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Thread: What to do with 5 inch squares?

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    Super Member dyer804's Avatar
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    I have been sewing forever but am new to quilting. The fabric I recently purchased included a lot of 5 inch squares sorted by colors: blues, reds, greens, and yellows, oranges, & browns. What would be a beginner's quilt that could use some or all of these different squares? I would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks

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    I make tote bags out of these. They sew together very nicely.

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    Nine patch.. disappearing nine patch, four patch. Rag quilts

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    If there is enough of each color you can do a 9 patch. You need 5 of one color and 4 of another for each 9 patch block. Do a search for 9 patch, you will find many pretty quilts done this way.

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    Most of the block are "one and onlys" with a few that have two of a kind. Thanks for the suggestions. Keep them coming!

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    Scrappy patch :wink: LOL

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    Scrappy single Irish Chain !! can even snowball the full solid blocks so they round into each other.
    Good Luck and Have Fun !!! :)

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    I have been using mine to make blocks for th Farmer's Wife quilt.
    SOmetimes I need two squares of the same fabric so it can be interesting.
    Here's a link for a great way to use them.

    http://www.hgtv.com/video/super-fast...deo/index.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    Nine patch.. disappearing nine patch, four patch. Rag quilts
    I agree!

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    I had a whole bunch of squares like that and I just counted how many I had then figured out how many rows I coud have,by how many in a row.then just started sewing thwm together in rows,mixed up so hopefully no same colors together.then put the rows together then add a couple of borders,the first one maybe an inch wide the next one 3 inches,it came out really cute

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