Friday, October 12, 2018

llama patchwork quilt

This snuggly quilt accidentally got left at my house the other day.  After a year of loving, it is even softer.  I washed it and decided that it would stay at my house for a day or two (mean Nana :)

I keep wanting to make one for myself.  I think I'll start today :)  (cuz I've only started 1/2 a dozen other projects today . . .)

38 x 47 - washed
5" squares 
llama minky, (I prefer the kind sold by
essex linen in charcoal
other fabrics: 
several lines by Carolyn Friedlander
Figures by Zen Chic
Big letters found on etsy 
plus sign, Cotton and Steel
And a square of that number fabric sold at Ikea a long time ago.

This quilt is not quilted and the linen essex (it may chambray) tends to fray easily so after sewing the top together, I stitched a running zig zag along the seams so that they wouldn't fray.  

After the top is made, pin top and llama minky, right sides together, trying to push in the llama hairs that are trying to sneak out.  Sew around all 4 sides, leaving a 6 inch hole in the middle of one of the sides.

Turn right sides out, and stitch opening closed.  Then, top stitch 1 1/2 inches all around the edges.  

Minky gets all over the place while you're moving it around, so try to finish the minky process all in one go.  Your lint roller will come in handy after that.  

Minky is 100% polyester, so it machine washes on cold and dries on low.

Have you used the llama minky before?  What have you made?  Do you have any tricks to share?  

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