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Topic: Should have used the egg shaped styrofoam balls...[Fabric Pinecones]  (Read 10146 times)
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« Reply #20 on: December 14, 2011 08:34:22 AM »

Those are gorgeous! I think yours are way better looking than mine. I love the patterned fabric.

I went and bought some of the egg shaped balls but haven't used them yet. Issue: the cost of 2 eggs is the same as 6 rounds. Yikes!
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« Reply #21 on: December 14, 2011 08:40:53 AM »

How pretty! I like the red sparkly one Smiley! They look lovely in the basket like that.

How long would you guys say it takes to make one?
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« Reply #22 on: December 14, 2011 08:59:15 AM »

Those are gorgeous! I think yours are way better looking than mine. I love the patterned fabric.

I went and bought some of the egg shaped balls but haven't used them yet. Issue: the cost of 2 eggs is the same as 6 rounds. Yikes!

Thanks..but I had you to make all the mistakes for me... Grin!

I know!!!  I could not believe how much the egg shaped ones were!! It was $3.99 for two at Joann's..but I do have a coupon for 40% off...

Lime--it takes a lot of pins, too...cutting the strips was the easiest---the first one was hard just because you had to get into a rhythm...it took me two sitcoms to do one...but that was pausing, getting something to eat, etc....maybe half an hour each?
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« Reply #23 on: December 14, 2011 09:38:33 AM »

I would say it takes more than an hour for me but that's including the cutting. I don't usually look at the clock and I've been known to be pretty slow with stuff too so for you it probably would be closer to her estimate.
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« Reply #24 on: December 14, 2011 11:08:28 AM »

I used my rotary cutter and cut all four out at once...I am going to make the egg ones (yes, I ended up buying egg shaped cones at lunch...)...I will time it, sort of...I have to squeeze in laundry and cookie making as well...
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« Reply #25 on: January 03, 2012 08:22:14 PM »

if you look on ebay you can get the egg shapes for alot cheaper. I got 10 for 2.50 with including postage.. which issss.. just under $4 (USA) so shop around. I unfortunatly didnt get time to make any of these due to spending nearly 3 weeks in hospital over christmas, hopefully I will get some done next christmas.
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« Reply #26 on: January 06, 2012 07:40:52 AM »

I caved and bought the egg shaped forms...they are a lot bigger and once you are done, they are heavy!!  I hung two on my curtains and will post a pic...I actually like the round ones better... Cheesy

I am using the remaining forms to make autumnal ones that I can use all year...they are a bit addicting as I watch TV!
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« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2012 02:56:10 AM »

these are lovely, and as they're pinned rather than glued, a slightly larger one would make a lovely gift for a quilter.
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