Prayer quilts

I started a prayer quilt ministry at my church and have posted photos of the quilts on Facebook. I have had lots of interest in the process so I decided to post here about how we make the quilts. First I cut batting squares at 6 1/2". 20140120-132557.jpg I bought an accuquilt die cutter that we use to cut 8 1/2" squares of the front and back fabrics. These squares have fringe precut all the way around. 20140120-132723.jpg We make a "sandwich" with the back - batting - front. 20140120-132906.jpg Next we sew an X across the squares. 20140120-133015.jpg The squares are sewn into rows and the rows sewn together with the fringe pointing out on the right side. 20140120-133121.jpg The quilt is washed and dried to make the fringe bloom. A yarn tie is put in each square. 20140120-134032.jpg The yarn is left hanging free with no knots. A label with the persons name is sewn on the back. 20140120-134455.jpg After the quilts are blessed in Sunday worship the congregation is invited to say a prayer for the person and tie a knot with a set of threads. When the person receives the quilt they know every knot represents a prayer that was said for them. This past Sunday we had two prayer quilts....one for a young woman battling breast cancer and one for a young soldier deployed defending our country. 20140120-135049.jpg If you are interested in finding out more about the prayer quilt ministry go to Prayers and Squares. Or check out the Fabric of Faith book.

About Debbie Maddy

I am a quilt designer, fabric designer, author, lecturer and international traveling teacher. I love sewing, quilt making, jewelry making, fabric dyeing, cooking and traveling to teach. I especially like meeting new people ..... Seeing old friends.
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