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Thread: Any 7" Blocks??Ever Do Any???

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    Anybody ever here of a 7" block isn't that kinda SMALL????

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    I've done 6" blocks - make 4 for 12x12 block. Personally I like 12" blocks. Try: www.quilterscache.com She has hundres of blocks - all differnet sizes.


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    I have made 4" blocks and was looking at patterns for miniature blocks, some were pieced 2" blocks :lol:

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    No, i don't think a 7" block is small...

    http://www.quilterscache.com/BlocksbySizeB.html

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    I think a block that size is attractive - especially on a sampler and with sashing in between. I personally like a block that finishes 6" so that all it's components are super easy to calculate - like this Charming Instant Block quilt.

    All blocks are 6" finished, with 1" sashing in between, separated by rows of 5" charm squares. This quilt is from a class I taught at my guild meeting to make multiple blocks at the same time using Eleanor Burns and Billie Lauder's quick methods. A few strips, a few squares, a few stitches, and voila! Instant blocks, Instant success. We had 12 sewers, plus 12 people pinning and pressing. We sewed for 1-1/2 hours, and made 174 6-1/2" blocks to use for charity quilts. Patterns available :D

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    I don't think 7" is small, but I do think it's an odd size mathmatically, no pun intended. I would find it harder to calculate piecing and dimensions, etc. Prime numbers are not easy to work with. I usually make 4" or 6" blocks for functional quilts and have gone as small as 2" for a 36x48 wall quilt. The overall design is what determines the block size for me.

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    I've done lots of 2" blocks, but prefer 6" also for calculations.


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    I want the pattern for the charming squares quilt on the photo.
    Where do I purchase it?
    Can I make it and sell the quilt?

    Mary Jane

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    Doowopddbop- you quilt is great... where do we buy the pattern?

    Judith

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    Hi, thanks for your notes!

    The pattern for the Charming Instant Blocks is my own. Pattern includes instructions for seven different Instant Block methods (use whichever blocks you like for the quilt top) plus instructions to make a 54 x 72" lap quilt, or 42 x 51-1/2" wall hanging. Send me a pm if you would like to order a pattern- I sell them for $5 which includes postage.

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    I've got one going on where the finished size it 8 1/2" it's it's a bit annoying because it looks bigger, but demands more blocks, I think I'd prefer smaller or bigger than the 8 1/2" maybe as mentioned before 6 would be a good size, because your brain expects to make more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artquilternewwaytoquiltin
    Anybody ever here of a 7" block isn't that kinda SMALL????
    The only thing about a 7 inch (finished size) block is that the calculations for the smaller components would be more of a hassle than some other sizes.



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    I am working on a quilt with 7" blocks. They are not that small.

    Sybil

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    I did a doll quilt that kwhite has that is all 4 inch blocks. It's a Baltimore Album. Wasn't really all that hard.
    There is a book, Better Homes & Gardens, 501 Quilt Blocks that has a TON of 4inch blocks in it. You CAN make them bigger if you want

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    I am doing a paper piecing block that is 7". I wasn't suppose to be but I didn't check the scale assuming it was the right size, well you know what happens when you assume. But I am sticking with it, and all my blocks are 7" so no big. Actually they are quite nice, not that hard to make, and since it is a practice paper piecing pattern from Carol Doak, and I love the pattern I am going to try and make a full size quilt out of those blocks. As small as they are, by the time I get done, well lets just say I won't need to practice anymore lol.

    Rita

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    I've done alot of appliques with 5" blocks.
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    I do miniatures as some may already know. Check out my free teaching site to see some ideas for small blocks


    http://www.bitsnpiecesworkshop.com

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