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Just found out about French Braid quilts

Old 06-14-2012, 06:23 AM
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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?
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Old 06-14-2012, 06:30 AM
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Lots of inspiration here on this board. In the picture gallery.

http://www.quiltingboard.com/members...bums16941.html
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Old 06-14-2012, 07:27 AM
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Here is a free pattern how to make one panel of the French Braid.

http://www.quiltbug.com/Free/table-topper.htm
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:30 AM
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I agree they are pretty. I'm collecting fabric to make one using homespun cotton. I'll give you the link; I never considered homespun until I saw this and now I know it'll be the first french braid that I make.

http://keepyouinstitches.blogspot.co...-tutorial.html
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Old 06-14-2012, 11:41 AM
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I made some table runners from this design, and quite frankly - I didn't like making them. I could not chain sew them, and I had to stop with every new piece to be sewn on. That chain sewing is addictive. But, the french braids are beautiful.
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Old 06-14-2012, 12:25 PM
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they are not new-first book came out 5 or 6 years ago-- many of us here on the board have made them- browse the picture section to see many variations- there are 2 more 'newer' french braid books out ---french braid obsession and French braid transformation-
french braids are one of my all time favorites to make enjoy the process & be sure & show us pictures when you get yours done
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Old 06-14-2012, 02:53 PM
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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.
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Old 06-14-2012, 04:59 PM
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I love french braid quilts...they are very easy to do! Helpful hint though, starch your fabric! Your braid segments will be bias on the edges, so handle carefully.
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I saw these too and fell in lve with them..have some quilts to make for grandkids, and trying to decide which ones I can make in this design!~! If not I will be making one for myself for sure!!
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:36 PM
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Pretty purples! I still need to try a french braid...

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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.
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