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Imineis very own Halloween-a-scream-a-quiltalongathon

Lilian

Re: Imineis very own Halloweenascreamaquiltalongathon
« Reply #60 on: August 12, 2019, 10:52:02 AM »
@Iminei one link I found is coffin block

 :ninja: :vintage:
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Iminei

Re: Imineis very own Halloweenascreamaquiltalongathon
« Reply #61 on: August 12, 2019, 14:53:10 PM »
Well I have spent a surprisingly enjoyable afternoon making the coffins ...



but they dont join up!! :(

So I made another one .....



Which if you squish them together sort of fit .. What went wrong and mote importantly ...

WHAT do I do next ???
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BrendaP

Re: Imineis very own Halloweenascreamaquiltalongathon
« Reply #62 on: August 12, 2019, 19:47:03 PM »
The reason it's gone wrong is accuracy - or rather lack of.

It's designed with 16 coffins, so each of them, if the sides were extended to the centre of the ring would end with a point of 22.5 degrees.  Your coffins probably have 21.5 or 22 degrees.

The way to correct it is to shave off a minute wedge from each side - about two threads at the wide end tapering to nothing, or you might be able to just wrap the fabric around the papers again but with slightly less tension on the wide end.

Before you do that though, are you sure that you couldn't just join the 16 pieces together and steam press the life out of it (pun not intended!)?
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
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Iminei

Re: Imineis very own Halloweenascreamaquiltalongathon
« Reply #63 on: August 13, 2019, 05:47:37 AM »
I will try and sew it together as is with the extra one in ???? and press the hell out of it as you say.

I printed the templates onto freezer paper but then the printer started having a hissy fit so I then traced them ... but if you cut out slightly off it will always end up slightly off I suppose ... but I like them and enjoyed the process ... but then the hand-sewing didnt have to be perfect ... so slip-stitching next ???  :S
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Iminei

Re: Imineis very own Halloweenascreamaquiltalongathon
« Reply #64 on: August 13, 2019, 17:04:33 PM »
Ok, it doesnt fit with or without the extra one ... Mmmmmnnnnnn



So Im doing what I do ... winging it ... thinking outside the box



I want something in the middle too, I think ... Thinking hats on!

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Lilian

Re: Imineis very own Halloweenascreamaquiltalongathon
« Reply #65 on: August 13, 2019, 17:07:20 PM »
Very clever - I like it!  :ninja:
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fajita

Re: Imineis very own Halloweenascreamaquiltalongathon
« Reply #66 on: August 13, 2019, 23:54:34 PM »
Should your 5 o'clock position coffin be the other side of the green one, to maintain the pattern?

Iminei

Re: Imineis very own Halloweenascreamaquiltalongathon
« Reply #67 on: August 14, 2019, 07:12:17 AM »
Pattern ??? You think I'm following a pattern ???? hahahahahahhaaha

(picks herself off the floor and brushes the threads out of her hair)

Nope, no pattern, I would like more occupants but its not the sort of fabric I have in my stash ... these came from the one piece of Halloween fabric I bought at FOQ that did have 'faces'.

If any of you have got any bits of fabric with suitable occupants ... (I'm not looking for wacky witches if you know what I mean) measuring around 1 1/2" x 2" I would be very grateful if you could send it Dorsetwards .... Although the ring is now sewn on ..... (apart from the errant one, still wondering what to do there) I can still add occupants ....

Starts thinking of printing a pic of he that wont be named onto a piece of photofabric ...hmmmmmm
« Last Edit: August 14, 2019, 07:15:17 AM by Iminei »
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Iminei

Re: Imineis very own Halloweenascreamaquiltalongathon
« Reply #68 on: Yesterday at 08:42:45 »
What do we think about this ??/



linky
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Lowena

Re: Imineis very own Halloweenascreamaquiltalongathon
« Reply #69 on: Yesterday at 08:45:06 »
Love it to bits
Triumph of hope over experience :D

RJR_38

Re: Imineis very own Halloweenascreamaquiltalongathon
« Reply #70 on: Yesterday at 08:55:31 »
Ooh that is so much better - it looks intentional! Great piece of fabric...

Lilian

Re: Imineis very own Halloweenascreamaquiltalongathon
« Reply #71 on: Yesterday at 10:15:01 »
That's great, really goes with the theme  :)
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Manuela


Acorn

Re: Imineis very own Halloween-a-scream-a-quiltalongathon
« Reply #73 on: Yesterday at 16:57:38 »
I have just edited the title because it was breaking the display on my phone... hope nobody minds...  ;)
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

Iminei

Re: Imineis very own Halloween-a-scream-a-quiltalongathon
« Reply #74 on: Yesterday at 17:29:25 »
Not fabric RJR ... I printed an image from google onto photo fabric!!!
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