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    Did you know about this technique??

    Wow! I could finally get perfectly matched rows!

    http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/2009/10/...-tiny-squares/

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    Wow!

    I should try that sometime. My husband wants a scrappy quilt made with 2" squares. Certainly would be worth a shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonomine View Post
    Wow! I could finally get perfectly matched rows!

    http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/2009/10/...-tiny-squares/
    That's awesome! Thanks!

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    This is my next project! I need some scraps though lol

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    I have bought the interfacing already marked in squares. I think I got it at Jo-Anns several years ago. This is really an easy, fun way to put a quilt top together.

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    Quiltsmart has had kits for this technique for quite a few years
    http://www.quiltsmart.com/

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    simple.. never thought of that, quick and easy what i like..
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    thanks for the link. Interesting idea. Real time saver and I already have a lot of 2inch squares.

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    Hancock fabrics has fusible stabilizer with the lines already drawn on it.

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    I have a friend who is using the technique. I don't care for all that extra bulk added with the interfacing. quilting through regular seams is sometimes a problem, double the total layers if you add in another layer.
    Try it with a 9 patch first and see what you think.

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    Have used and taught this method. Not good for quilts but rather for wallhangings. See happyhollowdesigns.com for cute ideas and instruction.

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    WOW!!! Can't wait to try it. Thanks for the link.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Pellon sells gridded fusible.....I made a table runner using it a number of years ago. Much easier than individually piecing all those squares!

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    Yes,you can get the fused material with the grid printed on it and it is dead easy. Good for fussy piecing.

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    Crazy me, I havemade montobag which uses this method but never thought to try it with quilts etc. Thanks for the tutorial. I love making small quilts. This will surly help.
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    Wish I had known about this before I started the mini quilt using a mini charm pack that someone gave me. Shucky-durn.

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    I have seen that before and it seems pretty cool.
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    So you think even the very thin interfacing would be too thick for a quilt?

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    I have seen a watercolor quilt done in this way on TV. Any mosaic type pattern would be good, I would think.

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    I've made a couple quilts using the already marked grid. I got mine, along with pattern, from "The Crooked Nickle"....not related to them in any way.......The quilts turn out great and not too much bulk. I thought it was an easy way to line things up.

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    Another thing to add to this procedure is to sew every other seam in the same direction. When done with one direction, turn the whole thing around and sew the remaining seams from the other direction. Then repeat going across the block, so half your seams are sewn from one way and half from the other. So if you have any distortion, this will help prevent it.

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    Quilt in a Day has a video showing this technique for any of you visual learners.

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    Bookmarking this. I might try a small project using a wash away machine embroidery stabilizer.....

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    Sure changes your attitude about doll quilts. Thanx for the link

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonomine View Post
    So you think even the very thin interfacing would be too thick for a quilt?
    Use REALLY thin interfacing and place it over a paper grid on the ironing board and pin the outside edges to keep it from moving - don't bother to mark the interfacing. Easy peasy, and not so thick. You can cut the seams open, or clip each intersection, depending on how you feel that day. -LOL!

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