Whole cloth, panels, and pillow panels used in charity quilts
Someone recently suggested to me that I make some whole cloth charity quilts as sometimes fabric is just too beautiful to cut up. It's a very good idea.
Along that line, I've asked my sis for some panels because they are, well, quite frankly, really nice, and people like them - and they are easy.
I've been really happy when I've been able to find a nice duvet cover in good condition that I could cut apart and use as is. I've done it a few times.
I have also used panels - esp. Spiderman and a few other kid themed ones. I do have a lot of pillow panels yet to use, but they take a lot more work.
But let me show you a few of these from other years.
I will have one coming up soon to show you (it's been washed but not photographed) where I actually did use just some fabric I found here in Poland - some rather large soccer players - and I just quilted it.
The fabric wasn't very special though (quality wise) and so I'm not thrilled with it. These duvet covers, for the most part had much better fabric than that one. You'll see it in the next 2-3 weeks if you hang around here.
As I've started putting some bigger prints on the back - and not using up my "worse fabric" - (it's gone) - which makes the charity quilts reversible - with a pieced front and a big print such as these - on the back. I like it and I think the Polish people do as well.
And now you know! I'm always on the lookout for something fun to make into a charity quilt. I try to keep it to something I wouldn't mind my kids having. As such, most movie stars and pop figures aren't going to be made into a quilt by me as I don't consider most of them decent role models. You are free to differ!
But if you need something for your current project, be sure to check out what my sis has for you over in the store!