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Thread: Coin Purses by Rhonda

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    here are some of the coin purses I have made over the last year
    They measure about 4 1/2" - 5"
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    one more coin purse
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    How do you keep the curved pieces so perfect when working on such a small scale?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonpi
    How do you keep the curved pieces so perfect when working on such a small scale?
    The curve is an optical illusion. The block is made by sewing two swatches and cutting a 30?degree angle ( I forget which angle) and then sew another set the same way. then you sew both sections together

    Then you make the blocks and sew blocks together just like any other quilt block.

    Here are pictures to illustrate. I can't post the whole directions because I am doing this one for QuiltCampus and because of copyright laws I can't put the lesson online anywhere else.

    If you want more info just email me [email protected]
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    Those are just beautiful again!! :D
    Happy Easter,
    Sulabug
    :D :D :D

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    Thank you Sulabug! Hope you have a Happy Easter too!

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    Beautiful work. I never would have thought of coin purses but they are perfect. Great job.

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    Too cute. What type of closure do you use? How much do you sell them for?

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    Lady you do beautiful work...wonderful :D

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    Those are cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilt Junkie
    Too cute. What type of closure do you use? How much do you sell them for?
    I use a velcro closure and I sell them for $6.50

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    Those are great! I can't imagine sewing on that small of a scale! Love the all!

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    Really cute. Lots of work in them.

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    What is QuiltCampus, and do you ever teach in person? I get the general idea of some of it, but I am such a visual learner. I don't have time to do all that I need to do, let alone, the things, I want to do, but these just keep coming back to me. Do you think you will ever do a book? (with lots of pics, lol) :D

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    Do these little purses have zippers? They are so cute!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltncrazy
    What is QuiltCampus, and do you ever teach in person? I get the general idea of some of it, but I am such a visual learner. I don't have time to do all that I need to do, let alone, the things, I want to do, but these just keep coming back to me. Do you think you will ever do a book? (with lots of pics, lol) :D
    I also have to see it to retain it or to make sense of it. My husband does better if he hears it.

    Quilt Campus is an online site that offers classes on quilting. I have 4 classes coming up in the very near future. I think the students will be able to sign up here pretty soon. I have a checkbook cover using a "star block" done like the Boston Block and a coin purse done with the "wing block" and a tote bag done with my version of the Drunkard's Path.

    Actually I just finished writing an e book on the Boston Blocks that I used in the bookmarks. It should be available in the near future I believe. If you like I can let you know when I know more.

    I don't want anyone to think I am being pushy but since you asked...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewjoyce
    Do these little purses have zippers? They are so cute!!
    I use velcro now. I used to make purses and I used zippers but when I went to the smaller stuff the zippers started being made only in plastic and fewer and fewer in metal. I don't care for the plastic ones too much and the velcro is easier to do.

    I have recycled zippers but then I would get ones that were sticky and that can be a pain to use soap or wax on them to get them to loosen up. I also had problems with the zipper breaking. The velcro is easier to replace by hand if you need to when it wears out which they do if you use it alot.

    It 's all a matter of which you prefer. I teach the velcro because it is easier. Zippers freak some people out.
    Anyone wants to learn to put zippers in I can teach it that way.

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    they are just so cute. you're a master of the small scale patchwork

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    Quote Originally Posted by kluedesigns
    they are just so cute. you're a master of the small scale patchwork
    Thanks for the compliments! But the fact that I have made over 700 hotpads in the last 11 years and I don't remember how many of the checkbook covers and coin purses etc. has something to do with it!!

    It's mostly that I do the same things over and over again!!

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