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Old 11-30-2011, 04:43 AM
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Red face Magic Quilt Blocks?

I am what you would call a novice quilter and recently watched a youtube video where a wonderful lady was making pinwheels just like magic! The one where she puts two blocks together and stiches all the way around them and then cuts criss cross and wala! she opens them up and makes the most beautiful pinwheels. I am sure this method has been around a long time but my qestion is this, is there more blocks that can be done that way and if so where the heck can I find the instructions? I saw a book called the 10 minute block and am hoping to order one soon because it looked like it had blocks like that in it. Any recomendations?
Thanks in advance, cold icy Fort Wayne Gwen! lol
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Old 11-30-2011, 07:20 AM
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I just posted this same address in answer to another thread. Use www.youtube.com/missouriquiltco
Jenny Doan is a wonderful and exciting teacher.
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Old 11-30-2011, 07:20 AM
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Is this it?
http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...ls-t57715.html
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Old 11-30-2011, 08:00 AM
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Originally Posted by thevintageseamstress View Post
Thanks in advance, cold icy Fort Wayne Gwen! lol
Yeah, wasn't yesterday a hoot. The Journal-Gazette said we set a Nov 29 record for rain, 2.37 inches. Glad I had allready planned on staying home in the sewing room all day today.
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:45 AM
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Check on U-tube, Missouri Star quilting. They have a lot of tutorials and there is a similar one by the 3 dudes quilting that uses strips. Really cute block!
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To the Vintageseamstress and other novice quilters...I've seen the videos and agree its a quick way to make pinwheels, there is another video she does for a quick table runner using the same principle...just one word of caution. When you make a block like this you end up with OUTSIDE bias edges. This makes the pieces of fabric fairly unstable, stretchable. Please when using this method starch heavily and handle pieces with extra care not to pull on them. You will end up with a mess. I do wish that this lady from the video would emphasize this fact. If you plan on doing this please do it first on a small project before diving in head first.
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Old 12-02-2011, 07:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Steady Stiching View Post
To the Vintageseamstress and other novice quilters...I've seen the videos and agree its a quick way to make pinwheels, there is another video she does for a quick table runner using the same principle...just one word of caution. When you make a block like this you end up with OUTSIDE bias edges. This makes the pieces of fabric fairly unstable, stretchable. Please when using this method starch heavily and handle pieces with extra care not to pull on them. You will end up with a mess. I do wish that this lady from the video would emphasize this fact. If you plan on doing this please do it first on a small project before diving in head first.
I am so glad you have mentioned this. You are absolutely right on this method. Thank you for posting it.
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Old 12-02-2011, 08:10 AM
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You know. . . I was thinking about those bias edges and I wonder if you couldn't cut your original squares on the diagonal, so that when you sew around the squares and cut them, the sides would be on the straight of grain. It would be more trouble initially and waste more fabric, but the end result would be stable blocks that would be easier to put together.
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There is a block called crossed arrows by Anita Grossman Solomon (from her book called Rotary Cutting Revolution). It is fantastic! Same basic concept as the pinwheel block...
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Sorry, it's actually called arrowhead, and can be downloade free fromm Quiltmaker.com.
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