Sunday, August 9, 2009

I've been pondering about...........

Reversible quilts...What do you think?

8 comments:

Lynda said...

Robin was unable to leave her comment this morning, so I'm posting it for her. I hope the problem is fixed.

Robin said......I think the idea of a reversible quilt is great, but I know myself well enough to know I'd make the two sides into two separate quilts! Why do all that work and only get to display one side at a time, LOL!? Quilting them on a longarm also means I'd have to attach some sort of fabric around the edges on one of the sides, in order to load them. And because we have cats, I usually hang my quilts by making a sleeve, rather than displaying them flat. I would have to do something else with a reversible...Just my 2 cents - others' opinions might be totally different!

Gail said...

I've always been on the lookout for a well designed quilt as you go pattern....one that would produce a truly reversible quilt. Most quilt as you go "patterns" are more ideas than actually designed patterns.
I always choose the most beautiful backing that I can find and then when quilted, I gain much joy from the quilting pattern on the back of the quilt.
Regards from Gail in Washington State

imagrandma2five said...

I have been wanting to try a reversible quilt but the task just seems so daunting.

Stina said...

Hope you invent a fantastic pattern so it works on both sides... Like the idea of having two quilts in one.. but I dont like to fiddle to much!!! :o)

Rebecca said...

I like the idea for certain ones.. like seasonal wall hangings could be flipped over (winter/summer) or (fall/spring). I don't like the "cotton-theory" method; but I'm sure there must be other ways to make it. What if the two were put together and quilted with "big stitch"- would that work?
I think you are on the start of something good.....

Lynda said...

Thanks everyone...I am working on a reversible quilt and will let you know the outcome soon. One side is complete and the other is just days away from being finished. I have talked with a machine quilter who says only one side would be charged. If both top thread and bobbin thread are the same color both sides would get equal billing. Two quilts for the price of one! And, let's say....that one side could be for a holiday; however, the other side could be for a season. Fall is coming up and so you could use or display the one side starting when fall starts....the other side could be for a holiday....and after the holiday fall is still present. Robin is correct in that you couldn't put a hang sleeve on the back. The heavy duty binding clips work very well for hanging quilts too. Adding fabric around the outside edge for machine quilting is also an issue...but if the outside border of the one quilt was plain and just wider than you would normally want it, that would act as the extra and just be cut off after the quilting. Another thing that would be important is that both quilts be the same size or within an inch of each other. Stina also commented that she doesn't like to fiddle to much...I agree! Projects should be fun! The larger the pieces the easier it is to make. Let's see how this works.....if not two quilts in one, I'm ahead of the game with an additional quilt for me. This has all the possibilities of being a fun project.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

I love the idea of a reversible quilt. Can't wait to see what you have in mind.

Lynda said...

reversible quilt update........
it's completed and at the quilters. I've been told not to worry! lol

I hope to have it back soon; complete the binding; and share pictures! Think Fall Ya'll!