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Old 05-18-2009, 11:18 AM
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I'm looking for a 60 degree diamonds...they are used to make the blocks that look all cubicle and dimensional. Anyone know where I can find a pattern that uses them along with a template?
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Old 05-18-2009, 11:25 AM
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I made my own to do the "tumbling block" quilt. You can use the 60 degree angle on your ruler and a piece of paper. That way you can make it any size you need.

If you need some additional help, pm me. I might be able to make one and email it to you. If need be, I can draw them and snail mail them for you. Would just need the size (how long you want a side to be).

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Old 05-18-2009, 11:40 AM
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I bought one a Joanne Fabrics a couple of years ago. It's about 6 inches in size tip to tip. I don't recall the price. But I'm sure it wasn't very expensive.
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The ruler is easy to find. Here is the one I use. Check out the pattern design sheet and how to on the website. Sew two triangles together to make the diamond. It's great for the Tumbling Block pattern.


http://www.ezquilt.com/products/acry...ngleshapes.htm
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Old 05-18-2009, 12:01 PM
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Buying a ruler is out for me...I'm not allowed to spend anymore money right now. :( Soooo...I do have this cutting mat that has pictures of shapes on it. The mat is called Quilting Mate by June Tailor, INC. That is where I saw the 60 degree diamonds...but it's impossible (at least to me it is) to transfer it to paper to make a template. I'm wondering how I can do this now.
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Old 05-18-2009, 12:21 PM
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you don't need anything more than what you already have.

you can cut a diamond from a strip of fabric and a standard ruler that has degree lines and the degree lines of your mat.

here's the directions.

http://quilting.about.com/od/rotaryc...g_shapes_6.htm
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Take a coffee filter, cus it's see through, iron it flat with no steam, lay it over the diamond shape, and either trace with pencil or cut with your cutter :)
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Old 05-18-2009, 05:42 PM
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I got it ladies! I found one online I was able to resize in paint and print out. I used temp adhesive and applied it to cardboard and cut it out. About to use it in a few! Thanks for all the tips!!
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Originally Posted by kluedesigns
you don't need anything more than what you already have.

you can cut a diamond from a strip of fabric and a standard ruler that has degree lines and the degree lines of your mat.

here's the directions.

http://quilting.about.com/od/rotaryc...g_shapes_6.htm
Those are great directions. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 05-24-2009, 10:32 AM
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thanks for this.... do you have any sites that explain whole cloth quilting? I have another site with this question too, but thought I might catch one from this site. You ladies are the best with your help. Quilter1234. :shock:
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