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Thread: Orange Peel quilt

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    I started an orange peel quilt three years ago, as my winter project. The squares aren't easy to do, as they are elipses to join. I can make anything difficult and would like some help and/or suggestions for the proper way to sew them. Right now I'm following the instructions but feel like it's very difficult and time consuming. Can someone help me?

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    Welcome from Louisiana! Someone will be along to help you. I've never done this quilt pattern.

    Maybe this link will help.
    http://sunshinescreations.wordpress....windows-quilt/

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    welcome!

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    Hello, and welcome from Idaho!

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    welcome from Indiana!

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    Hi and welcome from Arkansas!

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    I have never done orange peel but have always admired the pattern. Are they having you assemble the same way as any other curved design by pinning in the center then at spaced intervals? That is the only way I know. However there is a product on the market called a curvemaster. It is a special foot for sewing curves maybe that might help? Here is a link

    http://www.justcurves.biz/

    Welcome to the board too!

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    http://www.lindafranz.com/galleries/inklingo-curves/39

    http://www.lindafranz.com/freedocs/I...o%20Curves.pdf

    One tip is concave curve up. There are a few others at the link above.

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    Hello, and welcome from southeastern Michigan!!! Sorry, but I am absolutely no help with your Orange Peel quilt. I've always like the design, but I've never made one. However, I just know you are going to receive lots and lots of help from others on the Board. :wink:

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    Hello from Western Mountain Maryland !!

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    Are you piecing it by hand or on a machine? I find hand piecing curves way faster and actually relaxing.
    Nell from Virginia

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    Hi Marcia ~~ Welcome from Minnesota! :)

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    I'm piecing by machine. Even though it's only a double bed size, there are a few hundred blocks. I'm thinking I may try to incorporate some easier other blocks instead of the whole quilt of the orange peel. The directions say that it's such a gradual elipse it's almost straight; however I still need to pin it first, then of course press. thanks for your suggestion

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    Yes, that's the way they say to pin it, and I do, but it also says that the elipse is so gradual that it's almost straight. I'm not too sure if I agree. I will check out your suggestion. thank you!

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    Thank you so much for the link to Inklingo! It is fabulous and just what I'm looking for.
    Blessings, Marcia

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    Hello and Welcome to the board :D:D:D

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