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Thread: Just found out about French Braid quilts

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    Here's a picture of one that I made.
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    Love French Braids. Love the purple one. Have a book on them, haven't made one yet, but it doesn't include the tree skirt. What a great idea! Now I have to add another to my todo list. At this rate, I'll be as old as dirt before I get everything done. Oh, yeah, according to my kids, I am as old as dirt. Oh, well.

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    I made some tablerunners but didn't realize you could make a full quilt out of them until I saw picture in the gallery. Duh! They are just gorgeous.

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    I'm a scrappy quiltmaker, so the french braid is a good pattern to use them up!! I've got several rows made, and hanging, but haven't put them together yet.

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    I always figure out a way to sew a strip to one side and then sew a strip to the other side. It needs to be laid out and pinned or numbered to be sure you put the right strip on next in the right place. Having a picture handy would help. I think with a little practice, it could be done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sylviak View Post
    I've made two french braids. Both turned out pretty. Here's the last one I did for my DDIL. They can be addictive! Have fun! This was before quilting and binding.
    I love that, I also love purple, lol. I am wanting to make one but think I need to start on something a little more simple. I have a few more things to do and then I am going to start my quilt. That is one pretty Quilt.
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    French Braid Quilts

    Quote Originally Posted by sylviak View Post
    I've made two french braids. Both turned out pretty. Here's the last one I did for my DDIL. They can be addictive! Have fun! This was before quilting and binding.
    Have not tried a French Braid Quilt yet. This one is beautiful with the purples. I love the set in triangles and the smaller french braids with this pattern. Have been looking for a pattern similar to this one. Beautiful job!

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    This was my first French Braid

    This is my first up load from my phone camera. The picture is a little dark. Sorry, you'll have to turn your head sideways.
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    Absolutely beautiful.

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    I too am a French Braid lover. I also really like the Friendship Braid as well. Every braid I have ever seen was wonderful and I will be trying a small one for my next project. It will be a practice piece and if it turns out decent I will give it to a friend of mine who is very special. Then I'll have to make my other friends one when they see his. LOL Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcrow View Post
    I was in a little town and picked up a book about French Braids. Well, I'm making one now. I have never heard of them before. They are gorgeous. Are they new? Have they been around a long time? I just love them. I want to make more than one. I bought fabric to make two so far and am working on the first one. Anyone make one yet? Anyone have pictures they'd like to share?
    I love French braids. I made one for my granddaughter, and it's beautiful. But after a while, it can become quite rote. It's easy, but very repetitive.
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    I bought my book about 5 years ago, still want to make one, one of these days. Use to live in Northern Michigan for 32 years moved to Florida last Oct. from Grayling.

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    Does anyone have a scrappy one made up that they could post. I would like to see it . I have a lot of scraps I would like to use up Thanks

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    Hi JuanitaBean, the above in red with houses is actually a scrapy French Braid. I had a friend that gave me several fat quarters that were really lively colors and I just took scraps, even silk fabric and included in my french braids with houses. It was a lot of fun.
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    Any tips on how you quilt the French braid quilts--what design to use ? Thanks , Elaine

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