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|Other: Mango Tango (Mango Tango) - Type:Crafts |
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|Fabric:||Cotton - Quilting [See other projects in this fabric]|
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This is Mango Tango from Laurie Shifrin Designs. It has quarter circles edged flanges with an inner and outer border. I bought it as a kit from the Quilting Loft at the November,2012 quilt show in Puyallup.
This quilt can be made in 45"x55", 55"x65", and 85"x95". Directions for all are included in this pattern.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
For the most part..This is my second quilt and the first from a pattern, so I'm more easily confused than most people. When this kit was assembled, they used a different terminology than the designer. They refer to the bias strips as "flanges" and labelled the fabric as such. The designer called them "bias strips". It took me a bit to catch on.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
No real dislikes. The instructions are given for the circle templates to be done using 10 layers of freezer paper. I did ask at the local quilt shop if that made a difference and I was told, no..just make the templates however I wanted.
Fabric Used:Quilting cottons by Lida Enche. These fabrics were the reason I bought the kit. Last year I bought a small fat quarter of her first line and I've been looking for them for a year without knowing the designer. About a week before the show, Quilting Daily did an interview with Ms. Enche and I discovered her name. When I saw this quilt made up with her fabrics, I grabbed it.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
I used clear plastic to trace the circles and use as a pattern. I also used a 1/8" seam on the bias strips as I wanted more of the color to show. My design change was inadverdent. Each chain is supposed to have the same color on it. Mine doesn't, so I'm calling mine "Woven Tango".
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes, the pattern is easier than it looks and fairly quick to make up. I may try it again in a larger size and use solids. I was very pleased with the amount of yardage the Quilting Loft included. Very generous amount and I have quite a bit left over.
I finally finished quilting this and attaached the binding. I used Hobbs cotton/poly batting and liked it very much. My first attempt at quilting this using a inexpensive poly did not go well. I do like the cotton so much better and it folded fairly easily into my machine's harp space. Many thanx to all the Pattern Review members who responded to my pleas for help and educated me in the beginning quilting process.
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