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Old 10-14-2012, 09:39 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by ArtLady1981 View Post
What a wonderful project, Cheley! Fabulous! It will be a 'forever family heirloom' and a gift of love!

If this was my project, here's what I'd do to memorialize the meaning of each square:

Create a 25 Squares document on Word ("insert chart"). Then type the meaning in each square. Print. Then laminate.

Or, screen the document onto fabric. I think T-shirt shops can screen anything you want onto a piece of fabric.

I like the idea of the laminated copy best. You can print the 25-Squares document onto really cool paper. Some paper looks like a "scroll". Some paper is ecru with gold embossed edges, like a frame. Then present it laminated, or in a plexi frame-less frame that sits up on its own.
..Thank you Artlady, your idea is fantastic....nope, safety pins wouldn't work... Now on to my next question.....What about blocking? I am using acrylic (Rd Heart) just for the durability factor...but some of the blocks use "bobbles", so what should I do block or not? Would't want to "squash" anything..SQUASH meaning FLATTEN
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:41 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
After reading other responses, I finally have something to add that might (or might not) be helpful.

Your afghan sounds lovely and so very meaningful. The 'chocolates map' sounds good to me, as does the printed document idea. Maybe somehow you could incorporate either or both with a photo or something written of the occasion that particular block represents or they could add their own photos.

I look forward to seeing your pic when you post it.
Thank you for your input...I can not wait to finish the project and post a PIC
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:42 AM   #13
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Does it matter why? My impression was to tell what each square represented.
Exactly, Ingrid thank you!
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Old 10-14-2012, 09:58 AM   #14
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For 'blocking' just wash and dry them in the dryer. You can do each square separately, or put them together and do the whole afghan. That should steam everything lightly without squashing the bobbles.
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:39 PM   #15
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I came across a site about blocking acrylic, there has been some discussion on it, I haven't tried yet and don't know if anyone else has. http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=110653 For prepping for assembly, you might try something like what's describes and let us know how it works for you, if you do try it. With no heat involved I don't see how you could do any damage to anything.
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
After reading other responses, I finally have something to add that might (or might not) be helpful.

Your afghan sounds lovely and so very meaningful. The 'chocolates map' sounds good to me, as does the printed document idea. Maybe somehow you could incorporate either or both with a photo or something written of the occasion that particular block represents or they could add their own photos.

I look forward to seeing your pic when you post it.
can't wait too post my "pic"
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:42 AM   #17
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Your projects are always well done. I can't wait to see this one. Enjoy knitting every square!
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Your projects are always well done. I can't wait to see this one. Enjoy knitting every square!
Thank you for your kind words....it's been a long time coming, many years of "sweat and tears" and still lots more too learn! I considered the "Tree of Life", but I only had 6 mos to complete..now it's down to the wire! Will Post a Pic ASAP
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Does it matter why? My impression was to tell what each square represented.
Yes, it matters. If you read my response, you can see that pretty clearly!

But I'll explain it again: If it's just labeling blocks for the purpose of putting something together, then you need something temporary. But if you need it to say something to the beneficiary, then you need something permanent.

That's pretty basic need-to-know information, if you ask me!
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Originally Posted by Antares View Post
Yes, it matters. If you read my response, you can see that pretty clearly!

But I'll explain it again: If it's just labeling blocks for the purpose of putting something together, then you need something temporary. But if you need it to say something to the beneficiary, then you need something permanent.

That's pretty basic need-to-know information, if you ask me!
..Look, you obviously do not "understand" this entire post....I DO NOT NEED INSTRUCTIONS TO PUT IT TOGETHER, THE PATTERN OF ALL THE FINISHED BLOCKS IS PICTURED ON THE BACK OF THE SAMPLER BOOK...I would say that around 98% of the replies to this post are Moderators, and they understand exactly what I am referring too..so why don't you let it go.... your sarcasim is not appreciated by anyone who is trying to get help on the forum...my opinion is: Even if you have knit/crochet for 50 years, you still are learning new things everyday...
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