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    drunkard's path

    Once again, going through my leftover fabrics and made this one.

    Question - I used the heat bond interface - it's ind of stiff. Once I applique the edges and quilt it and I can wash it, does the stiffness of the interface go away?

    Thanks all.

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    In my experience, interfacing usually softens with washing.

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    Are those shapes ironed on or pieced? Heat and Bond iron on adhesive does not soften much. The one you can stitch through is better than the one that is meant for crafts and can't be stitched.

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    The shapes are ironed on. I ironed circles onto squares and then cut them in four. This was the most common method I found online. I could have done arcs, but after doing the bali wedding star, I am kind of done with arcs for a while LOL

    It said it was for applique / crafts. And you can stitch through it no problem (well, at least by machine!)

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    Just wanted to say it is really pretty. I don't have an answer for your question though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suern3 View Post
    Just wanted to say it is really pretty. I don't have an answer for your question though.
    My thoughts, as well.

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    I've used Heat and Bond Iron On in the past and it did not softened up much.

    Very pretty drunkard's path.
    Patrice S

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    I mostly make wall hangings with the neat melty stuff. Since they do not get washed, I can't answer your question, but I just have to say that I love the colors in your quilt. It is stunning.
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    Pretty quilt! I love the colors!

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    I really like your quilt but the one I did I used the pellon light weight interfacing that you iron down was never stiff it is Eleanor Burns from her applique in a day book

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    Beautiful top! I have found that the lighter bonds soften up pretty good. If you used the heavier bonds they don't seem to soften much.

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    It is beautiful! It reminded me of the quilt my Paternal Gr. Mother made of Pink and White fabric. She made it starting in about 1894. She passed in 1958--102 yrs. old.
    She made 4 small blocks then put them together in groups of 4. My Dad inherited it, and he kept it in his dresser drawer for many years. Then he gave I to my sister just older than me. She and our oldest sister "traded" quilts. The oldest sister gave it to her daughter, and the daughter gave it to the sister just older. She decided I should ave it since I was into quilting. I posted it on my Avatar--Mariah. I hope to have it appraised sometime beore long.
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    Love your colors! Looks good.....

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    I've read about the method you used to make them and i tho't it sounded like a lot more work then the way i learned in a serger class.....in the class we made a wall hanging but i've recently completed a quilt by putting four together and forms a circle of different colors, very pretty......i just used the curved method......2 pieces.....i think i'll make the same quilt for my grand daughters wedding in the fall but only a large throw.....the one i made i gave to my friend and she loves it. The method i used only uses 2 pieces of fabric, nothing else........
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    I can remember my mother and grandmother making a drunkards path together when I was about 6 years old (75 years ago) and it was so pretty.

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    Very pretty colors!!
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