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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the wood badge in Textiles.

For this BB, you will sew a patchwork quilt for a twin-size bed or larger.

To complete this BB, the requirements are:
- each “patch” (block) must be 18” x 18” or smaller
- minimum size: a twin size bed (65" x 90" or larger)
- must have an insulating layer (that won’t shift and go lumpy)
- must be lined

To document completion of the BB, provide proof of the following as pictures or a video (< 2 minutes):
  - Description of pattern or technique, the size of bed you are sewing the quilt for, and the size of your finished quilt
  - Your pieces of fabric cut out  
  - Sewing the quilt patches
  - Assembling the quilt
  - Your completed quilt on the bed

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This is not a great quilt, but it is technically a quilt. I’m a beginner, self-taught- and this was my first full sized quilt. It shows. I made some small mistakes in the beginning (inaccurate cuts on my square pieces) which had a ripple effect on the final product. I also don’t think I had the space necessary to get such a behemoth sewn. I was working on a small desk with my regular machine. It would have been better to use at least our dinning room table. Hindsight, 20/20. Lessons learned.
So. The BB requirements.
I made this from cotton for our Full sized bed, using incorporating clothing scraps and cabbage. The batting is also cotton. I cut squares, which I sewed together before cutting into triangles. Ironed out into squares for 5”x5” patches. Then the squares went together in a long row, the rows then sewn together for the face of the quilt. Added a border for pizazz.
Decided to finish without a binding edge, so right sides together, sewn around 3 sides and most of the 4th, turned right side out and then sewn around the edges.
Was pretty sick of staring at my mistakes at this point and desperately wanting to be free.
Quilted in the ditch. Made the bed. Said good night.
Final measurement is about 6,970 inch squared. Compare to the required 5,850 inches squared.
This hasn’t scared me off of quilt making. I really want to make another one in fact just to prove I can do better. But I’ll probably do a few smaller projects first.
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