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Thread: Piecing the Apple Core or "Double bit ax" by hand

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    Awesome, love it, all the beautiful colors, makes your eyes go all over it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NannieBS View Post
    i AM A NEWBIE TO QUILTING SOOO CAN U EXPLAIN In MORE DETAIL AND WHAT IS AN APPLE CORE QUILT? THANKS
    Hi NannieBS. I'll do my best. The "apple core" or "double bit ax" is a very old pattern that our grandmothers used and probably their grandmothers before them. It gets its name from its shape. The curved edges on the ends fit exactly into the curves on the middle. So if you sew them together, one is laid on way and the other is up and down. Take a look at the pictures. You can sew as many of them together as you like to make it as song as you want, For instance, for a lap quilt, you might only sew10 in a row whereas for a King size quilt, you might sew 25 in a row. On your second row, start off with the opposite laying position of the block on the first row, alternating each beginning row the oposite. Once you do a row or two, you will get the hang of it. If you have problems, just PM me.
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    okay lady! you won me over. can you email me a copy of the template and ill start cutting and piecing just so i can make something that i did by hand?? love you!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by terri bb View Post
    okay lady! you won me over. can you email me a copy of the template and ill start cutting and piecing just so i can make something that i did by hand?? love you!!!!!
    I sent you one. Now, all you got to do is get cutting and stitching!! I'm going to send you some already cut too. so, you can have a little part of Arkansas in your quilt!
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    very cute quilt. ALL hand work YIKES

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    okay ladies, im on row #13! can't think of a more awesome way to heal up from back surgery where i can't get to my machine yet. oh miss piecemaker, thank you so much! i can't wait to get a little lap quilter thing and get it all finished in what? 6 months? its going to be beautiful and i thank you so much! you truly are a treasure to my heart. and so is your non bobbin fillin hubby! loves to you both! God has definitely made my life better by putting you and the mister in it!
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    You made this simple enough for even me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by terri bb View Post
    okay ladies, im on row #13! can't think of a more awesome way to heal up from back surgery where i can't get to my machine yet. oh miss piecemaker, thank you so much! i can't wait to get a little lap quilter thing and get it all finished in what? 6 months? its going to be beautiful and i thank you so much! you truly are a treasure to my heart. and so is your non bobbin fillin hubby! loves to you both! God has definitely made my life better by putting you and the mister in it!
    Right back at you!! Hope you recover from your surgery soon. Will be waiting for pictures of that top when its finished!!
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    I love the apple core!
    Here is a link to the tutorial for making whatever size template you want.
    http://thimbleanna.com/?p=808
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    Quote Originally Posted by dixie_fried View Post
    I love the apple core!
    Here is a link to the tutorial for making whatever size template you want.
    http://thimbleanna.com/?p=808

    Thank you so much for adding this. I knew there had to be a way to do it. so, simple!!!
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