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Thread: It's a one of a kind!!

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    It's a one of a kind!!

    It's a totally original quilt because of my "design choices". I made this for donation, collecting quilts for Vets in their area.

    I had never used fleece for a backing before and wanted to try. I had a piece from my stash in mind. When my top was finished, I discovered my fleece was about 2" too short. I planned to bind it by bringing the front to the back. When I discovered the fleece was too short I should have just used something else but no - I plunged ahead! I figured I'd just fold even more fabric from the front to the back to hide the missing fleece.

    I quilted the top and fleece and then realized that if I folded the top and bottom borders to hide the missing fleece, the stitching would be right in the middle of my squares and highly visible. So I decided to use a cam and accentuate that line of stitching rather than hide it. Here it is

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    I think it looks even nicer from the back.
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    Here's pictures of the front and back of the quilt. It's definitely one of a kind!! Totally original! I'm not unhappy with it.

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    Last edited by QuiltnNan; 11-26-2015 at 05:00 AM.

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    Good for you; turning it into a design choice. Love your backing fabric.

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    Great idea for a fix. I am sure that there is a vet out there that is going to be warm and comfortable under the quilt you made for them.
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    Great fix!!!
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    Way to go. It's super. BrendaK
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    It turned out very nice. Someone will be all cuddly in it.

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    Very nice and good for you.

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    Your machine has the same stitch I do. that's really cool and nice. Good job.

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    Nice job! And yes, will be quite cuddly for it's recipient.

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    Nice trick. I would have never thought of that in a million years.

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    Great work and the backing fabric is cute!
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    Brilliant fix, quilt looks great.

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    what a great job. I'm sure the vets will be very happy with it. happy thanksgiving!
    Last edited by QuiltnNan; 11-26-2015 at 05:01 AM.

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    I forgot to mention. flannel or fleece on the back is great for someone in a wheelchair. the flannel/fleece stays on the lap better and doesn't slide. tx. again.

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    That is a great looking quilt.

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    Great problem solving there....It's a terrific quilt and I am sure it will be well loved.

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    nicely done
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    great job!!!
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    Very clever thinking on your part. Turned out great!

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    Great idea and it looks great!

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    Good for you.

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    Love your creativity! It turned out great!
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