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    Wow what a nice gift. How do you do that ? That is just wonderful.

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    WOW :)

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    Those are wonderful. What a fabulous memory of a special achievement.

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    Great work! Wish I had thought of that (but I was way too busy to complete one). Maybe I'll have to play with your idea for my next boy (I have 5 yrs).

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    What unique gifts! These are wonderful.

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    VERY INSPIRING,your creativity leaves me at a loss for words, What a wonderful unique and special gift for the recipiant. DEB

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    You made a work of art for your graduates. Very special.

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    You are so clever! I have never seen anything like this but I am sure the grads
    from church will love them!!! So much more personal than a mug or book!!!

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    I am in awe! FABULOUS :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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    Quote Originally Posted by blossom808
    Wow what a nice gift. How do you do that ? That is just wonderful.
    I wrote a bit of a tute on the bottom of page one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BevF
    Great work! Wish I had thought of that (but I was way too busy to complete one). Maybe I'll have to play with your idea for my next boy (I have 5 yrs).
    To draw the sketch pattern usually only takes an hour or two at most.

    Then about another hour or two for the cutting of the lines (depending how many lines are just swift rotary cuts, and how many are small scissor cuts).

    The pressing (because you have to be so careful that all the pieces are correct before pressing each area), takes an hour or so.

    Finally, cut the outside edges, sew a rod pocket, add the tassel - these only take about 30 minutes total.

    So, about 5 1/2 hours for a really complicated pattern. You have plenty of time!

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    Wow! They are truly amazing. I bet they will treasure these for a very long time.

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    I would love to learn this technique as I have a grandson graduating next year. This would be fantastic. Can you tell us where and how you learned how to do this.

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    How clever, innovative and creative!!! Love it! Way to go!

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    I love this...can't wait to try...you are so creative...hope I can follow the directions...I am a little direction challenged. Thank you for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lorraine babuick
    I would love to learn this technique as I have a grandson graduating next year. This would be fantastic. Can you tell us where and how you learned how to do this.
    I just thought this up myself, no classes. I have written a tute on the bottom of page one.

    I have thought of hiring out to create patterns, if anyone is interested they can PM me.

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    Are the edges left raw edge or does the fusing take care of ravels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sumcoop
    I love this...can't wait to try...you are so creative...hope I can follow the directions...I am a little direction challenged. Thank you for sharing.
    If anyone has issues with what I have written in the tute, please feel free to ask questions and I will try to explain more clearly.

    Would it help if I took photos along each step? I have no more quilts to make this year, but could do a photo of something else to show the technique. If I do this, I would probably post it in the Tutorial section. When I first started this thread I just wanted to share a completed project and hadn't planned to do a tute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sumcoop
    Are the edges left raw edge or does the fusing take care of ravels?
    I just leave all the edges raw, since it is a wall hanging, it doesn't get much wear, so the fusing takes care of it.

    I have found it is better to use a heavy fusible, and to test the fabric before doing anything to see how easily it unravels. The red quilt needed to be trimmed even after it was pressed onto the background, I think becuase it was a lower thread count fabric (remember, I am cheap).

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    Those are just fabulous - you are truly an amazing artist!

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    These are stunning!!! So original and unique to each student!! Fabulous work, you are very talented!!

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    awesome

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    Neat idea for graduation quilts!!

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    Beautiful. Thank you for sharing!!

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    These are definitely OOAK!!!!! Love how there are certain areas accentuated by additional blackness; and the scrolled up diplomas; Priceless! Do put your name on the fronts. You deserve it.

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