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Super Fresh Find: Brent Myers takes on quilting!

February 22, 2006

Brent Myers, decor8 reader from Minneapolis, sent in a photo to share with all of us. Inspired by a quilting post from Christine earlier this week, Brent decided it was time to showcase his stylish quilt since so many of us have quilting on the brain. I’ve added some notes from Brent below along with a photo of his ahhh-inspiring block quilt. Tres chic, Brent!

“I’ve been trying for like, three years, to find a quilt or bedspread made of pinstripe fabric or fabric from men’s suits. I couldn’t find what I wanted, so I spent $100 on a sewing machine, $60 on fabric at a discount fabric store here in Minneapolis, and the rest is history. It’s made from men’s wool suiting fabrics, and is backed with a gray cotton so it wouldn’t be itchy, even though wool doesn’t bother me, I had to think of guests.”

“I’m really proud of it. And it is beyond perfect. It reminded me of your modern quilt post. I need to get out of Minneapolis and meet these cool people on the east coast since all of my friends think I am crazy…”

Next Project…..

“I am trying to figure out a way to make a quilted pillow sham out of ties to use as an accent.”

Super Fresh Find: Brent Myers takes on quilting!

I hope this inspires you to pull out your DIY projects currently collecting dust in the back of your closet! C’mon – get those singers on the table and start crankin’ out some goodies for your space, like Brent did. I think he did an excellent job. What are your thoughts?

(photograph taken by Brent Myers)

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4 Comments

  • Reply M Caplan February 23, 2006 at 3:39 am

    That is an AWESOME accomplishment! Many many kudos! I love it!

  • Reply brent February 23, 2006 at 4:19 pm

    Thanks guys! It was a really easy project (except for the edge part!) I’m hoping to start another one soon. I have two bedrooms and the other bed is starting to get jealous. I’ll keep you posted.

  • Reply decor8 February 25, 2006 at 4:27 pm

    You know Brent, once you get started, you can’t stop! :) By the way, send more photos of you swank condo our way…we’d love to see it!

    Holly

  • Reply Justin February 27, 2006 at 7:06 pm

    Have a look at http://www.sushmaquilts.com – been around for a while….

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