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Thread: My Utility Quilts

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    My Utility Quilts

    Last week I posted about how I wanted to make quilts from some old sheet sets I had. Don't tell the Quilt Police, but I made the quilts, I had fun doing it, and they are definitely not perfect. I did make one modification to my plan. I had originally planned on fixing the corners of the fitted sheet to use all that material, but it was far easier to cut the pieces off where they didn't match and not fix the corners. I didn't waste too much material and the project went more quickly. One other thing that I did do was cut off the beautiful border on the top of the Winnie the Pooh flat sheet and insert in the middle of the top of the quilt to get the most use out of it. I used a twin size Winnie the Pooh set for the first one and a double size Tinkerbell set for the second one. Easy to do and now I have two picnic/beach/packing quilts ready to use.


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    Those are just lovely! Great job!

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    Great looking quilts. I have been considering purchasing some flea market sheets.
    Congrats on a fine job.
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    Great idea....and two pretty quilts.

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    Great repurposing project and a great way to practice FMQ without taking the time to piece.

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    Those turned out great!

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    Very pretty. Anything and everything is acceptable that you want to do. Your idea turned out very well and you used what you had.
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    what cute quilts

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    very nicely done
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    What a great way to recycle!! They are great and will get a lot of practical use! You should be proud!

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    They came out beautifully ! Such pretty quilts from re-purposed sheets!

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    you did a fantastic job on your quilts
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    very nice!!!!
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    Great idea. I buy sheets at the thrift stores so may start to look for more than just the plain colors.
    Lisa

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    Wonderful idea!!! They turned out great
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    Very very nice.
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    Those are adorable. A great idea to practice FMQ )as someone said). I'm going to try that. Thanks for the pictures.

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    What a great idea and they turned out beautiful.
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    well there you go There is no "law" that states where you have to get your fabric from!

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    Very cute quilts.

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    I think they are great.

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    I don't pay attention to the quilt police either.
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    They look very nice.

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    These are great!!!!
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    turned out really cute

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