Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 5 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 117

Thread: What is one thing you have made and will never make again??

  1. #1
    Senior Member tallchick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    453

    What is one thing you have made and will never make again??

    For me it is anything flannel!!! After making 5 rag quilts I have been sorely disappointed by the quality of flannel after washing them and seeing all the pills. I have decided I HATE flannel with a passion. The same thing happens to my flannel sheets and it is a waste of money. I will make rag quilts again but not with flannel, I will try homespun fabrics for my next one.
    Lisa

  2. #2
    Super Member Candace's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Outer Space
    Posts
    9,838
    If you bought low quality flannel from Joannes' then yes, you will see pilling like mad. Good, quality LQS flannel will look mch nicer and give you a great final product. I made the mistake of buying a ton of JA flannel last year at the Black Friday sale. I've made quite a few rag quilts with it and they look terrible:< Never again! Though, the rag quilts made with GOOD flannel look awesome.

  3. #3
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    DC metro area
    Posts
    1,250
    What's the price range of good flannel that still looks good after washing a couple times?

  4. #4
    Super Member Candace's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Outer Space
    Posts
    9,838
    Quote Originally Posted by charity-crafter View Post
    What's the price range of good flannel that still looks good after washing a couple times?
    If you shop sales online and at your LQS (like I do) I don't pay more than $5 a yard for it.

  5. #5
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Greenville, South Carolina
    Posts
    1,642
    Blog Entries
    1
    I use flannel for making chemo pillows for the American Legion Auxiliary, of which I am a member.

  6. #6
    Banned
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Enid, OK
    Posts
    8,922
    Blog Entries
    1
    to get back to the topic that was posted..I will never again make a DWR....love the LOOK of the quilt..hate doing curved piecing!

  7. #7
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Central NJ
    Posts
    4,731
    Quote Originally Posted by charity-crafter View Post
    What's the price range of good flannel that still looks good after washing a couple times?
    I've used Moda flannel and LOVED it! Got it at a little shop in Lancaster for probably around $8/yard. But it's really nice flannel.

    Other than that - I don't think I'll ever do a log cabin quilt again! The tedium about drove me insane. It's all together now and I'm in the process of quilting it but I don't see another one in my future at least for a very long time, if ever.

  8. #8
    Super Member Val in IN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    IN
    Posts
    1,151
    Blog Entries
    1
    I will NEVER make another T-shirt quilt. After I got the lightweight fusible interfacing on the backs of the T-shirts, got the blocks sashed, and the borders added, I sent it to my LA'r. She called me back a few days later She got the sashings, and the borders done, but when she started quilting the T-shirt blocks, all they did was slide around and she could NOT make her LA machine quilt them. She gave the quilt back to me (absoulutely wouldn't let me pay her for the quilting she did) for me to hopefully figure out how to do the blocks, Apparently, the fusible had come loose from the backs of the blocks. NO WAY to fix them. I ended up handquilting them. Much like trying to handquilt a piece of plywood. After several bent and broken needles, and bleeding fingers, I finished it. NEVER AGAIN!!!

  9. #9
    Senior Member tallchick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    453
    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    If you bought low quality flannel from Joannes' then yes, you will see pilling like mad. Good, quality LQS flannel will look mch nicer and give you a great final product. I made the mistake of buying a ton of JA flannel last year at the Black Friday sale. I've made quite a few rag quilts with it and they look terrible:< Never again! Though, the rag quilts made with GOOD flannel look awesome.
    I did not buy this from Joann's it was bought online and it was not cheap.......
    Lisa

  10. #10
    Super Member faykilgore's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    San Antonio, TX
    Posts
    1,484
    Bless your heart, Val! How frustrating! My friend wants me to help her do one.
    I agree with the log cabin thing. The quilt I did used tiny narrow strips which showed every tiny deviation from 1/4" seams. For me I started My Cats Garden about 14 years ago. It's very detailed hand appliqué. Out of the nine blocks I've finished 6. I will NEVER make this quilt again. I just hope I live long enough to make it once!
    Fay

    "You can't help that. We're all mad here." - The Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland.

  11. #11
    Power Poster joyce888's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    10,788
    Blog Entries
    1
    I probably made my First and LAST king-size quilt this year.
    Joyce

    Four things you can't recover: The stone.....after the throw. The word......after its said. The occasion.....after its missed. The time......after its gone

  12. #12
    Super Member LivelyLady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Western MA
    Posts
    2,695
    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    If you bought low quality flannel from Joannes' then yes, you will see pilling like mad. Good, quality LQS flannel will look mch nicer and give you a great final product. I made the mistake of buying a ton of JA flannel last year at the Black Friday sale. I've made quite a few rag quilts with it and they look terrible:< Never again! Though, the rag quilts made with GOOD flannel look awesome.
    So true. Three years ago I bought a lot of flannel from JA on black Friday, too. I ended up cutting them up and using them instead of batting. Worked great inbetween the LQS flannel and I saved a bundle from not buying batting.
    When you sleep under a quilt, you sleep under a blanket of love.

