I was approached by a gal who wanted 2 quilts made. She wanted these quilts made from her girl's old baby blankets and quilts. I told her to bring over the goods and let me look it over. silly me. I knew better. But said yes. I proceeded to cut up some of the blankets into 6" squares.
Sewed them together in a somewhat orderly fashion. Notice I said somewhat?
Some of the fabrics were thick. Some were thin. Some were knit. Some cotton.
Stretchy beyond belief.
Basically she wanted me to use ALL her fabric/materials.
and to use an OLD quilt as the backing.
WAYYYYYYYY to thick.
My poor machine!
Either way. I finished the job. here is one of the quilts I finished.
1. Learn to just say NO. This is a life lesson. Not just a quilt one. I have the hardest time saying no. I know there is a book out there for me to get over this. The guilt!
2. Cottons and knits do NOT mix. and I should never attempt this. ever. again!
3. You cannot just 'add squares to an already made quilt and get another quilt out of it-wayyy to thick.
4. Respect the machine girl! Think of how much stress this put on my poor lil sewing machine!? LOL.
Have you done something so stupid like this before, such that I just did?
And before anyone asks, NO, the money was not worth it. It was very little, actually :(
|see the quilt on the back :/|
|that damn animal print is a knit. *^&*^#(*^( ---those were swear words LOL|