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Thread: French Braid Pattern

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    Super Member weezie's Avatar
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    I just saw (and drooled over) a combination French Braid and machine embroidery quilt photo (alternating long panels ... one Fr. Braid and the other unbroken panel with ME on it). I looked through my stack of quilting books but cannot find French Braid instructions there. I have not yet looked through my magazines; I've never properly flagged the 'good stuff' in them, so it would be a huge undertaking to browse through them all and I'm basically lazy. I saw a book specifically devoted to Fr. Braid quilts for sale, but before I buy, I'm wondering if any of you have seen any free French Braid instructions and can steer me in that direction. I could figure out how to do it on my own, but would really rather not.

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    somewhere I saw a book about french braid quilts. Try Amazon

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    Here's a free pattern for a braid that might help. http://www.quilterscache.com/B/BraidBlock.html

    Otherwise, I highly recommend this book: http://www.amazon.com/French-Braid-Q.../dp/1571203265

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    I found a good one on www.modafabrics.com

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    This is the one i did last year..it was fun to do, because of the colors. I have the patten, it is the same as the one from quilters cache, that was posted in the previous link..

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    Hmmm, didn't find the braid on moda... but love the bib pattern, thanks!

    I have made the french braid quilt which is different from quilterscache and from quiltville..... although both of those patterns are also great.

    Love to see what you came up with.
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    Oh i like that! With the black square in the center! never tried it that way! here is the PDF file for the one on the moda site..love the bib too!

    http://www.unitednotions.com/fp_sultry.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chele
    Here's a free pattern for a braid that might help. http://www.quilterscache.com/B/BraidBlock.html

    Otherwise, I highly recommend this book: http://www.amazon.com/French-Braid-Q.../dp/1571203265
    Thanks very much. I printed the quilterscache one and was pleased to see that I had guessed correctly about how the pieces go together. The book is one I saw in my on-line search yesterday.

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    Thimblebug: very nice. The one I saw (with the alternating ME panels) also had the little square block in each one. I really like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watterstide
    Oh i like that! With the black square in the center! never tried it that way! here is the PDF file for the one on the moda site..love the bib too!

    http://www.unitednotions.com/fp_sultry.pdf
    Thanks! I downloaded this one as well.

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    I have wanted to do a french braid for a while, but it looked really complicated. Is it? The ones shown here are beautiful :thumbup:

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    I have the French Braid Book, this free pattern is exactly the same, just make each panel longer.

    http://quiltbug.com/Free/table-topper.htm

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    not complicated at all.... just buy the pattern and do as you're told...hehehe
    honestly...I was kind of intimidated when I purchased the book....then took it step by step.... I know there's many more complicated versions of this out there...but I was pleased with what I accomplished.

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    A quilt like this would lend itself to machine quilting in sections. It is something for me to keep in mind for later next year. My son and DIL have a king size bed and later this year or first of next I am hoping to do a quilt for their bed. Paying someone to quilt it would not be an option and my home frame only accommodates up to a queen. This is a lovely quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I have the French Braid Book, this free pattern is exactly the same, just make each panel longer.

    http://quiltbug.com/Free/table-topper.htm
    That's a good one, also, and I've made a copy. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkiris
    I found a good one on www.modafabrics.com

    Sue
    I found that one, also, Sue (took me twice to look at all the free patterns before I finally found it). Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vicki reno
    A quilt like this would lend itself to machine quilting in sections. It is something for me to keep in mind for later next year. My son and DIL have a king size bed and later this year or first of next I am hoping to do a quilt for their bed. Paying someone to quilt it would not be an option and my home frame only accommodates up to a queen. This is a lovely quilt. Thanks for sharing.
    You're exactly right. My French braid was the first quilt that I quilted in sections.
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    HOW ABSOLUTLY BEAUTIFUL!!!

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    Dunster, very nice! and similar to the one I liked that has the machine embroidery on every other panel.

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    Oh Dunstar, that is beautiful. I bought a book off of Amazon for French Braids, and took one look and had a heartattack...it really looks difficult. I know, I know, take a challenge now and again, so I have printed out the pattern myself from quiltbug, and I HOPE I can do this..lol
    OR...it will end up in the scrap bag....hahah

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pinkiris
    I found a good one on www.modafabrics.com

    Sue
    This is the pattern I used.

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    I have a book for jelly rolls and there's a pattern in there that I used. The book's title is: Jelly Roll Quilts. I made the strips and it was super easy. I haven't put the entire top together yet, but have the rows done. One jelly roll made 7 rows that are 6 inches wide X 72 inches long. VERY EASY.

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    We recently did a posting on the French Braid, when I did the Nov/Dec doll quilt in that pattern. Here's a picture of the little one I did, and the big one I did in 2008. There is a really good book on French Braids. See the other post in the Nov/Dec Doll Quilt Swap...I put the name and author there.
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    This was my first French Braid, I have another started where I embroidered a butterfly on the center square and built the braid out from it. It's on my WIP pile that I am working on. :)

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-2809-1.htm

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    Cumberland, did the pattern how you angle the strips before sewing? Seems it would be easier to cut the angle all at one time after the strips were sewn. I have the very same Moda jelly roll and I love the color combination.

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