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Thread: I Got New Templates Today!!!

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    Hi everybody! I got new templates today. Thank you Rhonda!!! These are my first templates and let me tell you, they are just so darn cute!!! They are so little! I showed them to my DH and he said, "What do you do with those?" I told him, "I don't know but aren't they cute?" :P :oops: I'm not sure whether you're suppose to use these templates or if they are just to go in your miniatures collections or if they are decorations for your sewing room. :mrgreen:

    Anyways, I was tired of working on my Field of Diamonds quilt so I decided that I'd play with my new templates. I made a Jacob's Ladder block with them. It is so cute!!! It's only 6 1/2". If any of you know what I'm really suppose to do with these little templates, I'd love to know. Do they make patterns for tiny quilts?? I had a ball making this block and it's so cute!

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    baby jacobs ladder is too cute... I'm a fan of blue but I love tiny pieces quilts...yeah, I know, I'm crazy :D
    What do the templates look like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leota
    baby jacobs ladder is too cute... I'm a fan of blue but I love tiny pieces quilts...yeah, I know, I'm crazy :D
    What do the templates look like?
    I also like tiny miniatures which is one of the reasons that I think the templates are so cute. Here's a picture. The 3 smallest ones even have the lines on them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leota
    baby jacobs ladder is too cute... I'm a fan of blue but I love tiny pieces quilts...yeah, I know, I'm crazy :D
    What do the templates look like?
    Hi Leota. I did a search for Rhonda because she gives these templates away. If you are interested in them you could contact her. Guess what I found when I got on her list of topics? Rhonda has a post titled, "Templates for minis and quilt blocks". That answers the question to my post and here's a link to her post.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-36008-4.htm#853069

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    Your work is very pretty. Thanks also, for the Tutorial on Capenter's Star. I tried it from your directions and cut it out and put it together in one afternoon. Thanks for sharing that with us. Now I really want to make a big one.

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    What beautiful, meticulous work. I'd love to see a full size quilt made of those JL minis! Wanna do it? I don't have the patience! LOL

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    Very beautiful!

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    Aww--the mama and baby blocks look so darn cute. It'd be cool to make a quilt with both sizes!

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    Oh, my! Love!

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    LOL I think you figured out what to do with the templates just fine!! I love your Jacob's ladder.

    You can search my name and see all the posts I have done showing what I make with them. The most recent one is on Keychains I am making now.

    I use them to make hotpads checkbook covers whatever. I have a bunch of tutorials you can use them in. Here are my links for the tutorials. I originally offered the templates to go with the EBooks I have out but you can use them any way you want!

    The 1 1/2" is the one I use the most for everything. It was offered to allow people to try miniatures when I released my Boston Block Ebook. It is a shortcut I call the cut down method. You sew swatches together and then cut out a block from the center. You can see this method on my free teaching website Bits n Pieces Workshop. The link is below. Then I released my book Dresden Kaleidoscope book and that is the thin plastic blade template.
    Then the Star Point block Ebook called for a new template so I offered the 1 1/4" template just so people could try the smaller size if they wanted to.
    The 4Th book is my Bed Quilts Blocks and Borders which is on my Wings Block so it uses the 3" clear acrylic with the line scored and the 2 1/2" template so people could make a 12 1/2" quilt block with the wings blocks if they wanted to.

    so If you have any questions just ask and I will be happy to help!

    If you haven't seen these here are my links for the info I have available:

    My free tutorials on the Quilted Paradise Newsletter
    http://www.quiltedparadise.com/n/230-jzl.jsp - cell phone case
    http://www.quiltedparadise.com/n/231-uzl.jsp - bookmarks
    http://www.quiltedparadise.com/n/232-uid.jsp - softbox pincushion 1st half
    http://www.quiltedparadise.com/n/233-uid.jsp - softbox pincushion 2nd half
    http://www.quiltedparadise.com/n/067-ezl.jsp - keychains
    http://www.quiltedparadise.com/n/038-oqk.jsp - mouse pad--star point

    My free tutorials on the Quilting Board
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-37915-1.htm - Easy Half Square Triangles
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-36995-1.htm - Butterflys

