January 5th, 2016

Kansas City Royals Rally Towel Quilt

by Julie Hirt

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This quilt is a big deal… because ROYALS! When my Aunt contacted me to make this for my cousin using their 2015 Post Season and World Series rally towels I was pretty excited.

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I was also a little nervous because I had never worked with terry cloth before.  Honestly, it wasn’t an issue other than lint fluffs from trimming the towels.

The process was similar to making a t-shirt quilt as the towels were all slightly different sizes and orientations. I filled spaces with baby blue Kona cotton.

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We found some awesome Royals fabric for the backing and quilted in a baseball pattern.  With a layer of Hobbs 80/20 between the terry and backing this turned into a nice, heavy quilt.

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The only drawback to making this quilt was giving it back.

Let’s go Royals! *clap* *clap* *clapclapclap*

 

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7 Comments to “Kansas City Royals Rally Towel Quilt”

  1. Really love this, Julie, even if it’s not my team. Especially jealous that the recipient (or you) had access to the quantity of rally towels, that’s pretty cool.

  2. This is exactly what I’ve been saving my Royals rally towels for! But I don’t really sew :( Any chance I could hire you to sew it? Can I get the name of place you found the fabric for the backing? I haven’t been able to find anything.

    GO ROYALS!

  3. Did you freehand quilt the baseballs or a pantograph? If so, where did you get it? thx.

  4. I LOVE your Royals Rally Towel quilt! You did an awesome job! I am making a similar quilt for my husband from our Royals rally towels. The blue Kona cotton you used looks like a perfect color for the towels. I looked up Kona cotton on Joann Fabrics’ website, and they have lots of blues. Is your fabric actually called ‘Baby Blue’? Thanks!

  5. Hi was wondering if you stabilized them.

  6. How much to make one for me? My husband would die and I want to have one made for his 30th bday coming up.

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