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Old 11-15-2008, 05:35 AM
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I am looking for the pattern or some tips on how to do a quilt I saw at a
quilt show. It appears to be two or three circles layered together, sewn around the edges and then turned right side out. Edges get folded over as you sew blocks into rows and then rows together making the circle into a square. Flaps of the circles were sewn down with machine button-hole stitch. It was called a peek a boo quilt. It reminds me of a cathedral window block. My questions are: do you put a piece of flannel or batting in between circles or can you make without padding? When sewing the circles right sides together do you leave a space open for turning or can you slit the circles and then turn? If you can slit where is the best place to do that? Is there a way you can mark each one to know where to sew them together?
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Old 11-15-2008, 05:48 AM
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Is this what you are asking about?

http://sunshinescreations.vintagethr...l-windows.html
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Old 11-15-2008, 05:53 AM
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Go to www.sunshinecreations.com and look up "mock cathedral windows".
There is a great tutorial there.
Fons and Porter also had a pattern called "Peek-a-Boo Quilt" in there magazine a while back. You may be able to order a pattern from their site.
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Old 11-15-2008, 05:56 AM
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I don't know if it is available on their website, but Fons and Porter did a show on this quilt. They cut a slit close to the edge of the circle so it would be hidden when the arcs were sewn down. I think they put a square piece of batting the size of the center square made when sewn, but no batting in the arc part to cut down on bulk.
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Old 11-15-2008, 06:00 AM
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I f you use plain fabric in your circles before you sew the flaps you put a piece of batting with a piece of fabric with the design you like in each block. I have seen pieces of fleece addes before the flaps are sewn down
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i saw that being made on fons & porter....... awesome quilt. i hope you get to make it
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Old 11-15-2008, 06:27 AM
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This is awesome! This is my first day, actually first hours of discovering this site and I have my answers already. You folks are the greatest!
Thank you for taking the time. Happy quilting........ quiltingday
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that would be really cute as a rag quilt. I wonder how you'd do that with the edges exposed and fringed.
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Old 11-15-2008, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by babeegirl
that would be really cute as a rag quilt. I wonder how you'd do that with the edges exposed and fringed.
Great idea babegirl, I had a play at this a while back, bev posted a link and I think if you cut the batting just slightly smaller than the fabrics you can quilt as you go no problem :D

http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/8539.page

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Quiltingday, glad to have you aboard. You will "love" this site and all the wonderful people who are so interesting and helpful.

Piecefully yours,
Kay Susan :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
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