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Thread: My First Quilt

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    Here are some pictures of my first quilt. I took the easy way out (while I work on a "true" quilt) by making a raggedy edge quilt for our son for Christmas. He is into recycling everything so I used "old" denim from hubby's jeans etc. for the top and new flannel for the back. I learned how to write words with bleach and did some machine embroidery on some squares. It was fun making this quilt and I plan on making more. I bought some rag quilt scissors which really made the fraying part easy!

    the quilt draped over couch
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    our guard dog looking at backside of quilt
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    close up of bleach writing
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    That is a great quilt! I love it!

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    Thank you! It's a very heavy quilt with all that denim. I think the next one I make will be made from various flannels, soft and warm too.

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    I love rag quilts! And that is too a "true" quilt.

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    Very pretty !!!

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    Great job!!

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    Very original!! You did great for your first quilt!

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    That is a very nice denim raggy quilt! Never heard of bleach writing...how is that done?

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    Great job!

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    Great quilt! Thanks for recycling :)

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    What are rag quilt scissors?i don't think i've seen them

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    VERY nice job! I think it came out great!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_MO
    That is a very nice denim raggy quilt! Never heard of bleach writing...how is that done?
    Clorox pen??

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    What a wonderful quilt!

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    I bought a kit from a store in Edmonton, Alberta. It contained plastic bottles with various sizes of tips. You put the liquid soap used in dishwashers - but it apparently has to be white - in the bottles and simply write. There are several tips so that you can make your letters wide or narrow. I wrote on about ten squares. As the bleach that's in the liquid soap dries, the writing shows up very clearly. After I finished sewing the quilt, I washed and dried it several times to make it fray. The writing stayed the same as it looked when it dried the very first time (the initial writing). I know that in some hardware stores they sell plastic bottles with various tips for gluing. They might work.

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    I used "6 1/2" Rag Quilting Snips VP7" and the brand that I have is Heritage Cutlery. I had forgotten that I owned them (had put them away for that future date that I might make a raggedy edge quilt) and found them about halfway through all the cutting for the fraying. I was going through one of my sewing drawers looking for any kind of scissor that might work. My hands were so sore from cutting and I had some blisters! I was using spring loaded scissors at the time. Once I found these wonderful scissors, I whizzed through the rest of the quilt effortlessly! They are simply amazing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tebill
    I bought a kit from a store in Edmonton, Alberta. It contained plastic bottles with various sizes of tips. You put the liquid soap used in dishwashers - but it apparently has to be white - in the bottles and simply write. There are several tips so that you can make your letters wide or narrow. I wrote on about ten squares. As the bleach that's in the liquid soap dries, the writing shows up very clearly. After I finished sewing the quilt, I washed and dried it several times to make it fray. The writing stayed the same as it looked when it dried the very first time (the initial writing). I know that in some hardware stores they sell plastic bottles with various tips for gluing. They might work.
    Thanks. I haven't had a dishwasher for many years...didn't know they made a liquid soap for the dishwasher. have to look for that.

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    I have the rag quilt snips, mine are Fiskars. I don't know how I ever did the snipping before. I find lots of uses for the snips since I have dropped both pairs of my Ginghers on the tile floor in the past month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster
    I love rag quilts! And that is too a "true" quilt.
    My sentiments exactly!!! :D:D:D

    This is an awesome denim quilt!!! I love what you did for embellishing it too 8-)8-)8-) Good job :thumbup:

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    A Fantastic Quilt , I love the bleach effect also will have to try that on my sons Bluejeans Quilt soon, thanks for sharing your Quilt pic with us.

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    Great!

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    What a fabulous quilt! I was thinking of a rag denim quilt for a future project, as I've a lot of denim stockpiled. I really like you're backing. The dog is cute too :)

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    I think its great. It's masculine, it is recycled AND it has his dad's stuff in it!!! Cool all around
    Arent bleach pens cool?

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    What a wonderful quilt! And your pup is just darling. I hope your cutting fingers have recovered!

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    It's a cozy,wonderful quilt.

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