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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Crown Royal Quilt Finished!

http://katiesquiltsandcrafts.blogspot.com/2013/11/new-quilt-designs-downloadable-pdfs-for.html





I made this quilt as a birthday gift for my friend Bill Anderson. His son, Mark Anderson was my senior prom date. We were also in show choir together and he was my dance partner senior year. Mark and I were very good friends growing up and I came to know and love his parents, Bill and Sandy.
Evidentally they had been saving/collecting crown royal bags for quite some time now. When I found out they were saving them I offered to make a quilt out of them. More literally I JUMPED at the opportunity. Making a crown royal bag quilt has been on my bucket list before I even started quilting.


I tried a few different ways of cutting up the CR bags, but this is what I found worked best. See the serged seams on the bags are on the outside?! If you hold the two pieces of fabric together, and cut just the seam off, you will basically be cutting out both sides at one time. Once I figured this out (yes, i'm slow) things went much more quickly! LOL
So here you can see all the pieces of the bag. This can be done with 2 cuts. Cut off both serged seams, and you will get your 3 pieces like this.
Of course this is AFTER you cut off the drawstring area.

Deconstruction of the bags is detailed in my PDF Pattern

I looked around for the perfect fabrics at Jo-anns. . no luck (suprise surprise, I know) I ended up going to WV Quilts in Barboursville and they have some lovely tone-on-tones that went perfectly with the bags. The gold/yellow that's used in the embroidery of the bags is a pale shiny yellow. I wanted to go a bit darker for the quilt. More of an orange-y yellow. This quilt is for a man, so I thought the darker gold would be more appropriate than a pale, feminine yellow. I think I made the right decision. . I really like the way it turned out.

**Update, - - - Many people have asked me what Fabric I use for my Crown Royal Quilts.   The fabric I have used on EVERY SINGLE CROWN ROYAL quilt is "The Gallery - Illusions by Choice Fabrics Inc"  This is quilt-shop quality but, thankfully, replinished at my local quilt shop  (WV Quilt)
The Gold is the same brand.  I'm sure you can find this fabric online somewhere.  ;c) *****

Here's the finished top. The CR logos are used in all of the STAR blocks in this quilt.  The name of the block used for this quilt is called a "sawtooth star."  You can go and look it up yourself and do your own math and make the quilt yourself,  (which is the FUN part for some people!)

Or, you can just go ahead and download my PDF pattern,  I have already done the math for you!   YOu don't have to think, just cut and sew ;c)  =cP 



The inner sashing is the actual sides of the CR bags. I had to sew two strips together to get the fabric wide enough. I ran out of sides so on the outer edges of the sashing (inner-most border) I used quilt fabric. The points of the stars are also quilt fabric.

 (If you download my Pattern, I give you options to use EITHER quilt fabric OR crown royal bag fabric in areas of the quilt, and combinations of both options.)
Here we are quilting the quilt! This quilted up super fast on my new machine ;c) It just took me a couple hours, if that.

You don't want a really dense quilting motif with this pattern.   Where the fabrics are mixed and there are LOTS of weird seams, it's best to do an all-over meander or similar motif.  



***Updated March 8th, 2012***
Quilt is now washed and dried and I took a couple more photos!

Closeup of the quilting/center.
Closeup of the center bag.
Closeup of the back!


Again, if you are interested in making this quilt - I have created a detailed pattern/tutorial in an 8 page booklet with 7 different size options -  my quilt pattern is available as a PDF instant download only.  Thank you for your understanding.

The PDF pattern is not created for printing.   Please create your quilt masterpiece by reading the directions directly from your computer or mobile device.    You can jot down important bits, if necessary, with a scrap piece of paper and pencil.

Please save your expensive printer ink and paper!  Quilt from your computer !

43 comments:

  1. Congratulations, it's beautiful

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  4. What size did you cut your corner squares and your flying geese?

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  5. Love the quilt. I had a friend ask me just the other day if I would make something similar for him. Told him I would try to do something with all his bags if I could figure it out. Just need to know how you made your points for your stars. I'm actually very new to quilting and need lots of advice.

