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Thread: woohoo! my first crazy quilt!

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    hee hee, bet you thought you'd see a full-size fancy-schmancy thing! nope, just a little 'ol potholder i made for our Aunt Esther. needed something quick and easy. i used the ezquilt template for the starter piece and scraps from my mom's jacket for the rest.

    easy-peasy! and fun! now to make a bunch more for dd's five teachers!

    [img]http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e3...8cr640x480.jpg[/img]

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    Very nice. I love it.

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    What a nice looking potholder and you did a great job. I have always wanted to try crazy quilting. Was it hard to do???
    Keep quilting.

    ef :lol:

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    Cute cute cute!! :D

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    Was it hard to do???
    it really wasn't, using that template.

    http://www.quiltinaday.com/shoponlin...ay.asp?i=14777

    kind of like paper piecing (hope that doesn't turn you off). you just cut the five-sided center/focal piece then add the pieces around it.

    i found a nice tutorial website that actually showed pictures. i was surprised that ezquilt didn't have a tutorial on their site. i have the site on my other computer. i'll post it in a wee bit.

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    To cute!!!!!!!!

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    here's the site i used for 'guidance'.

    http://www.loopylace.com/crazyquilts...ns/piecing.htm

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    That's very pretty. I've seen that tool but wondered what I would do with it. Guess I should think about getting it now. :wink:

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    Lovely!! Great work.

    Kyia

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    Love it! So professional looking! The teachers are going to love them! Auntie, too!

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    Very nice looking and it looks perfect.

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    That's pretty! I like the blue and white.

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    That looks GREAT! Good job. Don't forget to post the others when done.

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    That is very nice!!!

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    That's very nice...

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    Very nice!!!

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    I love it

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    Yes, you had me going. It is cute. And I'm not just saying that because I like blue.

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    Nice!! Now I want to do one.

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    SO CUTE! And what a great gift. Did you embroider the center? I hope you don't mind if I borrow your idea for next year!

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    Love it !!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by twistedstitcher
    SO CUTE! And what a great gift. Did you embroider the center? I hope you don't mind if I borrow your idea for next year!
    yes, i'm having fun this year using the 'new to me' embroidery machine i got off of craigslist. have spent a small fortune in thread, stabilizer and hoops, but it's lots of fun. except today, i got 10/11ths of the way through an embroidered snowman and my needle bent because the thread got tangled. ugh. put that one in the trash!

    but it's still fun!

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    yes, i'm having fun this year using the 'new to me' embroidery machine i got off of craigslist. have spent a small fortune in thread, stabilizer and hoops, but it's lots of fun. except today, i got 10/11ths of the way through an embroidered snowman and my needle bent because the thread got tangled. ugh. put that one in the trash
    I have an embroidery machine too, it's definitely an expensive hobby but lots of fun as well. And I've had more than my share of disasters too! Your potholders are such a creative idea, I'm definitely going to make some next year.

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    Patty ~ Nice job on the crazy quilt potholders and what a wonderful gift. I'm going to buy that template for sure.
    My question for you: How did you get the binding to look so neat & perfectly matched? At first I thought you had pieced scraps, but on closer look I am wondering if you used the "pillowcase" turn method instead of adding binding? Nita

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nita
    Patty ~ Nice job on the crazy quilt potholders and what a wonderful gift. I'm going to buy that template for sure.
    My question for you: How did you get the binding to look so neat & perfectly matched? At first I thought you had pieced scraps, but on closer look I am wondering if you used the "pillowcase" turn method instead of adding binding? Nita
    my thoughts on binding . . . YUCK! . . . especially on something this small. :D i sandwiched (bottom to top) batting (insulbrite), front (right side up), backing (right side down). i put the loop in there (between the two fabrics with the tail sticking out), and then stitched 1/4" around (backstitching a couple of times where the loop is for strength), leaving a turn-hole. clipped corners, turned, pressed, stitched 1/4" around. hand stitched the 'hole' closed. then i did the crazy topstitching (through all layers).

    not sure if that is the pillowcase turn method or not, but it's pretty easy!

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