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Has anyone made a quilt of just ten inch square pieces?

Old 02-19-2018, 09:01 AM
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Default Has anyone made a quilt of just ten inch square pieces?

I am playing with the idea of making a twin sized top with just ten inch square pieces. Has anyone done one like this? I think I saw such a quilt at a Cracker Barrel restaurant and really liked it. I have some sports fabric that has big designs, and I am going to make a quilt for a boy at a Boys' Ranch. I am just having trouble visualizing if the ten inch squares would look good or yucky.

So, if you had made such a thing, did it end up looking okay? I know it would depend on the fabric and all....

Off to google a bit and see if I find any such thing.

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Old 02-19-2018, 09:13 AM
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Missouri Star Quilt Company has a pattern Friendship Star. Very simple.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrUOLYUmWb4
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Old 02-19-2018, 09:16 AM
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I have. I used 42 blocks so it was 60x70 before borders. I used 7 different fabrics and two borders.

To make one slightly bigger my dh made one that had 2 inch sashing between all the blocks.
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My thought is to lay it out first and see if you like it. Could be nice - - -
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Old 02-19-2018, 10:33 AM
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I did one that as large rectangles all the same size. Mostly from cut up fat quarters. I'd have to measure to get size. But it was mostly to practice on a new sitdown quilting machine. It's a fun quilt that I use a lot and is usually the one I take on airplane trips.

I think 10 inch squares could be great (also think of offseting them so you don't have to match seams)..... Then think about a fun quilting pattern to overlay them. And make sure you quilt close enough together.....
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Old 02-19-2018, 11:27 AM
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There's no reason you can't. I think I'd offset them or sash them, or both. I like the sounds of doing both.
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Old 02-19-2018, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by jclinganrey View Post
My thought is to lay it out first and see if you like it. Could be nice - - -
Yes, I think that is what I will do. If I don't end up liking it, I will switch to a Double Slice Layer Cake....but I hope I like the ten inch blocks.

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Missouri Star Quilt Company has a pattern Friendship Star. Very simple.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrUOLYUmWb4
Thank you for sharing. What a beautiful quilt!
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I made this quilt for my husband several years ago, it's his favorite.

It has 8" squares and a 6" border all the way around.

https://www.quiltingboard.com/member...952-389898.JPG
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I think the 10" squares would be great, and sew up in a jiffy. I'd be sure to separate busy prints with TOTs or blenders. Might consider a "coin collection" style as an alternative (make the 10" squares into 5x10" rectangles) and separate the columns with a solid or TOT. Takes a lot less piecing time.
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