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    When I was at the Sewing And Stitching Expo in Puyallup, Washington, my mom and I came across a booth that had "quilting" projects that we thought would be fun to try. You buy a foam board and use a knife to cut the pattern into the foam and then you use fabric and push it into the cut grooves. The finished product is a picture that looks like a quilt that you would hang on the wall.

    My mom and I are interested in trying this, but we didn't buy the supplies that day. I took a flier from the booth but I have misplaced it, and it had the website to visit to buy the supplies.

    Does anyone know what this is? I know my explanation is lacking!! I don't know if this type of project has a name or not.

    Thank You!!!

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    No i don't but we have an expo coming up at the end of the month, i could see if they are there and get you the flyer if you like.

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    I have seen this project, too, but don't know what it's called. I saw it in Clotilde catalog but that was a while ago. Have you tried "Foam quilts" in the Internet? Anyway, I think they look great and easy and quick.

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    Reneebobby, that would be great! Thank you!!!

    I just did some google searching and I found a place that had this type of project, but it just doesn't seem like they had quite the selection that the booth had.

    It looks super easy, and fun. Something fun for my mom and I to do together on a rainy day. It was also inexpensive. You buy the board and then you buy the kit which comes with the pattern and fabric to finish the picture you choose.

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    Way back when, you could make ornaments with the same technique, using a styrofoam ball. Way back . . .

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    My mom used to make those! She would take a styrofoam ball and use little squares of cloth (about 1 inch) and use something to poke the center of the square into the ball. She would do this until the whole ball was covered. I totally forgot about those until you mentioned it.

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    I made those with the foam ball, I used a paring knife to push the fabric into the ball untill it was all covered, did it with egg shapes too. I think you would have to draw your pattern on the foam board and score it lightly with an exacto knofe then just cut pieces and push into the score marks sounds like a fun project!' Here is a picture of one that just happeded to be laying here on the bookcase not a very good pic tho.
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    Leona, I have a friend that made what you are talking about a few years ago. She just drew the pattern she like out on the foam board, scored it, but can't remember what she use to tuck the material in with. They really looked pretty hanging on the walls going up her stairway.

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    i suppose something like one of those bone folder tools would work to tuck it in.

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    i've seen the kits. very definitely pretty. also very definitely pricey. i have always wanted to make some so have also wondered whether or not i'd save piles of money if i put together my own kit. you already have to buy the foam, which means you'd have to mark and cut the patches yourself. that means you need to buy the cutting tool(s) too, i'll bet.

    sooooo i'm thinkin' the supplies list for a DIY might go something like this:

    foam
    ruler(s) - which we already have
    at least one exacto knife
    templates for the block pieces- which we either have or could easily make
    a nice frame with at least a 1/4" inset to "nest" the foam pieces
    scraps - which we all have already, too
    glue - which we usually have on hand

    you could preposition the foam pieces and use some quarters as spacers so there's be a place into which you can stuff the pieces of fabric. a credit card would probably work nicely for pushing the edges of the fab pieces down into the gaps.

    i'll bet you could also just wrap the foam pieces before you position them inside the frame. it would all go together like any other puzzle.

    i think it would cost less AND you wouldn't go to all that effort to make the same block(s) from the same fabrics as the other hundreds of people who also bought the commercial kit(s).

    just my two cents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leona07
    When I was at the Sewing And Stitching Expo in Puyallup, Washington, my mom and I came across a booth that had "quilting" projects that we thought would be fun to try. You buy a foam board and use a knife to cut the pattern into the foam and then you use fabric and push it into the cut grooves. The finished product is a picture that looks like a quilt that you would hang on the wall.

    My mom and I are interested in trying this, but we didn't buy the supplies that day. I took a flier from the booth but I have misplaced it, and it had the website to visit to buy the supplies.

    Does anyone know what this is? I know my explanation is lacking!! I don't know if this type of project has a name or not.

    Thank You!!!
    I havent seen these, but I remember making Christmas ornaments with styrofoam balls and scraps of fabric. I had forgotten all about that, I think it was in the 1970's. I think we used a plastic knife to do it.

    Margie

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    OOOPSSSSSSS just read the rest of the thread and someone else mentioned the same thing..sorry

    Margie

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    I agree, that is a good idea. I have all the tools, I would just need the foam. I don't know why I didn't think of it. Thank you for the tips!