    My websites:
    http://www.patchworkbyrhonda.com online store
    http://www.bitsnpiecesworkshop.com a free teaching site

    My EBooks
    http://www.quiltedparadise.com/n/977-owz.jsp - Playing with Boston Blocks
    http://www.quiltedparadise.com/n/983-owz.jsp - Dresden Kaleidoscopes
    http://www.quiltedparadise.com/n/995-owz.jsp - Star Point Block
    http://www.quiltedparadise.com/n/822.jsp - Bed Quilts Blocks and Borders
    with Wings Blocks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagle Hawk
    Your work is very pretty. Thanks also, for the Tutorial on Capenter's Star. I tried it from your directions and cut it out and put it together in one afternoon. Thanks for sharing that with us. Now I really want to make a big one.
    OH! Please!!! Post a Picture!!! I'd love to see everybodys stars and see what colors they used, etc. I'll be watching for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barnbum
    Aww--the mama and baby blocks look so darn cute. It'd be cool to make a quilt with both sizes!
    That is a great idea! I was thinking that it'd make a cute quilt using the baby blocks, but it'd be a lot faster mixing it with mommy blocks. I think I might just have to try that.

    It's funny because I not only love quilting, I absolutely love material! I can't throw any little pieces away. I have a box with little scraps. I never knew what I'd do with them but that's what I used to make this baby block.

    Thanks for the great idea! :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda
    LOL I think you figured out what to do with the templates just fine!! I love your Jacob's ladder.

    You can search my name and see all the posts I have done showing what I make with them. The most recent one is on Keychains I am making now.

    I use them to make hotpads checkbook covers whatever. I have a bunch of tutorials you can use them in. Here are my links for the tutorials. I originally offered the templates to go with the EBooks I have out but you can use them any way you want!

    The 1 1/2" is the one I use the most for everything. It was offered to allow people to try miniatures when I released my Boston Block Ebook. It is a shortcut I call the cut down method. You sew swatches together and then cut out a block from the center. You can see this method on my free teaching website Bits n Pieces Workshop. The link is below. Then I released my book Dresden Kaleidoscope book and that is the thin plastic blade template.
    Then the Star Point block Ebook called for a new template so I offered the 1 1/4" template just so people could try the smaller size if they wanted to.
    The 4Th book is my Bed Quilts Blocks and Borders which is on my Wings Block so it uses the 3" clear acrylic with the line scored and the 2 1/2" template so people could make a 12 1/2" quilt block with the wings blocks if they wanted to.

    so If you have any questions just ask and I will be happy to help!

    If you haven't seen these here are my links for the info I have available:

    My free tutorials on the Quilted Paradise Newsletter
    http://www.quiltedparadise.com/n/230-jzl.jsp - cell phone case
    http://www.quiltedparadise.com/n/231-uzl.jsp - bookmarks
    http://www.quiltedparadise.com/n/232-uid.jsp - softbox pincushion 1st half
    http://www.quiltedparadise.com/n/233-uid.jsp - softbox pincushion 2nd half
    http://www.quiltedparadise.com/n/067-ezl.jsp - keychains
    http://www.quiltedparadise.com/n/038-oqk.jsp - mouse pad--star point

    My free tutorials on the Quilting Board
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-37915-1.htm - Easy Half Square Triangles
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-36995-1.htm - Butterflys

    My websites:
    http://www.patchworkbyrhonda.com online store
    http://www.bitsnpiecesworkshop.com a free teaching site

    My EBooks
    http://www.quiltedparadise.com/n/977-owz.jsp - Playing with Boston Blocks
    http://www.quiltedparadise.com/n/983-owz.jsp - Dresden Kaleidoscopes
    http://www.quiltedparadise.com/n/995-owz.jsp - Star Point Block
    http://www.quiltedparadise.com/n/822.jsp - Bed Quilts Blocks and Borders
    with Wings Blocks
    Thank you so much Rhonda! I used the 1 1/2". I started to make the Carpenter's Star then decided I didn't have enough little scraps for that but I did for the JL. I think a baby CS would be awesome!!! :P I've checked out your keychains. They're really nice. I just didn't put 2 and 2 together. I was going to PM you and ask if there were patterns. Thank you so much for posting all of your GREAT information on here for everyone to find. When I got the templates, on the 3" acrylic "scored" template, I though that was just a scratch!!! :oops: Thanks for clarifying!!! I plan to watch all of your tutorials for ideas, guidance, inspiration, and tips. Thanks again for the templates and the post!

