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    I was just wondering, for anyone who is into quilt making has anyone ever made one you can put a duvet in?

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    Good question!! I have a similar problem - I want to make a duvet cover/quilt with a Nintendo character on it but I have no idea how to do it!!
    Come on guys - help us out!!
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      A technique called Appliqué would be perfect for a project such as this. This technique involves pieces of fabric being sewn onto a 'foundation' piece.

      The great thing about this particular quilting technique is that it can be hand sewn or glued (wouldn't suggest that if you have little ones) and you have the flexibility to make your pattern as simple or as complicated as you wish.

      If you Google
      'Appliqué' there are many sites with step-by-step instructions how to prepare the fabric, so no need to buy any books. More money for fabric scraps YEY!

      There is one site in particular that has been a great source of inspiration to me called Free Quilt Patterns. Sorry I can't give you the link (rules). If you click on the 'Christmas Projects' tab there is a quilt featuring a Father Christmas which would be a perfect source of inspiration for your Nintendo character; pay close attention to how and where the colours and fabric patterns have been put together. It looks gorgeous, I fancy making it for myself.

      As for the initial planning I would suggest drawing your character onto graph paper. Once you feel happy with your design follow the instructions on one of the web sites you have chosen. If the thought of drawing makes you want to run and hide I am sure there are programmes out there that let you scan your design and print out the design for creation.

      As for off-cuts (if you don't already have any lying around) I would suggest a place called Oswaldtwistle mills. (I am originally from there). They have a good selection of off-cuts at reasonable prices.

      I hope this helps?


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        Fantastic - thank you! I like Oswaldtwistle Mills but find the card making stuff that they have there very expensive - the fabric ios reasonable though.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by swirlyarts View Post
          I like Oswaldtwistle Mills but find the card making stuff that they have there very expensive - the fabric ios reasonable though.
          Yes I know what you mean. I was there about three weeks ago, having not visited since 1999!!! I was hoping to buy some tapestry kits and found their selection to be very poor. One the plus side their scones were

          The best I've had in ages.

          I am under the impression people who live in the south do not like tapestry or cross stitch. They don't know what they are missing out on!!!

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