Going to sleep under your average, run-of-the-mill, storebought duvet feels nothing like snuggling under an artistic quilt that you or your loved one made for you. With affection. With care in every stitch. With countless hours of skill and dedication.

We’re continuing to delve into the cozy and warm world of crafts, and this time we’re featuring the soft and splendid ‘Quilting’ community over on Reddit. There are no hidden agendas or complicated goals when it comes to the r/quilting subreddit—it’s all about celebrating the beauty of quilting. Plain and simple. Or rather, exquisite and detailed, as you’re about to conclude when you see the gorgeous patterns that the members of the community have been sharing.

Let’s keep things thematic, so if you’ve got a hand-me-down quilt that’s been in your family for generations or you’ve got a work-in-progress, go wrap yourself in it and let’s get scrolling. Preferably while in front of a merrily crackling fire.

The photos that you enjoyed the most and would utterly love to snuggle under definitely deserve an upvote, in my opinion. And I know that I’d love to see what craft projects you’re currently working on, dear Pandas, so let all of us know in the comments.

One of the moderators helping manage r/quilting, who has been a part of the community for 4 years, was kind enough to answer some of my questions about how to get started with the craft and how to rediscover your passion if you've lost it. You'll find Bored Panda's interview with the wholesome moderator below. Oh, and before I forget, you can find the subreddit's incredibly detailed Wiki and FAQ right over here.

#1

An Absolute Work Of Art My Buddy’s Mom Finished Recently

An Absolute Work Of Art My Buddy’s Mom Finished Recently

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Otter
Community Member
1 month ago

Exquisite! Beautiful use of stitching and subtle colors, and when I win the lottery I need to find this quilt and put it in the tasteful seaside cottage I'll buy.

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#2

I Make Seaglass Art Quilts To Use Up Leftover Fabric Scraps. They’re The Perfect Stashbuster, And A Great Way To Showcase Those Last Bits Of Your Favorite Fabrics

I Make Seaglass Art Quilts To Use Up Leftover Fabric Scraps. They’re The Perfect Stashbuster, And A Great Way To Showcase Those Last Bits Of Your Favorite Fabrics

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Otter
Community Member
1 month ago

This I love! When I win the lottery, I'm going to buy tons of seaglass jewelry and a seaglass quilt!

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#3

Bisa Butler's Amazing Quilts

Bisa Butler's Amazing Quilts

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Kristy MacGregor
Community Member
1 month ago

So detailed & realistic! Very talented 👏

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The moderator shared with Bored Panda that over the last few years, there's been a broadening of members at all quilting skill levels which, in turn, makes the community more welcoming. In short, it's not as intimidating to share your own work when it's not just grandmasters to who you compare your work to.

"In the 4 years I’ve been on the subreddit, there has definitely been an influx of new quilters putting out maybe their first or second quilt. When I joined in 2017, it seemed like a lot of experienced quilters who were posting show quality pieces, which I think can intimidate new people to see 30 years of experience when they’re just starting out. Now, we have a mix of skill sets and experience levels and everyone is generally supportive whether it’s your second quilt or one hundred and second," the moderator said to Bored Panda.

#4

My Husband Just Finished His First Quilt! It's For Our Baby Boy Due Next Month. All Of The Fabric Was Hand Dyed

My Husband Just Finished His First Quilt! It's For Our Baby Boy Due Next Month. All Of The Fabric Was Hand Dyed

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Kristy MacGregor
Community Member
1 month ago

What an amazing husband & daddy-to-be u have! Beautiful work! ; )

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#5

Made A Quilt For A Friend Who Lost His Husband Suddenly. The Squares Are From His Shirts

Made A Quilt For A Friend Who Lost His Husband Suddenly. The Squares Are From His Shirts

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Susan Green
Community Member
1 month ago

You are very thoughtful, and a good friend.

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#6

Finished In Time To Give To My Mom For Christmas!

Finished In Time To Give To My Mom For Christmas!

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Laura Jones
Community Member
1 month ago

fabulous colours and very clever how you made the colours graduate

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Getting started when you know nothing about quilting is the most frequently asked question that the moderators deal with. "We usually recommend people check out our resources on our Subreddit Wiki; it gives project ideas, directions about techniques, links to step-by-step beginner tutorials videos, and more!" they mod kindly told Bored Panda.

