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    The quilt is cute but the card-table house is over the moon!!! Your didn't miss a thing. A working mailbox, a doggie door, veggie garden with bees, flower garden with butterfly, a curtained window! The final touch is the blazing fireplace and mantle with its workable vase and picture frame. What more could a kid want! Kudos to you. You will be remembered forever! Thanks for sharing and inspiring.
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    Wow great job! Very cool!

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    I love both! You did a wonderful job on both.

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    How wonderful...memories hve been made from these I am sure.

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    Both are wonderful!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Janey View Post
    Did you have a pattern for the playhouse or is it your own design? Love the dino quilt.
    I didn't have a pattern, theres some tutes on the internet and someone out there sells a pattern, but I just kind of designed it and did it myself. Basically just measure the top and sides, cut your sides a little bigger than the size you need, decide what you want to use as a decoration, sew those on, then pin it together around your table, sew up the sides, and then pin a top and sew it on too. I learned the more you applique on the more the stitches pull on the felt and shrink it some. I made some of the flowers and stuff and carefully hand appliqued them on. I also learned that its almost impossible to sew felt thats been painted on. I painted on the chimney bricks and had a terrible time sewing the chimney and fireplace on...broke 2 needles and it really distorted.

    But the kids really seemed to like it so its all worth it.

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    Wow, this is awesome! You need to find a market for these card table covers and sell them! Very cute...she looks like she's right at home in there!
    I would have to charge 5 million dollars per for them to make it worth all the hassle!

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    Very cute quilt and absolutely LOVE the playhouse--your detail is amazing; the fireplace, the doggie door; mailbox, etc. TY for sharing!
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    Your house is fantastic! I love it!

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    both are really great-love the play house
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    Wow that is awesome.

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    very cute love the house

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    Cute quilt, though the playhouse is beyond cute ... phenomenal!

    The problems you had with the felt, would you use regular cotton materials another time?
    And then quilt it for substance?

    Your details are amazing!

    .... better start on a regular table size model now, to be ready for when they want to upgrade!
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    The dino quilt is so cute. And the play house is just darling. Thanks for sharing the pictures with us.

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    Great stuff!! I love the fireplace
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    These are simply fantastic! The children wll never forget that playhouse. I know they will want to keep it one day for their own children!

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    Wonderful!! I'm sure you made three children very happy. You've certainly put a lot of work into both projects.

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    Precious quilt, and the playhouse is just too precious!
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    You are so talented! Wonderful work on both projects! Those adorable children clearly love the little house you made for them

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    Cute quilt, though the playhouse is beyond cute ... phenomenal!

    The problems you had with the felt, would you use regular cotton materials another time?
    And then quilt it for substance?
    I'm not sure...the felt of course needs no hemming and its pretty easy to invisibly hand applique because the material is so thick...regular fabric would need hemming or lining and that could end up being a bigger PITA than the felt. William (who got the dino quilt and lives next door) will be getting a playhouse later this summer, we haven't decided what theme for him. His Mom doesn't sew so I said I will help her, and we saw some cute camping tent playhouses on someones website so we might do a cammo fabric for that one.
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    What a wonderful quilt.... and yes, I LOVE the card table house. Very creative.

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    Wonderul quilts-great fun for the children to have a playhouse.
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    How special you are to do these for the childern. Both are super. You are a very good person and a wonderful neighbor. Thanks for sharing. BrendaK
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    Such clever ideas you have. They sure look to be enjoying it. WOOF

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    The quilt is so cute and the play house is a work of art. The kid's are so lucky. What a great idea. I also love the pic of your three doggies.

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    They are absolutely beautiful.
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