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11.04.2010

Operation: Pay It Forward

My Project Linus quilt:


A quilted knit blanket. 

Have any of you ever quilted with knits?  I love how soft the end quilt is, but there are many things I still need to learn. . .  Too many ripples!


Any tips for quilting knits?  I definitely need to add some interfacing next time. . .

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I don't think I have mentioned this yet, but I am part of a group called 'a Dozen Quilters'.  It is similar to a virtual quilting bee, but instead of making quilts for ourselves, each month we make something to donate to the organization of choice of the person of the month.  For November, we are donating stockings and gift cards to St. PJ's Children's Home in San Antonio, Texas.  It is an orphanage as well as a family counseling center.  And of course a place like that has many needs. 



What have you created this past month in order to help others?



4 comments:

The Sewing Dork said...

Wow, you are talented! I absolutely love that quilt. I have made (gulp) nothing this month for someone else. I have a deadline to make 50 of something to donate to an upcoming faire. Better get on it!

2littlehooligans said...

oh i love the quilt! i don't see any ripples. i may have to give it a shot. im embarassed to say i have made nothing to donate this month, just a lot of birhtday presents. you are such a giving person, thanks.

Melissa said...

Oh I LOVE this quilt! I have never quilted anything but cotton, how on earth did you put this one together so beautifully! Any chance you'll post a tutorial? I hope so!!! One thing I learned when using the soft n' comfy fabric, there is a type of interfacing, called one way stretch, you iron it on the fabric, with the stretch going the opposite way of the stretch of your fabric. It makes it much easier to work with, there is still a little stretch, but not nearly as much.

Amy said...

I missed this one somehow. I love the circles, the layout, the colors, the ruffles. It's great, beautiful job!