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Thread: Tessellating Pinwheels

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    Senior Member hulahoop1's Avatar
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    Several weeks ago, I took another class at The Calico Cat. This one, Tessellating Pinwheels, was taught by Sandy Corbin who lives in California but comes over here twice a year for vacation (and to teach classes).

    One of the tips Sandy told us to try was when sewing two pieces right sides together, have the piece that is on the straight of grain on top (under the presser foot). If the stretchier fabric on on the bottom, the feed dogs feed it at a faster rate than the top piece and they will usually fit together easier. What I found was that EVERY SINGLE intersection in this quilt fit exactly without any distortion at all. It was one of those great "AHA!" moments.

    The fabric is the Sweet & Sour collection with Connecting Threads. The CT website also had quilt labels available for free download that match their fabric.

    Today I gifted this quilt to a coworker who is retiring in a few weeks. She was so surprised and thrilled. Today was a good day.

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    Learn something new every time I drop by here...Beautiful quilt..thanks for sharing.

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    A very nice gift.

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    awesome, thanks for sharing!

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    I just retired!! I like the quilt very much I can pm my address if you want :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    This is beautiful - I love the colours. Is this the pattern where you sew a load of square patches together into a top then slice them up again using a special template?

    Edited to say, I just googled and came up with your Blog! Where I see that it is indeed this technique. :-D It's definitely something that interests me!

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    Oh, that is so pretty!!!!!!!!!!

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    What beautiful work, a retirement gift made with love.
    I loved your story, it's fun learning new hidden skills...you make the learning a adventure.

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    What a beautiful gift! Love the colors. :thumbup:

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    Beautiful! I really like anything tessellating. I would like to learn more about the technique.

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