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    tree skirt - template used

    After seeing some posts here I am considering making a tree skirt with the 9 degree 25" template. I am only hesitating because I wonder if that will be the only use for that template. Can it be used for other things? I have never made a round quilt, but I guess that template could make a quilt. Has anyone done that?

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    It can be used for many things. You can use it to make a more petaled Dresden plate, or a round table top cover/table cloth. And you may want to make more tree skirts in the future, as you get tired of one, do another, or maybe a gift for someone else.

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    I think it can also be used for the patterns from the book Quilts Without Corners.

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    I've not seen the template, but maybe you could figure out how to make one in the correct size out of template plastic? Then you would not have to buy it.

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    My DH made one out of Plexiglas. I use it for Spicy Spiral Table Toppers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I think it can also be used for the patterns from the book Quilts Without Corners.
    YOu are correct. I have this book right by the computer as I was reading this.. I have been using the 10 degree ruler this week. Just cutting up some inexpensive Christmas fabric to start off with,
    I think they have an updated version of this book, I have an old one. There are at least 6 patterns listed.
    go to phillipsfiberart.com

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    thank you for your response.. I will have to check out phillipsfiberart.com as well. I did think of trying to make my own, but I am concerned that I would mess it up. If I thought I would use the template more than one time I would have less hesitation buying one

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    I thought there was a tutorial on making your own template but haven't found it yet. I did see this tute on a tree skirt though in case you missed it. http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...l-t150119.html

    Here's another interesting thread about making your own. http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...s-t246199.html
    Last edited by thimblebug6000; 12-28-2014 at 09:43 AM.

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    I'm so glad that you posted this thread. I bought a wedge ruler after seeing this tree skirt pattern http://www.sulky.com/project/treeskirt/ The ruler I bought was an Omnigrid on sale at Joann's and and is seen here: http://www.prym-consumer-usa.com/bra...ITEM_NUM=RA624 I didn't know if the true wedge shaped one would be easier than this rectangular one with the lines. It's still wrapped in plastic in the closet. Maybe next Christmas? :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by meyert View Post
    After seeing some posts here I am considering making a tree skirt with the 9 degree 25" template. I am only hesitating because I wonder if that will be the only use for that template. Can it be used for other things? I have never made a round quilt, but I guess that template could make a quilt. Has anyone done that?
    You will find many uses for it as others have said, yes you can make a round quilt. I used a 10 degree template the long one and made a round quilt for my great nephew he is 4 months old now.

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    Nancy's notions sell a flexible large blade type template....can be used for large to small dresden plate type designs. Problem being you have to mark the lines from template, remove template, then cut.....

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    You can also use this template to make an elongated tumbler style quilt, a dresden medalion quilt, huge grandmothers fan, I am also currently using it to make a sunburst background for a wall hanging I am making for my DD to hang in her yoga studio.
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    Tree skirts (several types), table toppers, spicey spiral table topper, play mats and circular quilts. I use my 10 degree one for many more things than I thought I would--so glad I got it!

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