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Thread: Stack & cut? What is the pattern?

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    I think it was called Stack the Deck. As I remember there were a couple of books by that title. You could probably find them at Amazon still. Not sure, but I think you made all your cuts first then took one from top and moved to the bottom. It was five fabrics and cut in five pieces I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeckySt View Post
    I have a book I think called Crazy Eights where you take 8 eight inch squares and cut like you said, in the morning I will double check the name of book, I made my daughter a tree squirt with that method.
    The book is called Crazy 8's by Four Corners Designs. Fast and easy quilt to make. Have used the blocks in borders also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltngolfer View Post
    I think it was called Stack the Deck. As I remember there were a couple of books by that title. You could probably find them at Amazon still. Not sure, but I think you made all your cuts first then took one from top and moved to the bottom. It was five fabrics and cut in five pieces I think.
    The books are by Karla Alexander. I have used her ideas many times for quick quilts for Linus.

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    I have used a pattern called Kwik Krazy Quilt. I googled it and found this link to the authors. They sell wholesale but have listed places where you can get the pattern. The quilt shown on this page is the one shown on the front of the pattern I used, too. They are fun to make.

    http://www.twokwikquilters.net/
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    I use this method with 4 colors and make wonderful place mats & it goes pretty fast.

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    It's Stack the Deck and Stack a New Deck by Karla Alexander.

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    It is Stack and Whack by Bethany Reynolds - try Amazon

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    Quote Originally Posted by knitsew View Post
    It is Stack and Whack by Bethany Reynolds - try Amazon
    Stack and Whack is kaleidoscopes not the stack, cut, shuffle and sew blocks. Similar names, totally different techniques.

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    When I made a quilt like this I found having the same number of pieces equal to the same number of cuts in your fabrics really worked well. Hope this makes sense.

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    Stack the Deck by Karla Alexander.

    Quote Originally Posted by sandy l View Post
    The books are by Karla Alexander. I have used her ideas many times for quick quilts for Linus.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/ima...283155&s=books
    this is a link to her book. The trick is not to have more cuts than fabrics. Six fabrics=five cuts=six blocks. I usually can get four 9" squares from one fat quarter. I usually use a 12" rotating mat so I can keep every thing together. Make your cuts and mentally number each piece. Leave #1 fabric stack alone, next bury one fab, then next bury two and so on and so on until you do each one. Then sew together in reverse order or first cut to second cut then 1+2 to number three and so on. No the pieces will not line up and you will have to trim as you go. I usually get a 7.5" finished block from a 9" starter square. Six fats will give me 12 blocks with leftovers for a piano key border. Her book is worth getting as it is one you will use over and over. I you want to use up a fat quarter sampler pack it is fast and easy once you get the hang of it. I have made a lot of baby quilts with this technique. Once you get it down you don't need any templates and can vary the cuts for lots of differing results.
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