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Thread: QuickEasyCharityQuilt

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    Super Member Feathers's Avatar
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    Hi Guys:
    I just made this baby quilt for our Protective Services agency for foster kids. It's quick, easy and so cuddly. Just wanted to share it with you.
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    What a darling quilt and love the colors too. Its bound to cheer up anyone jsut by looking at it :!: :D :thumbup:

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    Here is the back of the Quick & Easy Charity Quilt. I stitched the ditch. The front of the quilt is all flannel, the back is heavy cotton muslin. I used medium weight batting in the sandwich.

    Stitch The Ditch quilting on back of the Quick Easy Charity quilt for kids
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    Good job! I am always on the lookout for the quick ones . This is on the "to do list" now!

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    That is so cute, I'm going to do one too!!! :D

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    That is so nice. I was thinking it would be great to donate a whole cloth quilt while I'm practicing free motion quilting. You've inspired me!

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    That is a very pretty quilt. It is bright and cheerful.

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    What a GREAT cause... That is a beautiful quilt.. GREAT JOB!

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    Thanks for sharing. That quilt will be cherished for a long time!

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    that is so cute.. how did you get involved in that type of service project? I want to do that too

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    Hey Feathers! Love the orange and green together. Really bright and cheery. Hope my machine quilting turns out that good. Just have to bite the bullet and try it. :D

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    That is like giving someone a ray of sunshine--a ray of hope.

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    Feathers, thats a very cute charity quilt . The bright colors make it so happy.
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    There are a lot of groups out there, but I like Project Linus the best. You could also check with the Salvation Army, a shelter for battered women, your local police and fire departments. Many of them give a child a quilt in emergency situations to give them comfort and something to cling to. Nancy Zieman used to profile groups on her website.

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    What a cheerful quilt. That will surely make someone feel safe, warm, and cared for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lois-nounoe
    Hey Feathers! Love the orange and green together. Really bright and cheery. Hope my machine quilting turns out that good. Just have to bite the bullet and try it. :D
    Lois:
    I'm just learning the "quilting" part of quilting so I'm NOT an expert but I will tell you, if you don't have a "walking foot" for your machine, bite the bullet and spend the $20 or so to buy one. That little gadget makes all the difference in the world in how your quilting looks on the back side. Mine is perfect ...yet, but at least I know that eventually it will be nearly so with the walking foot.

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    Lois: I meant to put "NOT perfect ...yet" in my last post but dropped off the NOT...I'm told only God is perfect. I think whoever said that is spot on! Obviously, I'm NOT! :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by hannahsmom
    that is so cute.. how did you get involved in that type of service project? I want to do that too
    Hannahsmom: I think I answered this question for you earlier and it might have been in a PM but for anyone else who is interested in making quilts for foster kids all you would need to do is contact your local Protective Services Dept. office. It's a state agency and is usually located in the offices where people go to apply for welfare, food stamps, and medical assistance. Speak with a supervisor and ask if they would be able to use a quilt or two. My guess is they'd snap up your offer in a heartbeat. Our quilt group makes and donates about 50 quilts a year to our local Foster kids. We put each quilt in a "stuff bag" that we also make so the kids can have "luggage" to pack their clothes in when they are moved from foster home to where ever rather than having to put all their belongings in a black plastic garbage bag. The stuff bags are varied in size depending on the size of fabric we have and want to use up. The bags are never smaller than a pillow case.

    Bluphrog mentioned Project Linus. We have donated many quilts to Linus, too. Either program is worthy and appreciative of the quilt donations.

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    Great job, love the colors!

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    Love it. And such a nice gesture!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feathers
    Quote Originally Posted by Lois-nounoe
    Hey Feathers! Love the orange and green together. Really bright and cheery. Hope my machine quilting turns out that good. Just have to bite the bullet and try it. :D
    Lois:
    I'm just learning the "quilting" part of quilting so I'm NOT an expert but I will tell you, if you don't have a "walking foot" for your machine, bite the bullet and spend the $20 or so to buy one. That little gadget makes all the difference in the world in how your quilting looks on the back side. Mine is perfect ...yet, but at least I know that eventually it will be nearly so with the walking foot.
    I got a walking foot. I've just been too chicken to try it! :oops: I got mine at a second hand shop my hubby and I like to visit from time to time. It came in one of those $20 plastic storage on wheels thingy with three drawers and a LOT of other sewing stuff!!! :lol: It just so happened to be the one I need so I got the whole lot for $10!! I just got done a small quilt for the daughter of the guy we get our hay from that I was going to try it on but didn't. (too comfortable with hand quilting) but I AM going to try it on the one I'm making for her little sister! Going to do the disappearing nine patch for that one too. So wish me luck!! I'll post pics of them when I get them both done.

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    that is a happy quilt


    nice

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    That quilt is so happy looking as we'll as warm. I am sure it will be loved!
    Jojos Nana, Carol

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    Beautiful, bright colors! Some child will be so happy to receive your quilt. Bless you.
    Peace is one of His greatest gifts.

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    VEry pretty and colorful. What a great thing to do for children.

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