Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 21 of 21

Thread: Magic Tiles

  1. #1
    rufus2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Mid Central Florida
    Posts
    146
    Has anyone been able to buy the pattern of Magic Tiles? It is by Kathleen Bissett. She has distributors all over Canada and two that distribute to US quilt shops but I can't find one that has it.

  2. #2
    Power Poster BellaBoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Front row
    Posts
    14,661
    Blog Entries
    2

  3. #3
    Super Member no1jan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Upstate New York
    Posts
    2,094
    I found a web page for Kathleen Bissett. It gives her address, phone number, web site, and e-mail address. If I were you I would e-mail and ask her if their was a LQS near you which carries the pattern or if you could buy it directly from her.

    http://www.kathleenbissett.com/Introduction.html

    What do you have to lose.
    :) :)

  4. #4
    Senior Member katei's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Belfast, N Ireland
    Posts
    342
    Yes I'm sure I have it somewhere - I have made the Magic Tiles quilt. If you send me a PM I will email it to you once I've rumaged through all my patterns. :-P

  5. #5
    Power Poster BellaBoo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Front row
    Posts
    14,661
    Blog Entries
    2
    I thought the pattern looked familiar. In Fons and Porter Love of Quilting July August 2005 there is a pattern called Nine Patch Picnic that is the same except no small sashing around the tiles. That would be easy to add. The cutting lay out and placement of each cut is listed as you cut and sew.

  6. #6
    Super Member raptureready's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    5,299
    I don't have the pattern but I know how to do it. It's just a Wonky Nine patch with black strips in between. I saw a woman on Sewing With Nancy do one the other day. 9 squares of different fabrics stacked, cut two slashes each way with no particular measurements. I started mine with 12" blocks, most start with smaller. Once they're cut you take the first stack and put the top piece on the bottom, second stack put the top two on the bottom, third the top three and sew on before you start sewing. That will give you one piece of each fabric per block. Then just sew your black strips on between the first and second, the second and third, the 4th and 5th, 5th and 6th then sew a strip down one side of your first three that you've sewn together and sew the second strip onto that. Do the same with the last strip. Don't try to have your corners match, they don't need to. You'll have to square up each block when finished. hope that helps

  7. #7
    Super Member justwannaquilt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Union, Missouri
    Posts
    1,576
    Isn't this the same concept but you would use 12 layers of fabric instead of 9 to create the 12 blocks?

    http://patchwork-of-mini-grey.blogsp...-tutorial.html

  8. #8
    Super Member raptureready's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    5,299
    OOOPPS I'm sorry, you DO use 9 different fabrics. Gray moment attacks again! I changed it. For some reason today has been gray all day. I used to have a few blond moments but now. . . . . . :lol:

  9. #9
    rufus2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Mid Central Florida
    Posts
    146
    Thank you so very much all of you. This is the greatest Quilting Board that there ever was. And so fast too. I can't thank each one of you enough. Guess what I'll be doing tomorrow.
    Big hugs to you all.

  10. #10
    Google Goddess craftybear's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Central Indiana (USA)
    Posts
    30,667
    Blog Entries
    194
    Wow, does anyone have a picture of this style of quilt??? thank you!

  11. #11
    rufus2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Mid Central Florida
    Posts
    146
    If you go to Mini Grey at the address above it will show you a tute.

  12. #12
    Super Member grma33's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Southern Ontario Canada
    Posts
    1,342
    THis was my very first quilt many moons ago as you can see the blck inbetween was a little off as I was learning my 1/4 inch.
    Its a very easy pattern.
    Have not seen any pic on the board so if you quilters have made this lets see them.
    Gale
    Attached Images Attached Images

  13. #13
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Posts
    5,837
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    I don't have the pattern but I know how to do it. It's just a Wonky Nine patch with black strips in between. I saw a woman on Sewing With Nancy do one the other day. 9 squares of different fabrics stacked, cut two slashes each way with no particular measurements. I started mine with 12" blocks, most start with smaller. Once they're cut you take the first stack and put the top piece on the bottom, second stack put the top two on the bottom, third the top three and sew on before you start sewing. That will give you one piece of each fabric per block. Then just sew your black strips on between the first and second, the second and third, the 4th and 5th, 5th and 6th then sew a strip down one side of your first three that you've sewn together and sew the second strip onto that. Do the same with the last strip. Don't try to have your corners match, they don't need to. You'll have to square up each block when finished. hope that helps
    I did this Wonky 9 patch block also, in a quilt as you go type thing,for a baby quilt for my grandson. they ended up hanging it up in his bedroom! (so then i had to make another one for him to cuddle in!)

    Wonky 9 Patch/Quilt as you go
    Name:  Attachment-33606.jpe
Views: 733
Size:  81.6 KB

  14. #14
    Super Member raptureready's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    5,299
    That's very pretty. I'm working on one now just to use up fabric but I don't like my choices in colors (and they're already cut) So I'm thinking I may put the black between the blocks to see if I like it better. Mine just has some pretty bland colors and I don't like it.

  15. #15
    Super Member Oklahoma Suzie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Home town: Rehoboth, MA Now living in OK
    Posts
    7,897
    Quote Originally Posted by justwannaquilt
    Isn't this the same concept but you would use 12 layers of fabric instead of 9 to create the 12 blocks?

    http://patchwork-of-mini-grey.blogsp...-tutorial.html
    thanks for this link.

  16. #16
    rufus2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Mid Central Florida
    Posts
    146
    To Raptureready:
    Have some questions. Do you continue putting 4 pcs of fabric on the bottom, then 5 pcs when you get to that and 6 pcs on #6? Do you continue with 7,8 & 9?

    Question 2: The black fabric that you use is it purchased dbl. binding or is it one thickness of 1" fabric that you sew on to the individual pieces?

  17. #17
    Super Member wvdek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    A million dollar view!
    Posts
    8,889
    Those are cool. Never heard of this pattern. I need to check it out. Good way to use up some leftovers and such.

  18. #18
    Power Poster sandpat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    18,757
    Blog Entries
    9
    Thanks for the link to the tute! That looks like a pretty fun and relaxing thing to do!

  19. #19
    Super Member raptureready's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    5,299
    Yes. First stack- top piece to the bottom, second stack--top 2 to the bottom, 3rd stack-top three to the bottom, 4th stack top 4 to the bottom, stack 5 top 5 to the bottom, 6-top 6 to the bottom, 7-top seven to the bottom, 8--top 8 to the bottom, leave the 9th stack alone. When moving the pieces to the bottom, move all of them together, don't count them out or rearrange the one you're moving. ie: when taking three off and moving them to the bottom, grab all three and put them on the bottom at the same time.

    I NEVER use pre-packaged binding (bias tape) because it's very cheap fabric and shrinks terribly. I use one thickness and sew it between---just a strip of fabric. I prefer using 1" because I want it to end up 1/2" after I get all three pieces together. Less than that I find too tedious, more I find clumsy looking.

  20. #20
    rufus2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Mid Central Florida
    Posts
    146
    Thank you so much raptureready. I could not find any information on these questions.

  21. #21
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    1
    I need this pattern

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.