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Old 02-17-2009, 05:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Izy
K..Check out this blog...great video tutorials, it helped me get my head around techniques before we had our lessons :wink:

http://honeybeesbliss.blogspot.com/
Thanks Izy for posting this site. I have been collecting ribbon for a crazy quilt.

collettekay thanks for starting this thread.

K3n I love your blocks.

I have been dragging my feet to start my crazy quilt. I have brought the books, read them. I just need to get to it. I have been collecting neckties for my fabric. I need to get them out and start. I'm thinking I want to washing them first. Distress them and let them shrink. See which ones survive. :-) Does anyone have any advise? I hope mine turn out as pretty as K3n.

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Old 02-17-2009, 06:02 PM
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Janstar I love your block. I posted before seeing yours. Did you washing your ties first? Daffy duck just is too cool. :D
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Old 02-17-2009, 06:19 PM
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Great thread with a lot of good info--thanks!!

K-I love your crazy quilt blocks--not OTT at all!!
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Old 02-17-2009, 07:20 PM
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Sewsew, no I didn't wash them. I figured it would never be larger than a wall hanging most likely. My DH and I looked at all the thrift stores to collect ties. Was fun! Thank you for the comment.
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Old 02-18-2009, 01:12 AM
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I also used scraps of velvet from some of my daughter's baby dresses, some satiny stuff (sure it's poly) and all kinds of stuff I could forage (DH kindly donated a gold silk tie!) All the usual quilting rules just fly out of the window! Any fabrics I couldn't turn under, eg the velvet, I just covered the raw edge with the next patch or a strip of ribbon. And as for the embellishments - if ever you get fed up with buying fabric (???!) this opens up a whole new shopping prospect! I've even used bits of broken old earrings, and I got a big bag of old beads for next to nothing from a brocante (French jumble sale).

Have fun!

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I did a few patches with ugly fabrics and a new machine using all the fancy stitches for embellishments and the pets LOVE it! :lol:
I haven't tried a really NICE one yet, but have been collecting for YEARS! LOL :lol: This might (you notice, I said might,) be a good place to use some of my treasures. They would make a nice album cover, for the scrap bookers! :lol: Or an eyeglass cover! Or something not too large and overwhelming! Have many books on the subject, but I am spending WAAY too much time on this site to get all my quilting done. Choices, What's a gal gonna do! :?
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Old 02-18-2009, 11:04 AM
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I'll ask the girl at my quilt group if she minds me taking a pic of her tote bag to post - it's a really cute way to use a crazy block.

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Old 02-18-2009, 12:47 PM
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Originally Posted by k3n
I'll ask the girl at my quilt group if she minds me taking a pic of her tote bag to post - it's a really cute way to use a crazy block.

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That would be wonderful if she will let you. Thanks
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Old 02-21-2009, 09:09 AM
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My favorite quilting is Crazy Quilting, You sure do beautiful work.
Enjoy your pics. Send it when complete. It will be a joy to view
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Old 02-21-2009, 09:13 AM
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Looks like so much fun and I love the idea of using ties. So many odeas and so little time.
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