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Thread: French braid quilt

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    Thanks Grammy for the www site, those quilts looked so difficult I had not even considered quilting one before, but it's on my "to do" list now.
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    Hi - I did a French Braid "circular" quilt top last year - I also posted the instructions (on page 5). I used it as my Christmas Tablecloth. I had never even seen a French Braid before I did this one (at a 1-day workshop - really needed 2 days). I really liked it, and it was a bit of a challenge, simply because it was new, and an unusual shape.

    Let us know if you attempt one!

    French Braid Quilt

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    i learned braid from bonnie hunter's site, quiltville.com.
    also, check out this tut http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snjrF-O95Cc
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    I've been looking at Jane Hardy books as well and dream of trying a Frech Braid... you all have sold me. Soccertxi - your quilt is lovely!
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    Thanks so much for the link to the tutorial - I've been trying to think of what to make for my daughter's home as she wants something in brown & blue. The homespuns look great in the French Braid. Problem solved for me.
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    thank you for all the info i have this on my to do list

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    Another site with information is : www.quilterscache.com/B/BraidBlock.html. Good luck to everyone trying this. The quilts with the braid are beautiful.

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    French Braid Quilt

    Quote Originally Posted by brit_kitty View Post
    Hi there, I've been looking here all day at the beautiful French braid quilts, just stunning. This is not a pattern I've ever tried but would love to having seen how wonderful they turn out. I think I've figured out how to lay them out, well kinda LOL. but I'd be grateful if someone could advise generally what measurements they use for each rectangle and square. I guess it depends on personal choice, but a general opinion would be terrific. I've just finished two quilts for my nieces and have to say that whilst I haven't been FMQ for very long I totally love it and am a little bit obsessed with it now. Any advice would be lovely, I am so indebted to this site and you ladies I've learnt so much and it's a part of my daily routine now.
    There are several sites, but try this one: http://www.quilterscache.com/B/BraidBlock.html
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    you can always go to the library as well..............
    Quote Originally Posted by brit_kitty View Post
    As always ladies thank you so much for your replies. I was looking at the Jane Hardy book earlier so I think I might get one, I've seen so many beautiful french braid quilts here I've fallen in love with them. Soccertix that quilt of yours is stunning, terrific colours. Ok off to Amazon to buy my book. Thanks again.

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    Here's a tutorial from Missouri Star Quilting Company. They have great tutorials: http://www.youtube.com/user/Missouri.../0/EpHAp_pyVXQ and http://www.youtube.com/user/Missouri.../1/1Dn_4vTxwfk

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