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    Looking for pattern

    Awhile back, I saw a pattern where you finished your top of all blocks and
    then you cut the top in sections and sew back together to make it look like
    it is done "on point".
    Does anyone know where I can find this?
    Thanks in advance.
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    Here is a free pattern. http://www.stitchedbuy.com/Home/free...-quilt-pattern

    I have the book and it's the method you sew squares and then cut to make them on point.
    Got fabric?

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    wow, what a clever technique!
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    Here's another link if you're starting with a rectangle:

    http://piecefullife-elizabeth.blogsp...l#.UMOJ5Kyjs7s

    I've used this before and even demonstrated it at a guild meeting. It's fun and easy!

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    those are interesting

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    Here is a free pattern. http://www.stitchedbuy.com/Home/free...-quilt-pattern

    I have the book and it's the method you sew squares and then cut to make them on point.
    Doggone it BELLABOO, I just spent a week orginazing all of my free pattern downloads and here you've tempted me with a new one. That said, where did you get the book? Looks like I may have found a easy way to do quilts on point!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandy l View Post
    Doggone it BELLABOO, I just spent a week orginazing all of my free pattern downloads and here you've tempted me with a new one. That said, where did you get the book? Looks like I may have found a easy way to do quilts on point!
    ITA it's a neat trick and very intriguing. I first learned this technique twenty years ago (yes, that long!) in a QIAD class doing a Double Rose Trellis quilt.

    When it came time to cutting, I couldn't and wouldn't do it, as I was too fearsome that one slice and all my work was ruined!!!! So, I let the class teacher do the task, as I stood in fear of what might happen. Even today, I still assemble the rows in the on-point row fashion, rather than dealing with that risk of ruin!!

    Honestly, other than it being another technique ... I don't think it is really any better than going at it the other way.
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    This is soo weird; someone at Saturday's sampler class yesterday mentioned this. Thanks everyone for the links.
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    I tried this on a placemat (started with something small -- good thinking on my part). Something went wrong, which isn't unusual when I jump in with both feet. The pattern I used showed where to put a consistent solid (like black) so you would have black in the corners and on the edges. Somehow, they were all cut small and it didn't turn out right.

    We still use it, and it's a fascinating technique, but my two cents? Try it out on something small before trying it on a quilt!
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    Hi, I'm new on this board and found it because my "Square-agonals" technique and free pattern were mentioned. It was great to see all the comments. I do agree about starting with a small project if you are afraid to cut into your quilt top. But once you try it you can see how easy it is. I have quilters making the larger quilt projects all the time without fear. It is also helpful for the larger projects if you utilize my guide tapes.

    Thanks again for all of you who commented and feel free to contact me if you have any questions about Square-agonals. I am so glad I found this Quilting Board! You look like a grand group of quilters!
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    Here is another pattern http://quiltwoman.com/dance-partners-quilt-pattern.aspx. It is not free but it is pretty quick and easy. You make 3 different blocks 9" blocks and then sew them together. And then CUT top apart in 3 places and sew them back to gether making on-point blocks. It was pretty scary cutting top after all that work sewing. but it is cute!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stitchedbuy View Post
    Hi, I'm new on this board and found it because my "Square-agonals" technique and free pattern were mentioned. It was great to see all the comments. I do agree about starting with a small project if you are afraid to cut into your quilt top. But once you try it you can see how easy it is. I have quilters making the larger quilt projects all the time without fear. It is also helpful for the larger projects if you utilize my guide tapes.

    Thanks again for all of you who commented and feel free to contact me if you have any questions about Square-agonals. I am so glad I found this Quilting Board! You look like a grand group of quilters!
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    Thank you for sharing your technique. I've bookmarked your site because I have fabric I bought several years ago to make a QB quilt on point. Once again, thank you for sharing.

    PS You have found the best bunch of quilters on this board.
    Last edited by katesnanna; 12-10-2012 at 04:34 AM.

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    Contradance is the name of the pattern that I made in this technique.

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    that pattern doesn't look like it accounts for a quarter inch seam, therefore you would not have points.Or maybe I am not understanding the graphics?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabricbeforefood View Post
    that pattern doesn't look like it accounts for a quarter inch seam, therefore you would not have points.Or maybe I am not understanding the graphics?
    I thought the same thing but I think where you cut becomes the outer edge of the quilt & where you join is the former outside edges so no seam allowances have been taken yet.

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    Thank you nannyrick for starting this thread. Thank you Ballaboo for the pattern, I have never heard of it before and can't wait to try it. Thank you stitchedbuy for coming up with such a quick way to set on point. Welcome to the board, so happy you are here.

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    Here's a link to Robin Gallagher's Magican Slice & Dice. She has some super cute and easy quilts.
    http://robinquiltsetc.com/magicslice.html
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    I won the book: Square-agonals by Sandi Blackwell on a blog giveaway.
    Last edited by BellaBoo; 12-10-2012 at 11:24 AM.
    Got fabric?

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    I've enjoyed this thread, seeing the techniques. What really amazes me is that someone had the visual acumen to see that this would work. WOW!
    jean

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    This technique really looks great! I must try it! What I will do is print out the pattern using EQ7 and slice that, and put it together on point, before I slice my quilt top (of course, EQ7 will not show the outer 1/4" seam allowance, so that has to be taken into account); or you can draw or you can draw it on graph paper before actually cutting your quilt top. I can't wait!

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    to me it looks like when you make the cuts and then move the sections around and re-sew them together -you loose points of the squares.since they were sewn in once, you loose the seam allowances. i'd have to see one done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    to me it looks like when you make the cuts and then move the sections around and re-sew them together -you loose points of the squares.since they were sewn in once, you loose the seam allowances. i'd have to see one done.
    That's what I'm thinking. Somewhere in your sewing the cut pieces back together, you have to take seam allowances into consideration.

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    I just tried it out on a paper pattern. You are always joining outside edges of the quilt top which have the extra 1/4". It's a very interesting technique.

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    I would never use this technique on a quilt. It looks like you would wind up with all bias edges.
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    Just to help clarify some things about the Square-agonals technique: yes you do lose the points, however that is what I call the "Square-agonals Soignature" and it is part of the design process. I point it out because visually most people don't even see it because of the finished design and fabric. And since it is consistent around the outside edges only, it becomes part of the design and not a flaw. As for the bias edges, if you follow the way my technique is done they shouldn't be a concern. You starch the blocks that are cut and have the option of using my guide tape to further stabilize the bias. I make full size quilts this way all the time and never have an issue with the bias.

    No technique is for everyone, but I have seen too many students over the years who were afraid to attempt an
    on-point quilt because of the setting triangles and math, now they do it without without that fear and in a simpler way.

    Thanks again for a great quilting board!
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