Helen Howes Textiles


Tutorial - QR Code Quilts

Thanks for coming here from the link like this..


I have wanted to make one of these for ages - this seems like a really good use for patchwork, and the "hidden" information aspect amuses me
You need:-
Lots and lots of little squares in two sets - I used two white-on-whites for the light colours and a whole lot of dark blues and purples for the darks. As I wanted a biggish quilt, for impact, I started with 2-1/2 inch squares.
I did not know whether it would work with the variety of dark coloured fabrics, and had to commit to a big leap of faith - my relief when finally I hung up the whole top and it worked, was immense



And here it is, hanging at Festival of Quilts, which is probably where you saw it and pointed your phone..

You need to be really persnickety about doing one of these - even one square out of place will mess up the "read" and may make the address fail. I printed the whole thing onto a sheet of card, divided it into sections of 5 x 5 pieces, and made these up, labelling firmly. As I came to put the whole thing together, I checked and rechecked each block several times. And, of course, there is no way to know if it works until the top is completely sewn together.

If you want to make one, first generate your code
https://www.qrstuff.com/ is one of several generators..
Then choose your fabrics, cut, and sew, and sew, and sew...

Interestingly, this one had the best reaction from passing customers while I was quilting it (very simply, just along the joins) - several people exclaimed at "how nice it was!"
Hmmmm...
My address is:-
Helen Howes
Raindrop Kites
4, The Raveningham Centre, Beccles Road, Raveningham, Norfolk, NR14 6NU. United Kingdom
01508 548137
From outside the UK dial:- 0044 1508 548137
Mobile - 07914 676182
helen@raindropkites.co.uk
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