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Thread: tube quilting ?????

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    ok i've the tut on tube quilting and i want to play sick and go home and play lol but that want get the bills paid! but i have a few ?'s will any size triangles work?? i guess i could wait til i get home to play ! but thought i would ask! thanks JAMH

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    Seems like any side should work. Even if your initial 2 strips were different widths (I don't think you would get the effect where all the seams perfectly match, but that could still look cool). The important part seems to be that your final tube, the top strip equals the width of the 2 bottom strips, to give you that half square triangle effect.

    And I understand wanting to play hooky to do this. Most of my supplies are packed up, so I can't do this until January :( but I want to!! :D

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    I think the size of the triangle is dictated by the width of the strip. :D


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    both of the above are correct.. you can even use more than 2 strips on the one side.. as long as the strips (top and bottom) are of equal width.
    They have to make the whole come out square to work.. I made some with 2 (two) 1.5" strips and then the top strip was 2.5" and came up with smaller squares that make beautiful coasters.
    One way to insure is to piece together your strips for the "striped" side of the square, then measure the width, after you press them.. cut "solid" strip that width, then stitch the two together.. and cut away.

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    I have tried this on left-over strips from a old project.
    I just iron the multi-strip in half equally and sewed up the sides.
    The block came out looking like string quilt blocks without the hassles.
    Yea Me! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by wichypoo
    I have tried this on left-over strips from a old project.
    I just iron the multi-strip in half equally and sewed up the sides.
    The block came out looking like string quilt blocks without the hassles.
    Yea Me! :D
    Clever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LucyInTheSky
    Seems like any side should work. Even if your initial 2 strips were different widths (I don't think you would get the effect where all the seams perfectly match, but that could still look cool). The important part seems to be that your final tube, the top strip equals the width of the 2 bottom strips, to give you that half square triangle effect.

    And I understand wanting to play hooky to do this. Most of my supplies are packed up, so I can't do this until January :( but I want to!! :D
    And, another plan begins to form

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    Quote Originally Posted by wichypoo
    I have tried this on left-over strips from a old project.
    I just iron the multi-strip in half equally and sewed up the sides.
    The block came out looking like string quilt blocks without the hassles.
    Yea Me! :D
    Well, aren't you just the smartest little needler ... good job!

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    What great Ideas!!! :D :D :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by wichypoo
    I have tried this on left-over strips from a old project.
    I just iron the multi-strip in half equally and sewed up the sides.
    The block came out looking like string quilt blocks without the hassles.
    Yea Me! :D


    You better put this hint in tutorials.
    What a great idea. So easy now that you have said it. That has to be one of the great "why didn't I think of that" moments. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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