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    One block wonder Questions

    Does someone have a link for an online tutorial for a one block wonder? Also..could you post examples of what kind of fabrics work and which ones don't? I really...really would love to try my hand at one of these. And...on a scale of 1-10..how hard is a OBW?

    Also..can batiks be used?
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    Here is the tutorial on this board. There is a discussion on fabric choice in the tutorial
    OBW tutorial by Cutebuns
    If you are really interested, i would get the book, One Block Wonders, either by purchase or from the library:
    http://www.amazon.com/One-Block-Wond...der+quilt+book

    It is a very easy quilt, on a scale of 1-10, i would rate it a 2. You need fabric that has an EXACTLY repeating pattern, so a batik can't be used as they usually are hand stamped.

    A OBW is a specific type of kalidescope quilt where there are no contrasting fabrics used.
    Here are examples from our board. Easier to show than explain.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/members...bums16953.html
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    I agree with paperPrincess - I made my first OBW using the book, then went thru the tutorial CuteBuns has and it's very good. I would recommend the book as there are some pretty handy hints/tips/clues, etc. However I don't think you'd go wrong following Cutebun's steps

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
    Here is the tutorial on this board. There is a discussion on fabric choice in the tutorial
    OBW tutorial by Cutebuns
    If you are really interested, i would get the book, One Block Wonders, either by purchase or from the library:
    http://www.amazon.com/One-Block-Wond...der+quilt+book

    It is a very easy quilt, on a scale of 1-10, i would rate it a 2. You need fabric that has an EXACTLY repeating pattern, so a batik can't be used as they usually are hand stamped.

    A OBW is a specific type of kalidescope quilt where there are no contrasting fabrics used.
    Here are examples from our board. Easier to show than explain.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/members...bums16953.html
    This is the exact type of quilt I want to make. Thank you!

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    It's hard to tell exactly how big the pattern repeat is for these fabrics but they do look as if they would all work. I would go for the one which has the colours you really like.
    Be careful, they are addictive, I have made 3 and still looking for more fabric to make another
    The biggest risk is the one not taken

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    I just bought some of this to make my second OBW:
    http://www.joann.com/legacy-studio-c...prd_02292159a/

    I haven't had a chance to get started yet - for me my first one of these was hard to make, so I'm challenging myself to make another one, and this one I intend to enter into the county fair so it HAS to be good!

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    I've made one, and I would recommend a large gaudy print, with a lot of contrast in the colors. This causes the designs to stand out more.

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    I would use a very busy print with lots of color and with a repeat of no less than 12 inches and no more than 18 to 20.I love to make the stack and wack.

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    I just started my first my fabric isn`t as bright as sewnoma {love yours} but I`m loving it
    here`s a link
    journey obw begins!
    the books are very helpful
    also look up obw in the gallery and on the net for pictures there are lots
    Go for it. Have Fun!
    I was hesitant to start but take it slow and you`ll do fine.
    Gale

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