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post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
My sister-in-law is getting married in May, and everyone in the family is supposed to make a quilt square that her aunt is going to make into a quilt. Well I have the square, but I don't know what to do with it.

You're supposed to do something that is meaningful to you, so I was thinking of doing something with the high school where she, my husband, and I all went together. You can use any medium you want (paint, cross-stitch, etc) as long as it doesn't wash out. Well I haven't done cross-stitch since I was about 12, so that's out. Any other ideas besides paint?

Oh yeah and I only have 2 weeks! I don't think the aunt realizes that some people work full-time.
post #2 of 20
Do they still make iron-on applique? You used to be able to buy those in pre-made shapes or in colors and shapes. I don't know if they're stil around, but we used to make our own t's and sweatshirts using those, and then we'd just outline the applique in puffy paint to keep the edges from peeling up. Maybe you could swing by a craft store and see if they still make those? You could put the mascot from your old HS on there, or just general school shapes.
post #3 of 20
You can get 'paint sticks' that are like pens, you can then 'draw' your design, then you iron it and it fixes the colour. Its years since I used them so I suppose you could find them on the net
post #4 of 20
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by lionessrampant View Post
Do they still make iron-on applique? You used to be able to buy those in pre-made shapes or in colors and shapes. I don't know if they're stil around, but we used to make our own t's and sweatshirts using those, and then we'd just outline the applique in puffy paint to keep the edges from peeling up. Maybe you could swing by a craft store and see if they still make those? You could put the mascot from your old HS on there, or just general school shapes.
Oh that's an awesome idea! I will definitely check a craft store for that. Thank you!

Feel free to keep them coming.
post #5 of 20
oooo, when you´ve done it would love to see your square !
post #6 of 20
You can also buy some fabric markers to use.They won't wash out and that way you can design it how you want it.
post #7 of 20
Thread Starter 
I'll check for paint sticks and fabric markers too! I had no idea that those things even existed.

I'll try to post the square when I'm done, I hope it turns out okay!
post #8 of 20
You could also just use a fabric pen to write her a special message or poem and then dress it up with little doodles like you would have in high school. Sometimes a message like that means more to someone than anything else!!
post #9 of 20
Sounds like fun! Are you artistic at all? If so, I'd recommend drawing or writing on it with permanent markers. I do something very similar on canvas aprons that I gift to friends. Here is an example of one I did....
This is the top of the apron, by the bib...


...this is the hemline...



Its pretty easy to do, if you are artistic it would be nice I think.

Good luck!
Hilda >^..^<
post #10 of 20
if you're feeling adventurous, they make 'waste canvas' for cross-stitch. that way you have a grid... after the design is finished, you wet the 'canvas' & it pulls out a string at a time.
post #11 of 20
If you cannot find iron on applique's you can still find some neat fabric and there is (can't think of name) but products that will let you apply it (by ironing to one side) the attach by iron to the other side-fabric stores will have this!!
post #12 of 20
You can always hire Hilda to do it for you.
post #13 of 20
Thread Starter 
Hilda that is beautiful!!! I used to be artistic but I haven't really done any crafts since high school.
post #14 of 20
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Originally Posted by gemlady View Post
You can always hire Hilda to do it for you.
Its a curse, I know, I know!

Heheheeee!

Thanks for the compliments

Hilda >^..^<
post #15 of 20
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Originally Posted by mooficat View Post
You can get 'paint sticks' that are like pens, you can then 'draw' your design, then you iron it and it fixes the colour. Its years since I used them so I suppose you could find them on the net
You can buy these paint pens at Wal-Mart, they are very easy to use, just like using a pen.
post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by laureen227 View Post
if you're feeling adventurous, they make 'waste canvas' for cross-stitch. that way you have a grid... after the design is finished, you wet the 'canvas' & it pulls out a string at a time.

I have used that before too, it is easy to use.
post #17 of 20
Thread Starter 
Here is the best picture I could get of my quilt square. I sewed on the letters, which stands for our high school, and everything else was done in fabric marker. The CC with the arrow through it and the shoe with a wing were our cross country and track symbols. The quilt will be red, white, and green, and our high school colors are red, white, and blue, so I just used red and white. I wish I could have done a better job but I didn't have much time (also I'm less artistic than I used to be). Thank you for the ideas everyone!

post #18 of 20
Very cute!! I think you did a great job!
post #19 of 20
Thread Starter 
Thank you!
post #20 of 20
thats cute i think u did a great job
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