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Chinese Coin Quilts





This is a somewhat traditional quilt that I have heard called both Chinese Coin or Roman Coin quilt.  It reminds me of the Chinese coins you see that have a square hole in the center of a round coin.  Students can choose to make their “coin” blocks using twelve repeats of a printed fabric – or using a more traditional approach with three or more fabrics to make the “coin”.  Straight set and on-point versions are included. 

The kaleidoscopic technique of using twelve repeats (30-degree wedges) create an interesting variation of the popular "stack and whack" techniques being created today.  The traditional approach is to make the coin with three fabrics but you can utilize three to twelve different fabrics for  the wedges of the coin.





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