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Thread: Advice required for thin quarters please

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    Senior Member MAXIES2's Avatar
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    Smile Advice required for thin quarters please

    Hello, I have just received my order of 20 quarter yard cuts , civil war scrap collection, from the Quilted Hen, and the material is lovely. I am wondering what pattern to use though. I am leaning to scrappy dissapearing nine patch but would enjoy any suggetions. I am wondering if I do do the d9p should I use the same colour for the middle patch that is cut through , I would have to use additional fabric, or not, if so would a sharp contrast say black be too much.
    Thank you in advance for your help
    Katherine.
    PS Happy New Year to you all from England

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    I didn't realize that 1/4 yard cuts were called "thin quarters". . . No help with the pattern but Happy New Year to you from Indiana!
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    I made a pineapple from nothing but "skinny" quarters - civil war reproduction prints - and it turned out gorgeous.

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    I too never heard of skinny or thin, just thought it was quarter of a yard

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    You are absolutely correct, it did turn out GORGEOUS!!!
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    WOW Peckish your quilt is a knockout!! Never heard of "skinny" quarters as well.

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    That is a lovely quilt Peckish I dont know that I am up to that standard. I think I must have made up the name 'thin quarters' if no one else has heard them called this.

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    That civil war pineapple is really great, I have some civil war fabric and may consider this as I really like it. Grace
    Create something beautiful from scraps.

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    WOW - Peckish - what a gorgeous quilt -& yes, I have heard of 1/2" yard being called a thin quarter

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    Hello England and Happy New Year to you too. My daughter's birthday is New Year's Day so the whole world celebrates-I always told her.

    What is a thin quarter? Do you mean fat quarter or is thing another new way to cut fabric? I have always enjoyed Civil War blocks set into other period colors like bold pink and deep blues and even a muslin color that allows the quilting pattern to show.
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    I have been planning some quilts with civil war repos too. I am going to use a pattern by Kim Deihl. I have seen some really nice ones done with just a regular nine patch, and I remember one done with the churn dash block
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    I think a "thin" quarter is the perfect description for a quarter yard cut - I'm going to try to remember that! LOL
    Peckish - that quilt is just fabulous, love, love, love it!

    Joann

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    Pecking, love your quilt.

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    Sorry, I wrote "Peckish" but the computer decided "pecking"!

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    MAXIES2 - I think it would be fine to use different colors for the centers of the d9p. I don't think of black when I think of civil war prints - brown might be a better choice if you want a unifying color. Of course if there is black in your collection then by all means try it.

    Peckish - LOVELY quilt! How wide are the logs? Did you paper piece?

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    As long as your pattern doesn't call for any squares bigger than 9 inches you can use regular quarter yards.

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    Thank you all very much for the compliments. The pattern I used is from Laundry Basket Quilts, and it's called "Hawaiian Delight". I think it's still available on their website. Electric Quilt also has several pineapple blocks in their programs.
    The logs are 1" wide finished. I started with an assortment of quarter yards and cut them into 1.5" x 9" strips. This made it really easy - there was not a lot of yardage to wrestle with. The blocks are paper-pieced. Some of the fabrics I used were really, REALLY ugly, but it's true what they say - if your fabric is too ugly to use in a quilt, you haven't cut it small enough yet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAXIES2 View Post
    That is a lovely quilt Peckish I dont know that I am up to that standard.
    There's a foundation paper for piecing 1" strips into pineapple blocks - each sheet makes a 12" finished block. You do all your placement and sewing on the printed side of the paper, so no holding the paper up to the light to make sure you have a space covered. You pre-cut all your 1" strips to fit onto all the spaces on the foundation. There are guidelines for where to place each strip and all you do is sew a quarter-inch from the raw edges every time you put down a new strip. It was amazingly easy and fun and so precise!

    Here's one place that carries them so you can see them. Your local quilt shop probably carries them.

    http://www.twobeesfabric.com/shop/Pa...-sku-FS300.htm

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    Peckish, I just love your quilt! What a great job!
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    [QUOTE=Peckish;4827621]I made a pineapple from nothing but "skinny" quarters - civil war reproduction prints - and it turned out gorgeous.

    Oh my, what a wonderful quilt!

    Daffy

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    love your quilt...
    Quote Originally Posted by Peckish View Post
    I made a pineapple from nothing but "skinny" quarters - civil war reproduction prints - and it turned out gorgeous.

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    WOW - Peckish , that is a spectacular quilt! I am working on a pineapple right now... your just gave me that extra puch to keep going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori S View Post
    WOW - Peckish , that is a spectacular quilt! I am working on a pineapple right now... your just gave me that extra puch to keep going.
    I know exactly how you feel, Lori! It took me almost a year to plod through that quilt, lol! Keep going and your reward will be great!

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    Oh what a beautiful quilt. You should be very proud. Thank you for letting us see it.

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    This must be English terminology as it's commonly used here in the U.K. A thin quarter is a cut 25cm by the width of the fabric rather than a fat quarter.
    Doris in Hampshire in the South of England.

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