Whole cloth quilts

A group for people who make or enjoy looking at whole cloth quilts. Hand or machine quilted.

Members: 57
Latest Activity: May 15, 2018

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Starting a whole cloth quilt

Started by Pam Bellis. Last reply by Ann Bowman Apr 30, 2016. 10 Replies

How do you decide what design to make and how do you get started?

Favorite batting and thread

Started by Pam Bellis. Last reply by Nancy Chaddick Dec 29, 2011. 4 Replies

Does anyone have a favorite batting or thread that they like to use in the whole cloth quilts?

Quilting patterns

Started by Pam Bellis Oct 26, 2011. 0 Replies

I found a web site that has patterns available for hand quilters and longarm quilters. It is : One Song Needle Arts. The hand quilting ones are pdf vector images. Has anyone used their patterns? The…Continue

How in the world?

Started by connie smith. Last reply by connie smith Sep 16, 2011. 2 Replies

Hi everyone,I have finished doing my trapunto work with the disolvable thread.  Now I am getting ready to quilt over that, but I am having a hard time telling where the new thread from the older…Continue

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Comment by Rose Mary Gates on November 19, 2011 at 6:15pm

  I am new here. I love whole cloth quilts. I enjoy them more than  doing piece work. I would like to fnd more patterns for whole cloth quilts.

Comment by Pam Bellis on September 5, 2011 at 5:57pm
Hi everyone and welcome to new members. I have been very busy and haven't been able to post anything. I'm still working on finishing my Autumn Delight wall hanging. I don't have much left to quilt but I just have to find the time to do it.  What is everyone else working on?  Anyone have any new projects that they have started?  I look forward to hearing about what you are working on. Have a great day.
Comment by Penny Streeter on July 7, 2011 at 8:05am
No Pam not yet, I am going to look on today. Thank you
Comment by Pam Bellis on July 7, 2011 at 7:41am
Welcome Penny. Did you find a copy of the book that you were looking for?
Comment by Cynthia Kendall on July 6, 2011 at 3:03pm
This is off the topic but a friend of mine found out last week her FB account was compromised and someone is using her name here in the USA to scam money from people on FB. Her name is Lilian Hedley from England and if anyone gets a request for money in her name please ignore it and contact FB with the information. Lilian is trying to get this resolved. For those who don't know she is a wholecloth quilter who does her work by hand like I do only she is a far better quilter htan I am.
Comment by lynn campbell on July 5, 2011 at 7:02pm
I love Karen McTavish. I saw her on Simply Quilts and decided to use a modified version of her trapunto method. I fell in love with Whole cloth quilts because of her and her story.
Comment by Penny Streeter on July 4, 2011 at 3:29am

Pam, I also have that book and love it as well.  I have hand quilted 2 whole cloth quilts and machine quilted a few small whole cloths. But, have yet to try machine quilting a Large whole cloth.  I am doing the research into this project lol.  Our daughter and son in law have just bought their first house and I would like to give them a whole cloth quilt. 

Comment by Kim Stotsenberg on June 28, 2011 at 12:14am

hahaha Pam!  Yes, that is me...  That was my very first whole cloth.  I hadn't been machine quilting very long at the time that I made that.  I hosted Karen at my house for a week full of workshops.  Too much fun! 

I have another quilt that I marked that same weekend.  All the cut away work is done.  It just needs to be quilted...

Comment by Cynthia Kendall on June 26, 2011 at 8:46am
I have that book and one other of hers, "Quilting for Show" When the whitework book went out of print the price shot up to over $300.00 a book on Amazon and elsewhere. I am very thankful they did reprints of this and I was finally able to acquire a copy. Vanilla Cream is on page 84. It is beautiful!
Comment by Pam Bellis on June 26, 2011 at 8:05am
Good morning everyone. Last night I was looking through one of my quilt books, Whitework Quilting, by Karen McTavish. It is one of my favorite books for whole cloth quilts. The book is very inspiring. Does anyone else have this wonderful book?  When I was looking through the book. one of the quilts that caught my attention was "Vanilla Cream". Is that your quilt Kim?  When I saw the quilters name listed, I thought it was you, but I'm not sure. All of the quilts in the book are gorgeous.

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