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Thread: UH OHHHHHH help....

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    Member ILOVECOLORS's Avatar
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    I wanted to whip up a Dahlia Pillow for Mothers day....
    I used a bunch of fat quarters I had in my stash but thought
    I could not get 8 6" squares from a fat quarter sooooo...I cut 5" squares and am ready to go...Does anyone know if this is going to work out right...need to know right away....

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    Go for it and see what happens:)

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    have you got your background square pressed to the sections? if so, you can try to place farthest-from-the-center piece in place and fold that piece to test if it takes up the proper space. you may have to place the [7?] colors closer together to make it work. and the dahlia will turn out smaller. good luck

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    I have everything pressed and ready...I will try your suggestion...thank you...happy mothers day...!!!

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    you're welcome, and happy mother's day to you too.

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    do post results! inquiring minds want to SEE! ;-)

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    WILL DO.! ! ! :roll: hope it works

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    I think it should work, just be a bit smaller I believe. :) Definitely post pics so we can see how it works out!! This is a great idea for a gift, may have to whip one up tonight too!

    Cheers!
    Rachel

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    Watch for the spacing in between the sewn layered fabrics - may not meet across the space. I made a dahlia with fat quarters and I was able to cut out 8 6" squares and still had left over fabric. Maybe I got lucky...

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    I'm thinking you're gonna have to cut your background fabric smaller, too. On the one I started, the last piece of fabric did not meet it's mate the background fabric was too wide or my measuring was off but i did cut six inch squares.

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