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Thread: Mile-A-Minute Blocks

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    Last night I was reading through some quilting blogs and I came across this neat tutorial on how to use up scraps and leftover pieces from blocks. The writer calls the blocks she created Mile-A-Minute blocks because you can whip a good many up fairly quickly. So this afternoon I decided to give it a try. I needed something a bit mindless to do and this fit the bill. In about 90 minutes (maybe less) I had 19 blocks done. They are super scrappy.. no doubt about that! I cut mine to 6 1/2".. so I will need to make quite a few more before I have a quilt.

    I now have a box with scraps and strips for these.. and another box with strips etc. for the Heartstrings project blocks. Nice to have these set up so I can just grab one and do a bit of mindless sewing when I want.

    Here is the how-to tutorial:

    http://quiltingisstillmypassion.blogspot.com/2007/07/mile-minute-blocks-photo-tutorial.html

    Barb


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    Here are some pix... Barb C

    a few Mile-A-Minute Blocks
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    Possible Layout for blocks
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    Very cool!! I love mindless work!!! As a matter of fact, it is what I'm best at!!! :lol:

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    Great idea! and just what the doctors should order. :D

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    barb c , i just love this scrappy look. it's allso the very best way to finish off some of those scraps.

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    I have never seen this before. Your right a great idea. You can do these when you are debating what to start next.............or the kids would love it

    thanks :D :D :P

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    thank you for sharing that. as my scrap stash builds, now I know what I will be doing with it!

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    Very pretty, I'll have to check that one out one of these days, scraps I have scraps! :D

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    Barb, thanks for posting this link! What a terrific way to use up scraps & it looks so easy! WOW!

    My mind has started whirling with the possibilities.... :D

    sue

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    Hi Barb, I am glad to see the directions on the "Mile a Minute" quilt. My scraps multiply at night when I am sleeping. never will use them all up. A couple of yrs ago I put them all in a very large garbage bag and took them to my guild in Fl. when I was down there. They had a ball picking out what they wanted . But this quilt will also be a good way to get rid of those leftover pcs. Thanks Marge

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