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Thread: Speaking of Apple Cores.

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    They are a bugger to sew together one by one. If anyone has worked on these did you then sew them row to row or another way. These are a challenge. I have 378 cut from all different fabric and another 430+ to go. Wow...
    Thanks

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    I know the Missorri Star Quilt Company had a small tutorial on these a while back. Check on utube for it. Might be helpful

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    One of my magazines just had an article on them. Very cute quilts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarrieAnne
    One of my magazines just had an article on them. Very cute quilts!
    Any idea which mag the article was in. Thanks for the input, both of you

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    I like the look of the them but would never attempt to do one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMP
    I like the look of the them but would never attempt to do one...
    Why Not Bonnie, They are super fun especially in the charm fashion. I love the charm and scrappy quilts they are my all time favs. Lots of scrap work but well worth the effort. Do a little one.

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    I tried it...it was a nightmare...I gave up.

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    I just checked for you, it was in the Quilter Magazine, Feb/March 2011. Its there 22 anniversary, and this was from their archives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    I tried it...it was a nightmare...I gave up.
    Oh My.. I don't like hearing that

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarrieAnne
    I just checked for you, it was in the Quilter Magazine, Feb/March 2011. Its there 22 anniversary, and this was from their archives.
    You Rock Carrie Anne. Thanks so much.

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    Youre Welcome!

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    Sadly I cut all of my material before I found out how hard it was. I was able to be the first rows together but when I tried to put the long rows together I just could not to get the seams to line up. When it became no fun...after ripping apart the seam many times...I decided it was not worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    Sadly I cut all of my material before I found out how hard it was. I was able to be the first rows together but when I tried to put the long rows together I just could not to get the seams to line up. When it became no fun...after ripping apart the seam many times...I decided it was not worth it.
    I understand. I have planned with some duplicate apple cores to make a small one first try, a small wall hanging. I figure that way I can practice before I start on the big one.
    I am holding fast to my belief that I will finish this.
    (Big Sigh)

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    I may have to try these just to see how it goes :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by grugirl
    They are a bugger to sew together one by one. If anyone has worked on these did you then sew them row to row or another way. These are a challenge. I have 378 cut from all different fabric and another 430+ to go. Wow...
    Thanks
    I worked in sections. Since it's basically a tessellation, the sections will nest just like rows would.

    But I found it was easier to work in a 6x6 or 8x8 section. If you're doing scrappy, you can just pick them off the top of the pile. Mine was all up on the wall.

    Then it's easy to put the sections into a bigger section, and those into quadrants, then two halves, and then you're done. YAY!!

    See how easy that was. :mrgreen:

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    Are you alternating lights and darks, or just anything goes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    Quote Originally Posted by grugirl
    They are a bugger to sew together one by one. If anyone has worked on these did you then sew them row to row or another way. These are a challenge. I have 378 cut from all different fabric and another 430+ to go. Wow...
    Thanks
    I worked in sections. Since it's basically a tessellation, the sections will nest just like rows would.

    But I found it was easier to work in a 6x6 or 8x8 section. If you're doing scrappy, you can just pick them off the top of the pile. Mine was all up on the wall.

    Then it's easy to put the sections into a bigger section, and those into quadrants, then two halves, and then you're done. YAY!!

    See how easy that was. :mrgreen:
    This is EXACTLY how I was going to attempt to do it as it just seems easier. Funny though that all the different instructions I found said to do it row by row. Looks incredibly hard to do it row by row with this shape.
    Thanks so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grugirl
    This is EXACTLY how I was going to attempt to do it as it just seems easier. Funny though that all the different instructions I found said to do it row by row. Looks incredibly hard to do it row by row with this shape.
    Thanks so much.
    To me, doing it row by row just seems cumbersome, and more difficult to keep things straight (even though there's nothing straight about the AppleCore). But you know what I mean.

    And I did mine by machine (the Quiltsmart way), and it was a breeze. I would maybe possibly attempt a hand-pieced version in the future. Maybe. ;-)

    Please post a pic when you're done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    Quote Originally Posted by grugirl
    This is EXACTLY how I was going to attempt to do it as it just seems easier. Funny though that all the different instructions I found said to do it row by row. Looks incredibly hard to do it row by row with this shape.
    Thanks so much.
    To me, doing it row by row just seems cumbersome, and more difficult to keep things straight (even though there's nothing straight about the AppleCore). But you know what I mean.

    And I did mine by machine (the Quiltsmart way), and it was a breeze. I would maybe possibly attempt a hand-pieced version in the future. Maybe. ;-)

    Please post a pic when you're done!
    I sure will.

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