    :)
    This is on my to do list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kate2
    Thank you for your message.Can you tell me how you color with crayons? If you have to wash the quilt what keeps the color from washing?
    Thay you for your help.
    kate2

    Just color it like you did when you were little only stay in the lines a lot more LOL. With the fabric pressed to the freezer paper, it's just like coloring in any coloring book. So long as you press out all the wax during that part of the process, the color acts like a dye, and will stay in the fabric. There are special fabric crayons, but I found they don't work nearly as well as good ole regular crayolas; plus they don't have near as many color choices. I bought a HUGE box of crayolas, and won't let the girls near them.
    Another hint, get one of those cheapy hand held pencil sharpeners. The sharper your crayon stays the easier it is to color with, especially in small areas. And DO NOT use the gel, or special metallic crayons that come in the bigger boxes. They run like crazy and you'll have to re-do the block.
    Most importantly HAVE FUN!!!

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    Hi Lisa, I sorry I keep asking the same questions.There is one thing I can't understand. How do you get the wax out of the cloth? I know you said something about useing paper and ironing.Could you tell me again.
    Thank you so much
    God Bless
    kate2

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    After coloring the fabric, place a sheet of typing paper over the right side fabric that is colored and with a dry iron press until you see the surplus was on the paper. I usually then put a sheet of paper on my board and place the fabric right side down on the paper and press on the wrong side. You can usually see by that time that the excess wax is gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kate2
    Hi Lisa, I sorry I keep asking the same questions.There is one thing I can't understand. How do you get the wax out of the cloth? I know you said something about useing paper and ironing.Could you tell me again.
    Thank you so much
    God Bless
    kate2
    No problem at all :) Remove the freezer paper from the back of your colored panel block, place a good size stack of paper towels on your ironing board, then your colored block, then another stack of paper towels. Put your iron on the cotton setting with NO steam. Press, don't iron, over the top stack of paper towels, keep changing the towels closest to the panel block and pressing until no color irons off onto the paper towels. Then, rinse them in a bowl/pan of warm water with mild detergent, rinse them with clear warm water until the water stays clear. Roll them in a towel to remove the excess water, don't squeeze or wring them, just roll them in a thick absorbant bath towel. Dry them flat or hang dry them. I always give mine a good press with the iron while they are still just damp.

    Hope this answers your question...if not just give a shout, I'll help you any way I can. :)

    Ohhh yeah...I always press mine with the right side up...that way the color from the crayons seems to go through the fibers better.

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