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Thread: When Making a New Quilt, Do You

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    Senior Member stitchengramie's Avatar
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    Hi Guys and Gals,

    Do any of you ever make a smaller version of a quilt before you make a twin, double, queen or king size one.

    Do you make a test block first, before diving into the main block.

    I am just asking because I am still learning.

    Take Care,

    Mary (stitchengramie)

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    I know it's a good idea but I never do :)

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    Yes, I usually make a sample block before cutting and piecing a whole quilt.

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    If it is a new pattern to me, I try to make a sample block first with scrap fabrics. That way I can find and work out any problem areas before I cut my good fabric. It also lets me know if I am in way over my head (have been there before...lol).

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    I'm in the sample block club.
    Not a smaller version of the quilt or anything like that, but sometimes 4 sample blocks to see what they look like together. Then I can stream-line sewing all the rest.

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    Never a smaller one, but I sometimes make a test block....especially if I am worried about pattern mistakes.

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    Senior Member Opal Jane's Avatar
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    I should but I don't...too anxious to get started.

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    That is such a good idea, but I've never done it. I'm usually too anxious to get started. Maybe I'll try it when I get my 12-15 ufo's done. That is my goal right now. I don't know it I can resist starting a new quilt, though.
    Sue

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    If you buy several yards of test fabrics, you can make test blocks and end up with a sampler quilt too :D:D:D

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    I dive right in, cut my fabric, line it all up. Sometimes I just can't wait, and will put together one block just to see the pieces come together.

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