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Thread: Has anyone used or heard of Quilt Patti's?

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    Super Member Gladys's Avatar
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    If so could someone tell me about them? Is it like paper piecing? I love the name Quilt Patti but need more information than I found at this website. Thank you so much.

    http://www.steigerfamily.com/ZenCart...=index&cPath=1

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    They are templates for making the Grandmothers flower garden. This pattern is done by hand and is a great take along project.

    It isn't like PP but you do fold the fabric over the template and give it a qiick press to set the shape then you slip stitch the folds in place and remove the template for the next one. I'm sure there are tutorials if you do a search.
    They are beautiful quilts! Below is a simple tutorial.
    peace

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    English Paper Piecing EPP :D
    This technique is used for Grandmothers Flower Garden quilts :D:D:D

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    The are pre-cut plastic (or stiff paper) octagons used for making a Grandmother's Flower garden (GFG). I started saving my plastic lids a few months ago and I will cut my own though. Not a matter of snobbery, just financial.

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    Thanks guys so much. I've done the paper but was curious how this was different.

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    yes, I love them and going to be buying more of them (love the plastic ones)

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    I tried the plastic ones and the paper ones. I liked the paper ones better because they bend. Makes it easier to assemble when they bend and also to transport. You have to leave the outside pieces in until all sides are sewn.

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    Here is the GMF garden I made from Quilt Patis

    Upper left coner close up
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    Pattern from a magizine
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    That is beautiful. My friend has one that her great grandmother start.

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    you can get patti's for many besides grandmas flower gardens- i have them for about 5 different sizes of tumbling blocks= diamonds- triangles-
    they are a bit expensive-compared to paper templates- but will last a long long time-and some may find them easier to use than paper

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    I bought a metal template years ago. It has an opening in the middle so you can draw on the outside or inside. I make mine out of freezer paper. I draw on the paper side, cut them out on the line and then iron the slick side to the back of the fabric. I then cut out leaving a little larger than 1/4" and start basting the edges. Here are 3 photos:
    A block I'm working on for my quilt (18 blocks total)
    A close up of part of the block
    The back, showing the paper still in. I'm not taking them out until I have the quilt together. You can reuse them, but it's taking me a long time to finish this and I don't like floppy fabric.
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    Thank you guys so much. It is all beautiful. I'm going to do that next and I will try the Patti's.

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