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Thread: How would I cut this?

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    How would I cut this?

    I found this link (http://theconfusedquilter.blogspot.c...continues.html) to a wonderful blog on Pinterest. I'm in love with this block pattern as is my daughter. It would make a beautiful quilt for her in the colors that match her room. The blogger paper pieced the block, but I don't want to do that. I can see making long strips and cutting the triangles, then sewing them together. Is this the way others who don't want to paper piece the block would do it? I don't think it would be all that hard. What do you all think?

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    Also, does anyone know the name of this block?

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    I'm terrible with block names so no help for that, but the way you described making these blocks is how I'd do it, too. If your strip sets aren't symmetrical from top to bottom, each strip set would make 2 blocks - one set from the "pointing up" triangles and another from the "pointing down" triangles, if that makes any sense.

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    ditto ... you can make strip sets and then cut as SewNoma has suggested.

    One thing to consider ... in doing it this way, you will have all bias strips, and could have a stretch issue. I'd make good friends with starch or Best Press if doing it this way.

    That's the advantage of the PPing, as it will keep all steady and produce real straight seams.
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    That is a simple string quilt block. If you google string quilts you will see many examples. And yes, you can sew a bunch of strips together and cut squares out on the bias. I've done it with triangles.

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    Lots of string blocks FREE here http://www.maryquilts.com/
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    Here's a tutorial that shows how to cut them. Like has been mentioned they'd be on the bias, but if you're careful or use spray starch it shouldn't be a problem.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5WgT...69C28&index=87
    Last edited by mooshie; 05-03-2013 at 09:57 AM.

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    I wanted to mention something about the blocks being cut on the bias.

    Three years ago, I made a string quilt that was cut on the bias, and did not want to match any of the stripped seams, so I simply starched the snot out of my strips before cutting and everything turned out fine.

    I'm currently making a quilt with blocks that are cut on the bias, and this time I AM trying to match the seams. Because the blocks are cut on the bias, it's a little tricky, but then on the other hand, because the blocks are cut on the bias (ha ha), it's easier to ease in and finesse the seams! I've had to stretch some parts, and that results in a horribly wavy seam, but because it's on the bias, when I steam and press the seam it settles down beautifully. I get a wonderful, flat block with matching seams.

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    Love the block, probably because I just love the fabrics used to make them!

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    The block is very similar to one done on the 2012 Craftsy Block of the Month. It is a free class. She shows two methods to using scraps to make blocks. They turn out pretty and easy to do. Have a look-see...I think you will like it.


    Linda

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