"Personally, I recommend beginners start with a simple checkerboard of patchwork, which is made even easier with charm packs (5” squares of precut fabric); this way a new quilter doesn’t need to invest in the various tools of quilting, which can be pretty spendy if it’s your first project," they told me what a good way to start for someone completely new to the craft is.

#7

My Mom Started Quilting A Couple Years Ago. She Recently Made This Beauty For Me. She Isn’t On Reddit, But I Wanted To Put This Somewhere For Her To Get Some Recognition For Her Great Work

My Mom Started Quilting A Couple Years Ago. She Recently Made This Beauty For Me. She Isn’t On Reddit, But I Wanted To Put This Somewhere For Her To Get Some Recognition For Her Great Work

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M Calad
Community Member
1 month ago

I love this one!

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#8

My Mom Started Working On It As Soon As I Told Her I Was Going To Ask My Wife To Marry Me. She Gave It To Us For A Wedding Present

My Mom Started Working On It As Soon As I Told Her I Was Going To Ask My Wife To Marry Me. She Gave It To Us For A Wedding Present

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Lila Launehase
Community Member
1 month ago

Traditional pattern modernized with modern colors. I LOVE it!

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#9

A Personalized Scrap Quilt For My Sister Who Is Graduating. Each Book Is Embroidered With One Of Her Favorite Titles!

A Personalized Scrap Quilt For My Sister Who Is Graduating. Each Book Is Embroidered With One Of Her Favorite Titles!

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M Calad
Community Member
1 month ago

So cool!

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Though learning quilting from someone is person can't be matched, in the digital age (and especially during the pandemic), the internet is chock full of great resources and tutorials as well. "I personally learned to quilt from my mom. I always advocate for live learning when possible, so you can get feedback and ask questions. With the current state of the world, that’s a lot harder though! The Internet age has definitely given a huge rise in video tutorials for newbies who maybe don’t have access to a beginner quilting class, for whatever reason, as well as offering skill refreshers or new techniques to experienced quilters."

Finally, I was intrigued to get the moderator's take on finding lost passion for the craft and reinvigoration one's love for quilting. Moving past creative blocks (whatever your hobby might be!) is incredibly difficult and I'm sure that many of you Pandas have been there.

"We get this question a lot too. I’ve been quilting for over ten years and have blocks all the time. There are tons of ways to re-inspire yourself! Check out local quilt shops, go to a quilt show, browse on Pinterest for new ideas, reorganize your fabric, check out new pattern books at the library."

#10

It’s Denim Jacket Season Here In New England So I Found A Way To Display My Quilting On The Go!

It’s Denim Jacket Season Here In New England So I Found A Way To Display My Quilting On The Go!

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JuJu
Community Member
1 month ago

I would buy this (and yes, I know, it would be expensive)

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#11

Tubular Piece From The 2019 International Quilt Festival

Tubular Piece From The 2019 International Quilt Festival

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Haru Brujis
Community Member
1 month ago

Wormhole quilt!

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#12

My Mother Finished Her Pride And Joy Recently

My Mother Finished Her Pride And Joy Recently

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Susan Green
Community Member
1 month ago

This is absolutely beautiful! I love elephants.

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The mod also shared what they do to re-inspire themselves. "My technique is to have a small fun project to ease back into it when I’m not feeling inspired. I tend to make small seasonal quilts to hang in my foyer: they’re achievable, affordable, and time-sensitive. That said, I also have a Christmas one that I started in December 2020 never got done. Maybe it’ll be done for the last day of Christmas in July for 2021!"

Currently, the r/quilting community had nearly 79k crafts-loving members who are proud to share what they’ve been working on. The patterns and designs are stunning. And I’m blown away by the amount of time these redditors have put into their projects.

#13

100 Days, 100 Blocks, One 112" Rainbow Stained Glass Scrap Quilt!

100 Days, 100 Blocks, One 112" Rainbow Stained Glass Scrap Quilt!

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Serial pacifist
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

A playful take on the aerial view of downtown NYC.

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#14

My Mom Often Puts Herself Down Regarding Her Creations, While I Think She Makes Beautiful Things. What Do You Guys Think?

My Mom Often Puts Herself Down Regarding Her Creations, While I Think She Makes Beautiful Things. What Do You Guys Think?

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Nikki Bastian
Community Member
1 month ago

Stunning! Those roses just scream elegance!

