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    10 minute block variation question

    I have seen videos of the 10 minute block and I have made blocks. I have also seen here on the board and on the internet where people use a larger inner block to make the diamond in the middle larger. I like that idea, but I can't find instructions on how to do it

    Does anyone here know where there is tutorial on using a larger block for the center of a 10 minute block?

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    The instructions I've seen start with 5 squares all the same size. Wouldn't you just use a larger square for the center? I would just experiment with some 'what was I thinking' fabric'. Start by using a center sqare 1" larger than the outside squares. If you use a long stitch length, you can easily remove your stitching & reuse the patches. Then just keep adding 1" to the center block until you achieve the look you are going for.
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    I was thinking that.. but the bigger block would hang off I agree I can experiment... but I like tutorials

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    Quote Originally Posted by meyert View Post
    I was thinking that.. but the bigger block would hang off I agree I can experiment... but I like tutorials
    Since it is based on 5 squares all the same size, one could just make them smaller or larger as one desires. For example one could use all five 3 inch squares or all five 7 inch squares.


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    Quote Originally Posted by meyert View Post
    I have seen videos of the 10 minute block and I have made blocks. I have also seen here on the board and on the internet where people use a larger inner block to make the diamond in the middle larger. I like that idea, but I can't find instructions on how to do it

    Does anyone here know where there is tutorial on using a larger block for the center of a 10 minute block?

    Thanks
    10 minute block? Is there a tutorial on it? I would love to make a block in 10 minutes!

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    I have made the 10 min block w/the center almost double the size of the other 4 blocks. I doubled it then subtracted a half inch. I have also just did it at 1 & a half times the size so as to git a bigger center but it still floated. I hope this makes since to ya.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Liz92B View Post
    Thanks! I will practice it. It looks like a neat idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dublb View Post
    I have made the 10 min block w/the center almost double the size of the other 4 blocks. I doubled it then subtracted a half inch. I have also just did it at 1 & a half times the size so as to git a bigger center but it still floated. I hope this makes since to ya.
    this sounds like what I have in mind, but how do you manage the extra? do you just center the excess on either side of the 2 blocks?Name:  2018-06-27 11_57_56-Book1 - Excel.png
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    I enjoy this quilter's videos. She is so down to earth and loves to teach beginners as well as more advanced. She also has a great sense of humor. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8HIb1tX9iE&t=619s

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    She doesn't show you how to make the large one. I would take four of the finished blocks, cut a neutral square the size of one of those blocks, and continue to make the large block just as you made the small blocks.
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    Visually, the center block might need to be twice the size of the other 4.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2TuDpcJcPY This video shows how Jean uses the smaller 10 minute blocks and makes a larger block. Interesting and makes a beautiful quilt.

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    Thanks for the question and reminder. Once I looked at the video, I realized I have that book!

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    This block pattern came out a very long time ago and was originally used to do the faux bowtie quilt so you wouldn't have to sew a 'Y" seam. The bowtie look was made by using 2 different colors. Three blocks were all of one fabric and 2 blocks were a contrasting fabric. When you sewed them together it would look like a bowtie.

    Although they are easy enough to put together, I was never very enthusiastic about the center block. However, in the video above, I liked the way that she sewed the center block down straight or curved it like the cathedral window block.

    I may just give
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    technique further consideration for a future quilt. It is very fast to do and the larger blocks would certainly use up a lot of fabric really fast and become a large quilt even faster than normal. I'm thinking it might be fun doing it in a sort of controlled scrappy-like quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pewa88 View Post
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2TuDpcJcPY This video shows how Jean uses the smaller 10 minute blocks and makes a larger block. Interesting and makes a beautiful quilt.
    I just watched Jean's video. What a great teacher; she is most impressive, as she can talk, think and sew all at the same time and doesn't skip a beat! She is so enthusiastic.

    I was even more impressed that she took that simple bowtie block and upscaled it to a fabulous block. I will definitely have do this pattern in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dublb View Post
    I have made the 10 min block w/the center almost double the size of the other 4 blocks. I doubled it then subtracted a half inch. I have also just did it at 1 & a half times the size so as to git a bigger center but it still floated. I hope this makes since to ya.
    Bevs' advice is correct. This is an image of the first step if you follow her directions.

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    Meyert : What did you use to save the clip from the video?
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    Thanks.. your input did help

    to get the shot from the video I have a program on my work computer that captures screen shots and then you can save as a jpeg file... sorry I forget what the program is called. I am at home now and I don't have that program (it is pretty handy)

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