the .pdf file include rotary cutting tips if that's your preference.
Originally Posted by conniecz1984
i don't use the templates to cut one piece at a time. i use the templates as guides. i print them out, lay them on the strips of fabric to see how i can squeeze out as many pieces as possible, then start cutting.
if you are using the same fabric for the whole background, just fold your strips in half.
that way you cut pieces B and C at the same time.
where B and C are made using different colors/fabrics, just layer the fabrics so that one is face up and the other is face down. this will also result in having cut B and C at the same time. :)
the photos below show pieces cut for the January block, but the principal is the same.
i didn't do it on this occasion, but the templates are even easier to use if you iron freezer paper to some muslin (or - better yet - from a fabric in your stash you don't like any more or have left over.) then print the templates on that. when you cut them out, the fabric on the back will keep them from slipping as you lay them down to use as cutting guides.
if you're going scrappy, just stack your fabrics so you don't have to cut one piece at a time. :)
Thank you so much Patrice for the detailed instructions. I'm back home now & have decided to go ahead with your instructions & now with the further details I'm excited to play in my stash. Going the scrappy route- so far not even the slightest impression in my stash. May take a year to make a dent!
i think this block will look faaaaaaaaaaabulous done scrappy. good choice! :thumbup:
I don't know if anyone else is having this problem. When I go to the 18" pattern http://www.quilterscache.com/L/LuckyCloverBlock.html
Originally Posted by PatriceJ
I can't read the instructions that are over the borders. I have looked online and can't find another one like it. Any suggestions?
I just went there and they are fine on my screen. Maybe resize your screen view smaller and it will bring the instructions in from the borders.
Thanks Jaba. I will try that.
jaba. I just found out that if I highlight the page it shows up.
Originally Posted by jaba
I have a question about the template for the 18" size. When printed at 100% mine is bigger than the one on the screen. I know this is probably a dumb question but I am new at quilting and have printed only one template. The one I used was scaled to size to the one on the screen.
I didn't get it done yesterday but I did today. These Y seams were a little trickier for me but it is laying nice and flat. Only 1 complaint, we need these blocks every 2 weeks so I can see more progress on my new quilt LOL. Here's all of mine ladies.....Attachment 399284
I really like this block but I'm struggling on the block that has the 4" square in the center. I have some fabric I'd love to fussy cut but am trying to wrap my brain around how to make it work with the one big center square. Any advice? Beautiful choice, maybe my favorite yet, even with y-seams.