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Thread: 5" quilt blocks

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    5" quilt blocks

    I am excited to be a part of this site. I'm looking for 5" quilt block patterns. I'd like something simple, using only 2 fabrics. A friend gave me some appliqued 5" blocks & I'm wanting to use them alternately with a pieced block in a quilt. Because it is such a small block I'm thinking it will be a baby quilt. The appliques are hearts & I'd love to find a 5" simple heart block. I'm fairly new to quilting & so far have found most of my patterns on the internet. I would appreciate any suggestions.

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    Welcome from Ontario, Canada. A great source for quilt blocks is www.quilterscache.com quilt blocks galore.

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    You could do a 4 patch or pinwheel for something simple.

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    Here are some quick ideas for 5" blocks. Any design that is 2 or 4 sections can be done as a 5" block.
    A 2 section block will be 2.5" each section; a 4 section block will be 1.25" each section.

    Jan in VA

    The instructions below should read "each LITTLE square = "
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    Leave it to Jan to come up with yet more amazing solutions!

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    Jan, you rock! Good luck, kia!!
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    5" blocks are also called charms or charm squares. If you google patterns for charm square quilts there are lots out there.
    "I do not understand how anyone can live without one small place of enchantment to turn to."
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    I subscribe on-line to "Block of the Day" & get a daily block pattern FREE. Many of them are 5 inch blocks.

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    How about an applique? Just draw your own heart on a 5x5" piece of paper, then use that as a template. Easiest for a first try would probably be a raw edge applique with a light fusible underneath. Fuse it to the fabric first, then cut out with your template. Iron on the square, and use some decorative stitching on the edge. I usually use a very close zig zag. Others use a blanket stitch. Try a couple ways and use what you like best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GailG View Post
    Jan, you rock! Good luck, kia!!
    What she said !!! Jan your AWESOME !!!

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