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Thread: Graduation Quilts

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    Fantastic gifts.

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    Very beautiful. I am sure they will be cherrished.

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    Both quilts are great. The added appliques really set the off. Love the horses for the girl.

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    Really nice. Bet they love them both. I had to type fast because if DGD saw those horses my to do list would grow again.......

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    Beautiful job!!I especially love the horses.

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    Beautiful quilts!!

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    What a wonderful keepsake for them

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    For IBQLTN:

    I found the method somewhere online, but can't find my bookmark right now. I cut the backing 1/2 to 3/4-inch larger all around the block. I quilted the blocks and stopped 1/2-inch from the edges all around. When I was ready to put the blocks together, I pinned back the backing and batting, matched up the fronts and sewed them together, using a 1/4-inch seam. I trimmed the batting to butt up and not overlap. I trimmed one side of the backing to overlap the seam by 1/4-inch and pressed the other under 1/4-inch to overlap the backing I trimmed. I then hand-stitched the backing down. When I had joined the blocks into a row, I went back and finished quilting the blocks to the edges.

    On my niece's quilt, I machine sewed through from back to front because I didn't want to hand-stitch. It looked just as good.

    Hope that helps.

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    Beautiful quilts.

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    jessica is so blessed. your work is lovely :thumbup:

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    Lovely quilts and that pillow is so cute! Well done!

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    Great quilts you put alot of time in the backing also. Great gifts.

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    I love those quilts, lucky kids!

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    Love them.

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    Love the horse quilt. did you applique by hand?

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    Such wonderful gifts! They are both gorgeous!

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    You did great! I like your color choices and the appliqué is the cherry on top. Thank you for showing :).

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    Great quilts, nice gift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JEL523
    For IBQLTN:

    I found the method somewhere online, but can't find my bookmark right now. I cut the backing 1/2 to 3/4-inch larger all around the block. I quilted the blocks and stopped 1/2-inch from the edges all around. When I was ready to put the blocks together, I pinned back the backing and batting, matched up the fronts and sewed them together, using a 1/4-inch seam. I trimmed the batting to butt up and not overlap. I trimmed one side of the backing to overlap the seam by 1/4-inch and pressed the other under 1/4-inch to overlap the backing I trimmed. I then hand-stitched the backing down. When I had joined the blocks into a row, I went back and finished quilting the blocks to the edges.

    On my niece's quilt, I machine sewed through from back to front because I didn't want to hand-stitch. It looked just as good.

    Hope that helps.
    Thank you. I just couldn't imagine that you had done it QAYG because it doesn't have the "look" of a QAYG block. That's a COMPLIMENT by the way!

    I think I might have bookmarked the page you are talking about. Hand sewing is out for me because of the arthritis as is quilting anything larger than a lap size. I just may have to give this a try.

    Thanks again!

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    Wow those are wonderful.

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    Just beautiful, what a talented quilter you are.
    Have a Blessed night
    Ellen

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    Quote Originally Posted by drgranny
    Love the horse quilt. did you applique by hand?
    Oh, no. I machine sew almost everything except the binding and the backing on my nephew's quilt. I don't have the patience to hand sew!

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    they are beautiful!!!!

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