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Thread: Foldy Stuff Patterns

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    Senior Member vicki75's Avatar
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    Just wondering if any of you have ever tried the foldy stuff patterns. Just saw them at my LQS. The patterns feature folded pieced fabric for the top. It looks cool but I'm not sure about the final product. It seems like it would be very heavy and bulky because of all the folds. Any thoughts?

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    I went to their website to check this out :D:D:D
    You would have twice the bulk in the seam intersections. I would think that the whole quilt wouldn't be quite as supple either. Due to the fact that you are also using muslin as a foundation, and the extra layer of fabric I wonder if flannel would be better for batting? Unless you live somewhere where it gets very cold.
    I wonder how easy it would be to quilt, by hand or machine?

    I am intrigued as to how they have you stitch it down, the free patterns didn't show that part :wink:

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    If anyone figures this out, or finds the tutorial, let me know. I "just" saw it too....(just surfing quilting stuff last evening.....actually till 3:00 a.m....gotta stop that)!!!! I found a started quilt at a thrift shop and bought it for 50 cents.......and I have pieced more to it. I'll post when I'm done. First time sewing one...always did a solid embroidered top and solid back and tied it. Tying this one too. Gotta start somewhere!

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    what is a 'foldy stuff' quilt? is that a method or a name of something?

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    Hi,
    About a year ago, I bought some of the "foldy stuff", and made a table runner for my sister's dining room. Because of the muslin base, it is a thicker item when done. I used a cotton print for the backing of the runner, and it looks fine. I think if I were to attempt an entire quilt done with this "stuff", I would just back it with a cotton or maybe a light flannel, since as you sew the blocks up, they sort of quilt themselves, as they are folded over onto themselves. (Not sure if that makes sense to anybody, but it's the best I can do.) I will admit, it was a fun to use!

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    Well, I think these patterns would make great table runners and such but I'm not sold on making an entire quilt. I think it would be very heavy and bulky but who knows. Might be pretty cool. I know the website says you don't really need batting but that seems weird to me. I've never made a quilt without batting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    what is a 'foldy stuff' quilt? is that a method or a name of something?
    I'm not sure what it is either>

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    I just googled foldy stuff and found out! It's... interesting... I'm not sure how I feel about it yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vicki75
    Well, I think these patterns would make great table runners and such but I'm not sold on making an entire quilt. I think it would be very heavy and bulky but who knows. Might be pretty cool. I know the website says you don't really need batting but that seems weird to me. I've never made a quilt without batting.
    I think the reason they say you can eliminate the batting is because you will have 2 layers of fabric on the front (from folding the fabric) and the muslin foundation, and the quilt back. If you add in a layer of batting it would be pretty heavy plus I think it would be very stiff. Substituting flannel may cut down on the stiffness and the weight....

    I agree that they would make great table toppers and runners :D:D:D

    Here is the link to their website

    http://www.quiltwithdonna.com/foldystuffpageb.html

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    the "foldy stuff" method is pretty neat, actually. you don't have to worry about getting your seams perfectly straight. mistakes are hidden by the folds. the finished product has a lot of dimension. i'll bet kids would love them.

    i did some many years ago. i made my own patterns on paper. when it was done i took off the paper so it was only a little bulkier than a regular quilt.

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