All quilts are to be quilted but may be tied and quilted. Straight stitch quilting is fine as it stippling and fancier quilting designs. Please, NO RAG QUILTS.
Binding can be hand sewn or machine sewn. I cut the binding 2 1/2" for hand sewing and 2 3/4" for machine sewing. There is a tutorial for the binding here if desired.
Every quilt must have and Aussie Hero Label on it as follows:
Received my quilt and laundry bag today. Best surprise ever. The Titans Quilt is amazing but the letter the amazing lady wrote me really put a smile on my face. You guys do an amazing job and we can't thank you enough for your kindness.
Seriously, how often does someone say that to you?
I just wanted to send a note to thank you for my quilt and laundry bag, the quilt is so amazing even better than I imagined, my room mates were a bit jealous too!
It's such a great thing that you do, taking your time to make them for us over here and it much appreciated!
I just wanted to write and say thank you so much for my hero quilt and laundry bag. It is absolutely lovely and my colleagues are all quite jealous. I unfortunately have a touch of the flu at the moment and this is the perfect thing to wrap around me and make me feel better.
Thank you so much again. The efforts you go to In order to send us these are very much appreciated. My mother is a quilter and I've done a couple myself so I know the time and care that goes into them
I would like to thank you very much for your thoughts and the laundry bag. The laundry bag is fantastic and is being put to good use.
The fact that so many Australians, like yourself, give your time to send gifts, cards and a few words of comfort and encouragement means a lot. Not just to myself but to my fellow soldiers, sailors and airmen and women who are currently serving at home and abroad. it is also these random acts of generosity and true Australian spirit of mateship which fortifies our resolve to see this task complete. Whilst giving strength to our friends, family and loved ones that we have left back home.
Your simple gesture has been greatly appreciated.
Firstly thank you so very much for the beautiful laundry bag that you made for me. Many of my other shipmates received their laundry bags and quilts from Aussie Hero Quilts in our last batch of mail and it was so lovely to receive gifts from Australia. We are a third of the way through our current deployment so it was lovely to receive something from home (including Shapes!)
Note - this letter was sent to Julie via snail mail. HMAS Newcastle is actually almost finished their deployment.
The footy laundry bags referred to here were made by Kaylee and Louise - it is nice to know the boys were pleased with them. :-)
I haven't received the quilt yet but the footy bags have arrived and the boys are pretty stoked! The guys with the bags have just gone back to Australia so they got here literally just in time. We send out a big thank you to everyone involved! I am sure that the quilt will be on its way and here soon.
Finally, if you have sent a quilt or a laundry bag off this week and you are not on the list below please let me know. It is the easiest thing in the world for me to forget to add your name to the list if I get interrupted halfway through a task so always feel free to remind me and help keep me honest.
Till next time..............keep spreading the word and happy stitching! JMxx