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Thread: Which quilt pattern intimidates you?

  1. #21
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    I don't know that I will ever be able to complete a Wedding Ring quilt, Mariner's compass or Grandmother's flower garden. I have tried and they are in my UFO pile.

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    Super Member suebee's Avatar
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    Anything with a curved seam, hate them! yes, Ive tried that dumb sewing machine foot specifically designed to "make it easier" does not, still time consuming.

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    Storm at sea tooooooo many pcs.
    mariners compass is easy its the way it goes tog, all sstraight lines.

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    Paper piecing, cathedral windows and hexagons

  5. #25
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    A Dear Jane, Baltimore Album or Lone star. I love applique, and feel like I do it well, but for some reason the first 2 just scare my senseless!

  6. #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by luce321 View Post
    "Storm at Sea" is a problem for me. I am making a quilt of 12 blocks but when it came to SAS block, I gave up on it. I decided to use another block to comlete my project. I did not have trouble putting it together, just getting it to size up the same as he other blocks.
    Did you paper piece that block?? That's the only way I can get the Storm at Sea block to work.

    Intimidated? Yes indeedy.... by anything involving a curved seam - and needle turn applique can make my stomach flip flip as well....
    Blessed are the children of quilters, for they shall inherit the quilts....

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    Super Member Buckeye Rose's Avatar
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    For me, it's anything with lots of points coming together, like pinwheels...can't ever seem to get them right without ripping several times...have done a bargello and zipped right through it....I really want to learn applique, but reading a book just doesn't seem to give me enough info to do it right....I need a tutor I guess

  8. #28
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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
    I am just not sure if to get a proper circle if the outside curve and inside curve are the same. I just need to work out the geometry.
    Do you mean because of the seam allowances?

    The sewing lines will have the same diameter, obviously, on both pieces of fabric (circle and background).

    All the GREEN lines are the same length - 4 inches in this example.
    (It doesn't look like it but they are.)
    The black represents part of the fabric used for the seam allowances.

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    Many of the circle rulers can cut either piece taking into account the SA.

  9. #29
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    Any pattern that has diamond shaped pieces. I have an Better Holmes & Garden's Patchwork & Quilting book that has a 1977 copywrite. There is a picture of a Storm at Sea quilt that I love. I talk myself out of doing one every time I look at the pattern pieces.

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    I like paper piecing very much, and my brain flowed easily into working reverse. When I first got my sewing machine I made a tree skirt for Christmas with circles and it was a little tough because I wasn't using a pattern but doable. what does scare me is the Dear Jane blocks. I admire that very much but the directions seem lacking. I don't like directions to much to begin with that is why I am always changing things up. Well keep posting all of those lovely Dear Jane quilts and I comment all of you conquers of those beauties.
    Create something beautiful from scraps.

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