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Old 06-04-2012, 03:17 PM
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I saw the pretty quilts posted by using the 10 minute block pattern and thought I would try one. I made a sample block and yes, it is very simple to do, but my question is this a lumpy quilt because of the several layers in the seam at the very center? I was wondering how it would quilt up. Any comments?
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Old 06-04-2012, 03:20 PM
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Not particularly just be sure to press the seams open.
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Old 06-04-2012, 03:21 PM
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Have not completed one yet to get to the quilting, but mine do not seem that thick at the center seams. I do usually have my quilts done by a LA er, and she usually doesn't complain.
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Old 06-04-2012, 03:45 PM
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I cut my centers out.
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Old 06-04-2012, 03:50 PM
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I don't quilt that close to the onpoint centers.....I sew down the edges of those center blocks and am done
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Old 06-04-2012, 04:27 PM
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I just finished quilting one - very basic with blocks and sashing. It's going to be on my youngest grandson's bed. It doesn't seem to have a lot of bulk. Just be careful when you pull the center out and press it into place.
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Old 06-05-2012, 03:51 AM
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I made a 10 minute quilt as a gift for last Christmas. I stitched the center "on-point" squares like they were Cathedral Window blocks - (turning the bias edge in towards the center and stitching it down). Then I meandered the rest of the quilt. So I didn't have any problem with the build up of fabrics in the center.
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I have not had a problem either and in fact I made a table runner using 10 minute blocks and FMQ'd the centers. No problems. And it is a FUN pattern!!!
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I sewed down the edges Catheral window style, quilted the same shape in the middle of the little blocks. In the center of the 'circle', i quilted an indiviual pattern in each block. I would think that if you tried to quilt through the center where all the layers are, it would be too bulky and if you quilt too close to them, it would make it stick up more.
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I cut out the bottom layer of fabric under the center block to help it lay flat. I also stitched down - by request from my longarmer - both edges of the turned-over fabric in the center block. She told me if both edges were not stitched down, the foot of the machine would catch that edge.
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