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Thread: French Braid Quilts

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    Smile French Braid Quilts

    I was just looking at the quilt gallery pics...Beautiful quilts! I love the French Braid quilts, how, where can I get a pattern?

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    here is a free pattern http://www.ludlowquiltandsew.co.uk/F...id_Quilts.html
    and here is a video of a free pattern http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNNFfqHo2eI
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    Thanks QuiltnNan but I have to say I need to QUIT looking at these links. I swear I have such a growing list of want to do's LOL

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    A french braid quilt is also on my long list of quilts I want to make.
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    I recommend investing in one of the French Braid books by Jane Hardy Miller. Not only will you find good, easy to follow directions, but there are also many variations and lots of beautiful quilts to look at.

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    i agree with Dunster---the french braid books are worth picking up- i own all 3 of them & have made some wonderful beautiful quilts from them over the years--they explain very well- have wonderful patterns in them & about guarantee fabulous results-regardless of your skill level
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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
    i agree with Dunster---the french braid books are worth picking up
    X 3. Well worth your moolah.

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    French braids are great. My recommendation is to be sure and be careful with those edges which turn to bias when you trim them. I wasn't careful and my three panels stretched to kingdom come!! There has been some discussion on here and I have a book (that I got too late) which talks about stay stitching before you trim off those edges. Some people starch. Anyway, the quilts are beautiful.

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    I made the most beautiful French Braid quilt using batiks. The book I have is called "French Braid Quilts, 14 Quick Quilts with Dramatic Results" by Jane Hardy Miller with Arlene Netten. They are all very beautiful and the instructions are very easy to understand. It took me 2 weeks to select this book.
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    I just sold my 2 French Braid books. Sorry. They went real cheap.

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    I think Jenny at Missouri Star Quilt Co. did a French Braid like quilt tutorial on YouTube. I think it uses the half hexagon ruler?

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    I also recommend you get a book. These quilts are easy but there are some tricks in sewing them together. I made one in Oct. @ a sewing retreat and finished the top in two days.
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    I have French Braid on my to-do list too! They are beautiful patterns

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    Excellent links. Thank you for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmshirlgirl View Post
    I was just looking at the quilt gallery pics...Beautiful quilts! I love the French Braid quilts, how, where can I get a pattern?
    I made a table runner that I didn't know was a french braid. Was looking for the pattern because I remember it was free. Found it on quilt bus. I am teaching my granddaughter how to sew and this is going to be her project.
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    ealanor burns has one thats easy to do you can even use a jelly roll i cant wait to get mine done unfortunatly im swamped right now with xmas oh well it will be over soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toni C View Post
    Thanks QuiltnNan but I have to say I need to QUIT looking at these links. I swear I have such a growing list of want to do's LOL
    You are so right! I will have to live for a couple more centuries to get all my list done and that is if I don't add anything else!

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    Here are two of Jenny Doan's. In my opinion, no one does it like Jenny:

    http://quiltingtutorials.com/product...dea-hex-ruler/

    http://quiltingtutorials.com/all/fri...-binding-tool/

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    Wow, thanks for posing the question about French braid quilts and thanks to all of the recommendations. I am planning to make a French braid quilt for each of my long, narrow windows by my front door. Guess I will have to get one of Jane Hardy Miller's books.

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    Thankyou for this link. I've been wanting this pattern, but didn't know what it was called. I thank all you ladies for all the wonderful information you post on this quilting board. you're all great!

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    I am currently working on this one by Mirkwood Designs. I had a couple of old jelly rolls that I wanted to use up, and there is very little waste to this one. The sides finish straight and you don't have to even them up. www.mirkwooddesigns.com/projects/friendship-braid.pdf
    Last edited by MimiBug123; 11-11-2012 at 03:47 PM.

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    I am agreeing with the others who recommended Jane Hardy Miller's, French Braid Quilts. It is the one book that I have felt was worth more than it cost. The cost of your time and frustration with poor directons would probably be greater than the price of the book

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    Quote Originally Posted by MimiBug123 View Post
    I am currently working on this one by Mirkwood Designs. I had a couple of old jelly rolls that I wanted to use up, and there is very little waste to this one. The sides finish straight and you don't have to even them up. www.mirkwooddesigns.com/projects/friendship-braid.pdf
    Thanks for the link. That is very pretty. Added to my to-do list.

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    thnks! one of my daughters just asked me to make these . . .
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