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#15

My Aunt’s Hand Stitched Quilts Displayed At Her Funeral Today

My Aunt’s Hand Stitched Quilts Displayed At Her Funeral Today

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Laura Jones
Community Member
1 month ago

a wonderful tribute

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We’ve all got our hobbies that we’re most passionate about, but this level of skill is making me think of switching my spare time to quilting. At least to try it out for a while.

Quilting isn’t just a fun activity—it has its own very practical side. Who here doesn’t like being all snuggly while it’s raining or snowing outside and you’ve got your hands wrapped around a big steaming mug of tea (or hot chocolate!)? Personally, I’m a huge fan of feelin’ comfy.

If I can wrap myself in a large quilt that’s been made with love and looks fantastic, I definitely will. The alternative is a blanket and while that’s all very well and good (especially if you knit it yourself!), it just doesn’t create the same atmosphere, does it?

#16

My Work At 22° Gramado Internacional Quilt Expo - Br

My Work At 22° Gramado Internacional Quilt Expo - Br

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Cheri Aline Sydney
Community Member
1 month ago

Fantastic!!!

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#17

I Found Out One Of My First Graders Was Severely Abused At Home And Would Be Moving Away To Foster Care...i Literally Whipped This Out Today Just So She Would Have Some Comfort And Something To Remember Me By. It's Not The Best, But It Was Definitely Made With Love

I Found Out One Of My First Graders Was Severely Abused At Home And Would Be Moving Away To Foster Care...i Literally Whipped This Out Today Just So She Would Have Some Comfort And Something To Remember Me By. It's Not The Best, But It Was Definitely Made With Love

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Beverly
Community Member
1 month ago

The best one I've seen so far.

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#18

It Is Finished!

It Is Finished!

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Nannychachi
Community Member
1 month ago

I made one of these many years after my dad died using his pajamas and shirts. It covers an antique bed in our reading room. I call it my "Puff Daddy" quilt.

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However, quilting’s power goes beyond the cozy and the aesthetic. Researcher Virginia A. Dickie looked at quilting as a potentially therapeutic activity. Virginia analyzed whether the therapeutic aspects of quilting were part of the dialogue in quilting in North Carolina. She found that quilting as therapy fell under two broad categories depending on the way in which it was used.

“Ultimately two types of a self-generated therapeutic use of quilt making were identified—mundane and exceptional. Mundane therapy was part of women's daily routines, whereas exceptional therapy was taken up in response to difficult events or times in people's lives,” the researcher explains.

#19

My Aunt’s Quilt - She Astounds Me!

My Aunt’s Quilt - She Astounds Me!

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Serial pacifist
Community Member
1 month ago

Supersized kaleidoscope!

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#20

Pantry Quilt

Pantry Quilt

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Stephanie IV
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh wow!

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#21

936 Houses, 6552 Scrap Pieces - My Mom Does Incredible Work

936 Houses, 6552 Scrap Pieces - My Mom Does Incredible Work

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SentimentAndBadJokes
Community Member
1 month ago

Dang right she does!!

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So there you have it. Beautiful, practical, and a way to improve your mental health. Quilting seems to have it all and r/quilting is a great way to celebrate a deep craft, the benefits of which are broader than it might first seem.

#22

Dinosaur Quilt

Dinosaur Quilt

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Otter
Community Member
1 month ago

It's kind of sad that modern children have a much keener appreciation of the awesomeness of dinosaurs than adults. Because dinosaurs are awesome, and every room ought to have a dinosaur thing in it.

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#23

Gemstone Quilt Piecing Done!

Gemstone Quilt Piecing Done!

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Cheri Aline Sydney
Community Member
1 month ago

To capture the colors , facets, various cuts, and dimensions.... Quite an accomplishment ~ I love it!

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#24

Finally Finished Fox Blanket 2,4 M X 2m

Finally Finished Fox Blanket 2,4 M X 2m

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Stephanie IV
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh this is gorgeous!

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#25

My Grandmas Award Winning, King-Sized Quilt

My Grandmas Award Winning, King-Sized Quilt

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Laura Jones
Community Member
1 month ago

so right to be proud of it

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#26

Reddit Meet My Friend Ted. He Took Up Sewing At Age 90. This Is His Second Quilt!

Reddit Meet My Friend Ted. He Took Up Sewing At Age 90. This Is His Second Quilt!

