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Thread: I've recieved a bag of quarter circles

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    I'm the scrappy person of our quilting group. So when ever we meet, I tend to collect bags of left over pieces of other's quilting.

    Most recently I've received a bag of quarter circles. They sort of look like the inside part of drunkards path.

    If I sewed them into nice circles, what's the easiest way to make them into a block? I was thinking applique, using steam a seam and just machine applique around...

    Do you have any other suggestions?

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    That sounds like a scrappy quilt begging to be made. It would be a perfect way to practice sewing on a curve. I am picturing circles in different colors with pieces sewed on to make them square. Should look wonderful.
    Sue

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    I think the person had a plan, there are a huge pile of beige and then another pile of 4 different colors.

    I figure I'll alternate a print and a beige then find another color to applique it all on..I have a big piece of a smokey pink that might work.

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    Either raw edge them on or use fussible inter facing to turn them and then sew it on with clear thread zig zag stitch. I tend to prefer that as it makes a strong quilt.

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    Wow! Thanks for posting this! I bought 4 bags of left overs from 'magic circles' at a quilt show for .75 each about 4 years ago.... been saving them for 'something' but it never occured to me make a modified drunkards path, OR, to applique them on a square..... DUH!!! thanks! Thanks to everyone on this board for keeping me inspired!!!!!

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    When I made my DIL's quilt I used freezer paper to turn the circle edges under & then hand basted them onto large squares. Then I machine blanket stitched around the circles. She wanted a fun & funky quilt & boy...is it ever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beachbound
    When I made my DIL's quilt I used freezer paper to turn the circle edges under & then hand basted them onto large squares. Then I machine blanket stitched around the circles. She wanted a fun & funky quilt & boy...is it ever!
    [IMG]http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s.../cards8702.jpg[/IMG]

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    Someone posted an awesome Drunkard's Path quilt this week? that was on a black background. It looked like they had stitched bias tape over the curve to applique it to a background square to make a Drunkard's Path design. Really nice and a much easier way to put the block together.

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    Wow, Beachbound, that's a really cool quilt. Did you use a multiple sizes of circles?

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    I made a quilt for my son covered in circles. Check it out. He absolutely loves it.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-69919-1.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by charity-crafter
    Wow, Beachbound, that's a really cool quilt. Did you use a multiple sizes of circles?
    Yep, she wanted a real mix! It used a lot of fabric~ wasted a lot too :roll: but she is happy.

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    Hobo2000, your quilt is cool too. Thanks for the inspiration. A friend has the circle die for Accuquilt, I may get some more circles from her to play with.

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    Oh, what a pretty 'quarter circles' quilt. I absolutely love it.
    You are very imaginative.

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    Make yoyo's and lots of cute things from them.

    Carol J.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol J.
    Make yoyo's and lots of cute things from them.

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    Hey, I hadn't thought of that. Great idea. I have that big Yoyo maker from clover. I ought to actually use it...I wonder where I put it?

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    If you go online to yoyo makers,you will find many things to do with them.I gave my sister two for her birthday and she just bought a third. She is having fun with them.
    Get some ideas by looking in the Mary Maxim catalog too, so many darling Christmas items. And decorate your bags, clothes and table runners, to mention a few things.

    Carol J.

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