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Old 03-12-2011, 08:17 PM
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I thought I had at least opened and briefly examined every box and container I inherited from my dear mother, but.....last night I opened a container that held this treasure - hundreds and hundreds of 6 inch squares. :shock: :shock: :shock:

The only thing I can think of is she acquired these thru swaps at her quilting guild. There are sooooo many different prints, and I recognize only a few as fabric she had.

This brings me to what I need from you dear friends. As a relatively new quilter I don't have any idea what to do with all these 6 inch squares. I know I can always make a simple scrappy quilt (or many) but are there patterns that start with many, many 6 inch squares?

Also bear in mind I have already spotted a problem with accuracy in some of these squares, so I may end up with many, many 5 inch squares.

Help me make a list of projects.........please!!!

Some of the hundreds of squares - maybe over a thousand!?!?!?!
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:19 PM
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You can use these for different types of blocks.
There are several patterns that you can use these "small pieces"...
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:21 PM
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Wow! What a nice surprise! You can also cut them into half square triangles and make a scrappy quit with alternating squares and HST-no pattern needed for that. You's get lots of suggestions here-
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:37 PM
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Great find and treasure!
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:39 PM
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I would make a 9 patch.
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:40 PM
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This is another neat idea to use them with.

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Old 03-12-2011, 08:45 PM
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You can cut them in 5 3/4" squares and make 4-at-a-time flying geese for an easy scrappy quilt. At least that's what I'm doing with mine, also gathered from swaps
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:48 PM
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Pinwheels. A 5 inch square makes a nice size pinwheel. Check the Moda Bakeshop for patterns using charms - they are 5". I am making a table runner by cutting the 5" blocks in half . I made a Disappearing Nine Patch with charms, too. D4P is another.
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Old 03-12-2011, 09:06 PM
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Originally Posted by SandyinZ4
This is another neat idea to use them with.

Wow thanks SandyinZ4 for this pattern :D :thumbup:
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Old 03-12-2011, 10:38 PM
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First determine what size you need to trim them all to be the same. It does NOT need to be as small as 5", I am sure! --probably 5 3/4" will be enough to square them all up.
You will want a "one-patch" pattern, where all the squares are cut to the same shape, whether half-square rectangles, HS triangles, or something else, because then you don't have different amounts of the squares going into seam allowances.
Have fun deciding! :D
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