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Heather Menard
Community Member
1 month ago

Great job Ted

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#27

Mermaid Quilt

Mermaid Quilt

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Mary Henkle
Community Member
1 month ago

That's amazing!

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#28

I Made This Nautilus Art Quilt Using Raw Edge Appliqué Combined With Traditional Piecing. I Free-Motion Quilted It With A Variety Of Thread Weights To Add More Texture. I Encouraged Fraying Of The Fabrics To Give More Interest To The Piece. 58”x61”

I Made This Nautilus Art Quilt Using Raw Edge Appliqué Combined With Traditional Piecing. I Free-Motion Quilted It With A Variety Of Thread Weights To Add More Texture. I Encouraged Fraying Of The Fabrics To Give More Interest To The Piece. 58”x61”

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Yettichild
Community Member
1 month ago

I love it.

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#29

Finished My Labyrinth Walk Quilt Top This Morning. Wasn’t Sure About My Fabric Choices For A While, But Now That I See It All Together I’m Pretty Happy

Finished My Labyrinth Walk Quilt Top This Morning. Wasn’t Sure About My Fabric Choices For A While, But Now That I See It All Together I’m Pretty Happy

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Haru Brujis
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow, it looks 3d.

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#30

Ante Meridiem- This Modern Quilt Represents The Colors Of The Sky Every 15 Minutes From Midnight Until Noon. It Is Based On The Actual Astronomical, Nautical And Civil Dawn And Sunrise In Madison, Wi On 6/18/81, When My Husband And I Started Our Romantic Relationship. Quilt Lines Every 5 Minutes

Ante Meridiem- This Modern Quilt Represents The Colors Of The Sky Every 15 Minutes From Midnight Until Noon. It Is Based On The Actual Astronomical, Nautical And Civil Dawn And Sunrise In Madison, Wi On 6/18/81, When My Husband And I Started Our Romantic Relationship. Quilt Lines Every 5 Minutes

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Joi Cain
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1 month ago

This is great especially the backstory.

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#31

This Quilt Has Been My Longest Ever Project, Happy It's Finally Finished. (Pattern By The (Not So) Dramatic Life)

This Quilt Has Been My Longest Ever Project, Happy It's Finally Finished. (Pattern By The (Not So) Dramatic Life)

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Susan Green
Community Member
1 month ago

This is amazing! What talent!

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#32

This Is The Quilt I Made For Myself After Leaving My Ex. I Finished It A Year Ago But I Still Feel Proud Of It Every Day

This Is The Quilt I Made For Myself After Leaving My Ex. I Finished It A Year Ago But I Still Feel Proud Of It Every Day

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Serial pacifist
Community Member
1 month ago

Hypnotizing.

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#33

Finished And Hung Up!

Finished And Hung Up!

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May
Community Member
1 month ago

That's the third one of these on this list. Now I want to find the pattern!

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#34

I Made This A Year Ago For My Baby Sister's Graduation And I Am Still So In Love With It

I Made This A Year Ago For My Baby Sister's Graduation And I Am Still So In Love With It

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Kristy MacGregor
Community Member
1 month ago

Easy to see why u r so inlove w it, its beautiful! Such a kind-hearted thoughtful sister u r

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#35

Finished My Nine Lives Quilt And Presented It To My Uncle Yesterday! So Pleased With How It Came Out

Finished My Nine Lives Quilt And Presented It To My Uncle Yesterday! So Pleased With How It Came Out

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Stephanie IV
Community Member
1 month ago

So, so beautiful!

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#36

Just Finished My Third Quilt, This Time A Pattern Of My Own!

Just Finished My Third Quilt, This Time A Pattern Of My Own!

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Abhinc
Community Member
1 month ago

great job !! love your shirt too btw

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#37

Color Wheel Quilt! Completed By My Mother, Sheila Bruner, Master Quilter. It Is So Stunning

Color Wheel Quilt! Completed By My Mother, Sheila Bruner, Master Quilter. It Is So Stunning

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Stephanie IV
Community Member
1 month ago

Yes, it is!!

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#38

Grandma Says Thank You For All The Love! Both Dear Jane Quilts Together

Grandma Says Thank You For All The Love! Both Dear Jane Quilts Together

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Otter
Community Member
1 month ago

The fabulous one on the right is fashionably neutral in color, but the faaaaabulous one on the left is the one I want!

