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Thread: Pioneer braid

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    Yesterday had a sewing day with friends...our 3rd one this year...first was on January 1, then another one later in January, and I finally yesterday finished my pioneer braid top...though I might add a border. Picture shows mine on the bottom right, and my friends still in progress above it. It was fun to make, but lots of starting and stopping of seams.
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    Your quilt is beautiful.

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    Wow, that is beautiful. Great job and thanks for sharing.

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    that is so nice.... :-)

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    ohhhh I love it. Was it hard to do? I've done a small wall hanging in the braid but that's been 15 yrs ago or so.....

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    how do the rows go together? Do you have to even them up before you sew them together?

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    I have done the friendship braid and liked that, but am not familar with the Pioneer Braid. Can you tell me how you did this, was it done in strips and sewn together? It is different and wish you help clear up the 'mystery' for me.

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    OHH Love it, I have never heard of the Pioneer Braid and you give more specs ???

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    I really, really like this pattern. Love both quilts. Would like to know where to find the pattern or instructions. Looks like a grand way to use up a lot of scraps-one of my favorite things.

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    This is a great quilt. I'm going to join the others who have asked for instructions on how to do this. Please share this info. Thanks.

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    beautiful, but not sure if I could do all that starting and stopping and end up with a quilt that lays flat

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    Nice job!

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    Both are very pretty!

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    Lovely, but I to would like to know how it is joined.

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    I join the others, not familiar with this braid please share....

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    I have not seen it done that way before. It looks great!! good for you!

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    I like it!

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    Thanks for all the likes...the pattern I have is quite vague....I had a friend show me what to do. It has 440 rectangles 3-1/2"x5", but
    you can make quilt longer, wider, just need more rectangles. We did an exchange amongst friends, so got a really good variety.

    The rectangles are pieced in braids / \ staggered. Rectangle on left is #1 positioned /, then sew #2 with top edge butting against #1 positioned \ and then keep adding rectangles from side to side. The braids are sewn from bottom up with seams sewn partially leaving about 1" open at ends.

    I did my braids 22 units on each side(44 rectangles per braid)....and made a total of 10 braids. When assembling rows, they are sewn together from the top down. By having the open seams, it is pretty easy, just kinda putzy to sew the rows together.

    Once all the rows are sewn together, then you cut the quilt in half horizontally, and put the straight edges at the outside of the quilt, and sew the two halves together the same way as rows were sewn together. Then the sides are trimmed off straight. Because all edges are bias, I stay stitched the edges.

    Hope that helps explain how to make it.

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    That is very pretty. I think I might have to try that one sometime.

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