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Thread: Dimensional folded fabric quilt block

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    Super Member SaraSewing's Avatar
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    I'm looking for 3-dimensional quilt block patterns using folded fabric. I saw several in a quilting book lately, and can't find them now. Isn't that the way it goes. The one I saw, which I'm very interested in, has a folded square, pressed into half, used for triangles in the pattern. Thanx for taking a look into your own patterns, or if you know a link. Sara

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    http://www.ctpub.com/productdetails.cfm?SKU=10202

    Try this site and also check out Edward R Hamilton..com.....they have a couple of books on it,.very cheap

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    I know there's a book called Fabric Origami. Also Simply Quilts once did a show on the subject. Even though it is no longer on HGTV, I think you can go online and download the directions for it.

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    Lookie at what I found! A friend made this sample years ago and found it in her "to-do" folder. It's exactly what I'm looking for. Notice that each triangle is actually a square folded in half! Hope this photo comes through for all you. S.
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    I really like that block. It would make a very pretty quilt. If you find the directions please let me know. I'd like to make one of these.
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    I think it would be pretty to make the two different fabrics within the block to be more contrasting of light/dark. I don't think there would be a "pattern". I think I'll just make the pink squares the same size as the white, press them in half, then carefully sew it as a 9 patch-type block. S.

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    YEP. that's all there is to it.

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    That is so pretty, The f----- is beautiful and the color choices are very pretty, I look at it and think Victorian.

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    I think there is a slight variation. When you sew say 4" squares together on the diagonal, you cut off only the back half of the white square or even leave it on there, leaving the floral square intact. That way, you have depth to the floral piece when it is folded over. Is it sewn together on the diagonal part, Sara?

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    nope. the technique used in the block pictured, the process is very straightforward.

    the background square and contrasting square are cut the same size. the contrasting square is folded in half diagonally, the positioned on top of the background so it looks like a half-square triangle. (some instructions suggest pinning or basting the folded triangle in place so it doesn't shift while that patch is sewn to another.) those two pieces are sewn into the block as though they were one.

    it looks pretty kewl, but you have to sew through at least 3 layers of fabric - possibly 6 - and hope everything stayes in place while you do it.

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