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Thread: Using homespun plaids for boys quilts

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    My daughter would like for me to make new quilts for her boys' beds. They are 8 and 2. She wants the new quilts to grow with them. (I'd like that too) She told me she would like to use a variety of plaids. OK, so you all know how it is, being the doting grandma that I am, I started to collect homespun plaids. Well I came upon a really good deal and bought 17 different 1 yard pieces. Then I cleaned up the stash closet and found more. I think I have enough to now slipcover the whole house. Now my problem is what pattern to use that will "grow" with the boys? Any suggestions? I've been searching off and on all weekend but haven't found anything to show my daughter yet.

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    Homespun makes great rag quilts.

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    I made a bunch of homespun Turning Twenty quilts for my sons and friends. The guys love them and they are fast and easy to make.

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    Your turning 20 quilt has my vote. It's beautiful.

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    very nice

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    The homespuns look beautiful with that pattern :D:D:D

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    looks great-I have a ton of homespuns to use up

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    Eddie made a wonderful turning Twenties using homespun. I thought I had it bookmarked but don't seem to find it. I've made a raggy quilt out of homespun regular cotton andit turned out great.

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    When I first read plaid I had all kinds of bad thoughts but MaryStoak's quilt is beautiful!!
    Good luck with whatever you decide!

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    Here's some pics of things that I've made with homespuns for "manly" quilts.
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    Here's a link for a picture of one that cjomomma made. She has a tutorial for it called "how to make the mans quilt"

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-48529-1.htm

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    Here's one I made for my son. It's the disappearing nine patch. I used flannel for the border.
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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    Your turning 20 quilt has my vote. It's beautiful.
    Mine too. That will work great with my men's shirts.

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    That looks great too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie
    Here's some pics of things that I've made with homespuns for "manly" quilts.
    My vote is #'s 2 & 3

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    Does homespun bleed when washed? I had a plain I bought at Joanns, ( think it was homespun)and for some reason I decided to wash it and it bled on some white that was on something else and I had used a dye catcher cloth too.

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    squares and or rectangles. You don't need fancy as the plaids show off very well. Pictures shown are great for boy's quilts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryStoaks
    I made a bunch of homespun Turning Twenty quilts for my sons and friends. The guys love them and they are fast and easy to make.
    Very Pretty. Great idea as well to use up homespun fabrics to. Thanks for sharing!

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    How about an overall boy. Overalls made of denim and shirt of plaid. My DMIL done one for all her children for Christmas. We love ours. She has 9 children 3 girls 6 boys. Good luck.

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    I did a 9-patch and alternating hour glass bocks from plaids and it turned out really nice.

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    You really got a great response (me too) for ideas. A picture is worth a thousand words. Have fun. Can't waite to see your finished quilts.

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    I found this one I really like I am planning to make for a friend from her husband's (that recently passed away) old shirts...

    Rustic Stars

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    How about the super quick jelly roll quilt that has been posted on this board?

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    That homespun turning twenty is the prettiest turning twenty I have seen. They usually seen too wild. That one looks just right.

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    Eddie, love the manly quilts. Homespun is one of my favorite fabrics and I love plaids. Rag quilts are great to do with homespun.

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