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From: sondray
Date: 03-19-2007, 08:43 AM (1 of 5)
Hi everyone,

Has anyone made a puff quilt? I have all the pillows sewed and now I am stuck as to how I sew them together. I hope I don't have to sew by hand, can it be done by machine?

Please help me figure it out!!
User: sondray
Member since: 10-03-2006
Total posts: 4
From: HeyJudee
Date: 03-19-2007, 09:52 AM (2 of 5)
I've never made one but googled and came up with these sites. Hope they help.
TTFN from
User: HeyJudee
Member since: 01-25-2005
Total posts: 1366
From: Bama
Date: 03-19-2007, 11:18 AM (3 of 5)
I started one of these years ago but never finished it. Too many ideas, not enough time. :wink:
I've seen them done two ways. One that's called a "biscuit" quilt that is sewn together by machine and then a backing is added to the back. The top of each square is larger than the back and tucks are sewn in the top squares to make it "puff".
The other one I remember my great grandmother doing back in the 70s. She sewed all of the little pillows together, stuffed them, (front and back was from the same size squares) and then zig-zagged them all together by machine. Each square was tied with a knot of string in the middle.
That quilt weighed a ton!! Now I wonder what happened to it. Haven't thought about it in years.
User: Bama
Member since: 03-21-2000
Total posts: 2116
From: milehigh2
Date: 04-06-2007, 11:36 AM (4 of 5)
My DD just completed her first quilt... a biscuit (puff) quilt. It turned out lovely, but she said she'd never make another one! She sewed all the biscuits together (right sides together) on the machine and it was not easy. There's a lot of weight to these quilts when the blocks are adequately stuffed. We then added a backing and tied (tacked) the quilt between each block (corners). It's baby-sized and adorable, but not a simple project. She made this quilt while working in our fabric shop and all the customers loved the way it turned out.
User: milehigh2
Member since: 03-13-2006
Total posts: 6
From: sondray
Date: 04-06-2007, 10:58 PM (5 of 5)
thanks for all the sites and ideas, I think I will tie the puffs together, seems easier and quicker.

User: sondray
Member since: 10-03-2006
Total posts: 4
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