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Thread: For those who want to make a quilt like mine.

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    Here are three pictures that will help you make the Wild Thing quilt They are 5x5 inch squares stacked on top of each other facing up.i used two white and two prints. They are cut into 81/4 inch squares after assembled.

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    Please where is the rest of it.

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    marymay, I sent you a pm and hope this helps.

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    How do you assemble it? It looks like something I would like to make.

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    I sent you a pm Marymay with the instructions and fabric requirements. The 1 5/8 yrds. of neutral is what I sewed onto the charm squares.I cut my own,but I made mine white instead. You cut through all 4 fabrics.That makes one square as shown in the picture. 84 5x5 inch squares ,then from your 1 5/8 yards of neutral ,cut 11 strips 5"x width of fabric to sew to each piece of the flowered fabric.

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    Just sew the top two together and then the bottom two.Then sew them all together to form a square and cut down to 81/4 inches.That will be the size of the block with the 4 pieces sewn together.

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    Ok. That sounds easy enough for me.

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    After you have 4 identical blocks before they are sewm together...trim 1/2 inch off the top of each block to make them 4.5" x 4.5" Press each block as you go. I sure hope this helps.

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    good job on the tutorials...helps when you showed it like you did and with precision instructions!

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    :) I love your Avatar! I'm in FL. also (Lakeland).

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    So do I...appropiate for Fla theme besides palm trees.

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    Thank you all. I was glad to help you.

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    Thank you, was wondering if you can get what you need out of the four blocks (2 solid, 2 print) and it looks like you can. Cannot wait to try it.

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    Yes,the four blocks are sewn together to make one 8 1/4m inch block.

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    Correction..I meant to say one 8 1/4 inch block

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    Thank You

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    Questions:

    1) After the four light/dark units are sewn together, each of them is approximately 4.5 x 5 inches?

    2) When I make the "pinwheel" - I line up the seams in the middle and the outside edges will be uneven?

    3) I trim the sewn block to the proper size after it's assembled?

    I noticed you are using squares with pinked edges. How/where do you make the seams? (I guess the "how" is - with a sewing machine, duh!) I don't know exactly how to word the question - how far from the edge of the pinking do you sew? I can never decide if the outermost V or the inner V or the middle of the V's is what to count as the "edge" of the fabric.

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    Lay the four sections out and after yousew the white side to the printed side,you cut 1/2 inch off the top.You do this to each one before you sew all four of them together.Then after you get all 4 of them formed to make a block,you cut that block down to 8 1/4 inches. You sew the top two together and then the bottom two together and then you lay them face down on each other and sew straight across to join them together.Like a four patch.I just line them up and sew 1/4 inch seams even though they are crimped on the edges. I just set my pressure foot down and sew where the 1/4 inch seam is. Hope this helps. If not ask me again.

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    Each little square will be 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches after you trim that 1/2 inch off the top of each one.

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    Why are they trimmed to 8-1/4 inch blocks? instead of leaving them at 8-1/2 inch blocks?

    Because that's what the pattern says?

    (I'm very "literal" when it comes to reading patterns. Which is why I'm a good "tester" for them.)

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    Yes.That is what the patternsays,but I am going to do an 81/2 inch the next time.That would be alot easier. There are 42 blocks and I about went stir crazy trying to keep them at 81/4 inches.I am a new quilter and that was the worst part!

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    Quote Originally Posted by finch
    Yes.That is what the patternsays,but I am going to do an 81/2 inch the next time.That would be alot easier. There are 42 blocks and I about went stir crazy trying to keep them at 81/4 inches.I am a new quilter and that was the worst part!
    Usually, the first time I try to follow the directions. The next time (if I do it again) I usually will have figured out some adaptations that work better for me.

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    Me too.I like the less complicated way until I get really good at it.

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    awesome, thanks

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