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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Crown Royal Quilt Finished!

***   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





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.

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.
Here's the finished top. The CR logos are 3.5" finished in the quilt and 4" UNfinished.
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.
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.

As I was making the quilt, I took a bunch of photos of my basting process. I hope later today or tomorrow I'll be able to share my basting tutorial with you. I use 2x4s and fat safety pins.
Until then. . .


***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!


42 comments:

  1. Congratulations, it's beautiful

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  3. I would be delighted to make a quilt for you/your husband. Please email me at Krati@aol.com
    My quilt rates are available on my faceboook page:
    Facebook.com/KatiesQuiltsandCrafts

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

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. How many bags does take to make to complete a queen quilt

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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. if anyone has any other designs email them to me please i cant find any so please send them (i forgot to add it on the post) but the email is ^^^^^^^ up on the post

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

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

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

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

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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. *** 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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