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Thread: Tilted blocks

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    Tilted blocks

    I need some advice. I'd like to make a tilted block but am not sure how to tilt them. It's kind of like the tilted 4 patch on Quilters cache. I've seen ways of sewing strips onto the sides of the block and then trimming them down instead of sewing triangles onto the side. Any suggestions? Thanks everyone.

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    I use a square ruler to trim the strips. I just "eyeball" the tilt.
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    Oh boy! I'm not very good at eyeballing but I think I might give it a try. Thanks for your help.

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    It is all illusion! You can designste a mark on each side of the ruler to keep it uniform on the corners. Just experiment.
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    My tilted block quilt

    I refer to them as wonky.
    enjoy
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    I cut a square out of template plastic. The size i wanted it to be. I put a dot in the center. Placed it over th
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    That is a great idea. I love the word Wonky

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    This is the way I did for one of my quilts.
    https://nonniequiltingdreams.wordpre...ff-kilt-quilt/
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    Yes, they are called wonky blocks. I use this glow line tape to mark the acrylic ruler so that the size of the blocks are consistent:
    http://www.joann.com/omnigrid-glow-l...roduct&start=1
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    Quote Originally Posted by glassnquilts View Post
    This is the way I did for one of my quilts.
    https://nonniequiltingdreams.wordpre...ff-kilt-quilt/
    Thank you for your tutorial. Looks great! I saved it for future reference.
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    I've used this method. Really easy and no messing with triangular pieces!

    http://fabricfascination.blogspot.co...-easy-way.html
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