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Old 04-14-2011, 09:09 AM
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http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-114516-1.htm
Someone posted to this thread that they would like a tutorial in English. I thought I would give it a try.
When I stacked them, I placed them on my cutting board and used the lines to place them at 1/2" intervals.
I tried to place the top fold of the stack as close to the center of the background as possible.
Thanks QuiltnNan for the tip.

Start with 6" squares. Need 8 each of 7 fabrics
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Fold in 1/2 and press
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Fold again and press
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Open out and stack with others, with folds at top
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cut a 15.5" background and fold 4 times
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line up center fold along fold in background
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Stitch starting from outside to center & backstich at center. Fold right center over.
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Add next stack and sew like before.
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Now for the fun part. Fold left side top down to fold and crease.
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Unfold and bring fold down to crease
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Now fold again down to center
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and flip it between stacks
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Repeat on the right side
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fold left side to fold
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and flip it between stacks
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Repeat on the right side
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continue down the stack, alternating sides
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flip stack on right to the left and add another stack as before
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flip stack to the right and fold as before and continue around the block.
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:29 AM
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Thanks so much for doing this tutorial for us!!!! You're a gem. And your finished dahlia came out great.
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Wow, that's beautiful! thank you for the tutorial.
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:52 AM
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Thanks! It doesn't look as hard as the other made it look!
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:59 AM
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Great job on the tutorial! Thank you. You make it look so easy!
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I may try that beautiful block Thanks
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Thank you so much for doing this tutorial. It makes so much sense I'm sure I can do it. I can't wait to make my first Folded Dahlia!
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Wow - that is fabulous and you make it look doable!!! Can't wait to try it :-)
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thanks!
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How do you finish it? Do you just stitch around the edge? It still wouldn't look totally finished then, I don't think. Does the background fabric lay flat in the end? This is really pretty. Thanks for the tutorial!
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