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Anyone interested in a no waste, easy granny square quilt tutorial?

Old 05-22-2017, 08:10 AM
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I recently cut all of my scraps into usable sizes and ended up with a decent sized stack of 2" squares. I decided they would look good in a granny square quilt, so I started looking up how to make one. The traditional method of making the blocks then cutting off the 16 outer triangles to make the block square didn't appeal to me because of all the waste. So I looked up a "no waste" method which had you create setting triangles for each block (16...UGGH). So, I started laying the squares out on the design board and started thinking about long diagonal strips and knew I would sew the wrong ones together at some point. Then I noticed that it's just a bunch of 9 patches on point. I'm including a couple of pictures to show that, but is anyone interested in a tutorial? I have never written one, but am ready for the challenge. It's a great block to use up scraps...granny-squares1.jpggranny-square2.jpg
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Thank you for sharing that observation! I was also wondering how to eliminate all those "setting triangles" from that block.
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Old 05-22-2017, 08:19 AM
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what is a granny square?
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Old 05-22-2017, 08:22 AM
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nice of you to offer a tut. great observation on breaking the block down
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Old 05-22-2017, 08:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Jane Quilter View Post
what is a granny square?
it is a crochet pattern originally, a good way to use leftover yarns. Lori Holt also has a way of making this with 2 1/2" sqs. and strips, then squared up on point...., better than fighting setting triangles!
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I saw her method, but when I did the math saw that for 80 blocks, I would be wasting 1280 square inches of fabric in the squaring up process...that's almost a full yard! Plus, you end up with bias on all 4 sides..
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The more tutes, the merrier! Yes, please post one!!!
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I would be interested in your tutorial.
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Great! I just need a couple of days to get it together. I'd like feedback when it's done so I can improve.
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Old 05-23-2017, 10:38 AM
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I am interested too. Nice way to use up my pile of scraps.
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