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« on: April 28, 2011 08:13:48 AM »

 My dd has an art project to do at school, and she wanted to do some sewing. We decided on a lap quilt, and she chose the movie 'Coraline' for her inspiration. We're only going to do one or two pieced blocks, (the rest just plain fabric squares) and I need help finding a key and an octopus. Anyone who can point me in the right direction will make me SOOOO happy!
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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2011 03:53:53 PM »

A quick google didn't really turn up either keys or octopi. If you're stuck on doing them pieced, there's a girl who posts sometimes with some *gorgeous* paper pieced stuff, maybe contact her? (I've seen her stuff mostly in the 'finished quilts' thread). However, I'd be more likely to use applique, myself. That's as easy as finding a coloring book design, copying it onto paper backed fusible web, cutting it out, ironing it to the wrong side of the fabric, peeling the paper off, and ironing it onto a block. (Better how-to instructions than these are all over the web.) It's just as valid as piecing, and might be much easier.
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« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2011 12:25:04 PM »

Stenciling is also an option.  I have stenciled designs on fabric and then added the fabric to a quilt with good results.
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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2011 08:10:52 AM »

oooh, i didn't even think of stencilling! Good call! And I decided that paper piecing would likely make me throw my sewing machine out the window, so I visited the idea of applique - we made our own shapes, so the kid is happy. Thanks for the help!
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