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Thread: two identical twin quilts

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    Super Member Dina's Avatar
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    I have just about finished my a twin quilt top that will match another twin quilt, so that I can put both in a room with two twin beds. I am really having to force myself to finish this quilt, though I love it and can't wait to get both finished.

    I think I am struggling because I know how the quilt will look when I am finished. My biggest joy seems to be actually "seeing" what I have been creating, since I seem unable to visualize anything ahead of time.

    Does anyone else have trouble completing the second quilt of a set of two??

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    I never do the same thing twice. I would have the same problem.

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    wow, can't wait to see them, that is so cool to have made twin quilts

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    I've always had a problem making 2 of anything! When I make clothes I throw the pattern away because I know I will not make it again. :)

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    I've never made two of anything (yet), but I can see what you mean, half the excitement is seeing it when it's all done!

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    Next time, try the same fabrics, but 2 different patterns for variety!

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    Two different patterns, but the same fabric...that might keep me interested more. I may do that, and then I may never make two for this room again!! This is the third time I have made sets of quilts for that room, since December.

    I have only been quilting about 8 months, and I really want a set of quilts that I am totally satisfied with. I think these two might be the ones. :) First I need to finish them though. I just lack the two borders on the second, then the actual quilting, and binding.

    I keep thinking about the next quilt I want to do, but something in me makes me finish one project before I start another. :)

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    I rarely ever make the same pattern twice, and likely just for that reason. I just did a couple of baby quilts for my cousin who had twins and the second one took me forever! Once I've done a pattern, I'm ready to move on to another one. There are simply too many amazing patterns out there for me to want to concentrate on just a handful. That said, I have done the log cabin and bargello quilts more than once.

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    I am working on my second hunters star quilt the first i just finished quilting. They are the same pattern but different colors and will probably quilt them a little bit different. maybe do the same pattern but change the fabric colors or the quilting. there are so many ways to change a pattern so that they are similar but different. post pics when you are done or now.

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    that sounds beautiful but I would never be able to make twin quilts. one would end up a UFO. On the other hand I would make matching quilts with the same fabric different patterns.

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    When I do two alike I cut and sew at the same time.
    That way they get done at the same time. Others it definitely would end up as a UFO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    Next time, try the same fabrics, but 2 different patterns for variety!
    that is a great idea, i need to make 2 for the camper bunks, but have been putting it off because i knew i would hate to make the same quilt twice...duh....great idea, thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by thequilterslink
    Quote Originally Posted by katier825
    Next time, try the same fabrics, but 2 different patterns for variety!
    that is a great idea, i need to make 2 for the camper bunks, but have been putting it off because i knew i would hate to make the same quilt twice...duh....great idea, thanks
    Another thought is to make different patterns for both sides and make both reversable. Then you've got 4 options!

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    YES!!!!! One year my principal wanted me to make 3 lap-sized quilts for two of our staff members and one for his wife! I loved the design ("Snowmen in the Woods" from Quiltmaker magazine), but by the time I was finished I never wanted to see another snowman for the rest of my life!!! All totaled I made four that year. The fourth one was for my stepfather. His was actually the first one I started. I took it to school, and the principal thought it would be a wonderful gift idea! I must have the word "Sucker" tatooed on my forehead!! Each snowman block was personalized to the individuals and to their family members. They all loved them, but those quilts burned me out! I haven't done another snowman quilt since then!! My sister-in-law, however, loves snowmen so............... :shock:

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    I recently made twin quilts for my 2 great nieces born May 2. I was really excited to do both of them.

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    I've only repeated the same pattern on a quilt twice & swore I'd never make another one with that pattern again. Well guess what? My best friend wanted me to make a quilt for her & guess which pattern she picked? I've got it pieced, sandwiched & have started the hand quilting, but just can't seem to finish it!!! It didn't take me very long to put it together, but it may end up being a seven year project before I get the quilting done.

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    My friend of 30 years had twin grandsons. I did one of Tricia Cribbs Turning Twenty patterns. Instead of 20 fat quarters to make a large quilt with 20 blocks (set 4x5) I used 24 fat quarters and made 12 blocks for each baby quilt (set 3x4). Some of all 24 fabrics were in both quilts, but every block was different. They were a lot of fun to make, but didn't feel at all like making the same thing twice.

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    I know what you mean. I finished my dads Stairway to Cat Heaven and will give it to him tomorrow. My sisters quilt (same pattern ) need a little bit of work and quilted to be done. I should of had it done too but I keep putting it off. I'm getting tired of the pattern.

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    I am working on two quilts for my nephews that will be virtually identical. I am making 84 12" blocks for them. I think the only thing that will be different will be the backing. I found some cuddle fabric that will match the camo green in the top, so one of the quilts will have a black background and one will have a green background. I am using digital camo fabric, so the top will look like a digital pattern as well. I think I will quilt them differently as well.

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    I second the vote of cutting and sewing both at the same time. Makes it go quicker and becomes less tedious in the long run.

    I personally have trouble finishing any quilt, even if it doesn't have a twin!!!!! :)

    Rachel

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamaw
    I recently made twin quilts for my 2 great nieces born May 2. I was really excited to do both of them.
    Well, you're a better lady than I am!! I hate making the second sleeve on a knitted sweater, setting in the second sleeve of a blouse, making the second sock...well, I guess you get my gist!! Like the others, there's so many designs, I rarely would consider making a duplicate...unless fabrics were very different. I have no trouble visualizing the final outcome...and even more so since most of my quilts are laid out in EQ5 first!! I have done as many as 40 different layouts for just one quilt that pleases me!! ok, so I did do two Trip Around the World...and both hand quilted
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    I love to make machine appliqued kids quilts. I am on my fourth one now since September and I should have finished it months ago. I am burned out on it and hate the sight of it now. It really is cute, no pattern just random animals on a blue background and the backing will be blue flannelette. I have 4 or 5 full size quilts ( UFO's ) that I am dying to get working on and this is probably what has me distracted. Of course if I spent less time on the Board I might get more done. Yeah right. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by watson's mom
    Of course if I spent less time on the Board I might get more done. Yeah right. LOL
    Blasphemy!!

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    I made matching friendship stars for our 11-year-old nieces. I guess it helped that I made all 24 blocks at once, so it was really like making one big quilt.

    Darren

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    I have made two of the same quilt several times. I find that if I do a different project in between then it isn't as bad as making them back-to-back. Sometimes it takes two or three projects in between. The longer I wait, the more the second quilt feels "new" again.

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