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Thread: Sampler quilt

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    Where can i find the quilt block patterns needed for a sampler quilt?
    I have neat idea....

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    quilterscache.com has hundreds of blocks, all are free, and I am sure that you can find what you want there :D:D:D

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    But which blocks are considered samplers? my idea is to pick blocks my great grandma would have made in like 1930's repo prints and then the other side be the same blocks in todays fabrics.... one side hand quilted maybe and other machined... i think that would be fun and i wouldnt be bored.

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    sounds like a cute idea.

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    A sampler is any blocks that you choose to mix and match :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltingLee
    But which blocks are considered samplers? my idea is to pick blocks my great grandma would have made in like 1930's repo prints and then the other side be the same blocks in todays fabrics.... one side hand quilted maybe and other machined... i think that would be fun and i wouldnt be bored.
    I think if you made "twin" quilts that idea would be fun -

    I have no idea how you would "only" hand quilt on the "front" of a quilt and "only" machine quilt on the "back" of the same quilt - if you want only one kind of stitching to show on each side.

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    From my reasearch a sampler quilt is made up of a seasoned quilters best blocks. They lady will make a sampler as she is getting on in life as a way to preserve her best work. Any block would be considered a sampler since the quilt is a sample of thier work.

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    I think you mean hand piece one side and machine piece the other side. Quilting the two together should be quite a challenge.

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    sounds like a fun idea

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    Eleanor Burns has two books that would be considered samplers...Underground Railroad and Egg Money Quilts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilterella
    Eleanor Burns has two books that would be considered samplers...Underground Railroad and Egg Money Quilts.
    "victory quilts" is another one of her books, she was on tv this morning. i think the sampler quilt blocks are from the 40's.

    i think she has the clearest instructions in her books!

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    There are several sampler books on the market, but here are some from Eleanor Burns. "Egg Money Quilts" is 30's, "Victory Quilts" is 40's. " Pioneer Sampler" and "Underground Railroad" are 1800's. Her books are well written, easy to follow the directions and some history as well.

    She is one of my favorites. I like others too, but in my opinion, her books are the easiest to use.

    And like someone said the Marcia Hohn's Quilters Cache is a great place to get free patterns. Also a great place to look for ideas and gives you an idea of how hard or easy a block will be before splurging on a book.

    Longarm

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