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Thread: interested in 2 patterns, as inexpensively as possible..

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    Super Member wildyard's Avatar
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    I would love to have the patterns/instructions for the 9 Patch Pizzazz and the Blooming 9 Patch without having to buy the book. When I did a search, all I came up with was to buy the books and that is really not in my budget. Any ideas or suggestions out there?
    I could probably figure it out if I had a sketch of the layout, etc. I tried looking at the quilt but couldn't tell the pattern well enough.

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    Try the library- I get lots of patterns from their books.

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    I was going to suggest the library, too. How about your local quilt guild? Does it have a lending library?

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    I have been hitting up the library a lot lately ~ with xerox copies only 5-cents, I find the patterns I like, make a copy, then make a 3-ring binder of them... then I make plastic or cardboard templates of the pieces if I have a lot of pieces to cut ... saves loads, and I'm building a nice library of just what I want

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    Have you tried a "search" on this board for someone who has shared her pictures of one she has made?

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    The only legal way(s) to get those patterns would be to either buy or trade for the book or to search the free pattern sites until you find something similar enough to make you happy. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabric whisperer
    I have been hitting up the library a lot lately ~ with xerox copies only 5-cents, I find the patterns I like, make a copy, then make a 3-ring binder of them... then I make plastic or cardboard templates of the pieces if I have a lot of pieces to cut ... saves loads, and I'm building a nice library of just what I want
    I do the same thing. If I make every quilt that I've saved patterns for, I need to live 83 more years making 1 a month....by then I'll be 143!

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    I agree, the library is a great resource. My local ones don't carry much in quilting, but they have gotten books from me from outside the state. I won't buy a book before seeing it, and have been know to order them after being able to take them out of the library because they have been so good. Other times, I'm glad I just borrowed them!

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    We live way out in the country and our local libraries are quite small. What I didn't think about tho, was that they can borrow from the larger city libraries. What a good idea!! Thank you ladies for reminding me of that!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilting cat
    Have you tried a "search" on this board for someone who has shared her pictures of one she has made?
    Yes, I did try that, but just couldn't tell from looking at the photos how they were put together. I could tell how neat and pretty they were tho. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    The only legal way(s) to get those patterns would be to either buy or trade for the book or to search the free pattern sites until you find something similar enough to make you happy. :-)
    I just didn't know whether they had been issued as free patterns at some point. Was hoping someone would tell me they had and what name they would be found under. LOL.. didn't mean to suggest anything illegal.

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    I made the Blooming Nine Patch. I'll send you a PM

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildyard
    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    The only legal way(s) to get those patterns would be to either buy or trade for the book or to search the free pattern sites until you find something similar enough to make you happy. :-)
    I just didn't know whether they had been issued as free patterns at some point. Was hoping someone would tell me they had and what name they would be found under. LOL.. didn't mean to suggest anything illegal.
    rest assured ... nobody is accusing you of anything like that. ;-)

    chillaaaaaaaax :-)

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    Hancock's fabric had a free pattern called Odyssey of Colors which was the very same as Blooming Nine Patch. It's not on the website anymore as it was free in 2004! Someone may have that printed out or saved, you never know. I've changed computers many times since then so my file was lost. There are many quilt blogs that have this pattern shown with enough info to make one without the pattern.

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    Another idea is to look on Amazon - they may have the book used quite cheaply. Frequently they do. Just an idea.

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    Interlibrary loan is a wondeful way to find a book that your local library does not carry.

    If your library system is online, you can do all the searching from the confort of your own computer.

    Many times it's free or very low cost.

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