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Thread: easier way?

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    Here.. http://www.baumtextile.com/projects/index.shtml if you scroll down to Worn and Loved 2 I have a question about it. It shows how to make the star points and Im wondering if there is an easier way? And it also says to make the template 5 1/2 inches? And to make the squares 2 7/8 inches? Couldnt they just be 2 1/2 inches? Im still trying to figure out how to make them in strips instead of cutting all those squares out separately, any ideas on that? Thanks in advance!

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    i just took a quick look and i really don't see a way to strip the entire triangle unit.

    at best you could strip half the unit meaning the triangle and 1 side unit. the problem with doing this is i think you'll have tremendous waste of fabric.

    draw up a mock template of what the triangle and 1 side unit would be in size. then lay out 2 pieces of paper the size the strips of fabric would be.

    you'd place the seam line along the seam line of the template. then i think you might be able to flip the template and make another cut - otherwise you have to cut a straight edge and them place the template down again for the next cut.

    i'll think about it some more and maybe a better way then the above will come to me.


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    Somewhere around here, I have a ruler/template for those angles. From the picture, it looks like a variation on Storm at Sea, and I know that one can be assembly-line pieced. Sure is pretty.

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    Are you familiar with Doreen Speckman's Peaky and Spike?

    It looks to me like it's a nine-patch - built from five four-patch units and four Peaky and Spike units. But the author isn't using the same angles that Peaky and Spike used.

    The four-patch units could be strip pieced.

    I'm having a serious problem with the dimensions given for the pieces.

    The author states that this is a 14 inch block

    The four squares will finish into a 4.75 inch unit. (5.25 inches "unfinished")

    Are you able to redraft this into either a 12 or 15 inch block. It would make drafting and cutting considerably easier.

    And I don't think there is an "easy" way to construct the triangle units.





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    i can't find it and when i type it in their search bar, they say it cannot be found. does it have another name?

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    I added some illustrations to this thread.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/22708.page

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    the triangle in that pattern looks like the one Eleanor Burns uses in her "Tennesse Waltz" quilt. I have the book and made that quilt. Then the four patches around it. Maybe if you purchased that book (the templates come with it" you could make it easier. Good Luck Marg3e

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    mic-pa, i just looked at the tennessee waltz pattern and the instructions are pretty good. you're right, it looks just like the same angle method. it's definitely worth investigating. :thumbup:

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