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Thread: Origami Quilting

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    Senior Member quilter on the eastern edge's Avatar
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    Has anyone heard of origami quilting? I've heard of it and even done some using paper but with fabric?... to make a quilt block?

    In our guild, every month we have a project block to complete for a "show and tell" at the next meeting and the topic or theme for the January meeting is origami. And how in the world am I going to make an origami chicken block??

    As if the stress of Christmas wasn't enough........ :?

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    go to the library get an O book. think swan --perhaps PP as a flat side look or bring wing out for dimentional-look . Its its REAL(oragami quilting) the internet awaits you! good luck!!!

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    there is a book of folded origami blocks. My DIL gave it to me for a birthday -- mostly 3 dimensional flowers. Does a folded star count as origami??

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    I have a couple books on it but haven't done anything with them yet.

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    Wow would love todo this! Is it too hard?

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    Just bought the book Fantastic Fabric Folding from Amazon. I've only had it about a week, so haven't done anything yet, but I plan on doing it as soon as I get some UFo's finished. It looks pretty fun, pretty and something I could do. I just have got to get some of my other stuff done before I try.

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    Search fabric folding and origami on the internet. There will be ideas there. Quilt Fan

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    I have a couple books on folded origami fabric items. Haven't gotten into them yet! But want to look into that When I "Have More Time!"

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    I started one (flowers) and its not hard as long as you are able to keep all the iron creases(fold lines) in them. I got my aunt started on one for her granddaughter.

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    I have used some folded blocks in quilts. It is very important to cut the fabric square EXACT and it helps me when I starch the square. Where you can fold a small piece of paper, it requires a larger piece of fabric because the fabric is thicker and has more give. If you want to fold a chicken, just try it. Follow the same sequence as with the paper. When it gets tricky, I often hold the pattern together with pins til the next fold.

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