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Old 02-17-2016, 04:26 PM
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Magic Stack n Whack by Bethany S Reynolds

has anyone made this quilt and how hard is it to make? I just bought the book but it really looks hard to me but maybe after I read it a few time, I will get it. I do better watching someone do something then I under stand it better..

just would like to hear if anyone made this quilt and how hard it was to make...Thanks..
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Old 02-17-2016, 04:45 PM
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I have made stack and whack quilts and the hardest part is getting all your fabric layers lined up just right for cutting. From there on, it's not hard at all. I've made the 4-patch blocks and also the 6 patch blocks (hexagons). Bethany Reynolds is a good teacher and has several books out. I'm not sure which one yours is, but some of her books are more advanced, using the technique to do more complex shapes. I hope your book is one of the beginner level ones.

Here is a video of Bethany showing how to layer the fabrics for cutting. It really helps to SEE it, rather than just read it:

http://www.quiltviews.com/bethany-s-...ck%C2%AE-video

The video moves rather fast so you might want to watch it a few times. Good luck! It's a really fun technique.
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I have made the stack and wack but not by myself I took a class and then a few months ago someone was giving a class of an easier way to do it but I liked the first class better..

Anyway I finished the quilt of the first class, still need to quilt it. I am not very good at following book direction so that is why a class was the way to go for me.
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Old 02-17-2016, 05:02 PM
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I have made the stack-n-whackier butterfly quilt. It turned out beautiful. Not for a novice quilter, but if you have quilted for awhile should not be to hard to pick up.
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There are quite a few quilts in that book. Which one do you want to make?
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Hi dunster, I just got the book and I really love the Kaleidoscope pinwheel, I though I would try that one as it said for skill level easy, what do you think, it is such a pretty quilt too.


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There are quite a few quilts in that book. Which one do you want to make?
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Old 02-17-2016, 07:19 PM
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Thank you sewbizgirl I watched the video and learned a little about how the stack the fabric, but all looks really hard to make but will keep going.. thanks again..
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How much of a perfectionist are you? Lining up the layers so they cut exactly the same is the biggest challenge. Lots of pins help, but then you have to be careful not to ding a blade when you cut through them!
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To pin the fabric directly on top of each other. Layer, usually 6 or 8 depending on pattern , making sure each piece is the same pattern. Pinning two pins are used at each location. Find a suitable easy to find point on top fabric. Push pin through all layers at exactly the same point. Pin is at right angles to fabric . Hold firm and take second pin and pin across other pin as close as possible. Do this about a fist apart. It seems a lot but it does help.
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I took a class on this and have made 3 since the class. My one advice is to buy good fabric. I bought some Walmart fabric, and there was a variation in the print that made me insane in the pinning! It was a tiny variation, noticeable only when looking for perfect match.
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