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    Super Member Lisanne's Avatar
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    I swear I saw this tutorial here, can't find it now. If you look at the quilt block in my avatar picture, the center is a square on point, surrounded by a triangle on each side.

    The tutorial showed a picture where (I thought) you cut two squares of the same size, one for your center on point square and one for the triangles.

    You turn them so the right sides are facing each other, then sew them together, like so. (Here's hoping I do this right.)

    http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/p...eTutorialQ.jpg" border="0" alt="quilting tutorial">

    Sorry, I had to make a picture in Windows Paint, since I can't find my camera. Paint has its limitations; when unfolded, those triangles are neat and make a square of their own.

    Problem is, it includes their seam allowance. Once I sew that to the rectangles (the blue pieces in my avatar pic), it cuts off the tips of the center square.

    Anyone know where that tutorial is, so I can take another look?

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    I think this may be the link you are after: ENJOY :D http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/14958.page

    I haven't used this particular technique as I make mine slightly differently.
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    I think that one was tucked into a thread and not in the tute section. I want to say it was Patrice who posted it. You might PM her and ask :wink:

    Here is also one that was just moved to links and resources

    http://www.hgtv.com/videos/super-fas...ting/4431.html

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    Doing it using the method you describe, will always cut off the points in the next round. To avoid losing your points, you need to have larger yellow triangles. If you use a large yellow square and cut on both diagonals, you will be sewing a straight grain to the straight grain of your blue square, but then have bias edges left on the outsides.

    Instead, consider using HST's So, blue square = 4", cut two yellow squares a minimum of 4 7/8" (but I use 5", then trim to size later) Cut each yellow square in half diagonally and sew to blue square (opposite sides first, then the other two sides). Trim, making sure you leave 1/4" at each point to allow for seams. Using the HST's, you will be sewing a bias onto your straight grain edge, which will leave you with two straight grain edges on the outside. Does that make sense?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    I think that one was tucked into a thread and not in the tute section. I want to say it was Patrice who posted it. You might PM her and ask :wink:

    Here is also one that was just moved to links and resources

    http://www.hgtv.com/videos/super-fas...ting/4431.html
    this method allows 1/4" seam allowance. thats what makes it great. also the corners are already nipped for you.

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    you haven't lost your mind. there was a tutorial about that technique. some snooty-pants saw the post, wrote the member a really nasty email, tried to claim the technique as hers alone and threatened to sue her. the person who posted it asked me to delete it.

    well, i don't know who snooty-pants thinks she is but she's full of beans. still, i deleted it so the accused member could relax. i replaced it with one of my own that uses a similar technique that many of us think is a whole lot better anyway.

    like the first one, it will result in chopped off points but - hey! - isn't it great when you can look at them in a block and know they're supposed to be that way? what a stress reliever!

    anyhoo, here's the link to the alternate method: Spanish Butterflies in My Pineapple Shampoo

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/14958.page

    enjoy!

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    Thanks for the links. Yes, it was Patrice's redo of the other person's tutorial.

    And yes, I see now that it does result in chopped off corners. There has to be a way to to this that won't chop them. Maybe sewing a larger square to the center one? I'll work on it.

    amma, I'm going to watch the video. I'm hoping that'll be the one that works for me.

    Lacelady, your method is the one I did originally, though I didn't know the exact seam allowance for the triangles. I had problems with looseness where the triangle seams came together at the center square's points, so I thought I'd try this other way. But thank you!

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    Patrice, you mean that if I discover a way to do something and tell how I did it, someone else can claim that that idea is hers? Are these ideas patentable? Well, I do declare! :?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shemjo
    Patrice, you mean that if I discover a way to do something and tell how I did it, someone else can claim that that idea is hers? Are these ideas patentable? Well, I do declare! :?
    Put that way, it does sound bizarre.

    Thanks, ladies, I think I'm going back to Lacelady's way. I watched the video, but that method would only work if I wanted each color for the reverse as well. I don't only a red square, not red triangles as well. Only orange-yellow triangles, not orange-yellow squares. I'm sure you could do it the way Patrice showed (re-showed) if you cut one square larger and didn't mind bulk in the middle while you're sewing the edges. but I just want to get the thing done so I can more on to another square.

    Also, after all my fuss, back to my original synthetic blend orange-yellow because I hate that the cotton replacement is thicker than all the rest, and the same with the green, because the replacement green is too dark. I'll just have to keep my iron low.

    This is my fourth try....

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    you haven't lost your mind. there was a tutorial about that technique. some snooty-pants saw the post, wrote the member a really nasty email, tried to claim the technique as hers alone and threatened to sue her. the person who posted it asked me to delete it.

    well, i don't know who snooty-pants thinks she is but she's full of beans. still, i deleted it so the accused member could relax. i replaced it with one of my own that uses a similar technique that many of us think is a whole lot better anyway.

    like the first one, it will result in chopped off points but - hey! - isn't it great when you can look at them in a block and know they're supposed to be that way? what a stress reliever!

    anyhoo, here's the link to the alternate method: Spanish Butterflies in My Pineapple Shampoo

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/14958.page

    enjoy!
    i am peeing from this. snooty-pants. i love it. snooty-pants. ha!

    the link that amma posted was mine. i don't claim credit for it.

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