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    Cookie Cutters and Quilts

    Have you every thought of using cookie cutters to make appliques or as quilting designs for your quilts. I was just wondering it would work.
    "Our deeds determine us as much as we determine our deeds" George Eliot

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    I have thought about doing that & I don't see why it wouldn't work.

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    I have traced around biggish ones to use as appliques. I trace them onto the fusible, fuse to the WS of the fabric then cut them out. Then peel the paper off and fuse to fabric, kids t-shirts, etc.

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    Yes I have used cookie cutters and childrens coloring books for designs to applique and quilt. It works fine.

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    there are actually applique shapes called -cookie cutter shapes-
    my great grandmother (who passed away 50 years ago) used them for appliques all the time- another great source for applique shapes are coloring books- and many childrens toys.
    if it is trace-able- it is usable
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    and the best source for children's coloring books that have usable designs is the thrift store, used book stores, Goodwill and Salvation Army stores and yard sales. They just don't print children's coloring books with designs like they did in the olden days (that is 25 or so years ago).

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    Yes they make great templates.
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    I have used them. They did the job!

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    I have around 25 cookie cutters bought for quilt marking, I don't bake anything.

    Now that I rarely doing my own quilting am thinking about getting rid of them.

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    Never thought about cookies cutters and imagine they will work great. I had another great idea for templates. At WalMart they have plastic templates for scrapbooking. I am going to buy a package @$7.99. One plate has several patterns and the ends have curves for edges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dianemarie View Post
    Yes I have used cookie cutters and childrens coloring books for designs to applique and quilt. It works fine.
    Same here. I use my gingerbread cookie cutter and heart one the most.
    When you sleep under a quilt, you sleep under a blanket of love.

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    I've used cookie cutters for applique patterns and I've traced around them for quilting patterns - use the big, uncomplicated ones like stars and hearts.

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    I am working on one now- I am doing the quilting by hand for each separate block - have cookie cutters all over just for this quilt- as I didn't want to use the same one twice , it may take me years to finish Went to the dollar store and bought the sets for the seasons, went to Walmart after Christmas and got a set of 100 for 2.50 had all the letters and so much more
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    They work great!! I have been using them for years as quilting stencils and applique shapes. During the seasons I love it when Walmart will have big buckets and numerous shapes for five or ten dollars. My Christmas ones for example I have twenty shapes and picked them up after season so only paid two dollars. Go for it.

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    yes they are good! coloring books whatever make great appliques and even patterns for quilting!! Be creative! Can even use them to make mug rugs!!!

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    I've used cookie cutters and a lot of wood cutouts from Michaels or JoAnns. I've gotten a lot of the wood cutouts for halloween and Christmas.

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    I am using a star cookie cutter right now in a border for a wall hanging they work great, last year did a couple of Christmas trees and stars. I use pencil to trace it and have had no problem with it washing out.

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    I was wondering how I would put an applique on my 16 yr old gs p;J; I will find a color book. Thanks everyone.

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    My mother always used pictures out of coloring books for this.
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    Great idea! I was ready to send my DGDs coloring books to SallyAnn. They live in Miami and haven't been up North for several years. Besides, now that they are 10 and 11, they've out-grown them
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    cookie cutters

    I use anything that is sturdy enough to draw around for my quilt designs. Ive used Gingerbread cookie cutters and snow flakes too..Havent had any problems as of yet..
    Lise

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    I have used cutters for years to hand quilt mostly on baby quilts
    You know if your a quilter when you cleanup your sewing room and your family thinks your moving out!! Author U/K Sue

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    I think it would be cool to do ginger bread men, trees, ornaments, etc., then decorate them like cookies for a wall hanging.
    If no one ever experimented we'd all still be making 4 patches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandilee View Post
    Never thought about cookies cutters and imagine they will work great. I had another great idea for templates. At WalMart they have plastic templates for scrapbooking. I am going to buy a package @$7.99. One plate has several patterns and the ends have curves for edges.
    sandilee, I have also been thinking about using plastic scrapbooking templates.
    "Our deeds determine us as much as we determine our deeds" George Eliot

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    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready View Post
    I think it would be cool to do ginger bread men, trees, ornaments, etc., then decorate them like cookies for a wall hanging.
    raptureread, this is a wonderful idea. I could have my grandchildren pick out the fabric to use. It would be like us making cookies together but they will be cookies to remember. I could even by fabric makers for them to put their names on the ornaments.
    "Our deeds determine us as much as we determine our deeds" George Eliot

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