Welcome to the Prison Talk Online Community! Take a Minute and Sign Up Today!






Go Back   Prison Talk > BREAK TIME > PTO Lounge
Register Entertainment FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

PTO Lounge Come in... put your feet up and relax... talk about anything non-prison related! Hobbies, Books, Technical and Do it Yourself, Travel and more.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-21-2015, 03:44 PM
jadah jadah is offline
Moderator

PTO Moderator 

 

Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Mississippi,USA
Posts: 1,826
Thanks: 2,122
Thanked 2,379 Times in 972 Posts
Default Making a quilt

I have decided to make a quilt out of his clothes. I have made quilts on a small scale before but I have said before (to myself) that I wanted to make a blanket. so...that will be something useful in stead of just throwing them away since the orange paint doesn't come off.... that and then we will finally get some alone time quiet time in bed too
__________________
"One of the casualties of [prison life] is the numbness of the heart"- Man on Fire

"
There is no question that in virtually all circumstances in which people are doing things in order to get rewards, extrinsic tangible rewards undermine intrinsic motivation." the New Scientist (12th April 2011, pp 40-43)

" Every life you touch, every fear or pain you ease, every loved ones' heart that you ease the burden from is the reason you are here."
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to jadah For This Useful Post:
frostwoman1954 (11-21-2015), maytayah (11-22-2015), miamac (11-21-2015), sass4221 (11-21-2015)
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 11-21-2015, 06:17 PM
Lini Lini is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 48
Thanks: 124
Thanked 33 Times in 19 Posts
Default

Nice idea, plus it will keep memories fresh. I'd love to see a photo when it's done (being a quiltaholic myself)
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Lini For This Useful Post:
jadah (11-22-2015)
  #3  
Old 11-21-2015, 06:18 PM
JustBeingMe67's Avatar
JustBeingMe67 JustBeingMe67 is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Oregon
Posts: 4,997
Thanks: 597
Thanked 1,162 Times in 592 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jadah View Post
I have decided to make a quilt out of his clothes. I have made quilts on a small scale before but I have said before (to myself) that I wanted to make a blanket. so...that will be something useful in stead of just throwing them away since the orange paint doesn't come off.... that and then we will finally get some alone time quiet time in bed too
Oh Jadah, that is an awesome idea!! I hope you post a picture of it when you complete it.
__________________
Be Real, Be You
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to JustBeingMe67 For This Useful Post:
jadah (11-22-2015)
  #4  
Old 11-21-2015, 08:00 PM
miamac's Avatar
miamac miamac is online now
Site Moderator Gone Mad

Staff Superstar Winner PTO Site Moderator 

 

Join Date: May 2013
Location: ORnativeAZresCAtied
Posts: 5,937
Thanks: 7,538
Thanked 9,337 Times in 3,670 Posts
Default

I've done this in the past and it's a terrific idea. Their snuggle factor just flies off the charts when it's that personal. Nice choice, Jadah.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to miamac For This Useful Post:
jadah (11-22-2015)
  #5  
Old 11-22-2015, 07:16 AM
jadah jadah is offline
Moderator

PTO Moderator 

 

Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Mississippi,USA
Posts: 1,826
Thanks: 2,122
Thanked 2,379 Times in 972 Posts
Default

Thanks so much.
__________________
"One of the casualties of [prison life] is the numbness of the heart"- Man on Fire

"
There is no question that in virtually all circumstances in which people are doing things in order to get rewards, extrinsic tangible rewards undermine intrinsic motivation." the New Scientist (12th April 2011, pp 40-43)

" Every life you touch, every fear or pain you ease, every loved ones' heart that you ease the burden from is the reason you are here."
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-22-2015, 07:21 AM
shs76 shs76 is offline
Registered User
Donation Award 
 

Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: USA
Posts: 1,254
Thanks: 1,746
Thanked 1,541 Times in 756 Posts
Default

If you back favorite t-shirts with fusible web you can use those in the quilt too.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to shs76 For This Useful Post:
jadah (11-22-2015), miamac (11-22-2015), sidewalker (11-22-2015)
  #7  
Old 11-22-2015, 08:54 AM
sidewalker sidewalker is online now
CA, LASO, site sug. SUPER MOD

