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Old 09-11-2016, 11:54 AM
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Can someone help me I'm trying to make the fold n stitch wreath and for some reason it's not making any sense to me. is there a tutorial out there or can someone make one. Sorry I am new to this site and don't really how it works
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Old 09-11-2016, 01:26 PM
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Here is a video of a woman making one. I have not made one of these yet so don't know if she does it the same as the instructions but maybe it will help you understand your instructions. Please note that she is getting over a cold and it somewhat hard to listen to her talk at times.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzGiC6SzelM

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Gramma Mary posted pictures & tips for those having problems.

Here's the link: http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...t276602-3.html

Good luck!
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Old 09-11-2016, 05:14 PM
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I haven't made the fold 'n stitch wreath, although I have purchased the pattern and hope to make it someday! But - welcome from the beautiful mountains of western NC.
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Old 09-12-2016, 05:12 AM
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Originally Posted by KLO View Post
Here is a video of a woman making one. I have not made one of these yet so don't know if she does it the same as the instructions but maybe it will help you understand your instructions. Please note that she is getting over a cold and it somewhat hard to listen to her talk at times.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzGiC6SzelM

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I just watched the video and found it interesting but I kept watching to see if she ever showed the back, but never did. Seems like there would be two layers of fabric in the center square and only one on the edges. Then I wondered if you put a piece of batting between the layers of the center square could you somehow construct this as a sort of quilt-as-you-go quilt.
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Old 09-12-2016, 07:00 AM
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There are many tutorials on it, but, some are making it much harder than it needs to be. The trick is where to connect the squares. If you start with a simple square (cut 6" for finished 5 1/2") and attach a 5" square of interfacing to one side, it will be easy to turn them right side out and do a bit of topstitching. I use 950F interfacing because I prefer the body without the stiffness. I like to do a simple stitch 1/8" in and then do a decorative X stitch thru the square. It is not necessary, but I think it helps keep the shape when stored away.
The trick is to measure down 1" from one corner (both directions) and at the opposite corner measure up 3". If you connect a 1" mark with a 3" mark, you will see the stitch lines to connect with the next square. I sew them together in 6 sets of 2, then add sets so I have 3 sets of 4, then put the rest together. When you lay it flat you will see where you tack the 'petals' together and perhaps add a button or other embellishment. If you look on Pinterest, you will see pictures of the square with the 1" and 3" markings. Trust me, it sounds funny but when you put the first one together, it will make sense. Once you do one, then you can play around with sizes (the 5 1/2" will finish at an 18" wreath) and with banding one of squares and with making a smaller size. Smaller is a bit more difficult so I suggest start with this size. BUT, CAUTION, making them becomes addictive! Have fun!
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I watched the video and now have a wreath in progress. I'm making my wreath a bit smaller so I didn't use a "center square". The size of scraps I'm using dictated the size of my squares. The youtube video is great though I had a hard time understanding her through the raspy throat.

added: If you go to 25:24 on the video timer you will see that each of her squares is a 5 1/2" print bordered with a solid 1" strip, then backed with a 6 1/2" small print. At least I'm estimating the sizes but that is the idea. After watching the video I'm planning to make several for Christmas gifts.

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Old 09-12-2016, 07:59 AM
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Thanks for the tips. You said there are many tutorials on it, I can only find the one with girl with a bad cold, lol, where can I find the others. I guess I'm just one of those people who have to be shown
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Love these !
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Old 09-12-2016, 07:22 PM
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Thank you for this link. I tried watching that Bab's video and she drove me crazy. Didn't finish it. Gramma Mary's tips are so much easier to swallow--lol.
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