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    Love the idea of using old phone book pages! Great tutorial. I've been meaning to do a project like this with all my saved scraps. You have motivated me!

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    I've made a quilt using this design but it was on muslin squares. Didn't have to take the foundation off of that and it added a layer of "batt". Can also use spent dryer sheets for this, too, and not have to remove. There was someone who posted a Grandmother's Fan yesterday and I meant to suggest using spent dryer sheets as a 'facing' for those to help turn the edge under. Makes it very easy to turn uniformly. (Spent dryer sheets are the ones that have been used until they aren't fulfilling their intended use.)

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    thanks!

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    Thanks! Will for sure try this one!

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    THANKS !!

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    Great tute, thanks for sharing.

    Love the use of the phone book!

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    Thanks for an excellent tutorial. I can certainly follow. Will definately have a go at this one. Clever idea using the phone book as a foundation - great recycling. :thumbup:

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    If you take your block and put batting behind it as as though you are going to quilt it you can then do FMQ or try it. I had fun with mine and it turned out great. I used it for a baby quilt and it is just perfect. :thumbup:

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    I've made several quilts like this but marking the center is a good idea. Myself I prefer to use a foundation fabric like old ugly stuff or muslin.
    A couple yrs. ago I made one like this for a great nephew and I made 130--6 1/2" blocks for a twin size quilt.
    Will never make one with that small size blocks again especially making a quilt that big.
    It was fun. Didn't really take that long to make all the blocks. I also used a light blue center strip.
    I liked how all your center strips were 1" wide.....

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    WOW what neat tools we have just lying around the house; saw a tute the other day on QB with link to how to piece on coffee filters, and now this, a phone book page. This QB is such an all around great place to be; educational, entertaining, fun, the list goes on. Thank you so much Kyia!
    Vernell in Austin

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    lol quilters are so good at reusing stuff. Phone book pages, whoda thunk it.

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    I really appreciate the tutorial. I was on a quilt retreat last weekend and some friends took the scrap class and used their scraps and selvages to make this quilt. Yes, they saved selvages for a year and then took over the ones that was not taking the class at retreat. I will try this using your tutorial. Thanks!

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    Thats a terriffic idea. Thanks so much. going to try this one. your bookmarked. smiles..

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    I am doing something like this for my Quilt of Valor. Except I am stitching to a 14 in backing square with a piece of batting and using the stitch and flip method. I guess you could call it Quilt as you go. It is nice to have a block all quilted when you are done.

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    That is beautiful! I made a quilt like that but I used the sheerest pelon I could find and cut into squares the size I wanted the blocks to be. Then I sewed the fabric to the pelon, turned block over, cut to size and bingo...No paper to peel, no seams to ravel, only the setting seams showed. Gives nice stability to the blocks.

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    What a brilliant idea!!

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    Thanks, this was great. We get 4-6 phone books a year and no one wants to take them for recycling so I am glad to have this tip. You should send it into Fons & Porter, Sewing with Nancy or some such where they give you a little prize for tips, I'm sure you would win.

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    I love the phone book idea. Thanks!

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    JUST LOVELY !!!

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    Nice work and good job preparing the tutorial.

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    thanks for the web addy and your photos. quilt is really cute. :thumbup:

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    Thanks for a great tut!

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    Vaguely same subject - just a little different. I have an old quilt top, strips sewn, then diamonds cut on paper put together into stars. I found one piece of paper dqated 1932. Long story short - it was started by Hubby's grandmother, then his Mom worked on it. He inherited it and I kept telling him I would quilt it for him. Well, he is gone (died) and I'd like to quilt it for my step-daughter (3 generations having worked on it). Question - is there anyway to preserve the old pieces of paper, proving it's age?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Michele, I just looked and it's beautiful!!!
    Thanks for the link :)
    OOPS. Sorry !! You're not finished posting :)
    I didn't know we could interrupt someone's tutorial! :shock: Not that I intend to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyiav10
    Tear the paper off. It comes off very easily! And your welcome!

    Kyia
    I used a bedskirt I got from Goodwill for $1.00 and all I needed was flannel on the back, no batting. I'm not sure I'd have the patience to tear all the paper off for the large size I made. No, I'm sure, LOL.

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