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Thread: Do you usually make a test block before making your quilts?

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    Super Member GailG's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    Do you usually make a test block before making your quilts?

    I thought it would be a good idea that way you will see if you like the block before cutting up all of your fabric.

    Your thoughts please! Thanking you in advance.

    Craftybear
    I consider my first block my 'test block.' If it's not right then I have all this fabric cut out, so......... I've go to make it work -- somehow.

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    Normally I don't. The one time I did, however, it was a good thing. The measurements they gave for one of the pieces was wrong. It truely would have been a bummer if I had cut all my pieces and then had to recut them.

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    I like the idea of test blocks of red white and blue.Could do that and donate it as a raffle for our local VFW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prairiequeen
    I like the idea of test blocks of red white and blue.Could do that and donate it as a raffle for our local VFW.
    Or Quilts of Valor. Love the RWB theme for test blocks.

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    I do when I really, really love the fabric and want to make sure I am going to like the block before I cut up all the fabric.

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    I jump in with all fours!

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    It has never even occurred to me to do that, but it's such a great idea!! Then you will have all those test blocks to use in other projects. I'm sold on the idea.

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    Nope, I just jump right in. In my gray cells I can see the end product. Now my mother-in-law when she used to make cookies, she would make a test cookie. If it's a recipe you have been doing for years and years what is the point? But that was her.

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    I've only done some colored pencil on graph paper "test blocks" to get an idea of what a whole quilt (or at least 4 blocks together) would look like. It helped me eliminate a few variations that looked good in my imagination, but terrible when I drew them out. I was so glad I hadn't wasted any fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie
    I don't PLAN for the first block to be test block, but ofter it is!


    lol!! that's me for sure!

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    Cherylynne, That is a great idea!!!! Also I have found out the hard way I need to make a test block first!!!

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