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Date: 1/7/13 10:02 AM

I have an idea rattling around in my head for a quilt made from wool fabric squares (not felt). I'm thinking I'd like to just cut the squares and sew them together with something that looks sort of like a blanket stitch or something similar.
Do you have any suggestions as to how to put this together (stitching method). Serge or machine stitch?
Suggestions for a particular stitch? Low loft batt. Flannel back?
I would not wash this quilt, dry clean only.
vintage wool quilt
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Date: 1/7/13 3:05 PM

Would you make regular seams or overlapped seams?

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Date: 1/7/13 3:28 PM

I'm not sure but I think I'd like regular seams. However, I'm open to any suggestions.

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Date: 1/7/13 3:29 PM

How thick is your wool? And how large are your squares?

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Date: 1/7/13 3:36 PM

Are you thinking a wool quilt or a rug?

If you are thinking of making a quilt, ie several layers, you may get some inspiration from looking at Australian wagga quilts.

These quilts were traditionally made using woollen suiting samples but were often made with whatever pieces of fabric that were at hand.

wagga

sample 2

sample 3

These are just a couple of examples from the National Quilt Register.

Hope this helps in some way.

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Date: 1/7/13 4:06 PM

You may find that a layout of offset squares or bricks will prove easier to stitch, whatever seaming method you choose to use.

This web page (BunkHouse Quilting, NAYY) has photographs of denim quilts, one an offset square layout, the other an offset brick layout. The advantage here is that you never have to deal with four seams meeting together at the corners of the blocks.

Here is another offset square layout with a more random use of colors and values.

I've made denim quilts before and those 4-point matching seam joins can be a real pain to match up, sew, and press.

I've experimented with this stained glass seaming technique and it provides a very flat denim quilt. The photos show what I would call a "random sized square" pattern, but the basic technique would work well for any layout, including squares set in even rows.

Basically, you use 1-inch quilting cotton strips sewn between each block with 1/4-inch seams. (For a dry-clean only wool quilt, silk strips might be appropriate.) It took a little experimenting to determine the proper 1/4-inch seam (a scant 1/4-inch doesn't seem to work as well). When I got the right nuanced 1/4-inch seam on my machine, I ended up with denim squares that butted up to each other perfectly on the back of the quilt top. I never had to sew denim to denim. The quilt top was very flat, no bumps. On the top of the quilt, the strips form 1/2-inch borders around each square.

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Date: 1/7/13 4:21 PM

Thank you for all the wonderful suggestions.
I love the wagga and I love the denim off-set quilt too.
My squares are 9x12" in neutral tones; they are coming to me in that size but I may cut them down.
Of-setting is something I'd never have thought of but I can see how it work very well and is really appealing to the eye.
I also see (in my miind) some top-stitching on the seams with some sort of simple decorative stitch (perhaps).

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Date: 1/7/13 8:19 PM

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I also see (in my mind) some top-stitching on the seams with some sort of simple decorative stitch (perhaps).

Using that denim technique would make the top-stitching MUCH easier to do.

Otherwise you'll have multiple layers to shove under the presser foot.

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Date: 1/8/13 5:14 PM

My one and only quilt was made with wool scraps from my projects. I used 2 1/2 inch strips. I serged them together but that was a mistake, the quilt got to heavyand pulled on my serger causing it to take a trip to the dealer, and it is a Jonome 1200D- pretty good serger normally. I just kept adding strips til the quilt go to a good size twin. I backed it with flannel and now DH and I just love it!!! Couch Blanket heaven when its cold outside.

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Date: 1/23/13 5:00 PM

I found this image of the quilt I want to make:
Vintage Wool Quilt

I'm thinking I'll do offset rectangles finshed to 5x6".
I'm guessing the best way to cut the fabrics would be to make my own 6x7" template.
My fabrics are pre-cuts and some fat-quarters...all made from woven wools.
I also thought I'd make the backing from flannel.
Any thoughts on this? Suggestions appreciated.







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