  13. #13
    Super Member annesthreads's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    South Yorkshire UK
    Posts
    1,098
    I agree re log cabin, and the quilt I'm currently making. In fact I will think very hard before I ever tackle another quilt in which all the blocks are identical. I broke through my boredom threshold after about 3 blocks...

  14. #14
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    new york state
    Posts
    4,612
    Blog Entries
    2
    I used homespun once. Never again.
    Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind see.
    mark Twain

  15. #15
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Grants Pass, OR
    Posts
    1,972
    I will never make a stained glass quilt again. It is still eating my lunch. I will finish it but will NEVER invest the time, energy and money for another one. I keep threatening it that it better be the most beautiful quilt I have ever made. LOL!

  16. #16
    Super Member nhweaver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Delmarva Peninsula
    Posts
    1,167
    Blog Entries
    1
    I did buy a alot of flannel from Joann's this year, as I am making quilts for a good cause. I am not washing them because the first batch I washed they pilled. I will never buy flannel from Joann's again. I wish I didn't buy so much, but like everything , LIVE and LEARN>
    Quote Originally Posted by Candace View Post
    If you bought low quality flannel from Joannes' then yes, you will see pilling like mad. Good, quality LQS flannel will look mch nicer and give you a great final product. I made the mistake of buying a ton of JA flannel last year at the Black Friday sale. I've made quite a few rag quilts with it and they look terrible:< Never again! Though, the rag quilts made with GOOD flannel look awesome.
    If life gives you lemons, make a margarita.

  17. #17
    Super Member nhweaver's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Delmarva Peninsula
    Posts
    1,167
    Blog Entries
    1
    Tiny paper pieced projects. Maybe any paperpieced project, as it took hours for me to pull apart the teeny pieces from 6 4" christmas trees. UGH!! Waste of time.
    If life gives you lemons, make a margarita.

  18. #18
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Keller, TX
    Posts
    7,515
    I will never make a Judy Nymeyer Wedding ring star. Way too complicated and very time consuming. Lots of bias.
    Linda

  19. #19
    Super Member ghostrider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    4,662
    Quote Originally Posted by tallchick
    What is one thing you have made and will never make again??
    A macrame plant hanger.
    The Earth without art is just "Eh".

  20. #20
    Super Member Gramie bj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Riverside Washington
    Posts
    1,512
    A wedding dress. I was a nervas wreck for weeks!!!! LOL

  21. #21
    Super Member faykilgore's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    San Antonio, TX
    Posts
    1,484
    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider View Post
    A macrame plant hanger.
    I REMEMBER THOSE! What a mess they made. I think all the recipients have quietly thrown them away!
    Fay

    "You can't help that. We're all mad here." - The Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland.

  22. #22
    Super Member clsurz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Coastal Georgia
    Posts
    1,509
    I have turned out some really nice rag quilts using quality 100% cotton. Because of it many ladies in two local quilt guilds now make rag quilts using the material.

    I've never used flannel. It's never been a material that has ever attracted me to buy it.
    clsurz

  23. #23
    Power Poster ckcowl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Northern Michigan
    Posts
    11,306
    Blog Entries
    1
    every time i say
    "i will never again" someone comes along and requests---and i wind up having to do one again---so==i'm afraid to even say it but there are a few that...i swear...
    like pineapple blocks- the quilt turned out Awesome! but boy---i hated ever moment of those blocks! ...but to say i will never---probably will at some point---i never make the same quilt pattern twice---and there are some blocks i avoid---and others i keep going back to---a block called 'Guitar picker' had 65 pieces in one 12 1/2" block----i had to make 14 of them ---that one i will NEVER make another one of!! in fact when i was called and told i needed 15 instead of 14---i decided i really could do without one of my own---so---i guess that's the one
    hiding away in my stash where i'm warm, safe and happy

  24. #24
    Super Member Scissor Queen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Southwest Kansas
    Posts
    4,829
    Hmmmm, I think probably shirts for little boys. I can't say I'll never make clothes again since I may have to make my own nightgowns if I can't find any I like when mine wear out again. But they won't have collars or set in sleeves.

  25. #25
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    30,830
    It seems like the flannel is not the same quality as it used to be. Try making chenille blankets instead. The fluffy layers don't pill. You don't even have to wash them before giving if you buy a chenille brush. I have done this for shower gifts and just included instructions to wash before use in their favourite baby soap. I love the look and feel of flannel chenille!

Page 1 of 5 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.