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Thread: If I've never put a quilt together before, do I really need a pattern like this?

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    http://www.patspeth.com/Quilts/FlowersontheSquare.html

    or is it easy enough to just figure out? I was going to do something similar (sashing each block) for my first (I spy) quilt, and this almost exactly for our bed.

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    You need to figure out what size you pieces are going to be.
    If you want a 4 inch x 4inch then you need to have a 4.5 inch pattern. then decided how wide you want your sashing. And the just Go...

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    Something like this?
    If this is it, I can make a pdf of the templates for this quilt for you :D

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    The 4 patches can be figured at 5 inches for your I Spy Quilt
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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Something like this?
    If this is it, I can make a pdf of the templates for this quilt for you :D
    You guys are amazing. :lol: You are all so ready to help!
    When you say "a pdf of the templates"..... templates?? Is that so you don't have to measure? I do have some 5" squares set aside for this - and the rest will be from yardage. Oh, I can't wait until I get to the point where everything makes sense!!

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    You would print out the template, one for each of the parts of the quilt, using it to cut your fabric.
    The only pieces to be measured and cut would be the borders and sashing.
    I will put up an example

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    Oh - I didn't even see the post with the quilt layout when I did my last post - the I spy one I'd like to sash each individual block to highlight them (plus it won't be a huge quilt - I wanted that one to look like this - http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php...page=&includes[]=tags&includes[]=title - boy that was long!) I've been collecting some special fabric to make a quilt for me - and that is what I was thinking of doing in this pattern (meaning the 4 blocks together in a sash) - I thought it would best show the prints on the fabrics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naturalmama
    http://www.patspeth.com/Quilts/FlowersontheSquare.html

    or is it easy enough to just figure out? I was going to do something similar (sashing each block) for my first (I spy) quilt, and this almost exactly for our bed.
    The posted picture helps but if you are still unsure, draw it out on graph paper. I would say that a confident beginner could easily do this pattern without buying it. If you feel confident, save the money that would be spent on the pattern and use the $7 (plus S&H) to buy more fabric or thread. :wink:

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    This is the template for a 4 1/2 inch finished block.
    You would start out with a 5 inch square of fabric

    4 1/2 inch block template

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    Thanks Amma - I printed out that picture to use for reference!

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