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Thread: All Scrappy Greek Key or What to Do With 2" Squares

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    Join the 2 strips tog and sew
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    Trim to 3 inches:
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    Try out the border on the quilt to check for color placement before sewing and move units around where needed:
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    They should look like this after sewn with extra margins on each side:
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    Making the Big Front Label:

    Step 1. Print out the heart pattern that is provided.

    Step 2. Cut out the heart.

    Step 3. With a felt tip pen, draw around the outside of the heart on the backside of your fabric. This is your sewing line.

    Step 4. Place your backing fabric RST (right sides together) with your front piece, pin close to the edges of your 2 fabrics to prevent shifting and cut out the heart adding a 1/4" seam allowance all around.

    Step 5. Sew around the heart on the drawn line leaving a small opening on one of the long straight sides of the heart for turning inside out.

    Step 6. Clip around the curves and

    Step 7. Turn the heart inside out

    Step 8. With a glue stick, close the opening on the side creasing it in place.

    Step 9. Applique the heart in place with matching thread (remember to applique top and bottom pieces together for extra reinforcement where the opening was glued).

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    Before I close this out, I just wanted to post a few more pics. The first one is of Bambi, a very vintage fabric and I also wanted to show you the pic of the real pale block that is a no-no if you want the Greek Key to stand out. Here are the pics:
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    In Conclusion:

    The key to this quilt is the use of lots of colors and shapes with busy fabrics, but it would be great in solids, novelties, Batiks, holidays, pastels, etc.

    If you have an overflowing bin of 2" squares, this is a great way to use lots of them up!

    Thank you so much for all your nice compliments on this quilt! I hope your Snappy Scrappy turns out fantastic and I hope my tutorial makes it easy for you!! Happy scrappy quilting! n2

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    Very good tutorial and suggestions for use of the wild and whacky...of which I have LOTS

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    Oops, forgot the heart pattern! Here it comes:
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    thanks for the tut
    Nancy in western NY

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