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Thread: Fabric braided wreaths

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    Fabric braided wreaths

    Made these POTD's today (Projects of the Day). Used instructions from this link
    http://candostreet.com/blog-parents/...n-for-ma-n-me/

    fun and fairly fast to produce.
    enjoy
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    How great and they look time consuming to me!!
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    beautiful - looks like a lot of work!

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    Those wreaths are great and bring back memories of a number of years ago when they were very very popular. I can see why, I still like them!
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    Very cute - now I will add that to my list also. Thanks for the link.

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    WOW haven't seen these in years - I think I made one many years ago.
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    Those are very pretty. Thanks for sharing. (and thanks for the link)
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    I made heaps of these in the eighties. They go well at a Christmas market. Nice work.

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    Those bring back fond memories- I made 2 of them in the late 70's or early 80's.
    Great job!!
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    Seasons greetings. Beautiful fabric. I remember those.

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    You made all of those today ? WOW I don't think I could get one done in a week , and so Festive
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    thank you :-) definitely an oldie but goodie !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b View Post
    You made all of those today ? WOW I don't think I could get one done in a week , and so Festive
    was really DH's idea... he cut and sewed, I stuffed, sealed and braided. Teamwork!

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    Smile

    Thanks for sharing this, will be making these for my friends this year as hostess gifts.
    Wishing everyone a joyous and healthy holiday season.

    Peg

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    Looks like everything old is new again!
    Although, for me, this is all new ..... great idea and thanks!

    Did you stuff the long tubes? or leave the open sections as they suggested in the pattern?

    Great way to use up leftover poly battings.
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    I made one years ago. Never really liked it, probably didn't like the fabric I chose. Your wreaths are nice looking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    Looks like everything old is new again!
    Although, for me, this is all new ..... great idea and thanks!

    Did you stuff the long tubes? or leave the open sections as they suggested in the pattern?

    Great way to use up leftover poly battings.
    The first one I left the whole tube but was difficult to stuff so I left 3 four inch openings on the others then hand sewed
    them closed . Also with the openings I was able to hand stuff the larger tubes, we got progressively smaller , the
    smallest one was about 6 1/2 inches by the 44 inch WOF, just had to braid it tight but I liked the smaller one the best.
    I learn best by trial and error. ;-)

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    they are very nice!!
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    Nice job........

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    I think they are great! Thanks for the link, too...
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    The wreaths are wonderful! Thank you for the link and sharing this great project.
    Brenda

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    These are fun to do...you did a nice job.

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    Still have a wreath like that.......... use it every year. Yours look great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdunn56 View Post
    The first one I left the whole tube but was difficult to stuff so I left 3 four inch openings on the others then hand sewed
    them closed . Also with the openings I was able to hand stuff the larger tubes, we got progressively smaller , the
    smallest one was about 6 1/2 inches by the 44 inch WOF, just had to braid it tight but I liked the smaller one the best.
    I learn best by trial and error. ;-)
    Thanks for all the extra info. I was thinking the 10" widths seemed a little too jumbo! The smaller ones would be nicer.

    Since posting earlier, I remember doing a similar thing ..... using cording and braiding to make a wreath for tree ornaments. Or turning fabric on cording for the braids.
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    I made one years ago and lost the pattern -- thanks for posting this. Your wreaths are terrific!
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