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Thread: Summer 2012 Postage Stamp Squares Swap-Sign up closes 9/15/2012

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    Oh my goodness Barri. If I cut all these tiny squares with scissors I'd go bonkers. I cut into strips than cut the strips to squares. And every day I think I need to get an Accuquilt!
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    Sheri... I was thinking the same thing, but I panic about the accuracy.. I won't get the accuquilt.. I thought for a very short time, and it's too limited.. i have to remember to look at my cutting board, and try it.. Do you use a templete?

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    My 10 year old grandaughter just told me I could make a quilt alot faster if I didn't cut my strips into squares.LOL
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    Can you PM me your address so I can get these little beauties off to you .

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    my squares are on their way to mariposa. and mariposa there is a little surprise in there for you also, enjoy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by barri1 View Post
    Sheri... I was thinking the same thing, but I panic about the accuracy.. I won't get the accuquilt.. I thought for a very short time, and it's too limited.. i have to remember to look at my cutting board, and try it.. Do you use a templete?
    No templet. Just a good ruler, cutting mat and rotary cutter. I try to add extras in case I mess some up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by barri1 View Post
    Sheri... I was thinking the same thing, but I panic about the accuracy.. I won't get the accuquilt.. I thought for a very short time, and it's too limited.. i have to remember to look at my cutting board, and try it.. Do you use a templete?
    barri1 this is how i cut my squares. hopefully you have a rotary cutter to use.

    i cut 1.5" strips to start with:
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    i double the strips over so that i am cutting two at a time of each color i have laid out:
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    i stack my strips on top of each other so that i am cutting 6 strips at once. i cut off an end tip to even the strips up:
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    i take my ruler and measure out 1.5" square:
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    and then i cut my squares 6 sat a time:
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    you may find this method easier than cutting around a template with scissors. even with scraps i try to cut strips. if i am not able to do so, i stack up scraps 6 at a time and cut around my 1.5" template with a rotary cutter. good luck cutting.
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    It's hard to know who's doing both - board names can be misleading, lol... Barri and Sheri I have as swap partners, but Vena, Sue, Marcia and AJ, based on state could possibly be participating here? My other four are international, and I don't think they are participating here.

    As these aren't due until mid-September, I could hold these back and use them for some future swap, hopefully, and cut 20 new sets of 50 so that there aren't duplicates going to anyone. My padded envelopes from USPS haven't arrived yet anyhow.

    Although I have an Accuquilt, I don't have a 1.5" die. Is there one? I know there's a 1.5" strip, which in theory could be rotated and sub-cut. Barri, I can't imagine cutting all of these with scissors!! Does your hand bother you after all of that cutting?

    As I am cutting from large scraps and fat quarters, as I cut I am continuing to cut up that piece. My tubs for 2", 2 1/2", 3 1/2" and 5" - as well as 1 1/2" - are filling up. I'll be ready for many of not only Bonnie Hunter's patterns, but for Joan Ford (Scrap Therapy) as well!

    Now if I can just find some dedicated sewing time in the upcoming months, that'd be great. The shop in Watkins Glen has a quilter's inn upstairs... Anyone want to come up/over to the Finger Lakes? It's gorgeous in the fall!

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    Quote Originally Posted by peaceandjoy View Post
    Although I have an Accuquilt, I don't have a 1.5" die. Is there one? I know there's a 1.5" strip, which in theory could be rotated and sub-cut. Barri, I can't imagine cutting all of these with scissors!!
    Thank goodness...for those of us addicted to swapping these little treasures...YES there is one for the Studio. Mine arrived in the mail today! Yippee!!!

    If one exists for the Go, I haven't been able to find it.
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    Yep, you found me (Vena). I am one of yur swap partners for the curious quilter swap. I emailed you my addy. Will get yours in the mail as soon as I get your mailing address. I will check what I am sending you and try to not to duplicate what I have going for this swap. My other 2 swap partners are international.
    Quote Originally Posted by peaceandjoy View Post
    It's hard to know who's doing both - board names can be misleading, lol... Barri and Sheri I have as swap partners, but Vena, Sue, Marcia and AJ, based on state could possibly be participating here? My other four are international, and I don't think they are participating here.

    As these aren't due until mid-September, I could hold these back and use them for some future swap, hopefully, and cut 20 new sets of 50 so that there aren't duplicates going to anyone. My padded envelopes from USPS haven't arrived yet anyhow.

    Although I have an Accuquilt, I don't have a 1.5" die. Is there one? I know there's a 1.5" strip, which in theory could be rotated and sub-cut. Barri, I can't imagine cutting all of these with scissors!! Does your hand bother you after all of that cutting?

    As I am cutting from large scraps and fat quarters, as I cut I am continuing to cut up that piece. My tubs for 2", 2 1/2", 3 1/2" and 5" - as well as 1 1/2" - are filling up. I'll be ready for many of not only Bonnie Hunter's patterns, but for Joan Ford (Scrap Therapy) as well!

    Now if I can just find some dedicated sewing time in the upcoming months, that'd be great. The shop in Watkins Glen has a quilter's inn upstairs... Anyone want to come up/over to the Finger Lakes? It's gorgeous in the fall!

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