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Thread: Stack & cut? What is the pattern?

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    It's Stack the Deck and Stack a New Deck by Karla Alexander.

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    It is Stack and Whack by Bethany Reynolds - try Amazon

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    Quote Originally Posted by knitsew View Post
    It is Stack and Whack by Bethany Reynolds - try Amazon
    Stack and Whack is kaleidoscopes not the stack, cut, shuffle and sew blocks. Similar names, totally different techniques.

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    When I made a quilt like this I found having the same number of pieces equal to the same number of cuts in your fabrics really worked well. Hope this makes sense.

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    Stack the Deck by Karla Alexander.

    Quote Originally Posted by sandy l View Post
    The books are by Karla Alexander. I have used her ideas many times for quick quilts for Linus.
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/ima...283155&s=books
    this is a link to her book. The trick is not to have more cuts than fabrics. Six fabrics=five cuts=six blocks. I usually can get four 9" squares from one fat quarter. I usually use a 12" rotating mat so I can keep every thing together. Make your cuts and mentally number each piece. Leave #1 fabric stack alone, next bury one fab, then next bury two and so on and so on until you do each one. Then sew together in reverse order or first cut to second cut then 1+2 to number three and so on. No the pieces will not line up and you will have to trim as you go. I usually get a 7.5" finished block from a 9" starter square. Six fats will give me 12 blocks with leftovers for a piano key border. Her book is worth getting as it is one you will use over and over. I you want to use up a fat quarter sampler pack it is fast and easy once you get the hang of it. I have made a lot of baby quilts with this technique. Once you get it down you don't need any templates and can vary the cuts for lots of differing results.
    I also like Color Shuffle by the same author.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lfstamper View Post
    I think this is the one: Chop and Sew

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    correction to my last post....six fabs=six cuts=six blocks
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    It's a method used by various designers, including Buggy Barn. Buggy Barn does some awesome patterns with it!
    http://www.appalachianquilts.blogspot.com
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    there are doens of patterns for this method. it just depends on what you are looking for.

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    I have a pattern that uses 12 fat quarters. You stack and wack then take piece 1 and put a t the bottom of the first stack; pieces 1 &2 at the bottom of the second stack, etc until you have gone through all the pieces. It is a variation of the crazy quilt. It is Kwick Krazy Quilt by Two Kwick Quilters.

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    When I did it with 9 squares --the pattern was called Nifty Nines . Easy and fun

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    I made this pattern using 9 fabrics and only made 4 cuts so that I ended up with 9 sections in my blocks. At the time I made it, it was called Stack and Whack and was before the kaleidascopes were popular. It was the first top I ever pieced and I made it into a bedspread rather than a quilt. Name:  bedspread.jpg
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    We did one in quilt guild several years ago that was a simple house shape. Stacking the fabrics, cutting and rotating each pile as you have described made a fun project. Other simple pieced shapes might be a fun challenge.

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    NO>>>>>>NO Stack n whack is completely different!!!!
    I have made two quilts with the stack and slash method. You are describing it correctly.
    Mine have five different pieces in a stack. Good luck. Have fun. Post whe you have it done. Thanks.

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    Wouldn't that be something that they call "Wonky" these days?


    Quote Originally Posted by Mornigstar View Post
    When I did it with 9 squares --the pattern was called Nifty Nines . Easy and fun

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