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Old 01-03-2019, 05:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Elise1 View Post
I have the same question.

I love the Hunter's Star die and wondered if the Storm At Sea die is as good.
I'm also wondering the same question! I have the Ohio star die and it did improve a LOT the appearance of my blocks. I would say they went from 75% perfect (with some ripping) to 95% perfect (without ripping).
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Old 01-03-2019, 05:53 AM
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Originally Posted by wesing View Post
Here's is another vote for Deb Tucker tools. They might be a bit pricy up front, but they make several sizes of blocks, so you should be able to use them for multiple projects. And the results can't be beat.

Having said that, I made one SAS quilt with the Wendy Mathson trimplates and was very happy with the results. I bought her tools before I knew about DT. I liked the process and the results, but her tool only makes one size of block. My SAS is here: https://www.quiltingboard.com/person...s-t209159.html

SAS is my favorite pattern and I'm looking forward to seeing pics of yours.
I saw your post (and beautiful story!) when I did some search on the forum for SAS post. I'm not a purple lover but your quilt is truly gorgeous. I bet you little girl still love it.

I will most certainly buy Deb Tucker rulers because I agree they look useful for all kind of projects.
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Old 01-03-2019, 05:55 AM
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Originally Posted by quiltingshorttimer View Post
take it from someone that used the Tri-recs rulers and rotary cutting to make one for my daughter--paper piece it!
Thank you so much for your comment
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Old 01-03-2019, 05:58 AM
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Originally Posted by IrishNY View Post
I paper pieced my SAS and am glad I did so. I wanted it all points and seams to be perfect and they were! I use blank newsprint paper which rips off easily. If I made another, I would PP again.
I'm not a very good piecer, so that's my main concern. I think this model NEED to have a perfect alignment to create the wonderful illusion of curves.
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Old 01-03-2019, 07:53 AM
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http://www.quilterscache.com/S/StormAtSeaBlock.html
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Old 01-03-2019, 09:05 AM
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I did SAS using a freezer paper-piecing method where you don't sew on the paper but closely along the folded edges. It worked wonderfully and you can use the same pattern several times before needing to replace. No need to pick out paper! This site gives wonderful instructions: http://www.twiddletails.com/images/FPFtute/FPFTute.pdf
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Old 01-03-2019, 12:52 PM
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Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness says she uses fusible applique paper for paper piecing and it stays in - doesn't have to be removed. she sells it in her shop. I didn't think it'd be okay to link it.
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Old 01-04-2019, 06:17 AM
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Originally Posted by profannie View Post
After thinking for a while about the quilt model I should make for my daughter room, I have finally settled for a Storm at sea. I've always found this model absolutely gorgeous, but when I saw the rainbow Tula Pink version of it here, I knew it was the one my daughter should have:

I'm also due for a little technical challenge, so I feel excited to set this kind of goal for myself in 2019. However, I would like to complete the quilt within a reasonable amount of time, so I'm looking for any advice to help me in the process.

1) Pro and cons of paper piecing for this model? (I've done one twin size paper piecing quilt and loved the precision of the result, but found the ripping of the paper extremely tedious)
2) Is there any special technique, ruler or tool to help with the cutting and assembly process (I have an Accuquilt studio cutter)? In the free pattern provided on Tula Pink blog, there are instructions to cut the pieces with fraction (like 2 3/8 inches) I'm definitely the kind of girl who will get better results if she construct an oversize block and then re-cut it
3) Anyone ever done this model with scraps? How did you manage the organization of the colors?

Thank you so much in advance for sharing your expertise!
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Old 01-05-2019, 04:27 PM
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I think Marti Mitchell also makes a Storm At Sea ruler set.
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Old 02-28-2019, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by indycat32 View Post
I paper pieced mine. I have Deb's rulers but didn't want to deal with the bias edges of the diamond without the stabilization of paper.
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Hi, I love your quilt! I have been looking for a paper pieced pattern for this design, do you remember which pattern you used? I'm worried about the triangles, so I'm hoping that a paper pieced would be better for someone not used to working with them. Your quilt is so beautiful! Do you have any advice or tips? Do you know where I can find the pattern for paper piecing it? Thanks so much.
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