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    What would you do with a cracker?

    I have been given a package of Hoffman Bali Crackers - 40 ten inch squares in exquisite berry and green colored batiks. What pattern would you consider for a quilt? Thanks so much for your suggestions.

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    LOL... as I sit here eating CRACKERS I thought u were asking what to put on ur crackers!!!

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    LOL.....You made my night!

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    Have you seen Missouri Star Quilt Co.'s double slice layer cake tutorial? It makes a very pretty quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter View Post
    Have you seen Missouri Star Quilt Co.'s double slice layer cake tutorial? It makes a very pretty quilt.
    What is the difference between a layer cake and a cracker? Do manufacturers determine how many slices or squares are in each like those who make jelly rolls?
    I would like a pattern that will use 30-40 of the 10 inch squares without having to buy additional fabric for the cover.
    Thanks

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    I think "crackers" is simply the Hoffman manufacturer Bali version of the "layer cake". They are both 10" squares. Bali has crackers and snaps (5" squares).

    The books I mentioned above provide the same patterns for 10" squares and 5" squares. For the 10" squares, the patterns typically require two packs of layer cakes. I don't have the books here now, so I can't tell how many 5" squares the smaller quilts take. I am thinking you could make the smaller quilts by cutting your 10" squares into 4-5" squares, but not sure.
    Last edited by Prism99; 05-08-2013 at 08:33 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nanny's dollface View Post
    I have been given a package of Hoffman Bali Crackers - 40 ten inch squares in exquisite berry and green colored batiks. What pattern would you consider for a quilt? Thanks so much for your suggestions.
    "crackers" that's a new one on me.

    I can think of many, many patterns that would be great with a cream batik added in. What patterns do you favor?
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    Eat it with a lump of cheese.? I'd look up missorie star videos for 10 inch squares for ideas.
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    as a moderator, i scanned the titles and hit upon 'cracker' right away. i was wondering how crackers related to quilting LOL
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    I would pet them and love them and save them for appliqued flowers and leaves.

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    You could just send it to me - lol.

    On a more serious note - Here is one I recently did with a Bali Cracker - it is called Syncopated Rhythm. This is the center Name:  Center.jpg
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    You could make an awesome Dresden Plate quilt out of that mixture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen View Post
    I would pet them and love them and save them for appliqued flowers and leaves.
    I have mostly been petting them and enjoying their colors....the fabric feels more like a heavy silk than cotton that I am use too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eparys View Post
    You could just send it to me - lol.

    On a more serious note - Here is one I recently did with a Bali Cracker - it is called Syncopated Rhythm. This is the center Name:  Center.jpg
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Size:  54.8 KB and this is the border I chose Name:  Brown_sm.jpg
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    Now, this is pretty and different. I like the two borders. Thanks

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    I am a bit of a newbie - yet I do love a good challenge and would be game to try anything. Currently, i am practicing paper piercing. ( wont be cutting up those Bali squares yet for pp blocks! LOL!)
    My likes run very eclectic - from vintage to modern designs. I am never board.

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    Wonder what happened to calling things by mundane names such as:

    10 inch squares
    5 inch squares
    2.5 inch wide strips
    1.5 inch wide strips

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    Wonder what happened to calling things by mundane names such as:

    10 inch squares
    5 inch squares
    2.5 inch wide strips
    1.5 inch wide strips
    Tee hee. Wondered" the same------------but the "cute" names give us something to drive family crazy with. Dear, I'm going out for a couple layer cakes and 4 jelly rolls". So hubby has coffee ready when you get back?
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    Quote Originally Posted by eparys View Post
    You could just send it to me - lol.

    On a more serious note - Here is one I recently did with a Bali Cracker - it is called Syncopated Rhythm. This is the center Name:  Center.jpg
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Size:  54.8 KB and this is the border I chose Name:  Brown_sm.jpg
Views: 627
Size:  212.7 KB .
    beautiful way to set crazy patches together. Quite striking.
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    Here is a 10 minute block made with luscious fabric. I made one with batiks, but it isn't quilted yet. IMHO a lovely quilt that really shows off the fabric. http://tamarackshack.blogspot.com/20...ute-block.html
    I promise not to buy any more fabric until I see something I really like. Or it's on sale. Or I think it might match something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie View Post
    Tee hee. Wondered" the same------------but the "cute" names give us something to drive family crazy with. Dear, I'm going out for a couple layer cakes and 4 jelly rolls". So hubby has coffee ready when you get back?
    The worst part is that each company has it's own cute name!!
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    I was thinking, put peanut butter on it, lol....learned something new today.
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    Let's see... a cracker divided in four makes four 5" charms squares. If you did that I would highly recommend Pat Speth's book called Nickel quilts - loads of great ideas.
    Loved some of the suggestions here.

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    I thought layer cake, charm square and jelly roll were industry wide! I'm disappointed in them for not being consistent!

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