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Thread: FOLDED DAHLIAS. NOW WHAT?

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    I fell in love with the Folded Dahlias that somebody introduced us to awhile back. Now I've made sev. since I always get carried away when I find something new that I love. My puzzle now is what to do with them. One I added a wider border to.
    A cpl. more I added narrow borders to. I had thought of putting 3 of them into a wallhanging but cancelled that idea.
    What have you all done with yours?
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    You did a great job, how about making them into pillows to sell or for gifts?

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    They look great.

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    They are just gorgeous!! Sell them if your not wanting them. I use things like that for table toppers or placemats.good christmas gifts. That's not that far away. Good Luck whatever you do. Mary

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawsonmugs
    They are just gorgeous!! Sell them if your not wanting them. I use things like that for table toppers or placemats.good christmas gifts. That's not that far away. Good Luck whatever you do. Mary
    I love them as table toppers but they are so dimensional (puffy) it's hard to set things on them. I love making them & really love watching them come together.

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    I was wondering if you make your squares bigger as they go outward? The ornaments I made had 3 or 4 rows and the squares were all the same size. Thanks for any reply Mary

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawsonmugs
    I was wondering if you make your squares bigger as they go outward? The ornaments I made had 3 or 4 rows and the squares were all the same size. Thanks for any reply Mary
    Mary, that's a great idea. I might play around with that idea just for fun.
    What ornaments did you make? I've seen the round ones on styrofoam balls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat G
    Quote Originally Posted by lawsonmugs
    I was wondering if you make your squares bigger as they go outward? The ornaments I made had 3 or 4 rows and the squares were all the same size. Thanks for any reply Mary
    Mary, that's a great idea. I might play around with that idea just for fun.
    What ornaments did you make? I've seen the round ones on styrofoam balls. I made the 3" styrofoam ones. Did you miss my question? Did you use larger squares as you made the halhlia bigger??? Mary
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    Very pretty

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    I made a pillow and a potholder, maybe in the eighties. Gave them for gifts.
    I forgot how to make them.

    Good luck on whatever you do with them.

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    Pat I reread my reply to you and it kinda sounds snotty. I hope you didn't take it that way. It wasn't meant to be snotty. I just wanted to see if you overlooked it. lol Mary

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    they'd look great on the outside of a tote bag, or if small enough, on a purse?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawsonmugs
    Pat I reread my reply to you and it kinda sounds snotty. I hope you didn't take it that way. It wasn't meant to be snotty. I just wanted to see if you overlooked it. lol Mary
    Oh gosh no, Mary. I didn't read it that way at all. I know how hard it is to express ourselves on here sometimes.

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    Beautiful. I would use them as table toppers!

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    I would just have to put one ( there all so beautiful) on the side of a tote bag! Good work.

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    they are beautiful

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    I have seen the post, too. Just wondering how much fabric you used for each color?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewmagic
    I have seen the post, too. Just wondering how much fabric you used for each color?
    It actually takes very little fabric. I worked out of my stash. If you Google "Folded Dahlia pattern" you will find the exact pattern I worked from. It came from "dungeonquilter" from the QB.

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    If I were on your family Christmas list I would be very pleased to receive any one of them for my Christmas gift. If I were closer to the top of your list than the bottom I would be pleased to see a box of my favorite chocolates, teas, wine,etc. wrapped onto the pillow with a pretty ribbon.
    They are very beautiful, each within themselves. You did a good job choosing the fabrics and making the pattern. Very nice.

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    Guess I have nothing new but have seen many of these made into table toppers or runners. They are so pretty!!

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    They are all beautiful

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    Beautiful

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pat G
    Quote Originally Posted by sewmagic
    I have seen the post, too. Just wondering how much fabric you used for each color?
    It actually takes very little fabric. I worked out of my stash. If you Google "Folded Dahlia pattern" you will find the exact pattern I worked from. It came from "dungeonquilter" from the QB.
    Thanks for the info. I think one of them would look fabulous on a tote "for me"!! any of them. Mary

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    I made one into a tote bag. Here it is.
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    How pretty is that!!!!! and in my favorite color. Purple!!You did a great job with your fabric choices. Mary

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