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Thread: stack and wack

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    i was wanting to make this kind of quilt,and i was wondering what ruler any of you use to make this design,,i have the general concept of what to do but i am not sure about the ruler,,thanks for your help,,carolyn

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    WE approach Stack and Wacks a little differently than some. We use pillow panels instead of regular fabric. Mo9st pillow panels have good sharp edges which keep the block from getting lost in the background.

    Lanny

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    Main thing is, and this is a must, do NOT prewash your fabric. Prewash shrinkage causes the print patterns to mutate and you'll find it impossible to match the prints up.

    I think most people use a 60 degree triangular ruler or the 60 degree line on your straight ruler. Personally I've always used the straigt ruler.

    However, I've seen some 4 patches made with large prints or border prints that end up looking similar to Hawiian applique.
    Experiment around until you come up with something that you really like.

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    There are many designs for stack & whack, using different angles, so you need to choose your design first. Then you may decide that you want to use a specialty ruler for that design.

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    If you google stack and whack videos, you will find a couple of different ways to make this which require different rulers, you can make kaleidoscope blocks or square blocks, watch the videos and decide what you want before buying a ruler

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    How many pillow panels do you need?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grama Lehr
    How many pillow panels do you need?
    Each S&W design can have anywhere from 3 - 12 wedges/pieces...

    If each block has 4 S&W pieces you need 4 panel pieces that are identical... If the block has 12 S&W pieces, then you need 12 panel pieces that are identical.

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    Depends on which pattern you are making. I use regular rulers for mine.

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    I was looking on connecting threads website this morning and they had a free pattern for kalidiscope table topper. Called Eye of the Storm. It was a free download and has directions and template pattern. I was excited because I have been wanting to try the stack and wack and had not been able to pay the prices for the book yet. It is not a ruler. But you might get some ideas how to use what you already have.

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    You need 8 identical panels. And as far as cutting them, its not a problem.

    I'm including our instructions as a download.

    Lanny
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