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Old 03-13-2009, 01:35 PM
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Has anyone out there tried this 'square in a square' system? I have heard it is supposed to be fast, effecient, and make incredible points without paper piecing.

Is it all too good to be true?

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Old 03-13-2009, 01:46 PM
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my friend, peggy, thinks it's the greatest thing since chunky peanut butter on sliced banana bread.
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Old 03-13-2009, 01:55 PM
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I won the whole set of books and rulers at the last quilt show. Then I went on line and bought the video. I haven't tried it yet but I bought fabric to try it soon.

She also has regular books out that is about her family and thier travels. I was thinking about reading them too. It all sounds so interesting.

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Old 03-13-2009, 02:49 PM
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Ok, thanks ladies. You were fortunate Red. Her system appeals to me, but honestly, not all of her quilts do. I was wondering how difficult it would be to transfer the way she does her pieces to redoing them for patterns I have selected.

Am I making any sense? :?

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Old 03-13-2009, 04:38 PM
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I have her square in a square ruler & instruction booklet. The thing I don't like about it, is you are working with bias ALOT! I've only finished one project with it.... keep promising myself that I'll try it again, but....so many projects....so little time.
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Old 03-13-2009, 11:58 PM
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Mrs Mel,

Your telling me I figured out what it would have cost me ... Yikes!
In her books there is a 800 number that she say's anytime you want help to change any pattern out to her system, they are happy to help you do that. There is a formula that is in the books that can be used for the easy ones, but I would contact them when it got too hard (many steps) The video is hours long and very helpful. Each type square/block is covered seperately and you can click to go to each one. I recommend it highly if you are going to try this square in a square method. Well, to me a picture is worth a thousand words.
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Old 03-14-2009, 07:07 AM
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Hi,

I have both of her rulers. I haven't done any of her patterns but it sure works well for doing square in a square. I hate cutting triangles. While I hate to waste fabric I really need to use up some of my stash. I have made two bed size quilts using the square in a square method. One is currently on my bed and the other I will be finished quilting within a week or so. I have also used it successfully in making several Linus quilts.
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Old 03-14-2009, 09:37 AM
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I am really looking forward to trying mine. There are four rulers and 4 books in the set I recieved. I am just dedicated to finishing up some of my ufo's and wip first.
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I bought her book and ruler when I first started quilting. Made some sq in sq with it but havnt used it since. Now I will have to review the instructions to do it again.
It is very different from the traditional way.
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Have used her method for a while now. You do have some waste of fabric though; so plan for it when purchasing fabric. The waste is worth the perfect points!
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