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    I have missed out on what a Fun and Done quilt is.
    Please--some instructions!

    Thanks,
    Bebe

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    I have missed out on what a Fun and Done quilt is.
    Please--some instructions!

    Thanks,
    Bebe

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    Yes I have made one. They are quick and easy, but I think they are a little stiff(maybe after some use this will go away). It gets a little bulky to handle while putting it together. I used backing blocks of say 9 1/2 to 7 1/2(top focal fabric). I like the look better. It looked more like sashing.

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    http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/...61293141BmncdX
    this might help. and there are patterns for $8.00 at several shops online. the template is $18.00 so I will pass on that.

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    I took a class on The Cotton Method -- didn't really enjoy it. It requires a lot of cutting and stacking beforehand, then a lot of straight stitching, than a lot more precision work folding the quarter inch seams under and stitching them. It was cool that you could make completely reversible table runners with both sides looking good. But I just didn't enjoy all the piecework prep. I'm more of an instant gratification person.

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    Hmmm seems to me that any seasoned or smart quilter could do this technique without buying templates.

    I have not made one, or the 'quilt as you go' quilt either...seems to be the same technique with a different name. JMHO

    wondering if using a soft flannel for batt would solve the 'stiff' feeling?

    warm quilt hugs, sue in CA

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    The rulers for the Fun and Done measure 9 1/2 and 7 1/2.
    Backing is the 9 and batting and top are the 7. All you do is sew strips like you would foundation pieces one on top of the other to cover the backing and batting. Then you trim off the batting and top to even it up. Then you bring the backing on two blocks to the front and sew them togather with a zipper foot. Do this for the row them you fold and sew the seams on each block. Then connect the rows the same way.
    I made the quilt bigger than the pattern said but it puts too much stress on the seams, they are only held togather by the one seam that you zipper footed togather.

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    I made a quilt this past fall (finished it on Thanksgiving)using the fun and done technique but I didn't have the template because with the template you can only make one size block, a 12inch I think. My blocks were 10 inches. I painted the 50 state birds on white background with 6 flower appliqued alternate blocks to make an attractive layout. I love the fun and done! I was able to do a lot of fm quilting that I couldn't have done on a full quilt top. I think it would be easier to cut the batting to the correct size with the template but it can be done without it. The only trouble I had was keeping the seam allowance from stretching when you fold it over to top stitch but using school glue to tack it down really helps. I wish I knew how to put a picture on here to show the quilt. Anyway, I will probably be making all my quilts with this technique.

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    Molly, you can go the the Home Page and click on Pictures, add new topic. when the typing window opens fill in the information you want to add about your photo the browse your hard drive for you photo. Once you have the picture selected click on Send

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    I made one and really enjoyed the process. It wasn't an heirloom quilt, but a great idea for a quick quilt. It was very easy to do, went quickly and I will do another some day.

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    Wow! I love this forum. I made the bird quilt using the fun and done & was pleased but I too, find the quilt stiff. I thought it was because I did so much fm quilting on it. Is it the batting??? I use warm and natural which I thought was the thinnest besides Thermore(may not be correct spelling)

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    Here is the link to the one I made and instructions on how I did it, I have done two now and they are fast and easy.I also mase my template out of platic.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-17329-1.htm#top

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    Hmmm, wondering, if short of backing fabric ... could there be a bit of design change by using 2 or more different backing fabrics? It would give the back a design as well as create different sashings on the front?

    I'll have to try and 'design on paper' first and see if I like it.

    Could have a scrappy look to it, dontchya think?

    Anyone try something like that yet?

    warm quilt hugs, sue in CA

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    oh yes, use different backing. i saw a quilt done in squares that were pieced waves with different blues and green squares on the back. lots of quilt as you go are reversible, not just one fabric that is. more interesting.

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    Thank you, my dh said he would help. I'm so tech challenged :roll:

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    I am in the process of making one. It is easy to do and goes together quickly once you have all the fabric cut. I am using bamboo batting and it is great, not too stiff.

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    I HAVE NEVER A HOLE QUILT,BUT MY SISTER AND I TRIED THE FUN AND PATTERN,SHE DID A SCRAPY ONE FOUR BLOCKS, I DID FOUR BLOCKS PLANED COLORS, I WAS FUN TO SEE TWO DIFFERENT WAYS OF DOING IT . SORRY NO PICTURES. WE ALWAYS TRY SOMETHING NEW ON A SMALL SCALE, BEFORE WE DO A WHOLE QUILT. GOOD LUCK HOPE THIS HELPS.

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    I have some cotton fleece and was wondering if that would make a good batting for the Fun&Done patterns. It says heavy weight but it not nearly as heavy as the warn and natural. I know they are different fabrics but I just trying to get you to visual the weight of the fleece. It white, it doesn't look like the fleece you make the tied blankets, etc our of. The feel is not as soft as that. I have 6 yds of this and hoping it will work as a batting for a lap quilt. But, I don't want to waste my time if someone has knowledge that this is not a good thing, I appreciate any advice you can give me.

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    If it is the same cotton fleece I am thinking of I have used it in table runners and I think it would be fine to use. Just make a square using this batting and see what you think.

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    I had some blocks that I put together using this method after I saw your post. It was so fast. I am Project Linus Coordinator for our area and this method will be a blessing for my blanketeers. I cut batting and backing without a template, but made a cardboard frame to help center block and batting on the backing. Worked great...cheaper than the template, which limits block size and costs nearly $20!! Thanks so much for the post.

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    The thicker the batting the harder to join the blocks because you need to sew close to the blocks when joining.

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    i would try one or two blocks to see how they go together. everyone dose things different. i've use different things in side potholder and is works ok for me. good luck

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