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Thread: Drafting complex blocks

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    I hadn't seen page two of the posts... and I agree, 1/32 or 1/16 of an inch off should be able to be worked in accurately... and 1/8 over and 1/8 under... probably could cause problems. If you can get it all within 1/32 or /16, I would make templates and *go for it*... and besides the drawings having that small discrepancy, you will have to be working with making templates and tracing *around them* (add more kerf) etc.. .you will have to deal with the very fine pencil line widths, and cutting, etc. Make a sample and see where you are at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kristakz View Post
    You originally said you had 1/32 or 1/16th discrepancies when you drew it. There is no way a difference that small is going to show when you piece it, in my opinion. I'd move ahead with one of those drafts. The 1/8" is more likely to be an issue.
    OK, this is helpful. I think I can get my draft to where there is nothing greater than 1/16th in terms of discrepancies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LyndaOH View Post
    If you let me know which block it is (is it from her Encyclopedia of blocks?) I can create it for you in EQ.
    This is such a nice offer, Lynda. The book is Jinny Beyer Patchwork Portfolio, the page is 135, the block is called Sea Pines Star...

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    And keep repeating... "We Do This For Fun"

    Oh dear, this sounds ominous!


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    Quote Originally Posted by lainealex View Post
    This is such a nice offer, Lynda. The book is Jinny Beyer Patchwork Portfolio, the page is 135, the block is called Sea Pines Star...
    Please post the pattern on here when it's done....it sounds beautiful and I want to see!!!!!
    Mistakes are just opportunities to invent a new quilting technique!

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    An octagon is built on a 67.5 degree angle. I was going to post a pic but wasn't sure how to get it on this post. I drew a picture up in Coreldraw for acuracy. If you would like for me to send it to you via email send me a pm.

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    Why dont you contact Jenny Beyer? She could probably help you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lainealex View Post
    I am attempting to draft several complicated Jinny Beyer eight-pointed star blocks from a couple of her books. The books show the grids, but the grids are very small and there are few if any instructions for how to draft.

    Thank you so much...

    Lainey
    Go to Jinny's website. There are tons of her star blocks for free. I'll bet your stars are there.

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    Is there any way you could make a card board or stock paper template, cut the star pieces out of muslin, sew them together and make a mock-up block to see how it work? I like to do that when making a garment to get a correct fit. Looks like it could be used for a complex block... just a thought, imho. However, I certainly am not an expert in block making. Would love to see your results though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catmcclure View Post
    Go to Jinny's website. There are tons of her star blocks for free. I'll bet your stars are there.
    I have contacted the JB studio twice, the blocks I am doing aren't there on the website...and the women at the studio weren't really able to help over the phone, too busy...

    Lainey

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