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    Does anyone know where to locate a tutorial for the Shadowbox Quilt designed by Mountainpeek Creations? Directions sound confusing to me at this point...just need a little nudge to get started! Thanks!

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    I don't believe there is a tutorial as it is still sold in stores...I've made 2 of them...which part are you having trouble with

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    Hope you get the help you need. This is a good place to get it.

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    Could you modify Attic Windows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by btiny36
    I don't believe there is a tutorial as it is still sold in stores...I've made 2 of them...which part are you having trouble with
    I was concerned about cutting it out correctly as well as assembly. Probably worried about nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thrums
    Could you modify Attic Windows?
    Tried the Attic Windows pattern years ago...not successful with the mitering corners!

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    Have you tried YouTube?

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    I have made that quilt from that pattern. PM me and I will see if I can help you. I made it in a class and had a lot of help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rvsfan
    I have made that quilt from that pattern. PM me and I will see if I can help you. I made it in a class and had a lot of help.
    Carol
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    Thank you for that offer. If I run in to any serious problems I'll take you up on that offer. Do you still have pictures of your quilt you could post? I'm doing mine with a Halloween theme and wondering about all of the blacks in the Halloween fabrics blending in too much with the black "shadow" fabric. I may need to rethink my shadow colour choice...just not sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vjc
    Have you tried YouTube?
    When I did a search in Google for a tutorial on this particular pattern nothing showed up.

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    http://www.wondrouswovenfabrics.com/...Creations.html
    this may be waht you are looking for

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    Did you know that you can do a half-square triangle block in the corner and add straight pieces to make the miter?

    Charlie

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    Great tip Charlie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlie 1940
    Did you know that you can do a half-square triangle block in the corner and add straight pieces to make the miter?

    Charlie
    Wonderful! I did not know that! THANK YOU!

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    I love that pattern and made one, but haven't finished quilting it yet. I am not able to use a rotary cutter, so the directions really confused me. I just cut the widths needed as I went along. It wasn't that hard to sew up, tho. It was the cutting/planning. I wish they put alternate 'old fashioned' directions on patterns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lenette
    I love that pattern and made one, but haven't finished quilting it yet. I am not able to use a rotary cutter, so the directions really confused me. I just cut the widths needed as I went along. It wasn't that hard to sew up, tho. It was the cutting/planning. I wish they put alternate 'old fashioned' directions on patterns.
    I will agree, the way the directions are written it is easy to be confused. Not sure what you mean by "old fashion" directions, but what is supplied aren't all that easy to understand! Once it is completely cut and organized it will be very simple to sew. How are you finishing the quilting on it, tying or machine quilting?

    Thank you for taking the time to respond.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FabrikQueen
    Does anyone know where to locate a tutorial for the Shadowbox Quilt designed by Mountainpeek Creations? Directions sound confusing to me at this point...just need a little nudge to get started! Thanks!
    I'm attaching a jpeg of an exploded block. All the blocks are the same. After you make the blocks just add the sashing.

    The two borders could be pieced strip sets and then cut down. Probably something like one strip of black 4-1/2" x WOF and one strip of background 2" x WOF, subcut into 2 inch strips AND one strip of black 12-1/2" by WOF and one strip of background 2" x WOF, subcut into 2 inch strips.
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    Quote Originally Posted by charlie 1940
    Did you know that you can do a half-square triangle block in the corner and add straight pieces to make the miter?

    Charlie
    I didn't realize that...great tip, thank you! Maybe I can revisit the Attic Windows quilt idea again one day. Thank you for taking the time to post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catmcclure
    Quote Originally Posted by FabrikQueen
    Does anyone know where to locate a tutorial for the Shadowbox Quilt designed by Mountainpeek Creations? Directions sound confusing to me at this point...just need a little nudge to get started! Thanks!
    I'm attaching a jpeg of an exploded block. All the blocks are the same. After you make the blocks just add the sashing.
    Perfectly understandable when shown in this fashion. Thank you very much. Now it all makes sense.

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    You're welcome. This is a really good looking quilt block and really easy. Have fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catmcclure
    You're welcome. This is a really good looking quilt block and really easy. Have fun.

    Thank you, if it turns out well I'll try to post a picture!

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    Old fashioned= using scissors to cut out all the pieces. I am machine quilting it. But I decided to do it with smaller sections of batting so it wouldn't be as bulky to work with and now I'm adding the last section of batting to it. If I was doing it again, I would break up the top in sections to quilt as I go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lenette
    Old fashioned= using scissors to cut out all the pieces. I am machine quilting it. But I decided to do it with smaller sections of batting so it wouldn't be as bulky to work with and now I'm adding the last section of batting to it. If I was doing it again, I would break up the top in sections to quilt as I go.
    Understand, that really was the way a lot of us learned how to cut fabrics, wasn't it? I remember my first project was cutting out 6" squares of fabric for a Christmas Tree Skirt using a cardboard template from a cereal box! We've certainly come a long way since those days!

    Thank you for taking the time to post, I appreciate it. Would love to see pictures of your Shadowbox when it is complete!

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    My BFF made this quilt at our last retreat and it is BEAUTIFUL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FabrikQueen
    Does anyone know where to locate a tutorial for the Shadowbox Quilt designed by Mountainpeek Creations? Directions sound confusing to me at this point...just need a little nudge to get started! Thanks!
    I just finished my first Attic Window Wall Hanging. I used this site for instructions. Very easy, and it turned out beautifully.
    http://www.stitchinmission.org/Stitc...structions.pdf

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