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Thread: Is there a name for this method?

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    Is there a name for this method?

    I want to make a square look rounded. To me it is a variation on the snowball block. You take your small corner square, fold it in half on the diagional, place it on a corner of the block and sew the raw edges to the block using less than a quarter inch seam. Then once the quilt block is attached to other blocks, you turn the folded bias edge of that corner square back and topstitch it down (like a cathedral window).

    I am trying to decide what size corner squares to use, and wanted to google for ideas, but I can not find anything. I have tried searching for folded corners, rounded corners. I did find one site calling them cheater curves, but no tips on creating them.

    These pictures are from a block I used it on before. I would appreciate any info anyone has on this method.

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    I think the oringal author of the technique called it the 5 minute block and she has YouTube videos.

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    Annette Orneales has patterns based on this technique called pealed back

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    This method is used in the cathedral window patterns.
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    i don't know the exact name, but the previous names all sound good. Love your ship in a bottle.
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    I can't help with the name, but it's a cool technique! Drunkard's Path, or Tea Leaf quilts would be a good use for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjsews View Post
    Annette Orneales has patterns based on this technique called pealed back
    This looks very interesting. Thanks for the name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I think the oringal author of the technique called it the 5 minute block and she has YouTube videos.
    I have done the 5 minute blocks, and it is pretty much the same technique. Thanks.

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    10 minute block when doing four on squares. looks great. http://karenscreations.blogspot.com/2014/

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    You take a square and fold on diagonal, place where you want in a corner, after you have sewn to another square, etc. fold back the square on the bias. Stitch down.

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    I don't know the name, I have used it to make dragon flies and turtles, and wish I had thought of it when I made a ship in the bottle block.
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    Love thar "quilter's ship."
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    Great block!

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    The Mexican Star Quilt is what I know it from. Here's a link with pictures. http://quiltingdigest.com/mexican-star-quilt/
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    I just saw a Jennie Doane tutorial that used this in a fish themed quilt.

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    mexican star

    Quote Originally Posted by quiltedsunshine View Post
    The Mexican Star Quilt is what I know it from. Here's a link with pictures. http://quiltingdigest.com/mexican-star-quilt/
    Hope Ican duplicate it. it is beautiful

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    Can't offer any help but love your bottle block.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BettyM View Post
    I just saw a Jennie Doane tutorial that used this in a fish themed quilt.
    I saw that tutorial earlier this week-she called her quilt “Summer School”. She may say the name of the technique in the video, but I don’t recall that

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