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Thread: Christmas Present-Need a good block idea.

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    community benefactor collettakay's Avatar
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    I am looking for a pattern to make my aunt a wallhanging for Christmas. I want it to be at leas 24in and then I'll add some borders. I'm thinking maybe to do the Carptenter's Wheel. ( Her father, husband and of course, Jesus were all carpenters) and I really like the pattern. I will be making it in Christmas fabrics, green, red and some gold. Does anyone have a block pattern that they love or a good idea for what I should use to make this. I also saw a pattern on the Cache for Heavenly Stars that I thought would be pretty.

    I'm really having a hard time deciding on this. Please help... :?:

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    Hey Colletta,

    I like the carpenters wheel idea, with the family connection and all.

    What if you enlarged it to 2o inches with a border of the same fabric as your background so it kind of floats on the square. Then added an applique bow, kind of like a wreath


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    Or make two smaller ones and hang them from an applique ribbon with bow like ornaments

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    The Carpenters Wheel sounds perfect!

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    This is from the 80's .. fun idea.. for pot holders.. or, as this was, the door hanger for my Grandparents "dorm style " living door.

    folded star. only sewing was the point of each fold.
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    This pattern goes together quickly. If you used one Christmas fabric with a lot of colors this could look really great, or you might be able to modify it by using different fabrics for the star, the squares and the border.

    http://www.mccallsquilting.com/golden/mg02_pattern/

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