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Thread: Attic Windows question

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    I have a friend who works in an office with no windows. I had the idea to make a wallhanging for him that has photos printed on fabric (one photo for each season possibly). I was thinking of attic windows for the pattern but I want to use fairly large photos--perhaps 5x7 or maybe 6x6. Does anyone know how I would go about determining the sides? I have made attic windws years ago and can do the inset, which I prefer. Since I can't find a pattern for my custom size block I will need to somehow design one but I am horrible at math!

    Anyone have any ideas? I'd really like to make something like this to cheer up his dreary work space!

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    I've seen attic window quilts where you use a panel of scenery and cut it apart for the windows.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-82544-1.htm
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-104580-1.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaurieE
    I've seen attic window quilts where you use a panel of scenery and cut it apart for the windows.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-82544-1.htm
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-104580-1.htm
    I vote for this second one. Perfect for a room with no windows.

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    This is the site I went to when I made mine.

    http://www.bobrow.net/kimberly/Quilt...xy/index2.html

    To make a window you must first start with a size (i dont know if it can be done anyother way but I recomend SQUARE like 5X5 or whatever)

    then its easy to figure sides choose a width (2 or 3 in)
    and add 3 in to length of square.

    read about the davids galaxy quilt a few times over and you will get the gist of it I think, If I could you can.

    Here is what I made . .


    GOOD LUCK, its fun once you get started! :thumbup:

    i cut mine 6X6
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    with 3" width and extra 3" length so 9" X 3"
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    And Ta Da!!
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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!!!

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