Celebrating a Firefighter, from graduation through retirement is so much fun! And what better way to say good job and thank you than with a custom Firefighter Quilt!
Now you can make a standard quilt, or a T-shirt quilt! You’ll find ideas below and some tips for making it work. I’d love to show you my finished project… but it’s been a year in the making! I’m making this post in the hopes that I feel inspired to finish the one I have for my firefighter!
of course, if you think hiring someone to do this for you is the better idea, there are those options too!
Either way, making a quilt is a labor of love, and involves some time commitments, but it will result in a heirloom item that will be loved for many years.
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Tips for Making your Firefighter Quilt
Depending on the design and the size of the quilt – it can become very time consuming, so if this is your first quilt, go with a simple pattern. Also Consider using precut fabric!
If you are doing a tshirt quilt, consider using a
find a simple pattern – yellow brick road is a great one to start with. best selling beginner pattern however if you feel like something ask the quilt store.
remember in quilting there is no right or wrong – whatever you are comfortable with.
Equipment You’ll Need to make a Firefighter Quilt
Obviously you’ll need some firefighter themed fabric to help break up the quilt- or for the backing. Here’s some of the best one’s I’ve found:
5 Alarm in Black (the bestseller on etsy!)
5 Alarm in Classic ( This is one I grabbed for the quilt I’m making)
Timeless Treasure Firefighter ( I used this for one of my daughter’s dresses- I love this fabric! It’s so true to color!)
Quilt Panels are Helpful too, as it’s less that you’ll need to cut and piece together.
Here’s a Really Incredible Firefighter Quilt Panel (great for male or female)
And this one with a flag and eagle
But you’ll also need:
Have you made one? Are you thinking about it? Let me know! I’d love to see your designs and hopefully get the inspiration I need to finish mine.