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    Help!! with 2" block pattern

    Hi all,

    Could someone please suggest a link or pattern(s) for 2" blocks? I have inherited a box full.. I am open for suggestions. Thank you in advance...
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    I have some that I have been doing 9 patch squares with. I plan to use them in a border in a quilt when I get enough put together to reach around a quilt. Or I could set then together with strips and cornerstones.

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    Thank you!!! Great idea and they are scraps, so a scrapping I will go....
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    A few years ago, I did a quilt with 2" squares. Sorted them by color. Had a simple shape/design on a grid - maybe like a counted cross stitch pattern. Got iron-on interfacing with a 2" grid and laid the fabric squares on the grid following the design/colors, pressed them down and then folded and stitched on each vertical line. Then clipped this fold on each intersection of the horizontal lines, folded and stitched the horizontal seams. I think directions for this technique are likely out there on the internet. Lots of fun and a 'complicated' pattern is made easy.

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    Some people just make random patch quilts with them. Or you could use them and make a four patch alternating with one larger patch, all sorts of things to do with them.
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    One thing I like to do with them is 3D bow ties, which need 2 of one color and 3 of another. Unfortunately, I am not finding those right now. I guess I'll have to make one. The pictured quilt is called (among other things) Underground Railroad. Lots of patterns use 4 or 9 patches, which do not have to be just 2 or 3 colors. A single, double or triple Irish chain can be done scrappily either with plain alternate blocks or as a setting for other blocks or prints. If you browse through traditional patterns, such as those on www.quilterscache.com, you will find lots of uses. I also use lots of them in HSTs, either with a single alternate color or doing a light/dark variation. Carpenter's wheel can be made with them also.
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    One way to use a bunch is in crumb chains, with a single background, such as white, black or navy. I am sure there is a name for this as well.
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    A member in our quilt guild made a full size quilt with 2 inch squares (scrappy) and it was beautiful. Good luck.
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    I just used up a box of 2 1/2" squares.... Started out making scrappy 4-patches (light to dark was my only "rule")....The 4-patches grew into blocks made up of a total of 16 4-patches. I decided to make a "stress-free" quilt, nothing fancy, quilt as you go, stitched in the ditch... To make a long story short, I now have a queen-size quilt, full of color!! It's been a lot of fun, just "playing" with those little squares!!

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    I'm using 2" squares to make a postage stamp quilt. I put 16 together randomly into a block. I have about 20 blocks made so far. Will decide later if I sew them all together or add sashing. I agree 4-patch or 9-patch makes good blocks -- good practice also on matching seams, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnsim View Post
    I'm using 2" squares to make a postage stamp quilt. I put 16 together randomly into a block. I have about 20 blocks made so far. Will decide later if I sew them all together or add sashing. I agree 4-patch or 9-patch makes good blocks -- good practice also on matching seams, lol.
    I am doing the same thing! I use mine for leaders/enders. I am also trying to cut up my scraps. When I get down to the last bit, the 2 X 2's get put in the postage stamp pile. I was going to give it away, but I'm noticing that I have scraps in there from my son's shorts from when he was a little boy. Don't think I"m gonna be able to part with the pop-sicles, taxi cabs and marbles in there! lolol
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    Bonnie Hunter has a pretty Irish Chain on her site www.quiltville.com. Scroll down rigt side panel to "leaders and enders". In www.quilterscache.com you'll also find block patters using 2" blocks. You could also take just about any, say a pattern made with 2,5" squares, the final result will only be that much smaller

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    "A few years ago, I did a quilt with 2" squares. Sorted them by color. Had a simple shape/design on a grid - maybe like a counted cross stitch pattern. Got iron-on interfacing with a 2" grid and laid the fabric squares on the grid following the design/colors, pressed them down and then folded and stitched on each vertical line. Then clipped this fold on each intersection of the horizontal lines, folded and stitched the horizontal seams. I think directions for this technique are likely out there on the internet. Lots of fun and a 'complicated' pattern is made easy. "

    Here's a video on how to do this technique. She uses 1.5" squares, but 2" would work the same way. Joann by me sells a 1" gridded fusible that would work for you.

    http://www.quiltinaday.com/theater/c...ntryfair7.html

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    Somewhere, I saw a picture of a quilt made of 16 patch squares and all were sashed with the same solid color. It really was beautiful! That's what I'd do with a box of 2" squares. Let us know what you decide.
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    do a search for water color quilts- they are made with 2 or 2 1/2" squares quite often ---and can be amazing!
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    How about a trip around the world quilt. If you have enough of different floors, that would be neat. Good luck & post pictures when finished.
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    I love all of the idea's I will be sure to take a pic. My get thru this project!!! lol Thank you, thank you all!
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