Ouilts of Valor Website

 

Here is a link to the QOV homepage and their basic quilt construction requirements.

Bare Bones Table of Requirements

 

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Fabric

Use high quality 100% cotton quilting weight fabric.

Use sheets, thin, stiff, or scratchy fabric.

Pattern

Many free patterns are available on our website and on the web.

Make a wholecloth QOV unless you are a professional quality quilter.

Size

 Top:  Width 55” to 72”  by length 65” to 90”

Backing 3 to 4 inches larger on all four sides.

Make quilt top less than minimum or more than maximum.

Binding

Use straight cut or bias double fold binding.

Fold over backing and use as binding.

Quilting

Machine or hand quilting in an appropriate design. ( free hand, pantograph, or computer guided patriotic or generic designs)

Balanced stitches of uniform size.  (8-12 stitches per inch)

Low-loft quality batting. (Cotton, 80/20, or poly from Pellon, Warm Company; Quilter's Dream; Hobbs)

Quilt as you go; stitch in the ditch; tie; or do giant meander

Label

Must include Quilt of Valor; blank for name of recipient.  Should include names of piecer and quilter.

Include advertizing, political or religious messages.

Journal

 

Write a note to the recipient.

Include advertizing, political or religious messages.

Washing

Wash your quilt after it is quilted and bound.

Use a Color Catcher in the machine

Use scented laundry products .

Presentation Case

Make a coordinating pillowcase or bag in which to place your QOV.

Send your quilt without a presentation case.

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