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Thread: Plaid Star Quilt

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    Super Member eparys's Avatar
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    TADA!!

    I finally finished the dreaded Plaid Star Quilt. I have learned very valuable lessons from this that I will share with you (which I am sure that most of you have learned these lessons long ago :lol: )

    1. Never do stars in Plaid (especially if it is a Kit – as you will never have enough to match the plaid)

    2. If you purchase a kit OPEN it up and make sure that the fabric is cut on the straight of the goods.

    3. “Starch” the top and the bottom before quilting.

    4. Never stitch in the ditch with variegated thread (it really shows the all the goof ups).

    5. Always purchase more backing fabric than you need (I did not have enough for the pockets).

    6. Don’t get too stressed – after all this is supposed to be fun!

    The bottom line is I am not displeased with the efforts. It is not "perfect" but as this is the first completed one I have done in a long time it looks good on my wall. I did a pocket top and bottom and inserted a finished piece of wood to give the hanging some stability.




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    This is so cool! I love all the plaids. It looks great on your wall.

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    Very nice wallhanging! I love the country look it gives to your room.

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    It's great, sorry it was difficult, but it sure was worth it. So "homey" looking!

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    Very nice! :thumbup:

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    Beautiful!

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    Love the plaids, though I have heard that they are hard to work with.

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    I think it looks great!

    Kyia

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    Thanks all - for your kind comments.
    Quote Originally Posted by RedGarnet222
    Very nice wallhanging! I love the country look it gives to your room.
    RedGarnet - the house is very open and all timber frame inside so Country / Rustic goes well

    Quote Originally Posted by beachlady
    Love the plaids, though I have heard that they are hard to work with.
    Beachlady - the hardest thing I found (after I gave up trying to match the plaid :cry: ) was lining the plaids up so that they were reasonably straight and on the sashing trying to keep the gold threads in the center (that way if the edges were not perfect then it would not scream crooked)!

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    it may not be perfect but who cares?!! I think it looks great from the pix and looks wonderful hanging on your wall. Good job! I hate trying to match up hard material like that too.

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    LOVE it!

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    I love it!!! Kudos to you for working with plaid :wink: Thank you for the tips, too!!! :D :D :D

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    I think it looks very pretty. It's looks great on your wall!

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    I think its BEAUTIFUL.
    If anyone gets close enough to judge and look for all the mistakes show them the door. I am SURE everyone will love it and will NEVER see the mistakes.

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    I love it!! And it looks so good hanging on your wall!

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    Well, I think it is perfect and if you are in any way, shape or form not happy with your results, you can just send it to me and I will be happy to give it a home.

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    Your wall hanging is sure pretty! (regardless of the "lessons" learned!)

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    Your quilt is beautiful.

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    I love it!!! Looks great on your wall!! And thanks for the hints too! :D

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    So pretty. The fabrics are great and I just love those colors. Great wall hanging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsSage
    I think its BEAUTIFUL.
    If anyone gets close enough to judge and look for all the mistakes show them the door. . . .
    Than you - That sounds like an excellent suggestion!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcia
    Well, I think it is perfect and if you are in any way, shape or form not happy with your results, you can just send it to me and I will be happy to give it a home.
    I will remember that !! :lol:

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    Very nice!.....:-)

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    Ohhh that ROCKS!! You did a wonderful job!

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    That is great! Thanks for the tips, too.

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