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Thread: Cotton Theory

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    Smile Cotton Theory

    Someone , not sure who was anxiously awaiting to try Cotton Theory. I took a class at my local quilt shop. I loved it, but it takes a lot of planning. Not for a beginner. It is quite ingenious. We made place mats and they are reversible!
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    Pics please, lol
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    I've heard/seen it mentioned ... what's the basis of this technique?
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    Thanks Erstan ... I'd googled before, but didn't find that link!
    Somewhat a QAYG technique!
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    very much the same a baysides fun and done process. I have done 2 of these and they are so much fun to do.
    https://www.baysidequilting.com/stor...idCategory=284

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up North View Post
    very much the same a baysides fun and done process. I have done 2 of these and they are so much fun to do.
    https://www.baysidequilting.com/stor...idCategory=284
    Thanks UpNorth!! and for the link too!
    I've seen that one, but have been hesitant ... wondering how finicky it is to trim without slicing hte fabric? And how awkward it would be to be sure that all lined up straight and square?

    Would love to hear your thoughts UpNorth ... and from others too!
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    I will look and see if My old threads are still
    up on here I found some cool shortcuts. I will be back in a few!!

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    Darn they seem to be gone, Let me try to remember. I made a frame the size I wanted my top block to be and one 1 inch larger for the backing I made the backing one and cut out the middle. used that for the batting and front part, you can use any block type but I strip pieced mine. I used a zipper foot to sew close to the batting when sewing them together. I will try to find a pic to post.Name:  fabric for fun and done.jpg
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    How can they call that unique when it is like a lot of the other quilt as you go techniques. Also it looks as though the quilt would be really stiff. Just my thoughts.
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    Actually mine is not stiff at all.

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    Isn't this just another name for " Quilt as You Go" ?

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    I just recently bought Cotton Theory 2 along with the DVD. I have seen it demonstrated a few times at quilt shows and was hesitant about buying it. But since it also has a DVD I decided to get it as I am more of a visual learner...Have not tried it yet but do not intend to make a quilt per say, mostly wall hangings, place mats...etc. Would love to see more pics of others pieces they have done.
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    UpNorth ... Your quilt is like a breath of Spring Air!
    I'm considering a QAYG for my PC ... so will need to practice on a smaller item (or two? or six?) before I tackle something so major.
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    I've tried it...have the book and DVD around here somewhere. I liked it very much but the seams did seem to be kind of stiff. At the time I tried it, I was a very new quilter and not very accurate sewer and had an old machine. I'm ready to give it another whirl now with a couple of years' experience and a new machine! I didn't try a whole quilt, just placemats and they were great...and fun to do.

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    Another great idea I had not thought of. This QB is like a set of encyclopedias.
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    I bought the book a few years ago and keep meaning to get to it..but there are so many wonderful techniques and only so many hours in the day. =) I won't give up on it yet though.. it looks wonderful.
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    Up North, your quilt is beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SUZAG View Post
    Up North, your quilt is beautiful!
    Thanks you it was so easy! fun and done was right!!
    I also made a baby quilt all in white with machine embroidery it is so pretty,

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    Attachment 309496This is the one I machine embridered.

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    Donna - Your picture didn't show up?

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    Name:  Baby quilt front and back.jpg
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Size:  164.9 KBHmm will it work this time? It is folded to show both the front and the back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947 View Post
    When I was first learning to quilt, I used to watch Georgia Bonesteel on PBS. She had a lap quilting method which involved working one block at a time and then joining them together when they were finished and working the backing by turning in and sewing flat. I never did finish a quilt like this but it was an interesting idea. This is a more aadvanced method and the quilts pictures are charming.

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    Donna, Your quilt is stunning!

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