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Thread: New Project: Deni's "Tsunami" Quilt (questions and updated Tsunami quilt layout included)

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    Batiks can be like any other fabric. Some dark colored fabrics bleed and some do not. I would do just what you said, contact the company and see what they say. Once the fabric is treated, I would think a couple of washings would remove the chemical treatment. So far the batiks that I have bought have all been color fast, including the reds and blacks. I cut a small piece off of the corner and place it in very warm soapy water to check for bleeding. Hopefully what you buy will not need any treatment and it will not be a concern.

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    I went to prochemicals website and got this info on Retayne, here is the link.

    http://www.prochemical.com/MaterialSafety/Auxiliaries/2007%20Retayne.pdf

    It seems pretty safe as long as you do not get the actual chemical in your eyes, mouth, or skin. It says it is not a known carcinogen, it does not enter through the skin or through inhalation. I would think it would be safe to use. Personally, I would rinse the fabric and dry it according to the bottles instructions to set the dye in the fabric and then I would probably wash it and rinse it again just to make sure all the chemical was out of the fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    I went to prochemicals website and got this info on Retayne, here is the link.

    http://www.prochemical.com/MaterialSafety/Auxiliaries/2007%20Retayne.pdf

    It seems pretty safe as long as you do not get the actual chemical in your eyes, mouth, or skin. It says it is not a known carcinogen, it does not enter through the skin or through inhalation. I would think it would be safe to use. Personally, I would rinse the fabric and dry it according to the bottles instructions to set the dye in the fabric and then I would probably wash it and rinse it again just to make sure all the chemical was out of the fabric.
    I emailed the company about it so hopefully they'll get back to me and I'll know for sure.

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    Here is the ultimate quilt key for the Tsunami quilt with all the blocks, the number of blocks and pieces there are, and how many of each piece is needed. :D

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    I was looking through one of my Keepsake Quilting catalogs and saw this black Amish fabric---supposed to be as black as black can get. Sounds great, but its $6 a yard. Think it'd be worth the buy?

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    I think I got most of this figured out.......I think.

    I decided to ditch the batik. I think I'll go with the marble fabrics Sue (I think it was Sue) posted on here. I found one that I feel will work. The only problem is part of me is thinking "Its not that 'blood red' Deni likes. Its too much of a bright red."

    http://www.fashionfabricsclub.com/catalog_itemdetail.aspx?ItmID=FP705

    Probably won't go for that rich black Amish fabric I found, unless someone here thinks it'd be worth getting that over plain ol' black fabric.

    Now all that's left to figure out is the templates and how much fabric I need. I really hate to ask, but would anyone with EQ want to make templates for the blocks I have (just three---the half pinwheel thing, a pinwheel, and a Virginia Reel). Need 10" blocks. I'd do it myself if I had EQ and I don't trust myself making them on graph paper---knowing me I'll probably get the sizes wrong, forget the seam allowances, mess up an angle on a triangle, or screw up somewhere. I'm just not good at figuring out the sizes of the actual pieces. :( Everything else I can figure out...just not how big the pieces have to be.

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    Erica'[email protected]'s.com has beautiful fabric. I used to work there. You will love their fabrics. Lots of choices. Anxious to see your quilt. I started to give you measurements as I have my chart next to my computer but someone beat me too it. I like the idea of making it a queen because no one likes the little full size so they will probably get bigger when they can.

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    I just can't wait until I get everything figured out. I got most of the planning done. Someone gave me a website to figure out my yardage...the numbers I got on there weren't too far off from what I got with my calculator and lots and lots of paper. All that's left is to figure out the yardage for the backing and border. The backing it'll figure out just fine, but not the borders...well, it can figure out border yardage, but it only does even borders. Doesn't help I got two different widths for my borders. So I'm not sure how to go about that.

