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Thread: 5 Minute quilt block

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    Quote Originally Posted by grammy of 6 View Post
    I also would rather not waste the material, but if I have to in order to get this great block, I guess I'll have to.
    Does anyone have a secret so material is not wasted?
    I am not sure you are actually wasting fabric. I say that because if you used a regular triangle for piecing the block, you would have to cut off the corner of the rectangle so the reality is that you are just swapping one for the other (if that makes sense).

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    I finally got the book. At first the block was confusing as the bottom of the triangle seemed to be 1/2" longer then the bottom of the block. With careful folding and pressing it worked out fine. I used layer cakes cut in half to make the blocks so it took less time then 5 min. to make.
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    This looks so easy! I was really amazed at the different looks depending upon how the block was turned. Definitely a pattern to keep, especially if you need to make a quilt in a hurry for a gift. Thanks, for posting!
    Creative clutter is better than idle neatness.

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    My book came today from Amazon. Quick service

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    I just watched the video and love this block. Thank you for sharing.
    Fabric is like money, no matter how much you have it's never enough.

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    I never thought to worry about the waste of fabric for this block. The ease of it is worth more to me then saving a little fabric. I used layer cake pre cut fabric and had enough blocks sewn for a quilt top in less then 20 min. No cutting or measuring just straight chain piecing. Great for a fast quilt that looks time consuming. I look at my stack of layer cake bundles and see quilts!
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    I love Suzanne McNeil's books! I'm waiting for the 5-minute block book to come to my LQS...Thanks for sharing the info!
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    So, the measurements for this block is basically a 10" square cut in half? I tried this last night and came up short on one end of the triangle. How do you fix?? HELP!! Thanks!!
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    The rectangle size is important to get the two to match up. I found that out when I cut a 10" square in half and sewed the block. The goose block was too long when pressed opened. The book has a size to cut the fabric for a small or large block so they sew up perfectly. This is left out of the youtube video.
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    Which book do you have? I want to get one, but don't know which one to get first. There is also the 5 minute block, right? how about that one?

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    There are three books, two for the 10 minute blocks and one for the 5 minute block. I bought all three at one time so I can't offer which one is the best to get first. These type of books go out of print fast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by icon17 View Post
    I know a Block thats Quicker than THAT! Its Called a SQAURE!!! LOL
    Too funny...this is a cool block as well!
    Linda

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