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    Their called Quilt Magic,

    http://quiltmagiconline.com

    Christine

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    Up North - that's the type ornament I meant. The scrap of fabric was laid on the styrofoam shape and the edges pushed in to the foam.

    I have made a 'pinetree' using 1" squares of a variety of green fabrics, and then pushing the center of the square into the foam. It was a cone shape and it was entirely covered except for the base. We then put the base into a small terracotta flower pot.

    I know this doesn't have anything to do with the original question but I thought someone be interested!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChristineD
    Their called Quilt Magic,

    http://quiltmagiconline.com

    Christine
    i just checked this site and learned that the pattern (i randomly chose the little house one), the tool and the frame come to $43.00. this makes a
    12 x 12 decoration. but it doesn't sound like leona is looking for a kit. it sounds like she is looking for the supplies. just the foamboard, the
    pushy-downy tool and the cutter.

    leona.... is this correct? if yes, go to any craft store for those supplies.
    invent or trace any quilt design you like in any size. you are not restricted to 12 x 12. use the pushy tool to score the foam on the lines. cover the surfaces with the fabric you like and push the fabric into the lines with the pushy tool. when you do the background, use a piece big enough to wrap right around the side edges of the foam and you won't even need a frame (the most expensive part). on the back side, scoop out a little foam where it will hang on a nail.

    i think you just saved $35.00+.

    send us a photo.

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    Wow you could do that for far less! Just improvise!

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    Quote Originally Posted by ChristineD
    Their called Quilt Magic,

    http://quiltmagiconline.com

    Christine
    i just checked this site and learned that the pattern (i randomly chose the little house one), the tool and the frame come to $43.00. this makes a
    12 x 12 decoration. but it doesn't sound like leona is looking for a kit. it sounds like she is looking for the supplies. just the foamboard, the
    pushy-downy tool and the cutter.

    leona.... is this correct? if yes, go to any craft store for those supplies.
    invent or trace any quilt design you like in any size. you are not restricted to 12 x 12. use the pushy tool to score the foam on the lines. cover the surfaces with the fabric you like and push the fabric into the lines with the pushy tool. when you do the background, use a piece big enough to wrap right around the side edges of the foam and you won't even need a frame (the most expensive part). on the back side, scoop out a little foam where it will hang on a nail.

    i think you just saved $35.00+.

    send us a photo.
    Butterfly wing,
    I just posted the site because ladies wanted to know what they were.
    I fell in love with them when I seen them, but I also wouldn't pay the price for them.
    The lady at the shop where I seen them said you could also buy the foam design only and use your own material and a plain table knife or rounded putty knife. I thought the foams alone were pricey as well. They are beautiful though. The shop had several made up and on display.
    Christine

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    i'm sorry. i didn't mean to sound snippy.

    i know how you meant it. i was just telling leona that she doesn't need to spend all that money for something she can probably do herself. the site has a lot to offer, though, and i can see how the method would be attractive.

    :oops: :oops: :oops: that's me apologizing if i made you feel bad.

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    Does anybody know how think the foam is that is used for this project, if you wanted to just buy the foam?

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    if you go to the home depot they sell some for insulation. it comes in various thicknesses, but i would guess that 1-1/2" would be good. it would give you enough to press the fabric in enough without coming through to the
    back side. that stuff is like what packing peanuts are made of. you have to be careful not to split it when you press.

    the real foamboard comes from an arts and crafts store and is thin. i don't think that's what was used.

    the other usable material is foam that is sometimes used for mattresses. it's that grey stuff, very flexible. if you were going to frame it, that would work, too. it needs the frame to help keep it in shape, but i thank the stuff they used was closest to this and that's why a frame was needed.

    if you do it without the kit, you could wrap the foam with the fabric and mount the completed project on a slightly smaller piece of masonite with strong glue.

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    I Think Patrice's Idear is the best one! Like she said cheaper and more ORIGINAL!

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    those are cute. have been thinking of trying one myself. they are in the Mary Maxim catalog too. Just about any craft catalog I bet would have them. the mary maxim catalog had a lot to choose from.

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    Hi Jbudz2,

    the product you have in mind is by Quilt Magic. Their web site is: www.quiltmagic.com

    Hope this helps.
    ak

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    Leona, You can use an old credit card to push fabric in the slots. If you have more than one expired, cut them in different sizes for convenience.

    My ASG is going to Tampa for a sewing expo this Friday. I will look for a dealer.

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