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    I downloaded the pattern and templates but there are no instructions. How on earth do I put this together? Are there Y-seams involved? Please help.
    http://www.quiltmag.com/resources/12...c-stash-block/

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    Cute block, but I haven't done anything like this. Waiting for an answer with you.

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    I would strip piece it similar to a log cabin block. Start with the center. Then add a strip of the triangle color and trim into a triangle. Then add 1 of the longer strips and trim flush at the ends. The outside corner triangles go last.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mytwopals
    I would strip piece it similar to a log cabin block. Start with the center. Then add a strip of the triangle color and trim into a triangle. Then add 1 of the longer strips and trim flush at the ends. The outside corner triangles go last.
    The problem is that it extends onto the other strip. It doesn't stop flush.
    See what I mean? Or am I missing something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mytwopals
    I would strip piece it similar to a log cabin block. Start with the center. Then add a strip of the triangle color and trim into a triangle. Then add 1 of the longer strips and trim flush at the ends. The outside corner triangles go last.
    This will work if you don't want it to look like the pattern downloaded. If you want it to look like the pattern this won't work because they aren't triangles, they are trapezoids.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyPeezy
    Quote Originally Posted by mytwopals
    I would strip piece it similar to a log cabin block. Start with the center. Then add a strip of the triangle color and trim into a triangle. Then add 1 of the longer strips and trim flush at the ends. The outside corner triangles go last.
    The problem is that it extends onto the other strip. It doesn't stop flush.
    See what I mean? Or am I missing something?
    I see what you mean, you aren't missing anything. The only way I can see is to do partial seams.

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    You don't have to do a Y seam, but you will have to do a partial seam.

    With the pink triangles, sew each one on half way (does not have to be an 'exact' stopping point.) Do all four pink triangles like this.
    Now go back to any triangle. Lift up the edge that is unsewn, lay the rectangle strip down under it along the focus fabric, and sew that rectangle down along the focus fabric and along the edge of your triangle. Then you will just have to finish the triangle seams where you stopped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JenniePenny
    You don't have to do a Y seam, but you will have to do a partial seam.

    With the pink triangles, sew each one on half way (does not have to be an 'exact' stopping point.) Do all four triangles like this.
    Now go back to any triangle. Lift up the edge that is unsewn, lay the rectangle strip down under it along the focus fabric, and sew that rectangle down along the focus fabric and along the edge of your triangle. Then you will just have to finish the triangle seams where you stopped.
    Got it. Thank you so much. :thumbup: :idea:

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    I checked out that PDF and there are NO directions for this block...so I left them a comment about it..maybe they will send the directions...

    either way, this is not an easy block...if you have never done partial seams, they are much like a Y seam and tricky!

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    There are pink trapezoids and yellow trapezoids. There are no triangles until you add the greenish plaid ones to the corners.

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    I would draft it out and make it a paper pieced pattern, it's not that hard. Pretty block.

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    I found that download button, BUT if you read it , it says there are instructions AND directions...something is missing...there are NO directions for putting the block together!

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    I like it anyway. I think I'll give a try!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjnicholson
    I like it anyway. I think I'll give a try!
    I do too! When I have some extra time, I a going to make it

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    I found that download button, BUT if you read it , it says there are instructions AND directions...something is missing...there are NO directions for putting the block together!
    templates are here - it looks like you sew B to middle right sides together (keeping end unsewn so you can tuck last piece under when you get to end), flip, go counter clockwise sew next color, flip and continue around. ????

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    I checked out that PDF and there are NO directions for this block...so I left them a comment about it..maybe they will send the directions...

    either way, this is not an easy block...if you have never done partial seams, they are much like a Y seam and tricky!
    Even though I'm fairly new I managed to do partial seam on my very FIRST
    star block. It was a Harvest Star...very similar to a Double Aster. I guess I
    like a challenge once in a while (contrary to my nickname). LOL
    If I can do it, anyone can. We all have to learn one way or other. :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by JenniePenny
    You don't have to do a Y seam, but you will have to do a partial seam.
    I agree partially with Jennie...start by putting the top trapezoid (pink fabric) on with a partial seam...The way I sew, I'd stitch on the left half of the seam and leave the right half open. Now, for the second seam, go to the left/counterclockwise and sew on the yellow/tan trapezoid...this and the rest can all be done with a full seam. Continue counterclockwise one at a time until you come to the final yellow trapezoid. Put this on with a full seam as well, making sure you pin the first pink fabric out of the way. When this last yellow one is on, go back to the first pink one, lay it in position and finish stitching that seam.

    If you prefer to start by stitching the first pink strip on with the right side stitched and the left side unstitched, then you would go clockwise in finishing the strips.

    make sense?

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    I have a pattern for a table topper and the directions are as Jennie & Kate stated. Rhonda's tabletopper directions are similar and it has pictures that are an enormous help.
    http://www.quiltinaday.com/community...=3&topic=22047

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    Very Cute block, but where do you start?? I couldn't find a starting point on adding the borders to the center, maybe I'm blind or something. Probably because I've never done a Y seam, that must be it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktbb
    Quote Originally Posted by JenniePenny
    You don't have to do a Y seam, but you will have to do a partial seam.
    I agree partially with Jennie...start by putting the top trapezoid (pink fabric) on with a partial seam...The way I sew, I'd stitch on the left half of the seam and leave the right half open. Now, for the second seam, go to the left/counterclockwise and sew on the yellow/tan trapezoid...this and the rest can all be done with a full seam. Continue counterclockwise one at a time until you come to the final yellow trapezoid. Put this on with a full seam as well, making sure you pin the first pink fabric out of the way. When this last yellow one is on, go back to the first pink one, lay it in position and finish stitching that seam.

    If you prefer to start by stitching the first pink strip on with the right side stitched and the left side unstitched, then you would go clockwise in finishing the strips.

    make sense?
    Makes perfect sense. Thank you so much. This is why I love this board. :-D

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    Here is someone on Ebay that has that particular issue for sale::

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Quilt-Magazine-I...item5addb49f69

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