Someone showed my grandmother how to make a bow tie block (about ten years ago) that you pulled threads and folded. She would like to make this block again, but can't remember the technique, and neither does the lady that taught her. Has anyone know of instructions for this?
Dec 10, 2012, 07:29 PM
Howdy & welcome to the boards, trctrchc! I don't know anything about a no-sew bowtie block but I bet it won't take long for someone to come up with an answer for you. The quilters on this board are phenomenal & generally someone knows the answer to a question. We love pictures & new information. I hope you find this to be your "home away from home".
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Dec 10, 2012, 09:08 PM
This one is not quite no sew but it is a bow tie block and there is a "pull the thread" step to make tie.
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Dec 10, 2012, 10:16 PM
I bet City/Sandie can help anyone with this. I think she made some similar.
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Dec 11, 2012, 02:36 AM
Wish she had used a lighter fabric.
But in any case, this reminds me of an origami folded rectangle. I might have to try this method on a rectangle to see what it looks like.
Dec 11, 2012, 05:31 PM
Thanks Bozie. Sounds like what she is talking about. Printing now to send to her. Happy Quilting
Dec 11, 2012, 05:55 PM
It looks just like the ten minute block to me
Dec 11, 2012, 09:16 PM
Hi J Lu how are you?
Dec 12, 2012, 02:17 PM
Hmmm, that looks similar to some lovely European siggy blocks I got when swapping. but their's had folded edges sewn down a bit too. it looks like a lot of work! see blk with dark center and folds around it? that is the one i was thinking of.it's more of a cathedral block though.This message has been edited. Last edited by: native Texan,