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    years ago, a friend made a crazy quilt starting with 12 stacked 16" squares. She cut them randomly, shuffled them and cut them again and so on until she had small pieces. She then sew them and came up with 16" crazy quilt blocks. There was a formula to the number of squares and the way she shuffle them. Anyone knows the name of the pattern? of the method? Thanks

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    stack & whack

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    It sounds like the patterns in Crazy Shortcut Quilts book by Marguerita McManus & Sarah Raffuse.
    Here is a link to it:

    http://www.amazon.com/Crazy-Shortcut...1357707&sr=8-2

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    does not sound like stack and whack to me

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    it's not a stack 'n' whack - those are kaleidoscope blocks with the fabric cut precisely on the repeat.

    I think you're talking about the Stack the Deck quilts. For reference purposes only, here's a link to the Martingale Website for one of the books: http://www.martingale-pub.com/store/...roducts_id=947

    General directions: When making the stack of squares, you need one piece of fabric for each block you plan to make. You can repeat fabrics - that's up to you. Carefully pile the squares up, all face-up. Make a cut so that there are now two piles. For one of those piles, take the top piece of fabric, and put it on the bottom. Now make a 2nd cut only through ONE of the piles. Put the top piece on the bottom and make another cut, until you have the same # of piles as you do fabrics. To sew together, reverse the order that you made the cuts.

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    I think this is it! I checked the link. my friend made it with black and white fabric and just a hint of red, it was fast and quite beautiful! thanks for all the replies I got lots of ideas from them!

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    That's what I was thinking. We call this Slice & Dice (not anything related to the D9P quilt) and without the sashing.

    I do a version called Slice and Mince - but I started with 8.5" squares and end up with 6/6.5" blocks (depends on the cutting).

    I made the big one around 10 years ago (my 2nd quilt). I call it my 9/11 quilt (long story). The other two were just samples to see how the fabric worked up using that technique.

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    Those are beautiful! I especially like the safari one.

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