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    hello
    im going to be ordering the binding tool in a few weeks, as i want to make the friendship braid quilt. could anyone tell me how long it is? ( i was thinking from looking at the tutorials that its about 8") i have jelly roll and im wanting to get the backing fabric (local shop has a sale on fabric atm) and would like to work out how much i will need, i haven't decided yet if im going to sash it or just leave it. decisions, decisions..
    Thanx in advance from a newbie
    xxxx
    I'm NOT responsible for my actions untill at least 30 mins after my first cup of tea! :icon_mooooh:

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    the binding tool is 8 3/8" long. I just got mine a couple of weeks ago and am planning a friendship braid quilt too. I love the look of it on the tutorial and it looks fun to do as well!
    You could always get the fabric for sashing and if you decide not to use it, you have an addition to your stash for a future quilt! I always have trouble making decisions like that too!
    Lola
    Last edited by Lola2Ace; September 22, 2010, 08:33 AM.
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      #3
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      Originally posted by Lola2Ace View Post
      the binding tool is 8 3/8" long. I just got mine a couple of weeks ago and am planning a friendship braid quilt too. I love the look of it on the tutorial and it looks fun to do as well!
      You could always get the fabric for sashing and if you decide not to use it, you have an addition to your stash for a future quilt! I always have trouble making decisions like that too!
      Lola
      thank you Lola, I felt a bit cheeky asking but i just couldn't pass up on the sale!!! lol
      getting shoes on and heading ut in a bit to see what i can find, if i fail to find anything i like im going to buy a plain white cotton sheet and dye it (its what iv done for my first quilt )
      I'm NOT responsible for my actions untill at least 30 mins after my first cup of tea! :icon_mooooh:

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        #4
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        hi i have made the friendship braid.... the look is great... and it wasn't too hard new to quilting too. i love this site the girls make it all seem so easy. and for the most part it is just time consuming. but what quilt isn't. i just got my binding tool. i have not used it yet. but soon.
        happy quilting!!!!
        all the best
        Gina

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          #5
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          I love the binding tool too. It works well and the fact you can use it for a template is just too cool. That Jenny and her light bulb moments. she is just brilliant. I want to make a friendship braid quilt too. Got too much going on right now tho. It will be on my bucket list.
          Home, where each lives for the others and all live for God! ><(((((o>

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            #6
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            This is the friendship braid I am working on, I just ordered my binding tool a few weeks ago and am in love with it! Jenny is so inspiring, had to jump in and try it!
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              #7
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              I loved your friendship braid....I think Im going to have to hire a consultant on colors LOL...mine never look that pretty put together.
              On the mountain here I can get most fabrics for 3.99 a yard....yes Im spoiled but I will be dipped...
              last night I cut a bunch of fabric into the 2 1/2 inch strips and watched Jenny's tutorial on the braid...well I missed the part about keeping the tool correct all my braids go the same way...LOL
              so back to the mountain I go and this time Im not confessing I just ...cannot follow directions haha..
              I may just have to rename myself ....queen of the precut kits.....hmmm that wont work im too cheap LOL
              Nice job on yours.....Im up for adoption if you need a new sister after to give it too LOL
              One Moment at a time

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                #8
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                Well i took my wander to my LFS an didn't like any of the fabric they had on sale.... well thats not strictly true, I loved all of them they just didnt go with what fabric i have planned for my quilt so it looks like im back to my idea on dying a sheet still i have a local commercial laundry company and im sure i can blag some old sheets
                I'm NOT responsible for my actions untill at least 30 mins after my first cup of tea! :icon_mooooh:

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                  #9
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                  Ohhhh, SusieQ, I love your braid you have started! That's saying alot because I usually don't care much for the batik type of fabrics, but yours have converted me. They are beautiful. Such great jewel tones. Laura, just keep working with your colors, I am sure they are fine and you just 2nd guess yourself too much, which is what I do too. Just look how well those all go together and they are from just about every color spectrum out there...amazing!
                  thanks so much for sharing, and thanks- (LOL) because I will now have to slowly start adding batiks to my stash! Darn-it-all anyway! LOL LOL
                  Lola
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                    #10
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                    Originally posted by ukquilter View Post
                    hello
                    im going to be ordering the binding tool in a few weeks, as i want to make the friendship braid quilt. could anyone tell me how long it is? ( i was thinking from looking at the tutorials that its about 8") i have jelly roll and im wanting to get the backing fabric (local shop has a sale on fabric atm) and would like to work out how much i will need, i haven't decided yet if im going to sash it or just leave it. decisions, decisions..
                    Thanx in advance from a newbie
                    xxxx
                    Where can I find instructions about French Braid?

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                      #11
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                      Originally posted by Utahquilter View Post
                      Where can I find instructions about French Braid?
                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpHAp...874&feature=iv

                      here it is using the binding tool

                      good luck xxx
                      I'm NOT responsible for my actions untill at least 30 mins after my first cup of tea! :icon_mooooh:

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                        #12
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                        Originally posted by SusieQ View Post
                        This is the friendship braid I am working on, I just ordered my binding tool a few weeks ago and am in love with it! Jenny is so inspiring, had to jump in and try it!
                        beautiful!! Virginia

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                          #13
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                          I can't wait to try!
                          Virginia

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                            #14
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                            Thanks everyone for the compliments! I too am a bit color challenged, so I buy those jelly rolls that have it all together for me. I tend to not pay attention to lights, darks, etc on a quilt, and I know I should but I like them all so I put 'em all in something if I like it and sometimes, it is a bit off. I was not ever conscience of this until a bunch of us ladies on another site made quilts for a woman and her 4 kids due to their house burning and we had so many blocks left I was able to put 2 more quilts together and we decided to give them to 2 of the ladies in the group that were have health problems. One of them complained publicly about how the colors didn't match and I was so hurt, I wasn't thinking colors, I was thinking all the love that was going into the quilt for her. I haven't let it stop me, and the good that came out of it was I am more color conscience now of what I use, which is a good thing!
                            Back to the sewing table, I am off today, and working on a black and white paisley Stack and Whack from our own "Jenny". She makes it so easy to do this pattern! I love it!!! (Hope I am not out of line posting a pic here of it). If so please let me know and I will remove it.

                            Happy Sewing Day everyone!
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                              #15
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                              That is so pretty. I love black and white quilts. Shame on that lady for saying what she did. I would have been so grateful someone cared enough to make me a quilt. I'm sorry that happened to you.
                              Home, where each lives for the others and all live for God! ><(((((o>

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