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Thread: folded dallias

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    Junior Member jmanghamom's Avatar
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    I tried cutting the squares in half and it works pretty nice. I used 5 inch squares as I had soooooooooooooo many of them. The one with the border I had used a mint green as the base, so I turned it up and made the border. It works our real well
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    I love these dahlias!! I really need to make some time to try my hand at them. I think your fabrics are fabulous.

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    Very nice. Love the green:)

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    Very pretty. The one with the green would be lovely in my home. :D

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    Looking good !
    I am also doing one, a tester, AND I just got them cut out, folded and pressed. I didn't think I would ever get through pressing them. Seem like everytime I got one pressed, another two would pop up. That's 56 pieces of material in one block. I quit for tonight, my back is killing me from standing there pressing. I have a bad back anyway, I know better than to stand very long in one position.
    I am now sitting in my chair with my back massager on, it hurts so good, I really must be sore. I'll pay for it tomorrow.
    Mine is done in greens with a couple of reds thrown in. If it turnds out ok, I might make another one for a pillow.
    I was thinking about a quilt, but I'm thinking of giving up on that idea.
    Syl

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    I guess you could just cut 3 inch strips of 7 colors and it would be easier. I don't think I would want a quilt made of them, as they are heavy. I think I will work with some different colored paper and do some that way for decorations. I am sure the original pattern was in paper. Orgami use to be very popular. joyce

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    These are stunning! I've got to add this to my dream list!

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    I really like the one with the green on the outside., very pretty.,

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    What do you guys use them for?

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    Very nice , great colors...

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    The green is perfect for that dallias. Lovely colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bookworm
    What do you guys use them for?
    They have been used for pillows, table toppers, one member made a tote bag from one. Wallhangings, one member put hers on top of a white bedspread on the bed and it looked fantastic. Whatever you think of.

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    They are *SO* pretty!!! :D

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    Really nice!!

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    beautiful

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThreadHead
    Looking good !
    I am also doing one, a tester, AND I just got them cut out, folded and pressed. I didn't think I would ever get through pressing them. Seem like everytime I got one pressed, another two would pop up. That's 56 pieces of material in one block. I quit for tonight, my back is killing me from standing there pressing. I have a bad back anyway, I know better than to stand very long in one position.
    I am now sitting in my chair with my back massager on, it hurts so good, I really must be sore. I'll pay for it tomorrow.
    Mine is done in greens with a couple of reds thrown in. If it turnds out ok, I might make another one for a pillow.
    I was thinking about a quilt, but I'm thinking of giving up on that idea.
    Syl
    Here is my tester.
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    Beautiful!!!! How is your back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmanghamom
    Beautiful!!!! How is your back?
    Thanks! My back still hurts and I'm light headed today. I'm walking around the house holding on to everything. I've been through this before, it'll go away in a couple of days.
    And NO, I will not be making a quilt out of folded dahlia's. They are not stable enough for quilts without sewing it down flat.
    My son said to frame it and make a picture out of it. I told him to 'go ahead and do it'. He said, " you can do this and you can do that", or you can do it this way. Again, I told him to go ahead and do what ever he wants. lol I'm done, just wanted to see if I could do it.
    Syl.

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