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Thread: "Spike Your English" Block of the Month Quilt-Along

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    Super Member DogHouseMom's Avatar
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    Hi NYGal!! We meet again. We did the boomerang 8 together. I still haven't put my blocks from that boom together into a quilt ... have you?
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    ok JeanieG, What's the official count so far???

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    Hi DogHouseMom, No I haven't done a thing with my blocks yet either. When I saw this BOM it really interested me. Glad we will be on this journey together!! Do you have any idea what fabrics or colors you will be using? I will look thru my stash this week and decide. I may have to go to the fabric shop for the background fabric what ever that will be. Decisions...decisions...decisions!!
    "In this age of information, ignorance is a choice".

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    THANKS Candi
    this makes sense to me! I could even cut squares or triangles and then trace the placement with the template and leave it uncut until sewn.... hmmm now my brain is workin

    Quote Originally Posted by candi View Post
    Hello all! Lots of neat tips and ideas. I thought I'd share my tip in case someone is like me here lol. I never had success with cutting triangles and points with a template for PP..it seems like you have to think more and be more precise when placing it on the paper and check to make sure it fits and the point is always giving me toruble. I have decided long ago that squares and rectangles is all I need to cut! I measure with a ruler every piece across the longest and widest parts and cut a a square/rectangle to that measurement plus 1/2 to 3/4". Works for me every time. And yes, there is more waste but I do a lot of crumbs and miniature piecing that they are not really waste to me
    Candace is Deranged
    so many babies.. sew little quilts

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    Quote Originally Posted by frustratedquilter40 View Post
    I love mine also I have the 6" one and the 12" one
    I have the 6" ruler and do love it for paper piecing. I think I will be ordering the 12" just to have on hand.
    "In this age of information, ignorance is a choice".

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    Quote Originally Posted by candi View Post
    Hello all! Lots of neat tips and ideas. I thought I'd share my tip in case someone is like me here lol. I never had success with cutting triangles and points with a template for PP..it seems like you have to think more and be more precise when placing it on the paper and check to make sure it fits and the point is always giving me toruble. I have decided long ago that squares and rectangles is all I need to cut! I measure with a ruler every piece across the longest and widest parts and cut a a square/rectangle to that measurement plus 1/2 to 3/4". Works for me every time. And yes, there is more waste but I do a lot of crumbs and miniature piecing that they are not really waste to me
    Hi Candi, I save all my little scraps but haven't done anything with the smallest pieces yet. When you say you do crumbs, is that the Bonnie Hunter thing? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jillnjo View Post
    Well, I made one-half of the first block today! I love how it is coming together. It is lots of pieces per block. I decided to cut 6 of each piece (one for each section) at the same time and I numbered each stack of 6. I figured out the size and shape of each piece and then they were ready for the other 5 sections and they went together quickly! It seemed better than having to figure each shape on all six sections. Make any sense?
    I think that makes perfect sense!! I will plan to cut my pieces that and it will help with organization which is always a good thing!!
    "In this age of information, ignorance is a choice".

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    I have decided that I am going to make TWO of the Spikers, one scrappy and one in my first color choices. The scrappy will be my practice piecing and I will not stress over mistakes, LOL. Have not purchased the fabrics yet, but received an Email from Hancocks of Paducah and they are having a sale and I may go with Timeless Treasures Willow Petal fabrics.

    As a suggestion to the newbies, I also recommend the 1/4 inch ruler. I have both the six inch and twelve inch ruler. I know it sounds like a lot of work but I would also suggest doing a practice block before using your "good" fabric. It took me a long time to "wrap my brain" around paper piecing.
    Sweet Caroline

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    Okay I am going to use all Batiks. I really love those fabrics and vibrant colors and I have a lot in my stash. Just need to order a light background.
    "In this age of information, ignorance is a choice".

    Heaven and Earth are full of His Glory!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nygal View Post
    I have the 6" ruler and do love it for paper piecing. I think I will be ordering the 12" just to have on hand.
    I had to by the 12" for a large paper peiced star wallhanging , but I seam to use that one the most.

    Still trying to decided on what to do have so much fabric need to use what I have. Because I just bought a new to me machine and now the fabric budget is pretty slim for awhile.
    ​Christine

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