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Thread: "Pieces Worth Saving," A Mini Whirligig, Pattern & Tute

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    Super Member n2scraplvr's Avatar
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    I mixed scraps I had recently won with my own to create this little Whiligig mini. I call it "Pieces Worth Saving." This is a great project to do in front of the tv or during travel time. Here's a little tutorial for you plus my own pattern piece.

    Mini Tutorial:

    1) Make a cardboard template from the pattern piece.
    2) Grab 4 scraps of fabric that are larger than your template and with a pair of scissors, cut carefully around the template laying on top of your fabric all 4 pieces at once. You'll need 18 darks and 18 lights for this mini.
    3) Lay all your pieces out on your design board and move them around until you have a pleasing layout.
    4) Sew the first 2 blades together. You will now have the shape of a rectangle. Starting at the bottom of the dark blade (the widest part), trim off 1/4". Trim the fabric on the other sections of your block in the same area as the first. It will now measure 2-1/4". Sew the top 2 blocks together. Sew the bottom 2 blocks together. Join the pairs. Square it up to 4-1/4". Repeat until all blocks are joined. Join the rows. Voila! Your new 11" x 11" mini! Add pleasing borders.

    Hope you enjoyed my mini tute and will try my pattern! Thank you for looking!

    8-)

    "Pieces Worth Saving"
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    pattern piece
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    here's how it will look without borders
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    neat

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    Thanks for this great tutorial, I love working with scraps, no 2 quilt tops look alike....LOVE this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colorful Quilter
    Thanks for this great tutorial, I love working with scraps, no 2 quilt tops look alike....LOVE this
    Thank you, dear!! :-D 8-)

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    Good use for scraps. Looks good.

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    Asalways n2 you have made a quick mini for us to try. Will be going to the drawing, I mean cutting board! Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad
    Asalways n2 you have made a quick mini for us to try. Will be going to the drawing, I mean cutting board! Thanks
    Your welcome!! Loved your little note today, especially hearing about the GC! TTYL! n2.

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    oh I love it! Thank you for sharing :D

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    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kriscraft99
    oh I love it! Thank you for sharing :D
    Your welcome everyone!

    :-D :-D 8-) ;) ;) ;)

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