GmaFoley’s Cheater Quilts

By: GmaFog | : 1003


I love making designs with my quilts, but I don’t like to hand stitch the quilting or fight with the batting.  One of my friends gave me this idea and I call them “Cheater Quilts.”  Basically, I machine sew the tops of the quilts using different patterns I like. Then instead of batting or a backing  I use polar fleece for both.  In place of the quilting, I finish them with little knots tied in strategic places across the quilt to hold both sides together.  Here are some of my finished projects.

These two quilt patterns are similar, both are made up from a 3 strips block. This first uses 9 inch squares and the other 6 inch squares. Once all the blocks are made, I assemble them into patterns and sew them together.  

Published: May 24th, 2015

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Esther has accomplished many things in her life. Learning is one continuing objective that is important to her.. Through the years, no matter what was in front of her, Esther took steps to learn something new. She is and has been a wife, mother, grandmother, teacher's assistant, medical records Clerk, church nursery worker, archaeologist, osteologist, biological curator,  GIS student  and now a gamer.

After fighting a bout with breast cancer, she had to change her field of expertise. So, furthering the menagerie, Esther became a Web Production Assistant. She produces and edits press releases for franchise companies and moves them out onto the net, as soon as she receives them. Esther loves the things she can learn while releasing these PRs onto the web. There are a lot of ambitious people out there and someday, she might meet a few of them. Until that time, she will move on with her life and work.

In her free time, this grandma plays with the Gaiscioch gaming community; works on the Gaiscioch Magazine and volunteers at church. She also stain glass paints, quilts, gardens, watches and take pictures of nature around her area. There is beauty out there in this crazy world, and Esther is ready for the challenge of finding it.

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