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Thread: Giant Dahlia

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    Super Member quiltwoman's Avatar
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    Feb 2008
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    One of my goals for this year. I bought a book and I'm really unhappy w/it. I have collected all the April Cornell Sunshine line in order to make this. I want it for myself--any tips/ hints?? I started the first round of petals and it's already too bulky for my liking.

    Has anyone made it and do you have any helpful hints. I purchased the book The Quick and Easy Giant Dahlia on the Sewing Machine and it has yet to become quick nor easy! :lol:

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    Community Manager PatriceJ's Avatar
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    show us a pic of what you have so far. if you show us both the front and the back of the work, somebody will probably have some suggestions for you.

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    Super Member Moonpi's Avatar
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    Cathe did a gorgeous one here; maybe she can walk you through it.


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    I found a pattern in a couple old 1980's Quilt magazines, and it seems to work ok (with a little adjustment). And it's pretty much identical to the one in a book I just bought: Quick and Easy Giant Dahlia Quilt on the Sewing Machine by Susan Aylsworth Murwin and Suzzy Chalfant Payne. I did not assemble it according to the directions in that book -I sewed it in quarters, then in halves and then together. If you do a google search for "giant dahlia quilt pattern", you will find a few different patterns.

    (copied from that other thread)

    What do you mean "bulky"?

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    Senior Member crashnquilt's Avatar
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    Quilt Smart has a Giant Dalia pattern you might want to look at. I have a friend that cranks out Giant Dalia quilts like they are nothing using the quilt smart stuff.

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    Super Member pittsburgpam's Avatar
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    Would you be able to tell me how much of each fabric is needed for the giant dahlia? I bought 1/2 yard of each fabric on eBAY before I knew what I was going to make. I decided on the 54" dahlia and I don't have the pattern yet so I don't know the requirements. I want to buy any additional fabric now to make sure I can get it.

    I've looked all over the net and I haven't found anything on it.

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    I've looked at several giant dahlia patterns but none look like the one I saw on display here at a state park - are there different designs?

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