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Thread: I could really use help

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    Quote Originally Posted by bertiequilts View Post
    The very simplest way would be to paper-piece the block. It could be done in 2 pieces which would be sewn together. Then trim them and then sew them together. It would also be easy to print them out in different sizes. I would be happy to design them on EQ and then send the papers to you.
    What a thoughtful jester. Are you able to do foundation piecing with EQ? I just took a class with foundation piecing and found it much easier to do versus paper piecing. Another thing is those half square triangle paper thingys. I haven't used them, but some people swear by them.

    Sewhappygal, have you done foundation or paper piecing? With those two methods, your points are spot on and it helps control the bias edge. The first quilt I made, and at the time did not know what a bias edge was and why to keep bias edges in the inside seam. You have come to the right place for help and I'm sure half the battle is our fear of the quilt police opinion. In my humble opinion, "mistakes" give the quilt character and when they are made out of love, well that is all that matters. Can't wait to see your progress and quilt!
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    I don't have EQ software. I haven't had much practice with foundation or paper piecing but I am open to doing it. Someone here offered to help with that but I haven't hear from her yet.
    Be a girl with a mind, a women with attitude and a lady with class.

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    I've gotten myself in the same situation. Hang in there and keep trying. Jan's info was helpful.

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    Happy to hear the simple X worked - at 14x14 only 6 blocks will cover as much space as 7 of the 12x12. Also, if you would like to eliminate the center square (I think I checked out the same tutorial) just add the finished center sq size to two of the cross arms and cut as one long strip. Then only cut two short cross arms and sew the quartered square triangles to them. Make sense?

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    Great idea. I should have seen that. That's what I'm going to do. I'm glad I haven't started cutting yet.
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    Well I just tried a sample and I may leave that little square in the center. Having it there will help keep everything lined up and accurate for me.
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    Sound good to me - do whatever works for you. Can't wait to see a few blocks assembled.

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