Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst ... 2 3 4 LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 34

Thread: QB Block-of-the-Month, April 2013 - Double Aster

  1. #21
    Senior Member Dedemac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Some where over the rainbow.
    Posts
    480
    There is another BOM thread that I did this block in and I had problems with the measurements and instructions. So I made a paper piece pattern for doing the block if any one wants a copy I can send them a pdf. There are two sections that are repeated four times the only thing I cut plain was the center block and the corner triangles. I will post a picture on the other picture thread.

  2. #22
    Senior Member CajunBear's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Central Louisiana
    Posts
    340
    Hey I am a strong supporter of "whatever works!" So you do what you need to do to make it work out?

    Scant 1/4 is when you set your seam to 1/4 and then make it one needle position skinner. I don't know why anyone would do this unless the cut to close and have to do that. I also hate scant...I mean do,you want 1/4"
    seams ore NOT? Lol

    Hugs,
    Betty

  3. #23
    Super Member CAS49OR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    2,317
    I don't want scant. I have never used it on any quilt. I just want this block to turn out the right size and mine is too small. I haven't done it completely over yet, I'm just looking for advice. I did double check my measurements.

    Quote Originally Posted by CajunBear View Post
    Hey I am a strong supporter of "whatever works!" So you do what you need to do to make it work out?

    Scant 1/4 is when you set your seam to 1/4 and then make it one needle position skinner. I don't know why anyone would do this unless the cut to close and have to do that. I also hate scant...I mean do,you want 1/4"
    seams ore NOT? Lol

    Hugs,
    Betty
    :-)
    CAS

  4. #24
    Super Member CAS49OR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    2,317
    Weird thing, I got the paper piece template (thank you DedeMac) and held my sewn block up to it and my sections are exactly the same size. I guess I'll make one with the template and hope for the best. I wonder if I could lose a whole half inch by the way I pressed? The one I did is 11 1/2" and the center doesn't fit.
    :-)
    CAS

  5. #25
    Super Member CAS49OR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    2,317
    Wish me luck, getting ready to sew in the center. I made the four pieced sections. I did the "sew three 2" squares together then measure center block to see if it is 1 1/2" test and my 1/4th foot does sew scant 1/4" measuring by the seam before pressing. After pressing the inside square was perfect 1.5" I have a Janome and did not have to move the needle.

    I guess that's why my previous quilts have turned out ok. Now if I can just figure out this block!
    :-)
    CAS

  6. #26
    Super Member CAS49OR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    2,317
    The center fits this time, but my block is 11" square. My others are 12" after trimming.
    :-)
    CAS

  7. #27
    Super Member CAS49OR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    2,317
    I meant my other 3 BOTM's are 12.5" square. So I am adding a background color frame around this.

    I don't think pressing or the direction pressed could make that big of a difference. So I can't figure it out.

    Quote Originally Posted by CAS49OR View Post
    The center fits this time, but my block is 11" square. My others are 12" after trimming.
    :-)
    CAS

  8. #28
    dd
    dd is offline
    Super Member dd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    1,406
    I don't understand why everyone's blocks keep coming out different sizes. All my other blocks came out 12". Not this one is 12 1/2". From 11" to 12 1/2" is a big difference.
    Blessed are the quilters, for they are the piecemakers.

  9. #29
    Super Member CAS49OR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    2,317
    Mine have all been 12.5". I had this one turned wrong and added the corners wrong so it ended up small. Two of us (that I've seen) did this. I am doing the initial one over. It is 13" as laid out so I'm guessing it will be 12.5" when I'm done sewing it.

    Quote Originally Posted by dd View Post
    I don't understand why everyone's blocks keep coming out different sizes. All my other blocks came out 12". Not this one is 12 1/2". From 11" to 12 1/2" is a big difference.
    :-)
    CAS

  10. #30
    Super Member klgreene's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Clovis, NM
    Posts
    2,441
    You girls are making me nervous. I've always had to do a scant 1/4 with patterns from Quilter Cache. They usually say it makes a 12" square. But it doesn't say a 12" finished square. When I make blocks, I like a 12 1/2" square that finishes to 12". I'm hoping to do mine tomorrow, so I guess I'll work really slow. I've wanted to make this block for a while now, so was glad to see it was this months block. Also, when I do Quilter Cache I use a certain machine. I have two machines I use, but one doesn't move the needle, so I use the other, I just have to remember to set the needle where its supposed to go. Once set...I'm all set.
    "Impossible is an opinion, not a fact" Cameron Clapp

    http://signatures.mylivesignature.co...47687D2C18.png

Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst ... 2 3 4 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.