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Old 10-04-2010, 05:58 AM
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Does anyone know an easy way to make nut crackers for a quilt and not appilqued? I'm wanting to make my DM a nut cracker quilt for Christmas.
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Old 10-04-2010, 06:05 AM
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Here you go! :) Quilter's Cache to the rescue once again! ;)

http://www.quilterscache.com/N/NutcrackerBlock.html
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Old 10-04-2010, 06:12 AM
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Thank you Charlee. I always forget about quilters cache.
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There are so many quilt names that I don't know that I always look them up, I found a nutcracker one by looking on flikr, it doesn't tell you how to do it but it looks quite easy to work out( not for me but you are more experienced) it is pieced.
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Old 10-04-2010, 07:28 AM
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I have never pp before but I might give it a try. I printed out the templets from quilters cache. Wish me luck.
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Old 10-04-2010, 07:38 AM
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Originally Posted by cjomomma
I have never pp before but I might give it a try. I printed out the templets from quilters cache. Wish me luck.

I've paper pieced and after looking at that pattern I'd probably fuse and machine applique.
:lol: :lol: It's not the easiest one in the world but maybe the easiest nutcracker. . . . . . . . .
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Old 10-04-2010, 07:57 AM
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Originally Posted by cjomomma
I have never pp before but I might give it a try. I printed out the templets from quilters cache. Wish me luck.

I've paper pieced and after looking at that pattern I'd probably fuse and machine applique.
:lol: :lol: It's not the easiest one in the world but maybe the easiest nutcracker. . . . . . . . .
Thank you for the suggestion. It will be a little while before I take it on. I have 5 projects waiting on me to get done first. LOL
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I know Debbie Mum had a nutcracker pattern in one of her books. If you have any of hers or go to the library check it out. It was not paper pieced.
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Thank you for the suggestion. It will be a little while before I take it on. I have 5 projects waiting on me to get done first. LOL[/quote]



You should go ahead and try it but it would be helpful if you have someone near you who's done paper piecing before that could give you some guidance. It's not bad once you get the hang of it but most of us try to over-think it and that makes it difficult. And, make several more copies of the pattern than what you need, have more fabric pieces cut than you need. It's far easier to start over than to rip out because you use a very small stitch length.
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I may have given the wrong impression that it is paper pieced it isn't it is pieced like you make a quilt.squares and things
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