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Thread: Help (opinion) on D9P

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    I want to do a D9P but I'm not sure what size to use as my squares. I have 4 tone on tones that match all the colors in the print fabric that I will be using in each corner of the block. I don't want the print to be cut in half. The problem is the print is a camping, fishing, hunting theme where all the print is not even for each print. Each picture is not centered with the next. I don't want to keep cutting half the bear or half the canoe or the lodge, ect to get my square. I want to able to see some of the full pictures in the squares. Does this make any sence to anyone?

    Thanks, Kris

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    Keep those squares on the outside 4 corners and they will not be cut you only cut through the middle squares. Make sense?

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    You have to "fussy cut" the squares so you don't cut bears in half. I would decide on the size of the squares based on your animals. If the biggest animal fits into a 5-inch window, for example, I would cut all the squares at 5-1/2 inches.

    With the D9P the cut is made through the center squares so, as long as you keep the animal print squares in the corners, you should be fine.

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    A lady at our quilt guild did a program on D9P. She had samples done from 2.5 inch squares up to 8 inch squares. The one I liked best was done with 5.5 or 6 inch squares. But they were all beautiful. I think you just go with the size that works best for your fabric.

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    You can decide your size by what size square works best for your focus fabric. Any size works, just keep your bears in the corners!

    Have fun! :lol:

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    Keep in mind you switch the fabric around so you will have to place some patterns upside down in the original 9 patch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    Keep in mind you switch the fabric around so you will
    have to place some patterns upside down in the original 9 patch.
    I never thought of that. How would I know which ones to do that with?

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    What ever 2 you switch usually for me it is the top right and bottom left

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    What ever 2 you switch usually for me it is the top right and bottom left
    Thank you so much. I didn't realize this :D

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    Hmm I remember having to do it once but now when I try it I don't have to I guess it makes a difference how you change your fabric around. So never mind on that comment. LOL

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