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  7. I am looking for someone to make me a crown royal shirt out of the many bags i have. Can you help or lead me to someone that can do it. I want a long sleeve shirt with both the inside of the shirt and the outside looking the same. I saw one on a guy but never got a picture. He had it made in asia while overseas and wouldn't sell it to me. I'm not sure where to look for help. Love your quilts and may have to settle for one of those. my email is gpjr@comcast.net my name is Gary Michael

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    1. Gary - I am not good at making clothing. Only quilts! ;c)

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  8. Are the crown logos in the inner sashing also at the same dimensions as the crown logos in the stars?

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  9. Absolutely beautiful!!! I stumbled across your CR quilt as I was researching ideas for the one I am about to make for my son. Thank you so much for the info!!!

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  10. Did you wash & dry the CR bags before cutting them? If so, did you also wash the background and backing material?
    thanks

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  11. I am thinking of using the drawstrings to tie the quilt. I do not want to go through the center of the CR block and I thing all 4 corners would be too much. Any suggestions on where to place the ties?

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  12. No I do not prewash my fabrics, I wash the whole quilt once it's finished.

    Good luck using the drawstrings to tie the quilt. They are very thick. you're going to need a BIG hole and a BIG needle for that job! ;c)

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  13. Did you have to put something on the back of the crown royal bags or did you just sew them like any other material.. ie: you have to put something on the back of a tshirt to make a tshirt quilt, i was just wondering if the bags were the same way!

    I am making two quilts one for my uncle and his son.

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    1. NO, I don't use any fusible interfacing on the back of my crown bag fabrics. . . (like I do for T-shirts)
      They are't really that stretchy. . they are NOT knits. . but they certainly aren't like normal wovens either.

      If you are cutting squares, rectangles that are at least 2". . I would say you're okay. . but if you try to use the bag fabrics for triangles, you may want to fuse some lightweight interfacing on the back first.
      Good luck!

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  14. How many bags does take to make to complete a queen quilt

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  15. I'm working on a queen size quilt right now. If I put a crown royal logo in each of the star blocks and cornerstones, it would have required 98 bags.
    BUT, I didn't have that many, so I just put the crown royal logos in every OTHER block. . so . . half that many ;c) It's up to YOU how many bags you will need. Count the cornerstones and blocks and that's how many I usually use.

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  16. Quilt is beautiful. I have made 3 crown royal quilts..so far... I love the way you used the yellow/gold for the border... striking! also... the way you used some of the crown royal for the cornerstones.... love that idea.

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  17. hey do you still have the design for this quilt like the step by step im trying to my it for my inlaw grandfather if you do can u email me at katiejocb@yahoo.com

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    1. https://www.etsy.com/listing/168133712/pdf-royal-star-quilt-pattern-booklet?

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  19. I would also like step by step pattern if available. Thank you. Wanna make one for my dad! asimac42@yahoo.com

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  20. I would like a pattern also if available, email is
    joan60_1999@yahoo.com

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  21. I would like a pattern also. nurcindy3@aol.com

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  22. Kate, did you use flannel fabric for the back and the gold saw tooth squares

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  23. Also sis you use starch or any kind of backing on the CR bags

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    1. no starch and no backing
      The bag fabric is kind of thick, and holds it's shape fine for my purposes. However, I DO use regular quilt fabric for pieces smaller 2"

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  24. I have a gentleman who brought me about 75 bags and wants a king size quilt. I have made quilts before as gifts for family and friends. I have no clue where to start with price. I know the approximate cost for materials but not as a finished product. Any idea on what I should charge?

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    1. I have seen them on line for as much as $450.00

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    2. That's a very tricky question!! My King size quilts are over $1000

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  25. How much do you charge for a CR pattern. I would like a step by step pattern. I am new to quilting and am trying to make one for my husband. margina@comcast.net
    Marge

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    1. This pattern is now available on my etsy site!!
      https://www.etsy.com/listing/168133712/pdf-royal-star-quilt-pattern-booklet?

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  26. *** Updated Nov 5 2013 ***
    Hi everyone, I now have instructions to make this Crown Royal quilt (in 7 different sizes) available as a downloadable PDF booklet on my etsy page. Check it out now!
    http://katiesquiltsandcrafts.blogspot.com/2013/11/new-quilt-designs-downloadable-pdfs-for.html

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    1. I just would like to know the size for a full size bed?

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  27. My husband is a welder and would love a cr welding cap. Any suggestions on cutting the cr bags?

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    1. angiebird, if can not find a welding cap, pattern I have one.

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