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Thread: Polyester scrap quilt

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    Super Member skydiver70's Avatar
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    Here's a picture of a quilt my late Mother made from polyester fabric. She made a scrappy quilt with polyester squares of all colors and backed the quilt with flannel fabric. She didn't use any batting as the quilt is heavy enough without it.

    She hand quilted it by quilting around each square and use polyester to bind the quilt. It is really warm, too.

    She used any type fabric she had to make quilts. Almost all her quilts were made from cotton or polyester fabric scraps.
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    I know I had one of these wayyyyyyyy back when..Years ago we made quilts with cotton like pockets filled with clean old pantyhose, they too were heavy!!

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    I love that! It reminds me of one my Grandma made! My mother still has it and uses it.

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    Lovely.

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    I have one almost identical that I made umpteen years ago. It is so heavy.

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    That is so pretty and hand done besides

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    I had one like that also!

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    That is a nice looking quilt!

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    In the 70s, a group of us made these for a nursing home. The nursing home loved them because they were indestructible in the laundry. I can't remember what we used for backing. Something woven and soft like a brushed twill, I think. Not flannel, I know.

    Your mother's quilt is still bright - very cheerful.

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    i was fortunate to rescue one.. It has become one of our favorites.. http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-68858-1.htm

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    That is such a sweet quilt! And made by your Mom makes it that much sweeter :)

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    Wow! At my first glance, I thought I was looking at one I made. Didn't know which one. I made 2. Backed one with a sheet and the other with a sheet blanket. My daughter who is going on 39 sleeps has slept with it every night since she was about 5. I has been backed twice and she says it needs to be done again. The other one is being repaired now. They ARE indistructable. -- I have one more ready to sew together. One of my ufo's.

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    What a pretty treasure you have :D:D:D

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    Love the bright colors!

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    What a beauty!! I have a couple similar that my grandmother made. They were so heavy, you couldn't turn over at night.

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    Your mother and mine must have been using out of the same scrap bag! My mother made several that could be identical to yours except she tied them. She passed away 15 years ago but my sons are still using them and them have no wear on them whatsoever. Love them (mom, my boys and the quilts)

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    My mom made one just like that as well, but she did add batting and she backed it in flannel and gave it to my son for Christmas. He used it until it was literally in shreds and even then, I had a tough time talking him into letting it go. We ended up having a ceremony for it when he agreed it's time had come.

    Thank you for posting it, it brought back wonderful memories.

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    I have one my Grannie made out of polyester. It is backed with an old blanket and I have to re-sew seams every year but I love it! It is heavy and warm and just makes me feel closer to her.

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