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Thread: How do you do it?

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    Senior Member quiltingnd's Avatar
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    How do you do it?

    I am using scraps to make these little star squares. (not sure what they are called) I think the squares are either 2 1/2 or 2 1/4". I can't remember which right now. And when I make the HST's they are cut bigger. (can't remember those sizes off hand either) Since I'm making all of this out of scraps...some barely 6 inches wide, is there a way to make them quicker than one square at a time? Or is that my lot in life when it comes to finishing this quilt?


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    Looks absolutely gorgeous.

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    Scrap quilts usually do take longer then using yardage. With yardage you can do strip sets but the scraps you have to press, cut the hapes and then sew into blocks. You might find some tips at www.quiltville.com to make it easier. Bonnie Hunter has pattern tutorials on the right had side of her site.

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    Love the colors in your quilt, and the pattern also. It might be a lot more work making it from scraps, but it sure did turn out beautiful. You will love it for years to come.
    Pauline

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    There are quicker ways to make half square triangles, but some give you bias edges, which are a pain to deal with.
    There is the grid method, but it probably isn't a great idea for scraps:
    http://www.patchwork-and-quilting.co...triangles.html

    As someone else mentioned, scrap quilts do take a long time. Check out the quiltville site Tartan provided for her 'enders and leaders' method. It's not any faster, but with some preplanning, you can make a scrap quilt while you are piecing other quilts.
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    I love making two quilts at a time...using the leader ender method.

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    looks great... well worth the extra effort
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    This is wonderful.

    As far as easy, I don't think so. With every block being different fabric, it has to be cut as you go. You could layer three or four different scraps and cut the squares that way but IMHO that is about all you can do to speed the cutting and piecing.

    It is going to be awesome when finished.
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    That is beautiful!! Your going to have one gorgeous quilt when your done. Worth all your efforts!

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    I haven't an answer for you, just a compliment.....beautiful!

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