Carrie (carrieb) wrote in quilt_nerds,

Ticker Tape Quilts

I just learned about ticker tape quilts yesterday (Flickr Group) and now I want to make one! Wants wants wants!

I still haven't figured out what to do for a gift for my cousin and her baby (they have everything money could possibly buy and I don't have much quilting time b/c of my own baby and bad back). Now I'm thinking a super simple split rail toddler quilt (baby is more of a toddler b/c she is adopted), a baby doll and a baby doll ticker tape quilt with lots of scraps from the bigger quilt, plus a bunch more. I just hope that would be special enough. I guess that's where I'm hung up. I want it to be special, but I don't know how to make something special enough with my limited time/bad back. I guess I have a pinched nerve or something. I've sought treatment, but nothing seems to help other than not sitting in a hard chair and not packing around a 25 pound baby all day.

I'm very excited about this idea! Now to find some perfect fabrics. . . yummmy fabrics. . . shopping. . . oh yes. . . excited.

Have you made a ticker tape quilt? I'd love to see pics/hear advice.
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So, the edges on the patches are left unfinished / raw? Sorry, these are new to me too so hopefully someone will be able to answer these questions :)
That's what it looks like. I am not exactly sure if they are decorative or usable, though from what I read it sounds like they look better as they age. I am really hoping someone else will come by and tell us!
I have not made one, but now I think I have to!
It seems the edges are left unfinished. This is kind of what happens in a rag quilt, where the edges are raw and so they become fuzzier with each wash of the piece. The stitching should keep it from unraveling altogether.

And I personally think a personally-made quilt present is plenty special, regardless of the pattern.
A gal in the quilt guild that I went to showed one off, she had done a shorter stitch for the ticker part. So when it "frayed" it didn't fall apart. She also used linen. Here is the gals flicker photo.

Not sure how to make links work in LJ.