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Thread: Have you tried x-blocks?

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    Member Courtepointe's Avatar
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    I just read about x-blocks in the new Quilter's World magazine, and am very intrigued. I'm just wondereing if any of you have tried them? What do you think? I am thinking of ordering one, but I am not sure of which size, etc. You can see them at www.quiltqueendesigns.com. Any help would be appreciated!
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    Looked it up on line and it does sound very interesting. Let us know if it works.

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    Okay, I went and looked and can't figure out what they are. Are they paper piecing? Or a template? I am sllllllllllllllllllllllllllooooowwwww :):):)

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    They are just a square ruler with three different angle markings on them. You make a 9-patch block, and then trim it using the x-block. Then your nine-patch is "off-kilter" (for want of a better way to explain).
    Quilter's world magazine site has some examples of how you can use them in the April edition. I am intrigued, but want some feed-back.

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    Ah, that makes sense and now looking back at the photos, it looks like fun. Thank you for the explanation :):)

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    I have tried several of the x-Blocks. The bigger, the better, but I have to say, I wasn't impressed. I thought the accuracy of the measurements on her rulers was a little off. But it is a good idea, and you can work with it. the patterns come out pretty good. I guess you should try one and then get back to me. M

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    Hello! I just brought the ruler and I can't wait to get started! They seem really easy. I bought the 7.5 size square at a local quilt shop here in Sacramento. I will post when I get them finished!

    Renae :lol:

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    at our guild meeting in July(2007) one of the quilt shops held a demo on these tools and it looked really easy and I bought of them but as of yet have not used it,can't wait to try it though

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    Thanks to all for the replies. I have ordered one, the largest, and will let you know what I think. I should get it in a week or so - can't wait! Just have to see what I've got in my stash to give it a whirl.


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