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Friday, 10 July 2015

Plank Method, As Opposed To Planking*

I discovered basting a quilt using the plank- method last year when I was making a quilt for the latest addition to Mr HP's side of the Family.
 I love how quick and easy it is and I had this whole cloth* quilt basted in no time and with little back breaking antics.
 Never before have I made a whole cloth quilt and only decided that this one would be because the fabric I have used has been rescued from land fill and is heavy weight curtain fabric, one hundred percent cotton or linen and originally from a decore store samples book. 
 The end result is a bold stylish quilt top that is 1.25 x 1.25m, large enough for a lunch cloth, lap quilt or picnic rug.
The weight is such that it's thick enough to use as a picnic rug but lightweight enough to use as a lap quilt in the warmer months.

Since the samples were free of charge, the only cost has been the backing fabric, which I paid $8 a metre for plus some leftovers from another project. The binding will be leftovers from Youngest Son's 21st birthday quilt.

I'm so in love with it, I haven't decided if I should keep it for myself or gift it.

* Seems I have my info. wrong here...this is not a whole cloth quilt but rather a 'summer quilt'.

*Planking, a brief history

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  1. Never heard of that method, so I Googled it and found a great tutorial. Thanks for sharing - it is wonderful to find a basting method that doesn't involve crawling around on the floor for hours! Your quilt looks lovely. It is hard to give them away when they turn out so beautifully.

    1. Hi Jayne, did you check out the video link above? Here it is again. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PcF0_hqbOrk
      I love this method although I haven't tried it on a larger quilt yet because if I do I will have to get longer planks.
      Thanks for dropping by.


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