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Thread: Bowtie Block made by the YoYo Ladies in Paducah

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    Bowtie Block made by the YoYo Ladies in Paducah

    I'm the daughter of one of Paducah's YoYo Ladies and this tutorial is for the bowtie block that they demonstrated at the Quilt show in Paducah a couple years ago. It was so popular that Mom asked me to make up a tutorial sheet for them to hand out this year. (they stayed so busy with teaching, they hardly got to see the show that year) She gave me permission to post the tutorial here too. I took the pictures and she wrote the text. If anyone needs a close-up of any of the images, or a different angle, let me know...I have the blocks here at the house.
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    Here are the pdf files too.
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    Thank You so much! I will be happy to send a donation to the quilt museum on behalf of the Yo Yos.

    I have made hundreds of these but always had to demo them by hands on. Thanks so much for the this. It's a great kid's sewing class too!
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    Got fabric?

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    You're quite welcome!
    I didn't mention that this was done using a 5" square, but I'm sure any size will work.

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    Also, the first square should be placed RIGHT side down rather than wrong side down....sorry.

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    Thank you so much for sharing this tute, it's wonderful and now on my try to do list!
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    That is so cute. Thanks for the pdf
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    thanks for sharing
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    Please pardon my lack of knowledge, but this is the first time I have seen this bowtie, so can you explain (better if shown) how to sew this into a quilt. Does it stay 3D or flatten out. Thanks!

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    I would like to see how it looks in a quilt. Do you have a picture?

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    The blocks look best done with 5" or smaller squares. It makes a darling baby quilt. They are as addictive to make as yo yo's.
    Got fabric?

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    Here's a picture of the block pressed flat. Mom makes baby quilts with them too...the last one was for a little boy and she use a variety of blue '30's reproduction conversationals. It was darling.
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    Thank you so much! I was there and wrote some instructions, but lost them for about a year. I searched everywhere on the Internet but did not find instructions for this type of Bowie block. When I did find my instructions it took a while to understand them. It is so nice to have the instructions and pictures. Thank your Mom for being so nice to us for demonstrating so many times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by melodyr View Post
    Here are the pdf files too.
    Wow...that is neat....Thanks..

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    A careful planned demo, great pictures, and a hand-out too. Awesome job! Thank you for sharing. It is a really cute block.

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    I love this. Thanks so much.

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    so once flattened you sew together and the 3d look stays?

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    Yes, the 3D look stays once the blocks are sewn together.

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    The YoYo ladies made these all week teaching folks how to make them. They handed out hundreds of the printed instructions.

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    What a great tute, thank you so much for sharing with all of us!!
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    Thank you for the tute - will have to try this

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    Thanks! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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    I just found this tut and love it. I made a pratice block at first i could not get it t turn out right so i threw it out the door of my sewing room then i made the second and it turned out right the first time i will have a baby quilt done by this time tomorrow

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    Good for you!

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