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    Senior Member All Thumbs's Avatar
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    Hello, like ctack2 the other day, I too am trying to locate an individual who was telling about her block design and then asking us to share with her our results. Well, I have checked my computer history and cannot find her. I also have been check marking the box at bottom of read stating I wanted to watch the posting but for some reason that never happened either. So, my next option is to share my photo here in hopes that the quilter will see it. My reason for wanting to share is that I learned a valuable lesson. One time I cut with one ruler and made two blocks. Liking what I saw (even though block seemed time consuming and with lots of bias to deal with), the next day I cut two more blocks but with a different ruler because the fabric and lines were more visible. Sure enough, check out my blocks--top two are larger than bottom two by approximately 1/4 inch. Now when I start a quilt, not only will I be writing down my stitch length, thread and which machine I am using but I will also be including which ruler I use. Because I have arthritis, I do not cut an entire project at one time; that would probably be the best but getting older delivers us another requirement. Just another lesson learned.
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    thanks for sharing, yes I just learn this also

    1. use the same ruler for the whole project
    2. use the same sewing machine for piecing

    This is so great that we can learn from others.

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    That is SO cool!!!

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    I like the light color scrappy look in your blocks. It looks like a tube quilt block. I posted recently a picture of two identical blocks each sewn by a different machine. One was over 1/2" smaller. It does make a difference when different tools are used.

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    Thank you for sharing this with us. It is a shame that the ruler manufacturers can't find a true measurement to all go by!

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    thanks BellaBoo and here is her link about using a different machine sewing the 1/4 inch seam

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-46693-1.htm

    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    I like the light color scrappy look in your blocks. It looks like a tube quilt block. I posted recently a picture of two identical blocks each sewn by a different machine. One was over 1/2" smaller. It does make a difference when different tools are used.

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    thanks for sharng!

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    Morning BellaBoo - in answering your thought, no it is not a tube quilt block but one day I shall look that up and make one. Perhaps tube is something like Round-the-World blocks? Anyway, the instructions for these blocks are at the following location, maybe page five of her lead.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-46939-5.htm

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    Here i am. I really like what you did with your blocks. And yes you must use the same ruler. I like how your outside strips are moving in a different direction than mine did. It's going to look great when you are done. I can't wait to see it.

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    By the way don't click the watch button if you have posted on a thread it will automatically do it for you and you will get your notificationds.

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