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Aquaduck



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PostSubject: Puzzle Pieces   Fri Apr 04, 2014 10:45 am

Please let me know what you think about these.







Thanks! And Good Luck Winning the contest!
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Linda 2B



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PostSubject: Re: Puzzle Pieces   Fri Apr 04, 2014 12:12 pm

They look great for applique templates but I'll have to look closer later today when I have a little more time.
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PostSubject: Re: Puzzle Pieces   Fri Apr 04, 2014 12:32 pm

They are nice but would be a PITA to rotary cut. And as Linda said, they should work for applique.  I think I would trace around them with a pencil and cut out with scissors.
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PostSubject: Re: Puzzle Pieces   Fri Apr 04, 2014 3:05 pm

I agree Anita.  But it does look like it would be fun to do.
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PostSubject: Re: Puzzle Pieces   Fri Apr 04, 2014 3:18 pm

They are actually tessellations. Should fit together.
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PostSubject: Re: Puzzle Pieces   Fri Apr 04, 2014 3:27 pm

I saw that they were tessallations but unless we appliqued them, a technique whereby you sew a fabric shape on top of a larger piece of fabric, we could not use them as templates for quilt pieces. If we tried to sew them together, we would need a seam allowance which would make the knobs smaller and the niches bigger. Ergo, they would no longer fit together. So appliqueing them would be a quilter's only option. Not sure what we could use them for. Perhaps a quilting pattern?

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PostSubject: Re: Puzzle Pieces   Fri Apr 04, 2014 3:31 pm

I see. They need adjusted. I appreciate it!

Dennis
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PostSubject: Re: Puzzle Pieces   Fri Apr 04, 2014 3:42 pm

It would take a very advanced quilter to sew those curves together. I know I couldn't do it. Not and have them come out right. You mentioned you don't quilt, so FYI, quilters use a 1/4" seam allowance when sewing pieces together. And mostly we sew straight lines. Or a very gently curving line. Nothing as round as that.

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Aquaduck



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PostSubject: Re: Puzzle Pieces   Fri Apr 04, 2014 3:50 pm

We have a lot of designs with 1/4" seam allowances. But it sounds like this may not work anyway. I guess I should not make them the prizes!!

Dennis
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Linda 2B



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PostSubject: Re: Puzzle Pieces   Fri Apr 04, 2014 5:53 pm

Well I just came back to post but I see TxM has pretty much covered all my thoughts on the templates.
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Luvsquilting



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PostSubject: Re: Puzzle Pieces   Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:03 pm

Very limited use. I can't think of what I'd use them for. Acrylic templates are expensive and if you'd use them for applique shapes, the cost would not make sense. I'd rather print them and trace on Templar or freezer paper.

If you want to see some ideas for shapes, check out quiltersrule.com. They have acrylic templates for long arm quilting. Also have PDF printouts on how to use the templates. Long arm templates have to be 1/4 inches thick.
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PostSubject: Re: Puzzle Pieces   Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:37 pm

I like them, but I think the one thing that has not been mentioned is the size on the larger one would be rather large. I could see this working for fusible applique. The template might be a little better than just tracing the pattern, as it would help you trace more accurately (ok, at least for me it would.)
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Luvsquilting



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PostSubject: Re: Puzzle Pieces   Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:02 pm

It would be helpful to have you mention approximate price you'd have to get to sell them profitably. That may influence us on the usefulness.
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PostSubject: Re: Puzzle Pieces   Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:23 pm

I agree that their usefulness for quilting would be limited, probably to applique. However when I saw the large one I had a spark of an idea how I would use it. This probably won't be the least bit helpful but here goes:
Does anyone remember. . .I think his name was Flat Stanley? Kids drew around their fathers going to overseas duty, then colored him in and took him when they went out to dinner or movie or ballgame, where ever they would miss their dad. When I saw the size of the template thought of making a kid's flat drawing of themselves and then using the template to make a puzzle to color, cut out and play with. Good rainy day project or a good kindergarten craft project. Sorry . . no good quilty/sewing tips here.
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PostSubject: Re: Puzzle Pieces   Fri Apr 04, 2014 8:53 pm

as I am a person who loves to put puzzles together I could see using them randomly on a quilt..

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Aquaduck



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PostSubject: Re: Puzzle Pieces   Sat Apr 05, 2014 5:05 am

Hi,
     We have not sold any of the puzzle pieces so I figured they were flawed. We have over 100 different sets of templates both 1/8" and 1/4" and add more all the time, mostly to keep up with requests. You can link to them from my profile if you want to take a look.

I have not put the suction cup handles out there yet so I don't know how they will do yet. We just put these acrylic racks out in both 1/8" and 1/4" versions and have sold a few.

Thanks!

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PostSubject: Re: Puzzle Pieces   Sat Apr 05, 2014 6:42 am

What's your link to E-Bay?
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Aquaduck



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PostSubject: Re: Puzzle Pieces   Sat Apr 05, 2014 6:50 am

http://stores.ebay.com/Custom-Quilting-Templates-and-More

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PostSubject: Re: Puzzle Pieces   Sat Apr 05, 2014 6:51 am

Thanks "duck!"    Time to go check out E-Bay.......
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Aquaduck



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PostSubject: Re: Puzzle Pieces   Sat Apr 05, 2014 6:55 am

A story behind that handle too.....
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PostSubject: Re: Puzzle Pieces   Sat Apr 05, 2014 7:18 am

Oh what a shameless ploy to get us to keep reading.  lmao lmao lmao 

Ok, I'll bite, what's the story.  lol! 

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PostSubject: Re: Puzzle Pieces   Sat Apr 05, 2014 7:24 am

It is just an old CB Handle. No Duck Dynasty or anything. (I didn't say it was a good story). But I like the "Shameless Ploy" comment!

Dennis
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PostSubject: Re: Puzzle Pieces   Sat Apr 05, 2014 7:41 am

coolsmiley 

Kinda Duck Dynasty. Nothing more Redneck than repurposing an old CB handle.  lmao 

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golo
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PostSubject: Re: Puzzle Pieces   Sat Apr 05, 2014 8:16 pm

Nice site!

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PostSubject: Re: Puzzle Pieces   Sat Apr 05, 2014 8:57 pm

TxMaryQuilts wrote:
coolsmiley 

Kinda Duck Dynasty. Nothing more Redneck than repurposing an old CB handle.  lmao 

 lmao lmao lmao lmao lmao lmao lmao 
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