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Thread: My Utility Quilts

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    Nice work and a great idea.

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    Those are lovely, great job and very creative and thank you for sharing
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    I agree with everyone here! Perfect way to recycle!

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    I love recycling!! You did a beautiful job! I use old sheets that I buy from GW Inc (Goodwill Incorporated) for the lining of many of my quilts. I've found some beauties, some even new. Your idea is a great one!

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    Great idea! And cute too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter View Post
    Great repurposing project and a great way to practice FMQ without taking the time to piece.
    Wasn't quilting something that was all about repurposing objects that were no longer useful for the originally intended purpose? You've done a GREAT job with these, and it's a great way to practice FMQ.
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    Great job. I have used sheets for my backing. I always pick really pretty sheets from the Thrift store and they have worked great and everyone asks where I got such pretty fabric ! I also made a lap quilt from a Waverly sheet and it turned out so pretty.

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    very cute!

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    Brilliant idea. I love the pooh..I found out last night my daughters baby is going to be a boy...a pooh bear lover! Thanks for sharing
    Gramma to Isabella and NEW baby brother Enzo!

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    Great quilts they are perfect, and what a wonderful way to use what one has, I do all the time.
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    Both are so cute. (No quilt police will be called.)
    Jean

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    What a great idea !
    Wish I had thought of this before I gave away some really cute prints the kids out grew.
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    These are the best bar none, as they can be USED!

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    Very nice. Thanks for posting!

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    Love, love love them! Creative recycling idea is just brilliant.

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    Great idea... we all need some quilts that we don't mind using for the tough jobs.
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    That's what I like....repurpose, reuse, refresh. And look how much you saved!

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    Great idea!
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    How resourceful! And the best part is you had fun doing this! That is what matters the most!!
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    What a great idea! I'd never thought of using old sheets for beach quilts, but it totally works. That's also a good cheap way to practice FMQing.

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    Well now aren't you just the clever one! You have a perfect example of repurposing and now own two useful sheets. Congratulations on a job well done!
    Judi from Denver, aka Nonna Judi

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    They are way to pretty to be for a picnic blanket. Great job.

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    Those make great utility quilts. My mom's cousin taught me to sew and she used sheets frequently for backings. Her other go to for backings was just plain old muslin. It was very economical for her. She always was on a very tight budget. Tell the quilt police to go fly a kite.

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