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    Junior Member Sew 'N Sew's Avatar
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    What is the difference between OBW and stack 'n whack?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilter7x
    OBW = one block wonder. It's a kalediscope type of quilt - very pretty! Also called a hexagon quilt. Cutebuns did a tutorial on it here that was very easy to follow.

    I had no idea you shouldn't wash fabric that would be used for an OBW, that's my "learn something new every day" thing for today! :lol:
    My learning for the day too!

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    What I suggest you do is find another fabric to border each hexagonal piece and join them together and you will end up with a sort of Grandma's Flower Garden. This willsave expense, disappointment and time - I am speaking from experience..,

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    Would someone post the tute for the One Block Wonder ?this is a new one to me.But then I am fairly new LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by featherweight
    That is why I prefer not to prewash anything! JMHO
    I agree, especially for a wall quilt. The only time I wash fabrics, and I don't really like to, is for swaps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilting.addict
    Washing is really bad for OBW!! I've only done a couple, but I'd rather it shrink after construction than throw that grain off!! Just practice on this one.
    Totally agree~!

    I'm a "washer" of fabric, so with my first OBW I really had to resist the desire to wash it. On the other hand, thinking of having to starch and iron the 5 yards I was going to use quickly had me doing as the book said.

    To anyone else who hasn't yet made one...go ahead, put it on your "to do" list because it's an easy (except deciding block placement :shock: ) and unique quilt pattern. You could make two quilts using the same fabric and not come up with the identical quilt. :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by damaquilts
    oh boy I was going to try one of these. I have to wash fabric. I cannot stand the chemicals in them. Maybe if I am really careful when I press.
    getting rid of the chemicals by washing and then wouldn't starching the fabric make it easier to cut. and to stop the stretching. Just a thought

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    Quote Originally Posted by lylamarie
    Quote Originally Posted by damaquilts
    oh boy I was going to try one of these. I have to wash fabric. I cannot stand the chemicals in them. Maybe if I am really careful when I press.
    getting rid of the chemicals by washing and then wouldn't starching the fabric make it easier to cut. and to stop the stretching. Just a thought
    Might work.....just remember...yards and yards and yards and yards...to wash, dry, starch and iron.

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    Thank you for explaining OBW. Now would someone tell me what UFO is? Is it unfinished something? I'm also a lousy texter, don't know all the abbreviations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BettyGee
    Thank you for explaining OBW. Now would someone tell me what UFO is? Is it unfinished something? I'm also a lousy texter, don't know all the abbreviations.
    Hi BettyGee, I had the same questions here is a link that the others gave me when I first came here.

    http://www.stashbuster.com/id19.html

    I know this will help.
    Nana Julie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Momsmurf
    Quote Originally Posted by lylamarie
    Quote Originally Posted by damaquilts
    oh boy I was going to try one of these. I have to wash fabric. I cannot stand the chemicals in them. Maybe if I am really careful when I press.
    getting rid of the chemicals by washing and then wouldn't starching the fabric make it easier to cut. and to stop the stretching. Just a thought
    Might work.....just remember...yards and yards and yards and yards...to wash, dry, starch and iron.
    Your repeats might not be exact, but if you are sensitive to the chemicals, you could try it. If you use a smaller repeat and cut the triangles smaller, you don't need as much fabric. That way if it doesn't work right, you haven't invested as much money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nana Julie
    Quote Originally Posted by BettyGee
    Thank you for explaining OBW. Now would someone tell me what UFO is? Is it unfinished something? I'm also a lousy texter, don't know all the abbreviations.
    Hi BettyGee, I had the same questions here is a link that the others gave me when I first came here.

    http://www.stashbuster.com/id19.html

    I know this will help.
    Nana Julie
    Thank you, thank you, thank you! Perfect, now at least I'll know what folks are talking about. Some of them are funny, particularly SABLE because it fits me perfectly.

    LOL (lots of love) for sharing with a WIP.

    Betty

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    Quote Originally Posted by BettyGee
    Quote Originally Posted by Nana Julie
    Quote Originally Posted by BettyGee
    Thank you for explaining OBW. Now would someone tell me what UFO is? Is it unfinished something? I'm also a lousy texter, don't know all the abbreviations.
    Hi BettyGee, I had the same questions here is a link that the others gave me when I first came here.

    http://www.stashbuster.com/id19.html

    I know this will help.
    Nana Julie
    Thank you, thank you, thank you! Perfect, now at least I'll know what folks are talking about. Some of them are funny, particularly SABLE because it fits me perfectly.

    LOL (lots of love) for sharing with a WIP.

    Betty
    You are more than welcome! I was so very tickled when I saw that.
    Julie

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    When making an OBW, ist hat the only time you do not wash the material. I always wash my material.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    Quote Originally Posted by feffertim
    I know I'm ignorant but what is OBW
    One Block Wonder
    thank you I was wondering too, and trying to figure it out.

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