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Thread: Will this work? (strange new-to-me idea)

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    wow it sounds complicated to me !!!! good luck

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    The fabric won't lay flat in the area of a curve.

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    I'm confused about the part where you say you'll cut away the fabric...'.. cut away the additional fabric beyond the 1/4-inch seam allowance.."
    If you are trying to make chennille, there are easier ways to do it.
    Stephanie in Mena

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    I have one of those flexible curve things. (Not sure what it's real name is since my hubby took it to his cabinet shop so he can use it to make a template for a counter top that will go against a curved wall and I can't look at the package to see the name.) It's about 18 in. long and flexes to any curvey shape you want. It is 1/4 in wide, so using it automatically adds your seam allowances. I would suggest getting one of those to make your quilt. You can change the curves through out your quilt making it look even more like water. I got it at a quilt show and it wasn't very expensive. There are instructions included. Your idea sounds beautiful. I hope you post pics when you are finished.
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    #23 above was w/o a picture, but I have received help (Thank you PatriceJ and others) and I am going to try to post it here. Wish me luck! Remember, these are colors from my sisters paintings... that means she is the insane one, not me
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    I JUST ordered the curve master foot from Amazon for curve piecing. I saw on YouTube how easy it is to attach curves using it. You might want to check it out. I think it's worth the $24.00.
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    I think the colors work very well in the design of this quilt. I wouldn't like them in a scrappy quillt, but I love this design!

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    Take a look at Karen Eckmeier's books. I think the first was "Accidental Landscapes," but the second one (forgot the title) has what I think you're talking about!

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    Quote Originally Posted by k9dancer View Post
    I'm confused about the part where you say you'll cut away the fabric...'.. cut away the additional fabric beyond the 1/4-inch seam allowance.."
    If you are trying to make chennille, there are easier ways to do it.
    I don't know if this refers to #23 and #30 but I simply cut out the curve I wanted and then laid it over the next piece so that the curved piece was all onto the next piece, sewed and then cut the seam down to a reasonable (about 1/4") amount. Everything laid flat that way with no great manipulations. Simple (I'm simple) but very easy. The only negative is it leaves scraps, but I tend to find uses for those, so I'm cool. It is fast and sure!

    I know the quilt is really colorful and loud, but so are my sister's paintings. It is the WAY I did it I'm trying to explain.

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