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Thread: EQ Users- help me for a row robin exchange

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    Super Member luckylindy333's Avatar
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    My squares turned out to be rectangles (cute little birds fabric). I don't know why I thought they were square (bought the fabric on line).

    The rectangles measure 4 1/2" x 3 1/4". I want to cut them 1/4" bigger for seam allowances so that I get the whole center picture.

    I want to make star blocks with the focus fabric rectangle in the center. The finished size of the block can be from 12"-16" and don't have to be square.

    Can anyone help? Thanking you in advance.

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    Sorry I don't quite understand what you mean? How can you cut them 1/4" bigger than they actually are???

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    The fabric has rectangles printed on it... I can cut outside each little box that has the little picture in it (of a bird) that I want to fussy cut...

    I thought I was being really clear, guess it wasn't, sorry... I don't have any takers to draw me a block, guess I am on my own, no worries! :lol:

    I have never drafted a block, now maybe the time when I have to- I just had an idea, looking at a calendar on my desk that gives a different quilt block every day.

    I think I will put a border top and bottom on the rectangle to make it square, then I can proceed to make my stars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckylindy333
    The fabric has rectangles printed on it... I can cut outside each little box that has the little picture in it (of a bird) that I want to fussy cut...

    I thought I was being really clear, guess it wasn't, sorry... I don't have any takers to draw me a block, guess I am on my own, no worries! :lol:

    I have never drafted a block, now maybe the time when I have to- I just had an idea, looking at a calendar on my desk that gives a different quilt block every day.

    I think I will put a border top and bottom on the rectangle to make it square, then I can proceed to make my stars.
    Sounds like you have a good plan figured out. I think that's what I would do too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudyG
    Quote Originally Posted by luckylindy333
    The fabric has rectangles printed on it... I can cut outside each little box that has the little picture in it (of a bird) that I want to fussy cut...

    I thought I was being really clear, guess it wasn't, sorry... I don't have any takers to draw me a block, guess I am on my own, no worries! :lol:

    I have never drafted a block, now maybe the time when I have to- I just had an idea, looking at a calendar on my desk that gives a different quilt block every day.

    I think I will put a border top and bottom on the rectangle to make it square, then I can proceed to make my stars.
    Sounds like you have a good plan figured out. I think that's what I would do too.
    I have not ever seen a star block with a rectangle in the center instead of a square. I sort of looked through Quilter's Cache and did not see one... Oh, well, I think I have a plan now. Thanks, everyone!

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    Can you fussy cut them bigger to make each one a square?

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    I have EQ5 and I would be delighted to help you if you could supply a picture....... They are worth a thousand words !! Good Luck with your project !!! :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManiacQuilter2
    I have EQ5 and I would be delighted to help you if you could supply a picture....... They are worth a thousand words !! Good Luck with your project !!! :lol:
    Thanks!!! I will have to do it when I get home tonight. I am at work right now... :D :D :D

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    If you make the center square of your star (say if you're making a 12" square) 6", I would sew strips to your rectangle and then you could trim them up into the 6" square and then proceed to make your star. I would make one up and see if you like it.

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    Would you believe I dreamed about these fussy cut squares last night! I dreamed you showed a picture of how you could not cut them bigger. LOL. They were on black background with a border, I don't remember the picture of the center though. I think I'm on this board too much.

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