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Thread: Template Curiousity

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    Super Member KGoodhand's Avatar
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    I have never used any templates! They seem a little expensive?!? Are they actually worth investing in?

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    Do you mean plastic templates for making blocks?
    I make my own with template plastic.

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    I'v not used any yet, but did purchase a quarter circle one at the quilt show I went to. Not quite ready to branch out into curves yet!

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    I have a few templates for blocks with odd angles, or curves. I love the sets I have for melon blocks and drunkards path :D:D:D You can even use rotary cutters on the curves :wink:

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    I have only bought one, and I really don't know if it is even a template. It is a half circle with many different sizes to cut. I used it for a quilt I was making for my (unborn at the time) son! I got it at hobby lobby with a coupon so it wasn't even that much in the end and it saved me a TON of time and alot of fabric since I could cut nested circles!

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    Yes, they can be expensive, however, they may be a good investment if you plan on making several of the same style quilt. You can always make your own templates and if you're only going to do one of a pattern that may be way to go.

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    I have several for designs for hand quilting
    I like to collect them. LOL

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    I did block of the month kind of thing with templates. Well, I started it anyway. It used the Marty whateverherlastname is template sets that one of my girlfriends had. I would borrow them and try some blocks before investing in them. I thought they were a huge pain.

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    I used to use templates a lot more than I do now. They are really nice for marking quilting designs these days :)
    And yes, you can make your own. They can be pricey.

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    Yes I was thinking of the ones to make different blocks. I really want to try the wedding ring quilt! Not right away but hopefully in the next while! I have seen a lot around but never thought about making my own from plastic! Great idea! I may have to look into that!
    I actually have never tried the ones to use for your quilting itself either. All these things to try!

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