Sunday, August 29, 2010

Quick Kids Quilts

Hi I thought I'd show you the quilts I have been making for some special kids. I've hang them on the washing line for the photos, and took these in between the wind gusts! They have polar fleece for backing, it's the first time that I have used it and I will do again. It worked really well and makes the quilt very cuddly.


These next 2 quilts have been made for a set of twins that's why they are the same, but different colours.


Here's some close ups so you can see the quilting. Just very basic line quilting, as these are made to be used up. They are cuddle size, for cold mornings, making forts under tables, dragging around etc.




Update: Lis asked, "Love the idea of using fleece for the backing - do you know how it washes please?"

Lis sorry I should have put this in post, so thanks for asking.

The polar fleece washes fine, these quilts have already been washed, as I wanted to make sure they would hold up to just being chucked in the washing machine, and dryer if that's what happened for them! They came out great! So next time you want something quick for a child it is a good way to go. It cuts the cost too, as you are only buying polar fleece and not backing and batting. Was very easy to pin layers together too. I just smoothed polar fleece out on the carpet then smoothed the quilt top on top and pinned. The layers 'gripped' each other and stayed put as I pinned them together.

7 comments:

  1. Soooooooooooooooooooooo cute!

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  2. Hey neato!!! I often use the washing line to hang quilts up to take pics of them too.
    Doesn't polar fleece work well, kids love it.You have some cute fabrics in those quilts.Love the cat with the hat on.

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  3. Love the idea of using fleece for the backing - do you know how it washes please? Great colourful quilts.

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  4. The quilts are just adorable!
    Micki

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  5. Thanks everyone for the nice comments, and Lis that's a great question.
    I have updated the post with this info too! So here's the answer.

    The polar fleece washes fine, these quilts have already been washed, as I wanted to make sure they would hold up to just being chucked in the washing machine, and dryer if that's what happened for them! They came out great! So next time you want something quick for a child it is a good way to go. It cuts the cost too, as you are only buying polar fleece and not backing and batting. Was very easy to pin layers together too. I just smoothed polar fleece out on the carpet then smoothed the quilt top on top and pinned. The layers 'gripped' each other and stayed put as I pinned them together.

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  6. Lovely quilts Leeann. These look like they are going to be well loved.

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  7. Cool quilts Leeann! I've used polar fleece to back ones I made recently for my twin great nephews :-)

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