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#39

Finished My Circuit/Dna Quilt! So Proud Of This One

Finished My Circuit/Dna Quilt! So Proud Of This One

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Stephanie IV
Community Member
1 month ago

..and rightly so!!!

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#40

My Mother-In-Law Passed Away Last Week. Here Is Her Quilting Legacy On The Back Of The Pews Before Her Funeral This Morning. She Will Be Missed

My Mother-In-Law Passed Away Last Week. Here Is Her Quilting Legacy On The Back Of The Pews Before Her Funeral This Morning. She Will Be Missed

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Shelli Aderman
Community Member
1 month ago

Such a beautiful way to honor her!

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#41

I Made A Dumbledore Art Quilt Using Raw Edge Appliqué In A Mosaic Style. 48”x64”

I Made A Dumbledore Art Quilt Using Raw Edge Appliqué In A Mosaic Style. 48”x64”

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Serial pacifist
Community Member
1 month ago

Dumbledore's got the attitude.

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#42

My Mom Made This Quilt And Won Second Place At The Texas State Fair Last Year. Sad That This Year There The Fair Has Been Canceled!!

My Mom Made This Quilt And Won Second Place At The Texas State Fair Last Year. Sad That This Year There The Fair Has Been Canceled!!

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Cheri Aline Sydney
Community Member
1 month ago

Such a beautiful work of art!!!

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#43

I Finished 2 Baby Quilts For Twins! Our Friends Are Having A Boy And A Girl, So I Wanted Them To Match Somewhat And I Didn't Want To Do Pink And Blue. I'll Miss These Two

I Finished 2 Baby Quilts For Twins! Our Friends Are Having A Boy And A Girl, So I Wanted Them To Match Somewhat And I Didn't Want To Do Pink And Blue. I'll Miss These Two

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Vicky Zar
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1 month ago

Kudos for not using pink and blue

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#44

Just Finished Custom Quilting This Gravity Quilt For My Friend Kelly!

Just Finished Custom Quilting This Gravity Quilt For My Friend Kelly!

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Lila Launehase
Community Member
1 month ago

Oh man, so beautifully quilted. My top is finished in my cupboard, I "just" have to quilt it...

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#45

Have You Ever Been More Obsessed With The Back Of Your Quick Than The Front?

Have You Ever Been More Obsessed With The Back Of Your Quick Than The Front?

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Lyone Fein
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1 month ago

Hills

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#46

Throwback To When I Painted And Quilted Lorde’s Album Cover And She Took It On Stage

Throwback To When I Painted And Quilted Lorde’s Album Cover And She Took It On Stage

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Jayne Kyra
Community Member
1 month ago

Creator´s video about the process and concert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=s3vzCQvBBEA&t=73s

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#47

I Made This Quilt Because My Spouse's Favorite Movie Characters Are The Birds From Finding Nemo. He Literally Wanted Just A Quilt Full Of Seagulls So I Sketched This Up And Used Needle Turn Applique And Embroidery To Get The Job Done. I Was Happy It Got To Stay In My House

I Made This Quilt Because My Spouse's Favorite Movie Characters Are The Birds From Finding Nemo. He Literally Wanted Just A Quilt Full Of Seagulls So I Sketched This Up And Used Needle Turn Applique And Embroidery To Get The Job Done. I Was Happy It Got To Stay In My House

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Raven Sheridan
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1 month ago

Mine!

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#48

Update: My Wonky Quilt Is Now Pretty Straight! Thanks So Much To Everyone Who Gave Me Great Advice. I’m Really Happy With How It Turned Out! Love This Community!

Update: My Wonky Quilt Is Now Pretty Straight! Thanks So Much To Everyone Who Gave Me Great Advice. I’m Really Happy With How It Turned Out! Love This Community!

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Cheri Aline Sydney
Community Member
1 month ago

This is such a sweet and comforting quilt... I love it!

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#49

My Mom Just Finished This Bird Quilt And It Might Be My Favorite Of Hers!

My Mom Just Finished This Bird Quilt And It Might Be My Favorite Of Hers!

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Otter
Community Member
1 month ago

Today I saw shorebirds standing in shallow water, looking just like that!

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#50

A Handmade Nursery For Our Baby Girl, Arriving Tomorrow!

A Handmade Nursery For Our Baby Girl, Arriving Tomorrow!

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Cheri Aline Sydney
Community Member
1 month ago

Really sweet ~

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