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Thread: A Quilter's Dressing Gown/Wrap :)

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    A Quilter's Dressing Gown/Wrap :)

    Here are a couple of pics of a Dressing Gown I made for a friend for Christmas.
    To put a quilter's spin on it ... "ragged" edges, all 'round ...
    along with quilted borders from top to bottom, around the neck, on the sleeves and pocket.

    I used a combed cotton, so warm and cozy, yet not bulky.
    Amazingly, I got the plaid matched fairly well ... thanks to the Janome 6600's AccuFeed!

    Now to make one for myself!!
    HAPPY NEW YEAR'S Everyone!!

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    I absolutely love this. Did you use a pattern & would care to share the name? Thanks

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    This is lovely and it even has a pocket which I can't seem to do without. Your friend is a lucky lady.
    Shelbie from the High County in Southern Ontario

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    That is so nice. Looks so cuddley and warm. I wish I was wrapped in that today. You did a fantastic job.

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    Wow, that is great wish I had one!!!!!!

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    Good job!
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    Thanks everyone!! ...

    I started with the free pattern at Connecting Threads, and then made my own improvisations, starting with only one layer of fabric.
    http://www.connectingthreads.com/pat...__D991495.html
    It's "sew" simple and quick to make.

    I'll look forward to seeing what the rest of you create.


    Shelbie ... me too! I "need" pockets in everything. Again, wasn't part of the pattern, but one of my add-ins! Lots of snow up there in "High"? Only about 3" here, with a fine show coming down again now.
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    QuiltE ... it looks great. I love the ragged edges and the plaid. So manly. Yes ... you deserve one too!
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

    Sue

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
    QuiltE ... it looks great. I love the ragged edges and the plaid. So manly. Yes ... you deserve one too!
    Thanks DHMom!!
    I hadn't planned the ragged look, but as I was working with it, and auditioning the border sizes, it just kind of jumped at me. Originally I'd bought it for a nightgown for myself ... Little House on the Prairie style. I only wish I had more of that same fabric for my own housecoat and/or nightgown but so looks like it won't happen. Although ... if I could find some blue flannelette that coordinates with it, I do have enough of the plaid for the yoke. hhmmmm? Reason to go shopping, I guess!
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    I love this dressing gown! I will have a look at the pattern and see if I can find something suitable to make one for myself. I only have these heavy ones which I don't like.
    Eat, quilt, sleep, repeat



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    I love it!!

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    So cute, I could use one of these too!!!
    "You have enough quilts made when your soul is filled, your creativity satisfied and your fingers just won't work anymore."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anael View Post
    I love this dressing gown! I will have a look at the pattern and see if I can find something suitable to make one for myself. I only have these heavy ones which I don't like.
    Dig into that stash Anael ... you could do it in regular quilting cotton.
    Though it wouldn't be quite so cozy as the brushed cotton is or a flannelette would be.
    I have visions of another one done with quilt block pockets.
    What a way to use orphans!!!


    JeanieG ... would be perfect for all your tripping about!
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    I love the fringing.
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    turned what could have been a plain robe into a work of quilting art! the litle rag edge and touch of quilting is perfect.
    peace
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    That is wonderful QuiltE. I am sure that recipient was thrilled. WELL DONE!!!!
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    love love love it! great job.
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    Very nice and really like the colors... did you prewash the fabric?
    Thanks for sharing..

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    Love the dressing gown! perfect!
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    Just wonderful, great job and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day and New Year
    Ellen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rntraveler View Post
    Very nice and really like the colors... did you prewash the fabric?
    Thanks for sharing..
    Absolutely! Several times, to deal with the shrinkage before making it.
    And once more for the ragging.
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    I love it QuiltE, you have been very busy. Must check out the website
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    Wonderful job. Love the way you staged the picture with the evergreen wreath too. Very creative!

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    Looks like a warm and cozy. Love the style and colors. Great Job.

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    Not only is it pretty, it is matched perfectly. Very, Very pretty.

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