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  1. #51
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    Feb 2011
    Lumby, British Columbia
    I just finished a zigzag quilt using this method and it was fun. Starch does help. It was a fun way to make HST. If your happy with your results then your good to go.

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    I am in the process of making a CA king bedspread using the tutorial from MQC....it will take 16 "big stars"....I have 7 completed...I do starch all the pieces and they are coming out GREAT....the one tool that I did get (a gift) was a 12 inch turning cutting mat....really works....
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  3. #53
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    Beautiful fabric and love the pattern. The practice block look fine. Good luck and let us hear from you.

    Yes, I agree about garment sewing vs quilting.....I have done more rip it rip it with quilting than with the garments.

    Happy quilting.


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    Super Member Roberta's Avatar
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    I've used that method given by Jennie Doan and had no problems at all and so very simple to do. I agree, starch heavily.

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    I made the quilt using the video on MSQC and it worked fine, I did have to square up my blocks which she does not mention in the video. The quilt top is finished but I have not had it quilted. I did not use the HST ruler...I am thinking that person wanted to sell a ruler. There are many ways to do blocks...none of them are wrong, just different.

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    Apr 2011
    I've done her method with 5" squares, and it worked fine.

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    Originally Posted by GrannieAnnie
    LOL, if you cut a triangle you will have at least one edge not on the straight grain. Whether it's scary or not is a personal choice.

    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
    If you cut a square, then sew on each side of a drawn diagonal line, it stablizes the bias before you cut, the resultant HST has straight grain on all 4 sides.

    It will result in a two piece square that has 4 straight sides, but the sewn center will still be cut on a bias-------already sewn................. but still a bias cut. at least one side of any triangle will NOT be on the straight.
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  8. #58
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    Tri-Cities, Washington
    I agree with PaperPrincess. I have the most success with NOT using open bias edges so I layer, draw the diagonal & sew before cutting...works every time.
    Love your fabric choices! Good luck with the project & post pics when finished ok?

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