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Thread: Which quilting block

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    Super Member quilterella's Avatar
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    Many of Pam Bono's blocks would fit that description. I have three of her books and of the blocks I have done so far, some have as many as 232 pieces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EasyPeezy
    Actually I have this book. Thanks for reminding me. I need to revisit this one.
    Do you use templates? How do you make yours? Special plastic? Cardboard?
    Any tips would be appreciated.
    I haven't dared to do any of the REALLY complicated ones. When I have done blocks from the book they've been "one offs", so I just made templates out of paper or the cardboard from file folders. Only one has been a raging disaster - I tried to do the double wedding ring block at 4" and after cutting all the tiny pieces and sewing the block up, it wouldn't lie flat. I wanted to cry. It was just beyond my skill set at that time. Maybe later I'll go back and try again.

    Some of the easier patterns I don't make templates for - I can measure the pictures, add seam allowances and rotary cut, or figure out the grid and add seam allowances to rotary cut. That works best if they're on a 4 patch grid, of course.

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    Thanks, Butterflyblue. That's what I dread the most about templates.
    I'll just have to take the plunge one of these days. :wink:

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    Every time I flip through it, I think "Someday I'll have to make a big sampler with all these neat blocks", but who knows if it will ever happen or not.

    When I figure the rotary cutting directions for a block I write it in the book (yes, I know, sacrilege)under their instructions to save myself time later.

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    If you've never done templates, it's probably better to start with a pattern that has bigger pieces. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterflyblue
    Every time I flip through it, I think "Someday I'll have to make a big sampler with all these neat blocks", but who knows if it will ever happen or not.

    When I figure the rotary cutting directions for a block I write it in the book (yes, I know, sacrilege)under their instructions to save myself time later.
    I think it's a great idea to write it down. I keep saying I should do the same
    then time goes by and when I get back to my WIP I have to start all over.

    Yes, good advice for the templates.

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