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« on: April 20, 2010 10:11:55 AM »

I'm going to grad school for genetic counseling and as part of one of my classes we have to do a "self-help" presentation...something that relaxes us when we have a stressful day at school or in clinic.  I decided to make potholders with DNA fabric (since my classmates will all think it is the coolest thing ever, lol) to show my new-found love of quilting.  This was also my secret way of practicing my binding skills, which still need work after 8 potholders!  They are all slightly different so I'm going to let my classmates pick which one they like the best and then let them take a stab at machine quilting their potholder (I'm bringing a separate fabric/batting sandwich for practice, and if they don't want to do it, they don't have to!) Anyway, here they are.  C&C welcome Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2010 10:21:55 AM »

Those are awesome! Good job.

Where did you find that amazing DNA fabric? Just finishing my undergrad in bio focusing on genetics, and I need to get some of that!
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2010 10:49:21 AM »

I LOVE the DNA fabric.  Where on earth did you get it?
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« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2010 11:31:13 AM »

genetics intrigues me to no end... It's the only thing in Bio that I thoroughly enjoyed.  Those pot holders are fabulous!  love the DNA fabric!

« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2010 07:22:00 PM »

I got the DNA fabric from fabric.com...just search for "double helix" - it isn't listed under "DNA".  And there are 2 varieties! Cheesy  Glad there are some fellow nerds on here, hehe.
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2010 06:19:52 AM »

Those are very cool!  Great job.  And, as a beginning quilter myself, I LOVE that one with teh kind of offset triangles - no need to match up all those points in the middle, and it still looks really cool!  I may have to use that for a future project.  I hope your classmates think your project is as cool as all of us do!   Cheesy

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Okay - I looked at that pattern again, and I can't figure out how it's done, other than a tedious process that I know can't be the best way.  Care to share how it's done?  Or if that square has a name, tell it to me so I can look it up?

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« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2010 08:58:32 PM »

Padester, I honestly was just playing around and cannot for the life of me figure out what I did!  I remember that I was attempting a "flying geese" of some sort with a regular square ruler, but I have no idea how it came out that way...sorry!  I probably did it the "tedious process that was probably not the best way" lol.
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2010 02:52:03 AM »

Perfect fabric for your project!  I love it when I can use a fabric that is a bit of an inside joke on something.  Great choice!

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