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Old 11-18-2018, 07:39 AM
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Maybe try looking at Missouri Star Quilting Co. They have a braid and a tool too. I know the table runner one is quick and fun.
They also have a different braid using the half-hexie template. Lots of different projects using it.
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Old 11-18-2018, 02:20 PM
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I think you are thinking about set-in seams because you are seeing the 'braids' added from top. They are added at bottom so it is straight seams.
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Old 11-18-2018, 02:45 PM
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I also made one of these and it didn't have set in seams. But, I forgot that once I trimmed it, all those edges would be bias! I quilted the life out of it, but if I did it again, I would stay stitch the sides before I trimmed.
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Old 11-18-2018, 04:16 PM
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A more than a decade ago I bought a couple of yards of printed backing for making braids. It was fun and easy. I especially wanted to use some two decade old polyester shirt factory cut-aways and the muslin stabilized the synthetics beautifully. I am sorry to say, I don't remember the company and I was on a road trip when I visited the shop.

Gee, this isn't very helpful.....
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Old 11-18-2018, 04:52 PM
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The hardest part for me about French braids is picking out the colors I want to use !
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Old 11-18-2018, 08:34 PM
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I made my braid using the binding tool from MSQC as well as following the tutorial, no set in seams. I didn't like it in the end because I chose the wrong fabric! Nothing worse than wasting fabric and it was batik, ugh!
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Old 11-20-2018, 01:30 PM
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klswift has the right idea, you don't work down the braid you work up the braid, adding to the top. No y seams. The hardest part for me was not pressing the braids out of alignment and creating a S in the braid chain. In the end, there's alot of triangles trimmed from the sides.
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Old 11-20-2018, 04:00 PM
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Now that the QB is fixed I will try this again.

Here, I hope is a simple tutorial which is a fun pattern to make.

braid quilt tutorial

I have made two huge braid quilts so far using scraps but this could be used with specific colors too. Have fun and enjoy the creating.


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