PTO Super Moderator Staff Superstar Winner 

Donation Award 
 

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: ca usa
Posts: 27,728
Thanks: 46,751
Thanked 23,659 Times in 12,315 Posts
Default

Ive seen pillow cases made from button up shirts as well. (flannel would work really nice)
__________________
My windows aren't dirty

That's my dog's nose art

Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to sidewalker For This Useful Post:
jadah (11-22-2015)
  #8  
Old 11-22-2015, 07:48 PM
jadah jadah is offline
Moderator

PTO Moderator 

 

Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Mississippi,USA
Posts: 1,826
Thanks: 2,122
Thanked 2,379 Times in 972 Posts
Default

all great ideas y'all.
__________________
"One of the casualties of [prison life] is the numbness of the heart"- Man on Fire

"
There is no question that in virtually all circumstances in which people are doing things in order to get rewards, extrinsic tangible rewards undermine intrinsic motivation." the New Scientist (12th April 2011, pp 40-43)

" Every life you touch, every fear or pain you ease, every loved ones' heart that you ease the burden from is the reason you are here."
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-23-2016, 07:04 PM
TheAmazingMrsB's Avatar
TheAmazingMrsB TheAmazingMrsB is online now
Mischief Makin' Moderator

Staff Superstar Winner PTO Moderator 

 

Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Body in IL/Heart in AZ
Posts: 1,856
Thanks: 400
Thanked 1,354 Times in 776 Posts
Default

Hi Jadah...I just saw this and was.wondering how the quilt was coming along.
__________________
Angela

Moderator: Arizona, General Health Care, Lost in the System, Extended Family, Elsa's Card Project,
Pen pals, Loving a Violent Offender, Wyoming, Utah and North Dakota.





Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-24-2016, 04:14 AM
maytayah's Avatar
maytayah maytayah is offline
Lil British Site Moderator

Staff Superstar Winner PTO Site Moderator 

 

Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: England Uk
Posts: 3,701
Thanks: 3,300
Thanked 4,606 Times in 2,121 Posts
Default

Yes please let us know how its coming along or if its finished. I am thinking of having a quit made from precious grandbaby clothes. Its such a lovely idea.
__________________
"Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again." Nelson Mandela.

Who cares what they say about us? Because when I am with you I am standing with an army
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 04-24-2016, 08:32 AM
xolady xolady is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: May 2014
Location: highlands, florida
Posts: 3,222
Thanks: 4,983
Thanked 3,079 Times in 1,637 Posts
Default

Now I feel awful I gave all mines clothes away to a friends son who just had gotten out of prison and needed clothes. Makes me sad to think I could have done something like this. Great idea.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 08-30-2016, 10:24 PM
CristinaR's Avatar
CristinaR CristinaR is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Chihuahua, Mexico
Posts: 201
Thanks: 349
Thanked 211 Times in 125 Posts
Default

I finished a denim quilt, and have started another one. Both use denim mainly from his and my clothing. VERY heavy, difficult to wash, but VERY warm. He'll appreciate them when he gets home this winter.
__________________
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to CristinaR For This Useful Post:
jadah (09-08-2016)
  #13  
Old 10-18-2016, 05:35 AM
jadah jadah is offline
Moderator

PTO Moderator 

 

Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Mississippi,USA
Posts: 1,826
Thanks: 2,122
Thanked 2,379 Times in 972 Posts
Default

Hey guys, Now that I have finished a lot of my other "to do list" things, I started cutting out the pieces for my husbands quilt. I have a lot of his jeans, So I looked up patterns to do with denim. I found and American Flag theme, and then thought I would make a "statement" piece. Design the flag out of the denim pieces with the orange paint displayed and them in the boarder spell out "Land of the free".
Because of the heavy material, I think I may have to get a sewing machine...the cool thing is before he died, he told me to save his mom's books. So I did. What should I find in her bookcase...a Quilting book.....there are no coincidences.
__________________
"One of the casualties of [prison life] is the numbness of the heart"- Man on Fire

