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Thread: My First Commissioned Quilt!

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    My First Commissioned Quilt!

    It's a queen-sized minky-backed weighted memorabilia quilt made from: 20 t-shirts, 3 boy scout scarves & badges, a football scarf, and a hospital pillow. I also made a tote bag to store and carry the quilt from the left-over scraps, as well as a duffle bag from his 2 soccer uniform shirts; both are customer appreciation gifts for being patient. The quilt also has a QR code where my customer can record a voice message before she gifts it to her grandson. I'm excited for her to receive it.Name:  01_memorabilia-quilt2.jpg
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    wow....first class! Your customer will be super impressed with your work. I know that I am........

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    Wow is right. You should be very proud. It's super. BrendaK
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    Awesome quilt. Love it.
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    very nicely done
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    Great job on the organization of all the memorabilia into a fabulous quilt. I know it will be loved and appreciated. I am very impressed by how nice your quilting looks on the Minky fabric. I have wanted to try that but always shy away for fear that it will slip round. Really nice quilt.

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    Great quilt and bags!

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    You did a great job combining all those different elements into the quilt— the design is fantastic and those bags are the perfect way to use up he scraps. That’s one lucky customer! Good job!

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    It is fabulous!
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    Wow they are exceptional and I am sure they will be extremely pleased with your wonderful creations!

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    You did a fantastic job on your first commissioned quilt. The customer will be so pleased with what you've done. Nice idea with the bags also. Congratulations on a beautiful finish!

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    nicely done
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    Good job. The customer will love it.
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    Fantastic quilt and wonderful idea to include ability for message to grandson.

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    Very nice! You did a great job!

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    Ohhhh what a treasure! I love it !

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    You did a wonderful job!!!

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    WOW, WOW and WOW again!!!
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    I'm impressed with how you planned the layout - especially those flags at the top. Great job!!
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    Thank you fellow quilter's for validation. It was one of those scope creeper jobs. I am an accomplished patch-worker but had not done a t-shirt quilt in the past nor worked with Minky. I was worried about this layout because the non -t-shirt items where my customer's after-thought when I had already interfaced, cut, and squarely laid out the t-shirts according to a lap size, and had cut t-shirt trimmings for use as a scrappy binding, as well as had cut a cotton backing. She didn't know how she wanted them incorporated and trusted me to work them in somehow. I advised her it would grow into a big heavy quilt and significantly increase the cost; she didn't mind, then she settled on making it as large as I could. I had to now use pre-cut t-shirt bindings to fill-in the new open spots between the re-positioned t-shirt images and now use the cotton backing for binding. Therefore, it was my after-thought to use Minky for the backing to make it a truly weighted quilt which turned out to be 13 pounds. The redesign was truly a challenge for me but I am pleased with the results; tested it myself, and it is oh so comfy.

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    Awesome quilt! The customer will be amazed at the result as I know I am!
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    The quilt is great and your work is wonderful. I would not even attempt something like that and I been making quilts and comforters for over 50 years.
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    That turned out great! Nice way to put them all together. Now the other people wanting tshirt quilts will probably be looking for you!
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    Good job!!

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    Your layout is fantastic. I've made exactly (1) t-shirt quilt so I have an idea of what it takes to make something like this, but you had extra items too. I can't imagine making a quilt like this; on a scale of 1-10, I'd rate this one as an 11 :-)

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