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Thread: Nickel Quilts

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    Super Member bebe's Avatar
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    Need to check out Pat Speth Books they are great for Quilters that like to make scrappy quilts. My guild has a library and I have checked out these books 2x and love them. Maybe this time I will start on a quilt instread of just looking at the pretty pictures. :D :D :lol: :lol: Check out her site
    http://www.patspeth.com/nickelquilts.html

    enjoy!!!!!!!

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    Thank you for posting this great
    site, with the Nickel Quilts!! :D I
    haven't heard of them yet, so it
    was fun looking!!
    :D :D :D

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    Thank you for sharing. I love scrappy quilts and am always looking for new patterns. :D :D :D

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    I have the first Nickle Quilts book and I love it. I plan to make the quilt on the front cover out of CW repros.

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    Thanks for the post! I love scrappy quilts and wish I could have all 3 of these books. I think the guild library is a great idea. I'm going to suggest it.

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    Bebe, I have the book and love it. our guild had a nickle exchange. it was fun

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    Great! Thanks from a scrappy quilter. :)

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    Thanks, Bebe! I checked the site and loved the quilts. I ordered her first two books from our library consortium, however, none of the libraries have her third book yet. I like to check books out from the library first to see if I really like them before I buy. I'm afraid that right now I'm just looking at the pretty pictures too, but hopefully that will change soon and I'll get busy actually making some quilts.

    Sandy

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    they are great looking scrappy quilts. I want to make all of them :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    what is a nickel quilt?

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    using 5" squares makes a nickel- all choice of fabric and they can be all cut up for the pattern they are fun. some shops will sell the squares for a nickel.

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    so any quilt pattern whose pieces begin with 5" squares? and they can be cut up? and they be the same or different? so what makes them any different from other patterns?

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    so any quilt pattern whose pieces begin with 5" squares? and they can be cut up? and they be the same or different? so what makes them any different from other patterns?
    If you go to Amazon and search on Pat Speth, you will see her Nickel quilting books. Two of them are searchable, so you can get a good idea of what her nickel quilts look like. Because they are all made with 5-inch squares, you easily can get a very scrappy look to them.

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    i'm not trying to be a smart-ass, honest. why can't you just cut up any fabric into pieces smaller than 5"? why would that be different?

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    i'm not trying to be a smart-ass, honest. why can't you just cut up any fabric into pieces smaller than 5"? why would that be different?
    Any smaller than 5 and it wouldn't be a nickel anymore. A nickel is 5. (Took me a little while to figure that one out myself) hehehe :D :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3incollege
    using 5" squares makes a nickel- all choice of fabric and they can be all cut up for the pattern they are fun. some shops will sell the squares for a nickel.
    i thought the 5" squares could than be cut up. they can't?

    so can you start with 5" squares and then cut? if you can, then they don't have to start at 5". they can start at ....anything, as long as they don't exceed 5".

    wrong?

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    Thanks for the post, sounds like a fun to do quilt, will certainly look into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    Quote Originally Posted by 3incollege
    using 5" squares makes a nickel- all choice of fabric and they can be all cut up for the pattern they are fun. some shops will sell the squares for a nickel.
    i thought the 5" squares could than be cut up. they can't?

    so can you start with 5" squares and then cut? if you can, then they don't have to start at 5". they can start at ....anything, as long as they don't exceed 5".

    wrong?
    2" squares are postage stamps
    there are patterns for layer cakes, jelly rolls , and every pastry out there, and they get cut up. So just go with it and have fun.

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