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Thread: Nostalgic baby quilt - Dick and Jane

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    Fabric: a 7 fat quarter kit (which arrived with only 6 fq's so I had to pull one from my stashlette)

    Pattern: Snap It's a Quilt! by Peggy Ann. The border is supposed to be 2 1/2" and you cut down your leftovers from 3 1/2". I let that border be 3 1/2" instead. So instead of getting the border and binding from the same fabric included in the kit I just get the border from it.

    Size: about 40" X 54"

    Backing: came with the kit

    I really like this. At first I thought the pinks didn't play well together, but in the end that didn't bother me.

    Quilting: Cross Hatching done with varigated thread. I LOVE varigated thread!

    Binding is pulled over from the backing cause that's how I roll! :)
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    Beautiful quilt. You did a good job.

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    It's precious, really good job

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    Nice!

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    Really cute!

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    That's awesome!
    I'm a huge fan of Dick and Jane!!!

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    Don't apologize about binding your quilt using the backing fabric. This is a great way for user friendly quilts. I am sure that this quilt will be used frequently and by the time the binding is getting thin, the rest of the quilt will be too. We use this method of binding all the time for our Community or donation quilts and it is quick and works well for us.

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    The quilt looks great. It's bright and happy!

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    very nice

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    That's a great quilt! Where did you find the kit? I love Dick and Jane. My aunt was a first grade teacher and I helped her grade papers, etc, so they were a part of my life a little longer than they were for some folks! :-)

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    Here's the site where I got the kit:

    http://webstore.quiltropolis.net/sto...9&parent_ids=0

    It doesn't look like they have the pink kit anymore -just one they call "brights". A friend got that one thinking it was the boy version of mine, but ... it's really more feminine in real life.

    Many of the fabrics in these kits are from Westminster so perhaps you could find yardage that way.

    I ordered 4 kits from this site. One came short a fat quarter. One had such substituted fabrics that it was no where near what was pictured on the site. The other two were fine so .... beware.

    Thanks for the cheering words about backings for bindings. I was taught to have a separate piece and to hand sew it to the back. I just don't have the patience to spend that time. If I have to hand sew I don't want to play! The friend who took the beginner class with me always does the "right" way so ... I was getting a complex about it until I found that what she likes about my bindngs are the zigzag and scallop stitches I use and her machine doesn't have those! Whew!

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    What a a cute quilt! I love variegated thread too & use it a lot in machine quilting. Like how you describe your stash as stashlette!

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    Wonderful quilt in lovely colors. Sorry you were shorted 1 FQ.

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    Cute

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    Wonderful quilt! I learned to read with Dick and Jane a loooong time ago!! Always loved them! Great job :thumbup:

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    So cute! It works very well- all the different pinks.

    I didn't learn to read with Dick and Jane. We had
    Alice and Jerry and (dog) Jip at our school. Those were the days. What power reading gives us! Been a bookworm for sooooo long!

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    cute cute cute !

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