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Thread: Uh oh! First wholecloth and used variegated thread...are the quilt police on the way??!!

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    Super Member dakotamaid's Avatar
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    I did a baby wholecloth quilt once to practice my hand quilting and I did it in colored thread to see how my stitches looked. It was while I was on a "perfection" kick!! NO MORE! I takes it as it comes!!

    Actually I think the variegated thread would look lovely on whole cloth quilts.

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    Just think how beautiful it'll be when its done!! Not all quilting is done by matching thread color to the material. I'm one to do something like that on purpose!! :lol: :lol: My very first hand-quilted project was with a blue fabric and I used white thread to outline the rose. Still like it to this day!!

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    I classify quilters as artists . . .every quilt is a new canvas, so anything goes. Please post a pic, am dying to see!!!! :)

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    Remember when candlewicking was popular? I did a queen-size quilt, using white on white. It is really pretty ....up close! But when you are standing back from the bed, it just looks wrinkled. I wish I HAD used a colored thread to do all those French knots, at least it would have showed up!!

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    Yes, I am the quilt police! When you have you mini wholecloth conpletely finished, you are required to notify me with in 24 hours. Then I will come to your house and inspect the mini wholecloth sewn with varigated thread. Then I will have to confiscate the quilt. It will need to be held at my house for the rest of its life, as evidence of course.

    Hugs, Gail

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    Your quilt you can do as you please. I bet it looks pretty.

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    Due to budget cuts, all fabric police have been laid off!!! Do what you want!!! :mrgreen:

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    DON"T IRON!!!
    heat sets the blue ink!
    you also need to wash with cold water after you are finished to remove the stencil ink.

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    I bet it looks beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    What is your address so I can notify them?????ha ha.
    Whole cloth is one piece of fabric and quilted in red, white, yellow and even varigated etc. If you have seen the samples in The Stencil Co booth at a quilt show you will see the many ways these small quilts have been completed.
    I was at a show the past few days where there were two categories for whole cloth They were: traditional and revisited. Traditional was just what it says. Revisited was using the whole cloth style (one piece) but with embelleshhments of different threads etc.
    So whole cloth is one piece for background and quilted.
    BTW....I just notified the inspectors/police in your area not to some see you.....lol

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    I'd love to see it, too. Now you have me started thinking about doing a small whole quilt. I like the idea of the variegated thread. I quilt most of my quilts in variegated threads. So far the quilt police have not arrested me. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    The first hand quilting class I took had us use white muslin and colored thread so we could see our stitches better. I used a matching binding and made a wall hanging out of it.

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    *sound of sirens in the background* They are coming to get you!!!!!!!!

    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Seriously though, it's your quilt, your work of art, do with it as you will! It will turn out beautiful! :-D

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    It sounds beautiful. Can't wait to see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borntohandquilt
    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    I got the wholecloth mini that was posted on here a while back and was wondering if pressing it would set the blue ink. Does anyone know? I've emailed the company and asked but no response so far. If it won't, I'm planning on using Prismacolor pencils on it before I quilt it.
    As far as I know the inks on the preprinted tops can be set when you iron them and the producers suggest not to do it.
    I finally heard back from them and they said it would be okay just to heat set my colors from the back side.

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    yes, i am the quilt police, i will p.m. you my address and keep it on my bed, safe and comfy for you. It seems that the color you used is in line with my color theme, so I'll just take it off your hands for now. lol

    do what you want it's your quilt, you'll start a new trend!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gail-r
    Yes, I am the quilt police! When you have you mini wholecloth conpletely finished, you are required to notify me with in 24 hours. Then I will come to your house and inspect the mini wholecloth sewn with varigated thread. Then I will have to confiscate the quilt. It will need to be held at my house for the rest of its life, as evidence of course.

    Hugs, Gail
    Awesome!!

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    Thanks for the smiles! :)

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    My quilt -
    My rules!

    You can't go wrong! Edie

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    An alternative to muslin is Ecology Cloth. It is the same with good construction. It has the appearance of muslin but without the blown flakes in it. Back in the 70's it was the prefered muslin type fabric and is still used especially for reproduction type designs. It works up well.

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    If you like it, don't worry about what anyone else thinks!! You will always have some who criticize but hey, its NOT their quilt, so ignore them. I fired the quilt police a long time ago and do my own thing. Sometimes what I do works and sometimes it doesn't, but hey it is MINE.

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    Have this friend that couldn't see doing a whole cloth without color. They are beautiful when she finishes, and beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

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    O M G!! Gasp, you aren't?? 40 lashes, and to the Dungeon!!! Just kidding, isn't that what creativity is all about??? I am doing a sashiko sampler in variegated and I LOVE it! You go girl!

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    Your quilt will be beautiful using varigated thread!! Can't wait to see pictures.... :D

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    I just took a hand quilting class and she had us buy those pre-marked mini wholecloths. I was terrified, but she said we "Had" to iron it...from the backside only. The package says to iron from the backside..but I gotta tell ya'...when I'm done if those marks don't wash out I am going to be hopping mad!!!

    There were lots in the class working with varigated thread. It looked really pretty...so do whatever you want.

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