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Thread: what can be done with one inch squares?

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    I have a cutter that makes hundreds of one inch squares. But is a postage stamp quilt one inch or are they one and a half? I have never done a mini but I have a chance to. Maybe a tiny trip around the world?

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    It can be what you want it to be. Personally I would do a 3/4 inch postage stamp quilt, but I have been told many times that I am not "right" LOL

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    Postage stamp is 1.5 inches. :)

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    Q: what can be done with one inch squares?
    A: Confetti

    I don't have that kind of patience.

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    So go ahead and make your quilt with these tiny blocks.. it'll be precious!

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    center blocks for Log Cabin.

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    if you want yours to be 1" then make it 1" no one here is going to tell you- you can not-should not-if that's what you want to do-

    funny you bring this up= i was going through a (mystery box) last week and came across a tiny basket- containing many many tiny squares- all with pinked edges (about 1/2" squares) a few of them are sewn together into 9-patches---they are sooooo CUTE!
    i dont' know when i will get to them- but they are sure (inspiring?) :)

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    I know of some ladies from my guild that used them as in an eye spy quilt that was 12 x 12. They put them in their purses for when they have the grandbabies in the car as a game for them to play with.

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    Look for the "Oh MY Gosh" quilt pattern. I believe it takes 1 inch squares?

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    I don't think I wouldhave the patience to work with 1 inch squares.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueangel
    I don't think I wouldhave the patience to work with 1 inch squares.
    Me either! I can't wait to see what you create! ;)

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    1 inch squares would really make me crazy - it would be the matching the corners that would send me off to the funny farm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    It can be what you want it to be. Personally I would do a 3/4 inch postage stamp quilt, but I have been told many times that I am not "right" LOL
    You are SOOOO right!! Tiny pieces are wonderful!!! Lots and lots and lots and lots of them :)

    Yes, a postage stamp or TATW would great in 1" (but like Kwhite, not quite as good as one made out of 3/4" )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan
    Look for the "Oh MY Gosh" quilt pattern. I believe it takes 1 inch squares?
    It does, and you could do it that way ... but it's made to be strip pieced. I've got that one going now.

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    Mine are 2cm finished, because at the time, I could only find metric graph paper! It's very much a work in progress, as I only do it when I want a change from my current project. You can do anything any size you want

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    I would use them for specific areas of the quilt, like where I wanted shading or something very very busy looking. There isn't really a law that says you have to limit yourself to an entire quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    It can be what you want it to be. Personally I would do a 3/4 inch postage stamp quilt, but I have been told many times that I am not "right" LOL
    You may not be right, but you certainly are in good company!!! I am honored to stand out there with you. I have now made 7 postage stamp sized TATWs. And and now working on making 9Ps for sashing cornerstones that finish at a whopping 1 1/2 inches!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrettyCurious
    Q: what can be done with one inch squares?
    A: Confetti

    I don't have that kind of patience.
    Amen to that! I also like Eleanor Burns' idea. Toss it over your shoulder and "Get rid of it."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacelady
    Mine are 2cm finished, because at the time, I could only find metric graph paper! It's very much a work in progress, as I only do it when I want a change from my current project. You can do anything any size you want
    I love this! Now there is another project to add to my bucket list! :thumbup: :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacelady
    Mine are 2cm finished, because at the time, I could only find metric graph paper! It's very much a work in progress, as I only do it when I want a change from my current project. You can do anything any size you want
    This is so lovely. Are you EPP these?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacelady
    Mine are 2cm finished, because at the time, I could only find metric graph paper! It's very much a work in progress, as I only do it when I want a change from my current project. You can do anything any size you want
    LOVE IT!!!

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    If I had them, I'd give them to someone else! Don't have the patience for such small pieces.

    Lacelady - your quilt is stunning.

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    Your quilt is absolutely beautiful. :-)

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    My hat's off to quilters that can do those itty bitty pieces.

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