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    Pink scraps

    I have pieced this quilt top for my sister using scraps or other bits from my stash. The only thing I have purchased is extra wide backing. It will be a large ‘sofa’ quilt and measures 58x62.

    I plan on using polyester batting for the first time (rather than my usual cotton) as it will be warmer and she is always cold! I hope the central pinwheels will stand out more after quilting.
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    ​Cute top!

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    Pretty colours!

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    Very pretty top!

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    nicely done
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    It is beautiful. I am sure your sister will love it!

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    Nice quilt - but - I did not know that polyester was warmer than cotton batting?
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    Very pretty. Your sister will love it!
    A quilt is like a good life. It's full of mistakes, but, in the end, it looks pretty good.

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    Beautiful quilt and great colors.
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    No way is polyester batting warmer than 100% cotton-IMHO. Nothing beats 100% cotton except maybe 100% wool but I don’t live in Alaska or
    Canada.

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    Great quilt. I would try the wool batting. It's wonderful when I'm really chilled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abc123retired View Post
    No way is polyester batting warmer than 100% cotton-IMHO. Nothing beats 100% cotton except maybe 100% wool but I don’t live in Alaska or
    Canada.
    I did quite a bit of reading on this and most places said the same thing. Wool is the warmest (but is incredibly expensive over here!). Then polyester and finally cotton and bamboo about equal. This is mainly because polyester usually has higher loft so traps more air - as long as the quilting isn’t too dense.

    I usually use 100% cotton or 80/20 blends as they are more breathable

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    Pretty fabrics and a great stash buster. Your sister is sure to love it.
    attitude is everything...the rest will fall into place.

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    A great use of scraps and I am sure your sister will love it!

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    Very nicely done. Your sister is in for a big treat!

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    Very pretty quilt. Love all of your fabrics and how you incorporated them all together to make such a beautiful quilt.

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    Love the quilt top. I can't wait to see how you quilt it.

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    Never ceases to amaze me how scraps can be turned into something so nice. Good job.

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    Thanks everyone

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    Beautiful! She will love it!

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    Your quilting will be what defines the pinwheels in the center. You will have to custom quilt them to achieve this (my opinion). I hope to see it after you have finished the quilting.

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    Ellen, I plan to SID around each pinwheel which will hopefully work. Hardly anyone has a LA over here in UK as houses are not big enough (and quilting is not as popular) so it is all custom quilting on domestic machines anyway.

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    Cute quilt! She'll love it! I have found wool batting to be the warmest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RJLinkletter View Post
    Ellen, I plan to SID around each pinwheel which will hopefully work. Hardly anyone has a LA over here in UK as houses are not big enough (and quilting is not as popular) so it is all custom quilting on domestic machines anyway.
    I see. If you quilt something different around each pinwheel, that will separate them and make them stand out like you want. You can repeat the different motifs on other pinwheels, just not touching each other. :-)

    I am looking forward to see your quilt after you finish quilting it.
    Last edited by Ellen 1; 09-10-2019 at 08:22 PM. Reason: Typo

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    Quote Originally Posted by rilene View Post
    Cute quilt! She'll love it! I have found wool batting to be the warmest.
    I believe you’re right but I couldn’t find a reasonably priced supplier over here.

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