need specifics on signature quilt

need specifics on signature quilt

Post by DavesFatChi » Wed, 05 May 2004 11:34:22



Once again, my beloved mother has volunteered me to make a quilt for someone I
barely know.  However this time, it is to be a signature quilt.  The idea is
really sweet - it will bea  crib quilt and bumper pad set made of signature
blocks.  So that when the baby goes to sleep s/he will be surrounded by loving
thoughts and warm wishes.

I've never made a signature quilt but figure a plain patchwork pattern will
work just fine.  The only sites I could find about them mention ironing the
fabric to freezer paper to keep it stable while writing on it.  I know I can
get fabric pens but I think I remember something about gel pens being usable on
fabric.  I set the ink with the iron, right?  From what I understand, there
will be a ton of "well wishers" and I don't really care to spend a fortune on
fabric pens if I won't get most of them back.  I think the gel pens are
cheaper.

Anyway, if ayone can give me some useful tips on doing this proect, I would
greatly appreciate it.

Also, I have a most adorable picture of my son to share.  This was taken at the
tulip festival in Mt Vernon, WA last month.

http://members.aol.com/picturesmostly/images/tulip6.jpg

I have the cutest baby ever,

Emma

**********************************

Time is the best teacher; unfortunately it kills all its students.

Semper Gumby! - Always Flexible!

 
 
 

need specifics on signature quilt

Post by Mary in Orego » Wed, 05 May 2004 11:38:36


he's a real sweetheart

--
Mary
http://community.webshots.com/user/mardor1948

Quote:
> Also, I have a most adorable picture of my son to share.  This was taken
at the
> tulip festival in Mt Vernon, WA last month.

> http://members.aol.com/picturesmostly/images/tulip6.jpg

> I have the cutest baby ever,

> Emma

> **********************************

> Time is the best teacher; unfortunately it kills all its students.

> Semper Gumby! - Always Flexible!


 
 
 

need specifics on signature quilt

Post by Tari » Wed, 05 May 2004 12:27:28


Emma, YOu do have a beautiful son. What a great photo.

Looking forward to the responses you get on signature
quilt tips since I am hoping to do one for my dad's
80'th bd.
Taria

Quote:

> Once again, my beloved mother has volunteered me to make a quilt for someone I
> barely know.  However this time, it is to be a signature quilt.  The idea is
> really sweet - it will bea  crib quilt and bumper pad set made of signature
> blocks.  So that when the baby goes to sleep s/he will be surrounded by loving
> thoughts and warm wishes.

> I've never made a signature quilt but figure a plain patchwork pattern will
> work just fine.  The only sites I could find about them mention ironing the
> fabric to freezer paper to keep it stable while writing on it.  I know I can
> get fabric pens but I think I remember something about gel pens being usable on
> fabric.  I set the ink with the iron, right?  From what I understand, there
> will be a ton of "well wishers" and I don't really care to spend a fortune on
> fabric pens if I won't get most of them back.  I think the gel pens are
> cheaper.

> Anyway, if ayone can give me some useful tips on doing this proect, I would
> greatly appreciate it.

> Also, I have a most adorable picture of my son to share.  This was taken at the
> tulip festival in Mt Vernon, WA last month.

> http://members.aol.com/picturesmostly/images/tulip6.jpg

> I have the cutest baby ever,

> Emma

> **********************************

> Time is the best teacher; unfortunately it kills all its students.

> Semper Gumby! - Always Flexible!

 
 
 

need specifics on signature quilt

Post by KJ » Wed, 05 May 2004 12:30:29


Cute picture!  It would be great as a photo transfer in a quilt...wonderful
colors!


Quote:
> he's a real sweetheart

> --
> Mary
> http://community.webshots.com/user/mardor1948


> > Also, I have a most adorable picture of my son to share.  This was taken
> at the
> > tulip festival in Mt Vernon, WA last month.

> > http://members.aol.com/picturesmostly/images/tulip6.jpg

> > I have the cutest baby ever,

> > Emma

> > **********************************

> > Time is the best teacher; unfortunately it kills all its students.

> > Semper Gumby! - Always Flexible!

 
 
 

need specifics on signature quilt

Post by Polly Esthe » Wed, 05 May 2004 12:34:49


Let's play dirty here. Since your beloved mother thought of this (and, I
hasten to add, I love the idea and will probably do it) why don't you share
the burden? Iron the fabric *you* choose onto freezer paper for stability
and let Beloved distribute them And she (or they) can test each one with hot
water wash and dry ( probably in a lingerie bag). The ones that do, fine.
The ones that don't, she or they will need to try again. That way, you can
enjoy making the quilt with tested pens that are not your trial or expense.
We are expecting a new member of the family to be born tomorrow (!) and I'm
off to stalk her kin to sign squares. My heartfelt thank-you's to your mom
for a wonderful idea   Polly
 
 
 

need specifics on signature quilt

Post by Patt » Wed, 05 May 2004 15:13:47


Hullo Emma
Sorry, I don't know anything about signature quilts - others will!
But I do want to say what a lovely photo of Ryan.
He still has his lovely little smile - and in a 'sea' of flowers - how
beautiful.
.


