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    But all of the patterns are for small blocks. I'm not sure where you would find larger blocks.  You could trace patterns from books on foundation quilting onto muslin with a good lightbox.  Certainly not easy, but that might be the best way to do it.

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    by winifred3 on Sun May 12, 2013 at 06:43:03 PM PDT

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      I got some of the blocks for my first (and only) quilt top from that site.

      You could print them and trace them onto muslin.  I printed them onto freezer paper that I cut to 8.5 x 11" and did paper piecing.  My cousin taught me what I know so far, and she said I could iron cotton to the sheet of freezer paper and feed it through the printer to print directly on the fabric.  I didn't choose to do that with my first quilt, but might on a future quilt.  I don't know why you couldn't do the same with well pressed muslin.

      winifred3, your foundation pieced blocks are adorable!  I love the minature aspect.  I wonder if it could be done on a machine with tiny stitches?  My hands are too far gone for hand stitching these days, though I am going to tough it out and hand-sew the binding on my quilt after I get it quilted.  IF I ever get good enough to do the quilting.  I'm practicing, and have some pretty interesting-looking hot pads made so far, rofl!

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      by politik on Sun May 12, 2013 at 08:57:10 PM PDT

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