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Thread: how would I go about

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    Senior Member sarahrachel's Avatar
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    making this into a quilt? I was working on a quilt for my bed and I said it was my high school graduation present to myself so I would have a more "grown up" quilt for my bed. My brother then asked if I would make one for him for when he graduates high school. So being the sister I am, I told him yes, and he could pick the pattern as long as it was a one or two spool quilt from old Quiltmaker magazines. Well, he looked and couldn't find anything so asked if he could come up with his own design. I told him he could as long as he stuck to right triangles, squares and rectangle. Well he did, sort of. And he came up with this. The thing is, I have no idea how to cut pieces for it, and I would change it, but I love it the way it is. Anybody have any ideas? Oh, and I have 3 years to finish this, so it's currently on the back burner, but it pops into my head every chance it gets >.<

    I could do it if it didn't have those little strips on the top and bottom blocks
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    Super Member Dolphyngyrl's Avatar
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    paper piecing would be my best guess

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    Nice. I agree, paper piecing would make it soooo easy.

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    If I were doing it I would make a paper piece pattern. Maybe someone on the board can help you with that. Just a thought:)

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    Don't look at it as a whole quilt. Look at how it is drawn on the graph paper. Think of each square on the graph paper as 1 inch, 2 inches or whatever you need to to make the whole quilt the size you need it.
    Then see how the odd angled stripes work with the pattern if they are easier to make when made from pieces of squares or rectangles.

    Hope that helps. PM me if you want.

    QuiltingGrannie

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    Sorry, I have no idea.

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    that was my first thought, but the picture is the whole quilt. and I don't have a big enough piece of paper to do that. are cutting diagonals hard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarahrachel
    that was my first thought, but the picture is the whole quilt. and I don't have a big enough piece of paper to do that. are cutting diagonals hard?
    I sent you a PM. :)

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    What if you starched your fabric well. Sewed the small strip to the big strip and then cut out the triangle from the combination strip. it will be a little off grain but if you starch that will help the possible stretching.

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    Photo copy and paper piece.

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