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    THANK YOU for sharing your wonderful pattern with us!!!! 8) :lol: 8)

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    Your "Tsunami" quilt is absolutely beautiful, but ............I have to ask it............ Seeing that you gave us the charts and what the blocks are to look like........please could you also give us a drawing of the templetes, or the rotary cutting ways you used. I AM DYING TO MAKE ONE and I know I'm not the only one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kasapa
    Your "Tsunami" quilt is absolutely beautiful, but ............I have to ask it............ Seeing that you gave us the charts and what the blocks are to look like........please could you also give us a drawing of the templetes, or the rotary cutting ways you used. I AM DYING TO MAKE ONE and I know I'm not the only one.
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    amma offered to make templates for me. When she emails them to me I'll post them. :) They'll make 10" blocks so you'll be able to make a 70"x90" quilt (without borders).

    If I ever get EQ someday I'll have to make templates for different quilt sizes (full, queen, king, etc).

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    If you can give me a day or two, I will give measurements so you can rotary cut the blocks. Kids are home this week, so I don't have as much time as I would like, but I should be able to have the information ready to post by the end of the week.

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    I am going to send you the templates so that you can make block 1 with a rectangle, a square and only 1 1/2 square triangle out of the red and black, if you would like to make it that way. Less cutting and dealing with bias edges this way. Block # 2 would be a rectangle and 2 1/2 square triangles out of the red and black. Just another option..... :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    I am going to send you the templates so that you can make block 1 with a rectangle, a square and only 1 1/2 square triangle out of the red and black, if you would like to make it that way. Less cutting and dealing with bias edges this way. Block # 2 would be a rectangle and 2 1/2 square triangles out of the red and black. Just another option..... :)
    I don't quite understand how that would work. But I'd rather have the indivual triangles I got. Its just that I put a lot of work into this design so I'm pretty set on using this layout using these pieces. I don't want to go changing things so late in the game.

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    Not a problem.... You will get the ones you want :D

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    The solid black I like the best is the Kona cotton solid. It's a true black and has a very nice feel. If you have a Hobby Lobby near you, they carry it and it's 25% off right now, usually $5.99 a yard. Hancock Fabrics also carries it.

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    Moda Marbles come in 210 colors, so I'm sure there is a red that you will find as perfect. I have a color card and can see at least four that I would call blood red...try cardinal 9881-12, brick red 9881-13, redwood 9880-57, or burgundy 9865 to start. They are all on the blue side of red. Both Hancock's of Paducah http://www.hancocks-paducah.com/Item...Marbles--m-189
    and Craft Connection http://www.craftconn.com/Main.asp?Ta...CategoryId=110
    have large selections of moda marbles and I have ordered from both with great satisfaction.

    Craft Connection lists theirs in order by stock number which is very helpful, but Hancock's has slightly better prices on some specific mables. Craft Connection puts them all on sale sometimes in case you get addicted like I am. :D

    On your border yardage, try the calculator using just the sizes of the rectangles you plan to cut, not the border function. Then add up those yardages for the total border.

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    OK... based on your earlier comments about the borders (12" on sides and 6" on top and bottom), with 10" blocks, EQ says your yardage requirements (not counting the backing, of course) are 9.5 yards of black, and 7 5/8 yard of red. This is assuming that your long border strips are NOT pieced.

    Here is the EQ pic....
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    You mentioned that you could not see in your mind borders or bindings in red. Here are a few I did up for you to see. I am not sure why the pictures have all of the white lines in them :(
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    I love your quilt!

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    Here are the templates for 10" finshed blocks
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    And here is the fabric requirements for the quilt, one is for a 2 1/2" strip for a black binding and the other is for a red binding. The quilt is 7 blocks X 9 blocks, has a 6 inch border on the top and bottom and has a 12 inch border on both sides.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    And here is the fabric requirements for the quilt, one is for a 2 1/2" strip for a black binding and the other is for a red binding. The quilt is 7 blocks X 9 blocks, has a 6 inch border on the top and bottom and has a 12 inch border on both sides.
    Thanks!

    I'm assuming this isn't including the backing.

    ...why are there 754 pieces (466 black, 288 red) to this? I've done the math for this a million times and I keep on getting 710 pieces (422 black, 288 red) so I'm just wondering where the extra 44 black pieces are coming from.

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    I will go and check it out in a little bit and see if I can compare it too what you posted earlier, ok?

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    You are one talented chic! I can't wait to see it. I think the border in red would be great...just like you have it.

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