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Thread: 2-sided Snowball Block

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    2-sided Snowball Block

    Fabric Requirements
    1 yard of neutral fabric, 1 yard of assorted solids (5" each, at least)

    1. Take two strips of fabric - one solid color, one neutral - both measuring 5" by WOF.
    2. Fold the solid strip (RST) along the length into half and iron it to create a crease, see picture below. Repeat for the neutral strip.
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    3. Place the two strips (one solid and one neutral) RST and stitch the two strips together, along the length using a 1/4 inch seam. Iron the seam open. Make sure that you maintain the creases created in Step 2.

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    4. Stitch the solid to the neutral on the other side (to form a tube) using a 1/4 inch seam. Once again, press open the seam.

    It is very important to press the seams open and maintain the crease. Your finished tube should look like the picture below
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    Do you see that the opened seams are in the center of the tube and the creases to the edges? That is what you want.

    5. Using a 45 degree ruler, cut the tube like shown in the picture below.
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    You will get two types of blocks - Dark Centers and Light Centers.

    6. The finished block should be just over 6" and you can trim it to 6", if you like. At this time, please starch and iron your blocks. I am sure that you can now see why it was important to maintain the crease. Opening the seam reduced the bulk when cutting the tube.

    There are so many ways to arrange this block. You can use just the Dark Centered Blocks to make Xs and Os quilt. You can use just the Light Centered Blocks to make Wild Geese pattern. You can also mix them to make a Zig-Zag quilt. See below for layout ideas
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    Hope you enjoy this and find it useful. Let me know if you have any questions.
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    ​Great tutorial! Thanks for posting.

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    Wow! This is neat!

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    Now ,for my silly question...do you use any tool when pressing your seams open? I've seen some tools for that lately.

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    Thanks for the great tutorial.

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    Wow I can see that those creases are so very important. Really good tute . Thanks

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    Great tutorial!

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    Thanks for the tutorial.
    Just passing through!

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    great way of doing them... thanks for sharing
    Nancy in western NY

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    Thanks for the great tutorial!!
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