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Thread: Who do I think I am Santa Clause

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    Senior Member JANW's Avatar
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    My daughter is a social worker and has 15 foster care children she supervises. I told her I will try to make each one a quilt for christmas. There are 7 boys and 8 girls ages 3-15. If any of you know of any quick big block patterns that will help me accomplish this I would appreciate hearing from you.
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    Luckily I bought a bunch of fabric at walmart a few months ago for $1-$2/ yard in bright happy prints.

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    http://www.quilterscache.com/K/KidsPatterns.html
    Maybe this will give you a place to start.:)

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    Awww Bless you heart!! (((HUGS)))

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    You AND your daughter are very special women :)

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    Here are some of my favorite patterns (and ones I want to try)... I put the measurements, because you might need some bigger ones for the bigger kids....

    http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransso...ice-quilt.html (38" x 53")

    http://www.modabakeshop.com/2010/10/boxed-in-quilt.html (50" x 50" ) -- This is a layer cake project, but would be very easy to modify for yardage...actually, it would probably be easier to start from yardage than a LC.

    http://www.modabakeshop.com/2009/02/...aby-quilt.html 41" x 50". ( I have made this one more than once...goes super quickly with chain piecing!)

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    Make them single layer fleece. Or you can make one layer fleece, one layer flannel and strip cut the edges of both and tie them together. Then just quilt whatever design you want. Fast and easy. In this case you definitely need to follow the KISS principle. Good luck.

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    I think I would be asking my daughter to come over and help. That sounds like a lot of work.

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    Go to the quilt for kids website and use their pattern. It is easy to cut, quick to put together, and easy to quilt if you are wanting to make actual quilts. I smashed two tops out in a little more than an hour by chain piecing. The quilting can be really simple diagonal lines from block corner to corner!

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    I would purchase panels and put a border on each one. Quick and easy.

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    you have the best heart --

    if you haven't tried the dissappearing 9-patch - go for that. looks super fancy, but is really easy!

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    What about the 10 min. block. You can make the quilts to fit the kids.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbTHlGGKMPM

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    Wow--I don't have any suggestions; just want to say how much I admire her!

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    Others have come up with good suggestions, so I'll just say
    God Bless you. It's a wonderful thing you're doing.

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    What about strip quilts? Like if you had 3 or 4 inch strips by WOF and sewed them together for a quick quilt. Could do a quick SID if you wanted to.

    Or panels with a border.

    That's all I can think of right now. You're amazing for doing this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer22206
    What about strip quilts? Like if you had 3 or 4 inch strips by WOF and sewed them together for a quick quilt. Could do a quick SID if you wanted to.

    Or panels with a border.

    That's all I can think of right now. You're amazing for doing this!
    That is a good idea. I made several like that with Deb Umphress at the Project Lionel booth at Quilt Fest. If you PM Deb, she can give you some really cute, really fast ideas.

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    I bought the pattern from Clotilde, but it's basically one Huge log cabin block, toddler size. Very cute, very easy. If you want to buy the pattern, it's called "Baby Steps"

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    What an amazing thing to do. You are Santa Clause. Those kids are going to love them.

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    Quilter's Cache has large blocks, 16" and larger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klgreene
    What about the 10 min. block. You can make the quilts to fit the kids.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbTHlGGKMPM
    Ditto....I'm making them right now and it takes no time to make. I just used the same material in the middle. She also shows other blocks to make in another video.

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    This is my favorite for a quick quilt. It goes together really quickly and the size can easily be adjusted.

    http://www.maryquilts.com/quick-strippie/

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    You are all so great, thanks. My daughter doesn't sew and I offered and of course she is thrilled to have something special for them. She can do the wrapping.

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    You are Santa & everyone loves Santa. Good luck to you

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    What a great undertaking for you to do this for these children. Good luck to you and God bless you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JANW
    My daughter is a social worker and has 15 foster care children she supervises. I told her I will try to make each one a quilt for christmas. There are 7 boys and 8 girls ages 3-15. If any of you know of any quick big block patterns that will help me accomplish this I would appreciate hearing from you.
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    Wow, what an undertaking! The 10 minute block is super for girls...making on right now with my granddaughter. We used 10 1/2 inch blocks, so 10 minutes later we have 20 1/2 inch blocks! Super easy...it was shared a couple weeks ago on this forum. Go to YouTube and type in 10 minute quilt block.

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