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Thread: Cictorian Box; crazy quilt

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    Senior Member CompulsiveQuilter's Avatar
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    My mom has "requested" a victorian box made from my dad's old ties. She found a pattern of sorts:
    http://cqmagonline.com/vol03iss04/ar...62/index.shtml
    but it seems too flimsy (cereal box sides and maybe they won't squash the same way). Does anybody know of a similar pattern? I would I appreciate your guidance.

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    A friend of my mom made just the bottom half like these using a double layer facing inside and out of Christmas cards held together with red or green crochet cotton.
    I've also seen them done with yarn on plastic canvas.

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    Oh WOW, I had been given one of these, it was open at the top, it was made with old Christmas cards, they must have used 2 or more, cuz it was not 'flimsy', and you can always have 'sturdier' cardboard cut just 1/2 inch or so smaller on the inside, how are you going to 'sew' it together?

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    let us know see photos, plese !!!

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    Have made something similar and cereal boxes work fine. Stiffer card and you won't get the curve.The final whip stitch is easier if you used a curved upholstry needle.
    Love to see a photo when you have finished.
    Pippa

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    Have you checked out heavy interfacing. I have found it in several weights that might hold up better. I would be easier to sew through than cardboard. If you want I can find the exact name.

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    I made one similiar to this but mine was made on my embroidery machine

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    I like it.

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    How about using Timtex or Peltex? WalMart sometimes carries it for about 5 bucks a yard. Some are fusible on one or both sides. It holds up pretty good for fabric bowls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CompulsiveQuilter
    My mom has "requested" a victorian box made from my dad's old ties. She found a pattern of sorts:
    http://cqmagonline.com/vol03iss04/ar...62/index.shtml
    but it seems too flimsy (cereal box sides and maybe they won't squash the same way). Does anybody know of a similar pattern? I would I appreciate your guidance.
    Lacelady did a tutorial on one. Here it is:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-28902-1.htm

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