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crafty1nana
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Posted - Jan 09 2023 :  2:59:00 PM  Show Profile
New here, searched around a bit, hope this topic isn't redundant.
Has anyone tried a coffee filter string quilt? Uses a coffee filter as the foundation. Resulting circle can be appliqued onto a square for a quilt block. Looks like fun, and, boy, do I have stringy bits aplenty.
And coffee filters, as I now cold-brew the coffee. It seems you could use a second filter stitched 1/4" from the edge on top of the stringed foundation, clip through the second filter and turn the whole biz inside out, essentially turning the edge of your circle without having to needle-turn it. Hmmm. Thoughts?

quiltee
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Linda
Terrell TX
USA
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Posted - Jan 09 2023 :  3:50:58 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message
Your description of the block sounded like you are leaving the filter on the sewn pieces in the quilt. According to this I found on Pinnterest, you remove the filter after cutting the circle by soaking in water. Have fun making the quilt.

http://sewmanyways.blogspot.com/2009/07/tool-time-tuesday_21.html

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Linda
Terrell, TX

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"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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crafty1nana
Farmgirl at Heart

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Posted - Jan 09 2023 :  3:58:39 PM  Show Profile
Yep, quiltee, that's a site I saw! I want to do strings side by side, although her crazy-quilty look uses up bigger pieces and is nifty.
Forgot to mention taking the filter paper out, as usual for paper-piecing. I think I'd leave it on until I sewed the second filter so the circles would match up easier, then rip/soak both filters off. I've ironed a few filters and some scrappy strips...
Oh, by the way, really like your signature line!

Edited by - crafty1nana on Jan 09 2023 3:59:53 PM
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quiltee
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Linda
Terrell TX
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Posted - Jan 09 2023 :  8:33:32 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message
I like the scappy and the strippy look - I just love scrappy quilts. LOL!

I know you can sew a piece of muslin on the back of circles and do what you were talking about with a second filter. Then you don't have to remove it.

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Linda
Terrell, TX

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"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."

Edited by - quiltee on Jan 09 2023 8:34:29 PM
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windypines
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Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
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Posted - Jan 10 2023 :  02:36:48 AM  Show Profile
Neat idea!! We always need a way to use up scraps or strips. English paper piecing is what came to my mind when you were describing it. I have never done it, but my ma has. Have fun with it.

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Michele
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Wanda Sue
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Wanda
Murrells Inlet SC
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Posted - Jan 10 2023 :  06:35:16 AM  Show Profile
This sounds very interesting, I will be following and try this method.

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crafty1nana
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Posted - Jan 10 2023 :  2:23:30 PM  Show Profile
Oh, boy! Pressure's on now to make a sample to post. I'm notorious for starting, but I do have, ahem, quite a few "proof of concept" blocks/projects here and there. This will be top of the list. I will NOT be posting my UFO/PhD list. A quilting buddy made an impressive table with columns like:
Thought about it
Found a pattern
Bought the pattern
Bought/gathered fabric(s)
all the way to Bound/faced quilt and DONE!
So much more heartening to check off one little column...
My list might break the internet...
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windypines
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Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
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Posted - Jan 11 2023 :  03:19:22 AM  Show Profile
Got a kick out of the columns for the UFO list....... lol Maybe a column for ya not going to do it, or someone else can finish it. lol

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Michele
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debbieklann
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Debbie
Madras OR
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Posted - Jan 11 2023 :  07:56:07 AM  Show Profile
Haha! Those column titles are fun. I think I might need a What Was I Thinking column?

Debbie Klann
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quiltee
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Linda
Terrell TX
USA
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Posted - Jan 11 2023 :  12:44:09 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message
Love those column titles. Wish you'd join the UFO/PhD thread - even without a list - just show us completed projects. LOL!

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Linda
Terrell, TX

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crafty1nana
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Posted - Jan 11 2023 :  1:53:17 PM  Show Profile
windypines, I think you have something there! Maybe "not gonna do it/donated!" I'm thinking that's what's going to happen to some of these; just no interest in the time needed, regardless of how much has already been invested. I'll try to include a pattern or some clue so whoever picks it up at Goodwill or whatever will have an idea what had been intended.
Have a shrug that only needs seaming, but I found (from another shrug) that they aren't for me, especially one this big and drapey. Too much hanging off the arms, getting in the way, caught on doorknobs, etc. Meant for a "lady of leisure" (NOT ME!). If I don't sew up the wrist bits, someone could unravel it for the boucle yarn. I'll put in the pattern, though, just in case.
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crafty1nana
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Posted - Jan 11 2023 :  2:03:19 PM  Show Profile
debbieklann, I love What Was I Thinking? for a column title!

quiltee, yeah, completed projects...ah, there's the rub! I've been kinda in a funk for a couple of years, only working on a snippet roll via Anne Brooke on facebook, unfinished, and 52tags, also via AB, and also unfinished, just small things that don't require a ton of brain power or time. Did finish 3 baby quilts for quilt club, very simple. And a knit cap for the little boy across the road. May get better now that I've had cataract surgery on both eyes and am about to get a new eye exam for glasses. Wheee!
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Jokamartell
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Karen
Kennewick WA
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Posted - Jan 11 2023 :  5:54:50 PM  Show Profile
Debbie…I think you have something with the “What was I Thinking” category!! :)

Karen :)

To quote one of my past preschoolers “Not one of those Karens, but a good Karen”! Haha
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crafty1nana
Farmgirl at Heart

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Posted - Jan 14 2023 :  8:41:34 PM  Show Profile
OK, I think I've got proof of concept if I can upload the compressed image files.
coffee filter 1 has strips sewn onto a filter
coffee filter 2 has a second filter sewn on top and slit, ready to turn inside out
coffee filter 3 is turned to make an edge for applique and both coffee filters (mostly) removed.
Clear as mud? Whatcha think?


Gosh, I hope this works!
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