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    Old 05-04-2010, 09:08 AM
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    Originally Posted by Ellen 1
    I love doing whole cloth quilts and wouldn't use sheets for a whole cloth. I also want to caution you (speaking from experience) not to use a "cheap" muslin. Buy your fabric based on the quality of the fabric not the cost!! I'm paying for this mistake on a (pieced) piece that has been giving me grief for months!! Still trying to figure out what to do without having to "rip".
    What kind of fabric do you like most for wholecloths exept a high quality muslin? Any special brands? I'm just asking out of curiosity...
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    Old 05-05-2010, 04:47 AM
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    okay along these lines, I have a whole cloth quilt. I machine quilt and wonder what is the best way to start and stop the lines? I took a small back stitch and it looked crummy. Do I have to tie each end? What a pain. Any help would be appreciated.
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    Old 05-05-2010, 05:39 AM
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    Holice, I congratulate you on your work. I have made at least a dozen of the wholecloth quilts in various sizes from the Stencil Company. I always make sure to visit their booth at any quilt show I attend. They also have a wonderful selection of quilting stencils.
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    Old 05-05-2010, 07:23 AM
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    I use the ordinary store brand sheets from Wal-Mart for top and bottom layers of quilts and have never had a problem.
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    Old 05-05-2010, 11:33 AM
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    Oh Ninnie,
    I saw the most beautiful whole cloth Batiks at the Rocky Mtn Sewing festival this past February. I went to the Quilt show this past weekend hoping to find that vendor there, no such luck.
    A whole cloth is on my wish list for sure!
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    Old 05-05-2010, 11:37 AM
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    Holice--
    I love your wholecloth quilt stencils!
    I've made 2 wallhangings so far and they came out pretty good for a first try. My daughter took them to her new house with her.
    Someday I'll be brave enough to try a queen size.
    But I get overwhelmed by all the options etc. and end up not doing it at all.
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    Old 05-05-2010, 03:57 PM
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    Originally Posted by Ninnie
    HI, you can also buy them already marked. one piece and no seams.Here is one link where you an find thelm
    http://quiltingstencils.com/index.aspx
    I did one of these and it is my prized possession. Very Elegant!
    Sheets are way too hard to hand quilt!!
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    Old 05-07-2010, 12:03 PM
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    What is a whole cloth quilt?
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    Old 05-07-2010, 02:48 PM
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    Originally Posted by alageeps
    What is a whole cloth quilt?
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    A wholecloth quilt is one with lots of quilting but no pieced blocks. It's just a "whole cloth".
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    Old 05-07-2010, 06:37 PM
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    Thanks fabric-holic. I might try some day.
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