Hi, I find pictures of patterns that I would like to be able to make into pieced blocks but I cannot figure out how to get the measurements that I need to get the results of the picture. I figured if I enlarged the photo of the finihed block I could get the results but no doesn't work that way.
Any help? Maybe a calculation or a chart or something?
I saw this wall hanging on here somewhere, I looked and looked for the pattern, I ended up creating my own and added a boarder
Are there quit guilds in the Trenton or Monroe areas?
to those of you that make your own spray starch- would you please share your recipe ? I remember years ago, we had Argo starch. so what do you use as a binder?
My current project is a darting minnows quilt (storm at sea variation). I have had difficulty making the pattern pieces for the rectangular diamond blocks and the smaller diamond in a square blocks where there is a 1/4" border around the outside for seam allowance. I have made the larger sqr blocks 9.5"x9.5". The square diamond blocks will be 3.5x3.5 and the rectangular blocks 3.5x9.5. The finished look will be square blocks 9x9, 3x3 and 3x9 respectively. Can anyone help me determine
I was fortunate enough to have an old White Rotary sewing machine given to me. I would like to check the age on it. I can't find a website to input the serial numbers. Anyone know of one?? Thank you! Shirley
Originally Posted by GlendaM
I have been making this for years. Always a hit. Enjoy
Spiced pumpkin bread
Makes 2 loaves.
3 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
3 large eggs
1 16-ounce can solid pack pumpkin
3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
I want a finished rectangle measuring 5 1/2 x 2". What size pieces should I cut?
Originally Posted by Rose Marie
I like El Burns method for 8 at a time using two large squares. 6 in for 2 1/2 in squares. 8 in for 3 1/2.
draw an x on stacked squares right sides facing each other and sew on both sides of lines. Cut in half both ways then on lines and you have 8 HST that need just a small bit of squaring up.
Originally Posted by Barb in Louisiana
In looking at the quilt I saw that it is probably made as a strip pattern sewed in a straight line, then you cut your blocks on the diagonal 45 degree line. Turn the blocks like you want them. Add a sashing on opposite sides, stitch your rows and then add separator sashes between the rows. If you count the strips in the blocks, you get 11. Therefore the center strip is a finished 2 " and the rest are finished at 1" making it a 12 inch finished block. So cut your strips at 2 1/2 inches