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    Marilyn those are so darn cute.

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    I don't want to be pushy but I thought I would post them again as you wondered what to do with the templates.

    I am going to be doing some more tutorials on the board when I have time.

    Thanks Danmar! I appreciate your showing what you did with the templates!! Now I am looking forward to more pics!!! LOL

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    Actually there is one more Newsletter that I don't have on the list. It was about all the things you can make in miniature. I will have to ask Konstantin if he has the link, I am not sure where mine is. That article might be of use to you. I will see if I can get it.

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    sew cute

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    If the mama and baby Jacob's ladders aren't the cutest things EVER!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda
    Actually there is one more Newsletter that I don't have on the list. It was about all the things you can make in miniature. I will have to ask Konstantin if he has the link, I am not sure where mine is. That article might be of use to you. I will see if I can get it.
    Thank you very much Rhonda! I'd appreciate it. Don't you think a baby Carpenter's Star would be just awesome?!? Have you made things with those kind of seams with the minis? I'm just full of ideas now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danmar
    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda
    Actually there is one more Newsletter that I don't have on the list. It was about all the things you can make in miniature. I will have to ask Konstantin if he has the link, I am not sure where mine is. That article might be of use to you. I will see if I can get it.
    Thank you very much Rhonda! I'd appreciate it. Don't you think a baby Carpenter's Star would be just awesome?!? Have you made things with those kind of seams with the minis? I'm just full of ideas now.
    LOL I have to admit I have to look up what a Carpenter's star looks like! I get in a rut sometimes and use the same designs alot !! If it is the one I am thinking of I am sure it works just fine!

    I sent Admin (Konstantin) a pm asking for his pdf file of it so hopefully he is better organized than I am and has the file.

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    Alright everybody who's interested, You could make a Carpenter's Star block. I was worried about the 8 Point Star in the middle, So....You guessed it! I made one. It is SOOOO Cute!!!! Here's a picture of it. It measures 3 1/8" now.

    3 1/8" 8 Point Star!!! It's So Little! And Cute!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda
    Quote Originally Posted by danmar
    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda
    Actually there is one more Newsletter that I don't have on the list. It was about all the things you can make in miniature. I will have to ask Konstantin if he has the link, I am not sure where mine is. That article might be of use to you. I will see if I can get it.
    Thank you very much Rhonda! I'd appreciate it. Don't you think a baby Carpenter's Star would be just awesome?!? Have you made things with those kind of seams with the minis? I'm just full of ideas now.
    LOL I have to admit I have to look up what a Carpenter's star looks like! I get in a rut sometimes and use the same designs alot !! If it is the one I am thinking of I am sure it works just fine!

    I sent Admin (Konstantin) a pm asking for his pdf file of it so hopefully he is better organized than I am and has the file.
    Here is the link to my Carpenter's Star quilt that I made. That'll show you what the quilt looks like, thus the block. I have posted the pattern too, due to so many people asking for it. Here's the link. Thank you for checking on that pdf too!

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-38337-1.htm

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    Well,I just finished making my mini block into a keychain! It's so cute! Everybody should try this! It is so fun and it doesn't take very long to make one. It's a great way to use up those little scraps and they are so cute!! It's a wonderful way to take a break when you're tired of what you're doing! (Whether that's quilting or cleaning house!)

    Here are some pictures of the chain piecing process, only because they looked so cute being so tiny! And here's my keychain! Everybody should make one at least and see if you don't agree that it is so fun to do. Post your pictures here too so I can see them along with everyone else! I am sure that Rhonda would appreciate seeing what every one is making with her templates too! Enjoy and thanks for looking!

    BTW, I used the 1 1/2" template for these.

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    My Cute Little Keychain----3 1/8" Square
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    I like your quilt block! Job well done!

    Karen

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    I love it! It turned out so well Marilyn!! You do it differantly than I do tho. But it worked well!!

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