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Thread: Terry cloth; Whatwas I thinking?

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    One day in January I was out shopping at Dollar General & I saw some pretty washrags. (All my washrags are tattered.) They were in a pack of 8 & all tied up in a ribbon! I brought 'em home & put 'em on my cutting table in the kitchen,planning to put 'em up after i showed 'em to my DH.

    The next day was my anniversary. DH took me to the LQS & bought me an Acuquilt Go & a couple of Dies for It. (He also bought me a "new to me" truck latter that day!!!!) I brought the Go in & put it on the cutting table & was looking at it. My eyes kept looking at those pretty washrags & I thought how much they looked like a bundle of fat quarters! The next thing i knew I was planning a quilt back. I drug my Dh to all the DG's in town & wiped 'em all out of these wash rags. I thought this will be easy... NOT.

    Well to make a long story here's the first 5 of 13 rows!

    Backed with muslin.
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    It's going to be a very warm quilt. It is a lot of work to work with stretchy stuff, but you're backing it with muslin, which will help. I think you'll be happy with it once it's finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilter7x
    It's going to be a very warm quilt. It is a lot of work to work with stretchy stuff, but you're backing it with muslin, which will help. I think you'll be happy with it once it's finished.
    Thanks! Thats why I was using the muslin!

    Heres the top!
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    It's a 10 minunet block but I added to it!!
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    This will be the border!
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    If you backed it with plain muslin, it would make a great bath mat! Very pretty!

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    Beautiful top, and very creative thinking for the back...lookin good thus far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess
    If you backed it with plain muslin, it would make a great bath mat! Very pretty!
    Thats what my Son said!!

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    Looks snugglie!! really cool!

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    funny how our minds work, anytime we see color we see a quilt that needs to be made. I love it, great idea!!

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    I feel for you. the very first thing i made my 2 yr old son on a machine i bought was a terry cloth bathrobe. boy, that thing made noise sewing through all that tickness, but i got it done.
    Cool tumblers!!!

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    What a clever idea and quilt too :D:D:D

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    WOW,,,, love the colors!!!!

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    I've sewn with terrycloth just once. What a mess! You are to be commended for taking on and sticking with this project, which, by the way, is coming out so nice!! I made a quilt for my grandson who is now 3 out of flannel and chenille. Never again! He loves it though and sleeps with it every night.

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    Brave, brave lady!! The outcome is looking gorgeous, though. Bet you won't be eager to try terrycloth again!

    Congratulations.

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    I like it and it will certainly be unique

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    Love your quilt and the terry cloth will make a warm backing love the colors and fabrics you chose for this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stitchnripper
    I've sewn with terrycloth just once. What a mess! You are to be commended for taking on and sticking with this project, which, by the way, is coming out so nice!! I made a quilt for my grandson who is now 3 out of flannel and chenille. Never again! He loves it though and sleeps with it every night.
    This was/is a mess! It was hard to cut, hard to starch & press, & very time consuming just to reach the sewing stage. I had half of 'em done then I had a "duh" moment & started cutting off the edges before running it through the GO! They are sewing together better than I thought. They are a bit stretchy though.

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    Ya'll are all sew sweet!!

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    I admire that you did this. I did a priest's stole years ago out of wash cloths. The priest washed the feet of the parishoners and dried them with wash cloths. I then made the stole from them. That fabric isn't the easiest to work with.

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    I admire that you did this. I did a priest's stole years ago out of wash cloths. The priest washed the feet of the parishoners and dried them with wash cloths. I then made the stole from them. That fabric isn't the easiest to work with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by debcavan
    I admire that you did this. I did a priest's stole years ago out of wash cloths. The priest washed the feet of the parishoners and dried them with wash cloths. I then made the stole from them. That fabric isn't the easiest to work with.
    What a blessing you are.

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    I feel for you , but you are making it look so pretty and it matches your beautiful top just perfect. Love it :-D :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pickles
    I feel for you , but you are making it look so pretty and it matches your beautiful top just perfect. Love it :-D :thumbup:
    Thank You!!!!
    You guys are such an encouragement!! :)

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