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    Football shaped blanket...

    Hi all,
    My daughter-in-law (she and son married this past July) came to me with a picture of a football blanket she wanted "help" making for my son...I found a website with a pattern for a baby size blanket, and I based son's on it...mind you enlarging the scale of it for a 6' 3" man was quite fun...lol...I think all in all it turned out pretty great, considering prior to this I had never sewn with minky fabric...and that my dear dil has never sewn period .. The back of it is cotton fabric, we considered using fleece but were afraid it may be too hot...after stitching it I am so glad we went with the cotton...It is 91" from tip to tip...so plenty long enough for my son; and actually larger than needed...but dil figured she had paid for the fabric, and it may as well get used! When dil gave it to him he loved it, and hoped it would bring luck to his and his dad's beloved Packers...as we all know THAT is another story....
    I am going to put a link to the site where I got the baby sized pattern, as I want to give the lady full credit for the original idea...
    http://www.happytogethercreates.com/...tern-free.html
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    Kif
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    My sons would love this. They are huge Michigan fans. Thank you for sharing.

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    How Cute!! Great Job! How did you quilt it?

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    oh that is awesome!! great job!! i think mark twain had it right!
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    Thats why I love this board, its so inspiring. You have inspired me today! The quilt is wonderful.

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    Great job--clever idea!!

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    I love it!

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    Wonderful quilt for a football fan! This would be a great graduation gift for a kid who played football in high school or college. Thanks for sharing.

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    Wow love it...this couldn't have come at a better time...I've been planning a quilt for my man, but going with the concept of a football field with the Dallas Cowboys theme..but might just change my mind and do this, if I can find Dallas Cowboy material to back it with....great job btw.

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    So cool! What a great idea. I can't think of a football fan that wouldn't love it.
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    I never would have thought of making a quilt in the shape of a football, but it is darling. Any man would love it; heck, many women would love it!!! Great job -- both you and dil.

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    Looks like a fun quilt!
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    That is a quilt any football fan would love! Sorry about the bad call for the Packers but it looks like the strike is almost over?

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    It turned out great! Love my Packers!

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    Really wonderful and awesome idea, every one loves this quilt especially football players. Thanks for sharing such an useful and good quilt with us.

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    what a neat idea it is very nice!!!!
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    Oh, that is amazing!

    Now for the questions. How did you make the pattern for this large sized quilt? Did you use newspaper as template paper? The baby quilt seems like it would be easy to do for the pattern, but a huge quilt seems daunting. Can you share specifics on how you did this?

    How much yardage did it end up taking? Did you use any batting in between the layers?

    I have a friend who LOVES his Packers and would love a quilt like this.

    Thanks for sharing with us all and inspiring us.

    Suzanne in VT

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    Cute idea, pretty neat football blanket
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    You are one smart lady, it looks great. The minkee was a good idea.

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    That is so cute, nice and big.
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    I love this quilt...you did a great job on it!
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    OMG I have got to make one for my brother who is a die-hard Dallas fan. Thanks for sharing!

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    What an awesome idea and work.

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    what a great quilt for a football fan
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    What a great idea for a guy quilt!
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