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Thread: King sized quilt question

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    Super Member Rumbols's Avatar
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    I always make my blocks first and then square them up to all the same size. Sometimes I have trouble with the patterna and end up with a different size block. This way they end all the same not matter what happens in the creation stage. Still a newby after all these years.

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    Thanks everyone!!!

    I was figuring that this was the best plan, but looking for someone to validate my short cut. LOL

    I only have about 20 of 108 blocks done.... sigh... off to the sewing room.

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    It depends on the pattern that I'm doing. If it's the same fabric throughout, then I make some and put a row or two together. If it's scrapy, I may make all the blocks first, so that when I do put it together, I can pick and choose where I put certain fabrics or colors.
    If it's a big quilt, I do the make some blocks, then put a row together thing. I guess it's my ADHD talking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumbols View Post
    I always make my blocks first and then square them up to all the same size. Sometimes I have trouble with the patterna and end up with a different size block. This way they end all the same not matter what happens in the creation stage. Still a newby after all these years.
    I have the same problem with my blocks being a smidge different from each other, size wise, so I square up each block until I'm done with all of them, then I start the assembly stage.
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    I do not tend to sew rows together. I hate the bulk this way. Instead, I sew in sets. For example, block to block making a 1x2 set. Then, I'll sew two of those sets together, making it 2x2. Then two of those together. Eventually, I will have only one long seam to sew together. For me, this eliminates some of the stretch that comes from sewing long row to long row. Let's say I have a 16-block quilt to make. I sew eight sets of 1x2, then four of 2x2 then two of 4x2 and only one that is one long seam. I find this keeps my work straighter.

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    That is helpful. I may have to try this.

    I am a little scared because I am going to have 108 9in blocks to assemble.

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