Friday, October 7, 2016

Tips wanted...

A young mom asked me to show her how to make a quilt from her teenage daughter's beloved pajamas she had when she was little. She wanted to include those beloved blankets too. So we started out with a sketch, and this week got the blankets sewn together, but not trimmed on the outside edges. She pinned the pjs to this background. It will have some borders and be about a twin size.

Our plan is to cut the back of each pj top and bottom off, as in all the parts that do not need to be there, then applique the visible parts in place. We are having a lot of fun and the results so far are just adorable. However, she has little sewing experience and has never made a quilt. I am also 'winging' it on this one. 

The blankets are somewhat stretchy so we hope quilting will help, but the fabric is firmly woven. The borders will definitely not be stretchy! Two pjs are knits and the other two are woven.

Has anyone ever made or even seen anything like this? If so, directions, tips, advice, etc. would be so appreciated!


Elaine Adair said...

I have no experience, but I would guess the pieces might benefit from some soft non-woven interfacing to help hold some semblance of shape, that is, squares or rectangles, etc.

From "No-experience-Elaine Adair"

Quiltdivajulie said...

Check out the work of Sherri Lynn Wood - she has done enormous work with what she calls Passage Quilts (many are memory quilts). I've included a link to one of her process posts -™-tutorial-part-3/

Elsie Montgomery said...

Thanks my friends!