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Thread: Quilt without seams.....

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    Super Member Prism99's Avatar
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    There's another type of quilt that doesn't require a lot of matching. I just made one, and I really enjoyed it because it was so easy. Basically you make strip sets, cut those into 10.5" squares, put 2 squares right sides together with strips running horizontally on one and vertically on the other, draw a line from one corner to the other, sew on both sides of the line, then cut apart to make two new blocks. Sounds way more complicated than it is to do! Can't find my pattern at the moment, but one of the McCall's magazine just published a version of it called Cascade. Here is a link to a picture of it:
    http://www.mccallsquilting.com/blogs...pretty-quilts/

    Although you do need to sew the blocks together, matching seams isn't a big deal because no one is going to notice if you need to shave off a little from one here and there. Also, the outside edges of all the blocks are on the straight-of-grain, so there's no worry of handling a lot of bias edges.

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    Kathy Schmidt of quirksltd.wordpress.com/ teaches a class in "no rules quilting". I'm including the piece I did in class. I'm going to try another but with fabrics I like better. I just grabbed some stuff from my give away pile for this first effort. I loved the no matching part of this.
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    Oooh, Prism, thank you for that one! That's a great pattern for charity quilts - adding it to my bookmarks!

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    Lucky Stars doesn't have a lot of matching. You do match the blocks into rows to form the stars, but the background extends beyond the star points, the rectangles that border the blocks create a brick look when you alternate the placement of the block next to it. The only other seams you match are the intersections between the blocks. The quilt in the picture had only 12 intersections to match. If you alternate the direction you press your seams, they butt up nicely together.

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    Other than matching up the rows, a Rail Fence doesn't have butting seams.
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    the same goes for string quilts
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    I have made a couple of the quilts cut in strips, sewn together add borders and quilted. Strips were cut lengthwise of fabric. Fast and easy no seams at all to match. I used a print for one strip and other solid or blender to match the print, just keep adding strips until it is wide enough.
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    or here's one with stars. You have to match the blocks up at the corners, but there's no way you can mess up and cut the star points off:
    http://www.cluckclucksew.com/2011/06...ar-blocks.html
    if you sew them all, you can square them all up to the same size in the end and make the final assembly a snap.

    ETA: oh, I see I'm a bit slow today and something similar has been already posted!
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    Donna Dewberry has some quilts that are done on a fusible stuff and not sewn until the very last thing. Check her out.

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    String quilts come to mind. Check out the scrappy show on this board. A lot of scrap quilts don't have points etc. that need to match.

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