"
There is no question that in virtually all circumstances in which people are doing things in order to get rewards, extrinsic tangible rewards undermine intrinsic motivation." the New Scientist (12th April 2011, pp 40-43)

" Every life you touch, every fear or pain you ease, every loved ones' heart that you ease the burden from is the reason you are here."
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to jadah For This Useful Post:
sass4221 (10-20-2016)
  #14  
Old 10-20-2016, 02:40 PM
Keltria's Avatar
Keltria Keltria is offline
Super Duper Admin

PTO Diamond Award Staff Superstar Winner 

Donation Award 
 

Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Johannesburg - South Africa
Posts: 14,730
Thanks: 5,367
Thanked 12,948 Times in 4,759 Posts
Default

I quilt and its not easy. Its a labour of love to be honest.
__________________
Keltria

PTO Administrator

You know you are a successful woman when you build a good foundation with the bricks other people have thrown at you!

Please dont breed or buy while millions of unwanted pets die. Adopt a pet instead.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Keltria For This Useful Post:
jadah (10-20-2016)
  #15  
Old 10-20-2016, 07:03 PM
jadah jadah is offline
Moderator

PTO Moderator 

 

Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Mississippi,USA
Posts: 1,826
Thanks: 2,122
Thanked 2,379 Times in 972 Posts
Default

Any tips would be great. it has been a long while since I have done one and neverone on this scale.
__________________
"One of the casualties of [prison life] is the numbness of the heart"- Man on Fire

"
There is no question that in virtually all circumstances in which people are doing things in order to get rewards, extrinsic tangible rewards undermine intrinsic motivation." the New Scientist (12th April 2011, pp 40-43)

" Every life you touch, every fear or pain you ease, every loved ones' heart that you ease the burden from is the reason you are here."
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 10-24-2016, 12:25 AM
CristinaR's Avatar
CristinaR CristinaR is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Chihuahua, Mexico
Posts: 201
Thanks: 349
Thanked 211 Times in 125 Posts
Default

I finally got the denim quilt top finished, and finished a lightweight cotton quilt top. Now I just need to buy the filling to finish them both.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 10-24-2016, 05:14 AM
jadah jadah is offline
Moderator

PTO Moderator 

 

Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Mississippi,USA
Posts: 1,826
Thanks: 2,122
Thanked 2,379 Times in 972 Posts
Default

I started lay out the pieces last night... I am glad I started doing that just to double check my pattern.... I need more denim to make the size I want. I will add some of my old jeans too.
__________________
"One of the casualties of [prison life] is the numbness of the heart"- Man on Fire

"
There is no question that in virtually all circumstances in which people are doing things in order to get rewards, extrinsic tangible rewards undermine intrinsic motivation." the New Scientist (12th April 2011, pp 40-43)

" Every life you touch, every fear or pain you ease, every loved ones' heart that you ease the burden from is the reason you are here."
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to jadah For This Useful Post:
CristinaR (10-24-2016)
  #18  
Old 10-24-2016, 08:35 AM
Tina's Avatar
Tina Tina is offline
It made me stronger- Mod

PTO Moderator 

Donation Award 
 

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 4,872
Thanks: 2,606
Thanked 1,998 Times in 1,234 Posts
Default

I think this is a really neat idea. Let us know how it turns out.
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 10-25-2016, 07:57 PM
CristinaR's Avatar
CristinaR CristinaR is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Chihuahua, Mexico
Posts: 201
Thanks: 349
Thanked 211 Times in 125 Posts
Default Quilt tops

Here are the two quilt tops that I just finished. I only need to buy batting and put the backs on.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg WP_20161023_001.jpg (93.6 KB, 7 views)
File Type: jpg WP_20161023_004.jpg (101.9 KB, 7 views)
__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Quilt Lunchlady The Parents Forum Lounge 5 03-28-2011 07:43 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:12 PM.
Copyright © 2001- 2013 Prison Talk Online
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Website Design & Custom vBulletin Skins by: Relivo Media
Message Board Statistics