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Thread: Can't wait to try this technique

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    Super Member CajunQuilter2's Avatar
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    Can't wait to try this technique

    I have seen this at several quilt shows over the last year and was really interested but was hesitant about getting it. Last week I got an email and this was featured with both the book and a video...and since I am more of a visual learner than reading I decided to get it. Can't wait to try it out....
    Have any of you done this technique before??
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    I just goggled it...sounds interesting, sorta like quilt as you go blocks. I may have to try this some day! Let us know how it goes for you...

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    I have heard alot of positive things about it, but haven't tried it myself.

    Kat

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    I have made a lot of quilts using this technique. I love it too and the quilts are just stunning.

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    Took a class just for this purpose and loved it .... except I am digitally challenged, so I didn't finish the project in class. It does take 'finger dexterity/power' and I don't have much of that anymore. Darn.

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    Ive heard it makes a stiff quilt.
    I watched her videos on Sewing with Nancy but looked like alot of work to me.
    The only quilt as you go that I have done is the Fun and Done and it is not to hard but your backing becomes your sashing and it can get wonky.

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    interesting-will have to check it out
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    There are two things I am looking forward to getting and Cotton Theory 2 is one of them. Dang - living on a fixed income is the pits.

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    I took a class and I'm not really fond of the method. There are rulers, books and other gadgets you purchase for this method. My main complaint is that the quilt is heavy, stiff, and thick. There is a lot of folding over edges and sewing and then refolding and sewing again. My hands were hurting before the class was over. I like the Quilt As You Go Method, also know as Reversible Quilts by Sharon Pederson. I took a class for that method and it was fast and easy and no special rulers were needed.

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    they make great RUGS....definetly not for everyone!

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    For those of you who have made quilts or other projects with this Cotton Theory technique, could you post pictures (front & back) of the items you have made?

    Shari
    Last edited by Mom3; 02-02-2012 at 08:28 AM.

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    I've made a jacket using her methods and am half way through another one. I like the fact that the jacket is unique and reversible. Will make one of her bags before I do a quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose Marie View Post
    Ive heard it makes a stiff quilt.
    I watched her videos on Sewing with Nancy but looked like alot of work to me.
    The only quilt as you go that I have done is the Fun and Done and it is not to hard but your backing becomes your sashing and it can get wonky.
    Having a stiff quilt is what strikes me, too. Even when they demonstrate it on tv, it looks like it would be stiff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jitkaau View Post
    I've made a jacket using her methods and am half way through another one. I like the fact that the jacket is unique and reversible. Will make one of her bags before I do a quilt.
    Could you post a picture?

    Shari

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    Yes, I have done table runners, and a jacket using this technique. I really like it. The only downside is all the cutting before you assemble. Turns out great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mom3 View Post
    There are two things I am looking forward to getting and Cotton Theory 2 is one of them. Dang - living on a fixed income is the pits.

    Shari
    It is a bummer....I feel your pain!
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    This method uses a ton of fabric and a ton of thread and you end up with a "board"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok View Post
    they make great RUGS....definetly not for everyone!
    I agree Jacquie. I have made several of them. They take alot more fabric to make. They are very heavy and stiff. They are okay for decorating a bed,, but too heavy for me to sleep under. I did make a table runner with one side Christmas and the other Thanksgiving. It didn't lay really flat, but is okay. I won't make anymore.

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    I have some of her earlier patterns and a video I'd like to sell at a very reasonal price, if anyone is interested.
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    As others have said, the finished project is quite stiff and heavy. I like them for table runners and rugs, but they are too heavy for me to use as quilts. My daughter, on the other hands, loves the weight so she really likes them. Too each his own. I think the best things to do is to try a small project and see how you like it. It never hurts to try a new technique! Can't wait to see your pictures. Have fun.

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    I, too, saw info on this technique. Ordered the DVD and then my friend told me she had one of the books. She had been given it for a gift. When I looked up the book, I couldn't believe the price. New $97, Used 36. Haven'e tried the method yet as I've been too busy with longarm business, but will post pictures when I get something done.

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    It took me forever to make a quilt this way and then the quilt felt 'hard' full of bulky seams. Some of my guild members like making quilts this way though. You'll have to make one and see for yourself. I would use very thin batting. I'm glad I learned how to make a quilt this way as it does save time with smaller projects.

    She was on Nancy Notions tv show showing how to do make the quilt. I remember watching it online for free. It may still be on you tube.
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    I've made a few graduation photo graduation quilts for my grandchildren using this method and like it. They are not stiff, probably because they are not quilted within the squares. I have an embroidery on one side and a photo on the other. I like this method.
    Judy

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    I found it a lot more work for the finished product and that in my opinion was too heavy and bulky for me. I like my quilts soft and cuddly. I did practice pieces but never made a quilt.
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    I'm doing a queen size quilt right now using this method and I love it! To handle a project this large on my machine using the conventional quilting method would drive me bonkers. I still love machine quilting, am learning FMQ, but for this project the Cotton Method has worked and is working. I do agree that it does make for a stiffer quilt; however, this quilt is for my ex-Marine BIL and I don't think he'll mind one bit. I will still do baby quilts, lap throws, etc. using the "old" way.
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