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Old 08-19-2010, 06:37 AM
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Hi,
New to this site. I have some Amish Quilt patterns, but the directions are not clear. I would like a pattern with rotary cutting instructions, easy to follow directions, size options, great method. I have Eleanor Burns "Quick trip" book, but I want squares, not rectangles and not that wide; squares about 1 1/2in. wide. Does her other "Trip" book have Squares in the pattern?
Any patterns out there?

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Old 08-19-2010, 07:17 AM
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Depending on the final size you want the quilt to be ... I would not recommend 1 1/2" squares for a bed quilt (I speak from experience!!!) you will end up hating the thought of working on it!

I made my first Trip quilt using 5" sq and it was perfect then I thought I'd jazz it up a bit and made my daughter one for a queen size bed out of shades of purple ... using 3 inch squares - I was ready to kill her and myself byt the time I got it done ... and to this day I have no desire to do another purple quilt (and it's been 5 years!!!!)

Just my thoughts ... and mine was the Eleanor Burns verson ... but I had the pattern using squares - not rectangles.
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Old 08-19-2010, 08:29 AM
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This is the pattern I use. You can adjust the size for smaller strips if you want. The pattern is free.

http://quiltville.com/tatw.shtml
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Old 08-19-2010, 12:45 PM
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Where did you find Eleanor's version using squares? thanks, Kathy
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:03 PM
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I haven't found one using just squares. The pattern I used had a strip piecing method. It was very fast. The only downfall is I haven't figured out how to line up your colors the way you want them in the finished diamond pattern. I am sure if I sat there and studied it I could figure it out, but for now I leave it up to chance for what will be in the center.
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Old 08-19-2010, 01:42 PM
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I used to do ATW the traditional way untill I got Eleanor Burns "Quick Trips". I will never make it the old way ever again. You could easily adjust the size of your strips to be whatever size you want and then continue with her method. I love her method and ATW is one of my favorite patterns. Don't give up. I have resized this quilt down to baby size and up to King. Go for it! PS> I agree not to go to small on your block size. My favorite is 3.5 for a 3" finish.
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Welcome to the board from Southern California!!!!
Sounds like you are getting some help.
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Old 08-19-2010, 06:46 PM
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Elenor's older editon of Trip Around the World ends up with squares. The newer edition is rectangles. I've made both and they are made sewing strips together first.
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Just looked at the tutorial, what a great explanation!
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Old 08-19-2010, 08:41 PM
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Where did you find a tutorial?Kathy
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