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    years ago, a friend made a crazy quilt starting with 12 stacked 16" squares. She cut them randomly, shuffled them and cut them again and so on until she had small pieces. She then sew them and came up with 16" crazy quilt blocks. There was a formula to the number of squares and the way she shuffle them. Anyone knows the name of the pattern? of the method? Thanks

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    stack & whack

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    It sounds like the patterns in Crazy Shortcut Quilts book by Marguerita McManus & Sarah Raffuse.
    Here is a link to it:

    http://www.amazon.com/Crazy-Shortcut...1357707&sr=8-2

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    does not sound like stack and whack to me

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    it's not a stack 'n' whack - those are kaleidoscope blocks with the fabric cut precisely on the repeat.

    I think you're talking about the Stack the Deck quilts. For reference purposes only, here's a link to the Martingale Website for one of the books: http://www.martingale-pub.com/store/...roducts_id=947

    General directions: When making the stack of squares, you need one piece of fabric for each block you plan to make. You can repeat fabrics - that's up to you. Carefully pile the squares up, all face-up. Make a cut so that there are now two piles. For one of those piles, take the top piece of fabric, and put it on the bottom. Now make a 2nd cut only through ONE of the piles. Put the top piece on the bottom and make another cut, until you have the same # of piles as you do fabrics. To sew together, reverse the order that you made the cuts.

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    I think this is it! I checked the link. my friend made it with black and white fabric and just a hint of red, it was fast and quite beautiful! thanks for all the replies I got lots of ideas from them!

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    That's what I was thinking. We call this Slice & Dice (not anything related to the D9P quilt) and without the sashing.

    I do a version called Slice and Mince - but I started with 8.5" squares and end up with 6/6.5" blocks (depends on the cutting).

    I made the big one around 10 years ago (my 2nd quilt). I call it my 9/11 quilt (long story). The other two were just samples to see how the fabric worked up using that technique.

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    Those are beautiful! I especially like the safari one.

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    Beautiful, I like the second one the best.

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    It is called Stack and Whack...not all formulations of the stack and whack are the same...I made one after watching an episode of Alex Anderson before she and Ricky Tims joined forces..she had the little older woman Mary Ellen( cant remember her last name)on, teaching this method. I had 9 different fabrics in 9 inch squares...one of each color stacked and made 5 or 6 cuts in each stack...I moved one piece of fabric from top to bottom of one cut...then took the second piece to the bottom...then next the third and so forth to each stack of blocks until I had them all cut and moved into the correct order. I then placed each stack into a baggie until they were sewn...after trimming I had enough blocks to make a HUGE quilt and no two blocks were alike...

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    The design you are wanting is known by many different names.

    You don't even need a pattern. You can draw your own. In which case it helps to know where you are cutting by measuring on the outside edge - like registration marks in sewing/embroidery.

    ex:
    1st cut: 2" up from Right lower corner to 4" down from Left upper corner.
    2nd cut: 4" down from Right upper corner to mid Left side.
    etc.


    However, if you start with a 16" square your finished result will be much smaller due to the seam allowances. Unless you add borders or sashing, which definitely give it a different look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim
    It is called Stack and Whack...not all formulations of the stack and whack are the same...I made one after watching an episode of Alex Anderson before she and Ricky Tims joined forces..she had the little older woman Mary Ellen( cant remember her last name)on, teaching this method. I had 9 different fabrics in 9 inch squares...one of each color stacked and made 5 or 6 cuts in each stack...I moved one piece of fabric from top to bottom of one cut...then took the second piece to the bottom...then next the third and so forth to each stack of blocks until I had them all cut and moved into the correct order. I then placed each stack into a baggie until they were sewn...after trimming I had enough blocks to make a HUGE quilt and no two blocks were alike...
    Yes - that is exactly how I learned. It was called a Stack n Whack then. My couch quilt is brown red and cream done this way - fast and easy and makes you look like you know what you are doing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pamelainsa
    The picture was sort of what I was thinking of but without the black between the pieces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    stack & whack
    These are what I know Stack 'n Whack to look like.
    Oops, wouldn't post link. I googled S'nW and got images by Bethany Reynolds. She published a couple of books on them. Yes, she was on SQ with Alex Anderson at least once. All of the shapes are 60 degree triangles, and not random cut ups. ;-)

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    Another name for it is Kwik Krazy Kwilt. I have the pattern but can't put my hands on it now to give you the designer. You can probably Google it.

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    Mary Ellen HOPKINS. My hero! Let her name not be forgotten.

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    Last year I made a 9-piece shuffle. I can see that it could be done with 12. For the 9-piece, you stack 9 different squares of fabric and cut them 2 times vertically and 2 time hort. creating 9 stacks of fabric. To shuffle, starting at the lower right, take the top piece and place it on the bottom of the stack. From the next stack take the top 2 pieces and place on bottom. Then from the 3rd stack take the top 3 and place on the bottom. Move back to the first stack of the second row and continue until you get to the last stack on the top row and leave it in place. You should have 9 different layers. Next sew each layer together and you will have nine different blocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colwoods
    Another name for it is Kwik Krazy Kwilt. I have the pattern but can't put my hands on it now to give you the designer. You can probably Google it.

    We made this pattern for our guild monthly project earlier this year. Each time we cut, we moved the top piece to the bottom and our cuts were more angular. If I remember correctly, I cut mine three times for larger pieces in the block. I haven't finished mine as yet as I plan to embroider over the seams like a real crazy quilt. It was a quick project and fun.

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    Your quilts are all pretty but I love the blue batiks!

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    I make a lot of these stack and whack quilts for Charity, after I sew the block together, I quilt it then put it together with the quilt as you go method. Fast and easy. Perfect for beginners. Need help pm me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosiewell
    years ago, a friend made a crazy quilt starting with 12 stacked 16" squares. She cut them randomly, shuffled them and cut them again and so on until she had small pieces. She then sew them and came up with 16" crazy quilt blocks. There was a formula to the number of squares and the way she shuffle them. Anyone knows the name of the pattern? of the method? Thanks
    I think this is the one you want! I love it.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-53226-1.htm

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    I did some searching on the web for a better price for the "Shortcut Quilt" book. This is what I found.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCgeA1qymQQ

    On this web site the writer of the book, gives a demonstrration of how to make a crazy quilt from 18 inch fat quarters.

    Very interesting. I'm going to try one.

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    I have a book called Stack The Deck Crazy Quilts. I think this is what you might be looking for. I made 11 of them for Christmas presents a few years ago. It has patterns in it but also has instructions on making your own pattern templates. Really quick and easy way to make a cute "crazy quilt. You cut the fabric squares, stack them up, lay the pattern on top, cut, shuffle, make the next cut and so on. I really liked it.

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