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Picture of Will Quilt for Chocolate
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Just wondering if anyone has a picture of the Fons and Porter Postage Stamp quilt. I think it may be in the current issue. My friend wants to make one and asked if I could help her draft it in EQ6.

I know what a postage stamp quilt is, but I'm just wondering what makes the one in Fons and Porter special or different.

Thanks!

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Don't know if this is the one you are looking for but F&P have a free pattern for a quilt called "Philadelphia Pavement" that they refer to as a "postage-stamp style quilt".

Here's a link to a pic and the pattern if you want to check it out.


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I'm going to show that one to her. I'm thinking that she said it's in the current issue. I'll go and make that clear in my original message...
 
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In their blog they have links to sneak peeks of the patterns in the July/August 1023 issue. Here's a link to the blog.

None is what I would consider a postage stamp quilt but they say this one was inspired by postage-stamp fabric????

Editing to add a link to their sneak peek of the quilts in the May/June issue.

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Hey Bozie! She got me a picture of the picture! I think she's a little crazy for taking this on!

Thanks for trying to help me! You are the only one who replied and I appreciate it!

 
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Wow thats a lot of stamps,looks like some real vintage fabrics in it too. I quit subscribing to their magazine a couple years ago and don't even buy it now.


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I'm the same as you, May. It's been about 6 years since I've taken that magazine. I keep getting offers and free trials, but I'm not interested either.
 
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It does look a lot like the Philadelphia Pavement one - just different colors. I don't think it would be that difficult to make using strip piecing. And maybe not that difficult to draft using the block and sash layout they show. (Easy for me to say - I'm not going to be doing either, LOL)

But you did get me thinking about postage stamp quilts. I've done a mini TAW but there are other versions that are more interesting............ hmmmmmm........


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I was having a hard time trying to figure out how to make a block out of that. I just found and fwd that pattern to my friend though...

Thanks again!
 
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i saw this pattern in the magazine... Just think, when these quilts were popular, they were made entirely by hand. Can you imagine sewing all those itty bitty (finished at) 1" squares into even a double sized quilt?????? It just boggles the mind - especially if all the prints were different!


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Can you imagine sewing all those itty bitty (finished at) 1" squares into even a double sized quilt?????? It just boggles the mind - especially if all the prints were different!



Yes! I know there can be variations in sizes of quilts for different size beds but - if you say a double bed size quilt could be 80" x 90" - and is made from 1" squares of unique fabrics (no one used twice) - that would require 7200 different fabrics. Eek Even a crib size - maybe about 36" x 54" - would need 1944 fabric squares.


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Bozie...I found a PDF for that quilt and sent it to my friend. It was just what she was looking for! Thanks so much for that!
 
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Wow, Bozie, that sure is a lot of fabric! Of course, the pattern used 2 orange and 2 blue squares in each 'row' of the quilt...and there are the large white squares... Not sure how many that would subtract from the patchiness. I bet there are a few people on this board who might be able to come up with a total charm quilt though.


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Bozie...I found a PDF for that quilt and sent it to my friend. It was just what she was looking for! Thanks so much for that!


Other than the F&P one I posted? That's the one I was referring to when I said I thought it shouldn't be too difficult to draft. Could just substitute whatever fabrics your friend wants to use. Smile


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Well now I have egg on my face...I never saw that the first time! Good grief! But yes, that is the one!
 
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LOL Sometimes the best hiding place is in plain sight. Big Grin


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