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    I believe there is a 'quick' block made by piling the fabric (say four different) making random straight line cuts, then re-arrangeing them by shape in piles, stitching and re-cutting .... Does this sound familiar to anyone? Or is it total gobledegook! I would be most grateful for some help!
    Thanks in anticipation.

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    Sounds like One Block Wonder or Stack and Whack?

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    sounds like a bargello, if I spelled that right?

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    If your looking for easy look up Stack and Whack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PenelopeG
    I believe there is a 'quick' block made by piling the fabric (say four different) making random straight line cuts, then re-arrangeing them by shape in piles, stitching and re-cutting .... Does this sound familiar to anyone? Or is it total gobledegook! I would be most grateful for some help!
    Thanks in anticipation.
    Crazy shortcut quilts?????????????? :shock:

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    Could you be referring to the Stack and Whack method? I've not done it, but it sounds somewhat like what you are describing.

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    If the cuts are random, I don't think it would be bargello would it. I thought those cuts needed to be precise.

    It sounds like something I saw Ricky Timms do.....but for the life of me I don't know what he called it.

    He made the cuts and then mixed the fabrics up so he could sew four blocks together.

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    No , it isn't OBW. I know the one you are talking about , but can't find it right now.Just cut 6 squares of fabric 12", then stack them up evenly and cut through all layers 3 or 4 times , then pick a piece from the bottom and place it on top in it's spot. Sew the top blcok together , replacing a piece from each one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PenelopeG
    I believe there is a 'quick' block made by piling the fabric (say four different) making random straight line cuts, then re-arrangeing them by shape in piles, stitching and re-cutting .... Does this sound familiar to anyone? Or is it total gobledegook! I would be most grateful for some help!
    Thanks in anticipation.
    http://www.bighornquilts.com/inspiration/strip/sns.html

    Maybe this is what you are looking for. Google stack-n-slash and you more than likely will find more.

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    Stack and Slash is what I have heard it called.

    However many fabrics that are in your stack, are the amount of cuts(pieces) you want to end up with. You can cut each stack the same or differently.

    I have seen it done with random cuts, or cutting them to form a star shape.

    You rotate the pieces in each stack, so you end up with all different fabrics in each block :D:D:D

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    Also called Stack and Whack.

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    Could it be Stack the Deck by Karla Alexander?

    http://www.saginawstreetquilts.com/store.php?cat=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by humbird
    Quote Originally Posted by PenelopeG
    I believe there is a 'quick' block made by piling the fabric (say four different) making random straight line cuts, then re-arrangeing them by shape in piles, stitching and re-cutting .... Does this sound familiar to anyone? Or is it total gobledegook! I would be most grateful for some help!
    Thanks in anticipation.
    http://www.bighornquilts.com/inspiration/strip/sns.html

    Maybe this is what you are looking for. Google stack-n-slash and you more than likely will find more.
    I've done this one before! So, sew easy. Just remember, that if you cut a 9 inch block they are only going to be able to square up to a 7 1/2 because you are not allowing for any seam allowances. It looks like a mosaic . Use as many fabrics as you want, just turn them before you sew each together.

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    Did you mean tube piecing? Here's a link to the Missouri Quilt you tube tutorial.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOWSp0mTTqE

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    It's called stack and slash. You dont match the pattern like you do with a stack and whack. You just stack the fabrics and cut them and then rearrange the blocks and sew them together.

    There is a pattern called Fat Quarter Shuffle that uses this technique using fat quarters. It makes a quilt similar to Yellow Brick road. It's fast, easy and fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PenelopeG
    I believe there is a 'quick' block made by piling the fabric (say four different) making random straight line cuts, then re-arrangeing them by shape in piles, stitching and re-cutting .... Does this sound familiar to anyone? Or is it total gobledegook! I would be most grateful for some help!
    Thanks in anticipation.
    Stack and whack.... there's a method to it, and yes... it can be really easy (like a S&W 9 patch block) or really hard. Check out the tutorials on this site, and the ones on youtube. It's fun!

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    I have 2 patterns, bought maybe 7 or 8 years ago, called Kwik Scrappy Star and Kwik Crazy Patch by Two Kwik Quilters,122 Batchelors Trail. Jacksonville,NC28546. Very good instructions and fun to make. Start with 12 inch squares and finish with a 9 inch block. I think anyone who knows the technique could make their own designs (I'm not that clever!)

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    Thank you all so much - can't beat this board for all the help, thank you!

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    the one i did, was called "crazy 9 patch" or "stack the deck"
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    Stack the Deck by Karla Alexander. Here's her website http://www.saginawstreetquilts.com.

    I love using this technique to make crazy quilts with the QAYG method. So much fun.

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    Is that what they call a Puzzle quilt block?

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    Anita Grossman Solomon has several books out on this technique. She shows multiple types of results. One is a type of "crazy quilt".

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    tutorial for crazy 9 patch:
    http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransso...ice-quilt.html

    this is the way i did the one in the picture posted above..

    it was done "quilt as you go" method.

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    Colourwash and bargello are done like this and so are some of Ricky Tims' quilts.

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    Unless the word "random" means something different across the pond I don't think bargello or stack and whack fits the bill. However, stack and slash might work and I found the pattern years ago on-line for free.

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