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« on: May 10, 2008 09:31:59 AM »

ok, i've never posted in this forum before, and the thing is, i've also never made a traditional quilt! the only thing i've done was a crazy quilt, but i was shopping in a the quaintest little fabric store with lots of reproduction fabrics, and they had a a quilt kit that was a bunch of little fabric squares, and you're supposed to just sew the squares together....but i kind of want to jazz it up a bit! so i'm welcoming ALL IDEAS! anything you have, just throw it out there! i was thinking half square triangles, maybe pinwheels? but keep in mind, i'm a hand sewer, so nothing too difficult, because i don't get along with a sewing machine! and i also was thinking about incorporating embroidery or applique. and how do you quilt something with such small squares? i've heard quilting in the ditch by hand is super hard to get through all those layers....

thanks a head of time for any advice! Smiley


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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2008 11:47:35 AM »

im about to start this:


« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2008 03:18:01 PM »

that's a little much for my first quilt, not to mention piecing by hand, dont'cha think? i'm looking for like a good traditional 9 patch or something like that. but i love that it's designed for repro fabrics! it's an awesome quilt, just not my level! i might need a few years under my belt, not to mention, these fabric squares are pre-cut, so i don't want to have lots of waste, that's why i suggested something with a lot of half square triangles.......

anybody else? i know y'all have got something!!!!

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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2008 04:55:49 PM »

 Smiley ........Have you thought about a disappearing 9 patch?...........They're fairly easy..........and look waaaaaaaaaaay cool............. Smiley

Here's a tute on how to do one........and a quick look at the finished blocks............. Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2008 09:22:07 PM »

wooooow, that's amazing! those patches look totally awesome, even just after being cut!!! i really like this one!! it's super easy, and what an impact! minimal effort, maximum output..... i like!

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« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2008 06:37:11 AM »

i've never quilted before, but after accumulating a ton of scraps, i decided to take the plunge. so i've started working on a friendship star block. i made my first block last night, and it was really easy

« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2008 02:50:18 PM »

that's perfect! squares, which i already have, and looks easy for hand piecing, did you machine or hand sew? great pattern- thanks! and i really wanted something UBER-simple since my little girl *who i'm making the quilt for* is so young, it will give her BIG blocks of color to look at!

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« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2008 07:37:41 PM »

The hugs and kisses one or the disappearing nine patch are easier than the star quilt.
Diagonals are tougher to stitch than straight line w/ the grain. The diagonal in on the bias and is really easy to stretch out of shape. Plus by cutting the squares in half on the diagonal they are going to end up much smaller. Draw pencil lines on the back of one piece and draw the 1/4" seam allowance and then look at what is left. Or play around with some construction paper or something. In addition a beginner is going to have trouble with the points of the star. For best results the point needs to be exactly at the 1/4" seam.
I think the hugs and kisses one is the easiest one with the least loss of fabric by cutting the squares which adds seams.

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« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2008 07:46:25 PM »

I suggest avoiding diagonals, octagons, and other funky shapes for your first quilt. I'm really liking the disappearing nine patch posted above.
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