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Thread: Help to get sewing

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    I want to make a crib quilt for a grand daughter due to arrive Jan 1. I
    > found a photo of an Amish quilt; 41 x 57, 6 squares, all squares framed
    > in pink, that piece framed in another color.
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    > Does anyone have a pattern similar to this? I am not sure of
    > sizes/widths on anything.
    >
    > Also, I want to put buttlerflies, dragon flies, and lady bugs in the
    > squares. Does anyone know where I can get patterns for these bugs? I
    > see quilts in Babies R Us but cannot find patterns.
    >
    > Any help will be appreciated.

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    Super Member justwannaquilt's Avatar
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    are you wanting to do the bugs with applique or embroidery or how are you wanting to get the bigs in the blocks? In MOST cases you can find either a clip art or a printable coloring book page online and use it as a pattern.

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    Super Member Prism99's Avatar
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    From the photo you can figure out approximately how big the squares need to be. Graph paper can be helpful for this; make each square equal to 1 inch. Once you have the square size figured out, add 1/2-inch to each width and length dimension for seams. Most quilters use 1/4-inch seams when piecing blocks. Similarly, you can work out the size of the border strips; again, add 1/2-inch to allow for seams.

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