Quote:
>Once again, my beloved mother has volunteered me to make a quilt for someone I
>barely know.  However this time, it is to be a signature quilt.  The idea is
>really sweet - it will bea  crib quilt and bumper pad set made of signature
>blocks.  So that when the baby goes to sleep s/he will be surrounded by loving
>thoughts and warm wishes.

>I've never made a signature quilt but figure a plain patchwork pattern will
>work just fine.  The only sites I could find about them mention ironing the
>fabric to freezer paper to keep it stable while writing on it.  I know I can
>get fabric pens but I think I remember something about gel pens being usable on
>fabric.  I set the ink with the iron, right?  From what I understand, there
>will be a ton of "well wishers" and I don't really care to spend a fortune on
>fabric pens if I won't get most of them back.  I think the gel pens are
>cheaper.

>Anyway, if ayone can give me some useful tips on doing this proect, I would
>greatly appreciate it.

>Also, I have a most adorable picture of my son to share.  This was taken at the
>tulip festival in Mt Vernon, WA last month.

>http://members.aol.com/picturesmostly/images/tulip6.jpg

>I have the cutest baby ever,

>Emma

>**********************************

>Time is the best teacher; unfortunately it kills all its students.

>Semper Gumby! - Always Flexible!

--
Best Regards
pat on the hill
 
 
 

need specifics on signature quilt

Post by Sandy Foste » Thu, 06 May 2004 01:13:59



Quote:

> Also, I have a most adorable picture of my son to share.  This was taken at
> the
> tulip festival in Mt Vernon, WA last month.

> http://members.aol.com/picturesmostly/images/tulip6.jpg

> I have the cutest baby ever,

I can't help with the signature quilt question, Emma, but I do have to
say that the photo (and the baby!) is really adorable, just as you said.
:)
--
Sandy in Henderson, near Las Vegas
my ISP is earthlink.net -- put sfoster1(at) in front
http://home.earthlink.net/~sfoster1
 
 
 

need specifics on signature quilt

Post by Julia Altshule » Thu, 06 May 2004 07:15:34


I asked almost this identical question here several months ago.  I was
going to make a signature quilt for my parents' 50th wedding
anniversary.  I ran the idea by my folks, and to my surprise, they
didn't like the idea so I never made the quilt.  Google groups for a
thread titled "Signature quilt - how many squares" on 12/15/2003 to see
the answers people gave me then.

--Lia

Quote:

> I've never made a signature quilt but figure a plain patchwork pattern will
> work just fine.  The only sites I could find about them mention ironing the
> fabric to freezer paper to keep it stable while writing on it.  I know I can
> get fabric pens but I think I remember something about gel pens being usable on
> fabric.  I set the ink with the iron, right?  From what I understand, there
> will be a ton of "well wishers" and I don't really care to spend a fortune on
> fabric pens if I won't get most of them back.  I think the gel pens are
> cheaper.

> Anyway, if ayone can give me some useful tips on doing this proect, I would
> greatly appreciate it.

 
 
 

need specifics on signature quilt

Post by Maureen Woznia » Fri, 07 May 2004 21:25:17


Yep.  That's one cute baby!  What a joy.

Maureen

Quote:

> O

> I have the cutest baby ever,

> Emma

> **********************************

> Time is the best teacher; unfortunately it kills all its students.

> Semper Gumby! - Always Flexible!

 
 
 

need specifics on signature quilt

Post by Dr. Quilte » Sat, 08 May 2004 01:08:03


no madam, I do:

http://community.webshots.com/user/mvignali

new pics (2 1/2 months old) in folder Sofia Francesca :o)

Quote:

> Also, I have a most adorable picture of my son to share.  This was taken at the
> tulip festival in Mt Vernon, WA last month.

> http://members.aol.com/picturesmostly/images/tulip6.jpg

> I have the cutest baby ever,

> Emma

--
Dr. Quilter
Ambassador of Extraordinary Aliens
http://community.webshots.com/user/mvignali
(take the dog out before replying)
 
 
 

need specifics on signature quilt

Post by Dr. Quilte » Mon, 10 May 2004 01:22:37


just kidding, just in case! I think Yoda is adorable!!!! :o)

Quote:

> no madam, I do:

> http://community.webshots.com/user/mvignali

> new pics (2 1/2 months old) in folder Sofia Francesca :o)


>> Also, I have a most adorable picture of my son to share.  This was
>> taken at the
>> tulip festival in Mt Vernon, WA last month.
>> http://members.aol.com/picturesmostly/images/tulip6.jpg

>> I have the cutest baby ever,

>> Emma

--
Dr. Quilter
Ambassador of Extraordinary Aliens
http://community.webshots.com/user/mvignali
(take the dog out before replying)