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Thread: What to do with all my 2 inch squares?

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    Cool What to do with all my 2 inch squares?

    I have been to a auction and now have a lot of 2 inch squares. What can I do with so many? Help!

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    Four patches to set with solids to make a nine patch block is what I'd do.
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    I would first get all like colors together. You could do a "Granny Squares" pattern. I'm originally from Ft. Wayne and have a lot of family there. Stay warm.

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    Look at "Chiclets" or "Charming Additions" patterns. Both are free on the net. They call for 2.5 but 2 would work fine.

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    Bonnie Hunter is using 2 1/2 inch squares as her leader and ender project this year. She is making Spilt 9 Patch blocks and showed a picture this week on her site http://quiltville.blogspot.ca Her squares finish at 6 inches and you can make cool designs with them. Starting with 2 inch blocks will make a smaller block but I bet there would make for cool design possibilities.

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    Well, I am busy having lots of fun with English Paper Piecing. I have been cutting out 2 inch squares all morning for use with the hexagons I'm using. I have been cutting up a huge 'layer cake of beautiful solid colors' but am also going to begin adding all my scraps from other projects.
    I am really enjoying the EPP because it can be done while watching TV, while at the beach, on a plane, listening to audiobooks, etc., etc! They go fast once you get the hang, and you can do dozens at a sitting, great way to do two things at once!

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    I agree with four patches. Add in some half square triangles, charm squares and you'll have a quilt top in no time!

    Do you have a design wall? That would be a big help.

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    i have some fusable grid ....fuse fold sew

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    I'm just working on a "Granny Square" quilt, I opened a thread here: I hope I'm allowed to give the link??

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...s-t239972.html

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    Postage stamp quilt.
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    Here is a photo of a quilt I'm cutting 1.5" squares to make. Two inches would work well too. I love it because it's scrappy, but it's controlled.Name:  postage stamp quilt top pieced crop.jpg
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    This looks Awesome. I am making one with my 2 inch scraps. I am doing mine as a leader, ender. May take me forever but its fun.
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    Here is a photo of a quilt I'm cutting 1.5" squares to make. Two inches would work well too. I love it because it's scrappy, but it's controlled.Name:  postage stamp quilt top pieced crop.jpg
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    I don't know how many you consider a lot, but the first thing I would do is pull out about 30 of them from random places and put a ruler on them. See if they are consistently 2"

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    Hey, neighbor! I'm from Defiance, and 2 of my daughters live in FW Funny that you should post this today. I just counted all of my 2-inch squares, and have about 1500. Mine are going to be a Postage Stamp quilt. I have always wanted one, so I started making the 2-inch squares from scraps of other projects, and some were given to me. I will put these together and see how many more I will need. Another thing you might do is to sew them into strips then 4 patches and use them as alternate setting blocks There was a beautiful Burgoyne Surrounded quilt posted here not long ago, and there were a lot of 2-inch squares in that

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    4 patches or 9 patches is what I make with my squares. So many possibilities of how to set them together.

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    I think I would start pairing them up as leaders and enders while you are sewing other projects, and decide what pattern to use them in later when you have many sewn. There's even a book (or two?) of patterns using Leaders and Enders. Cool quilts, too!

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    Double irish chain using 2"squares

    I am making Double Irish Chain with my squares. I cut my blues stash into 2" squares and am flying! I got the idea from Bonnie Hunter with her leaders and Enders. It is easier to sew strips together, but I didn't have the luxury of strips, so I just cut out the squares. I am putting it together now, and quilt as you go using Method here... Http://www.candiedfabrics.com and it is working for me! I'd post a photo, but haven't figured that out yet...lol... Ok, just figured out posting a photo. This is the first one I made for my dgs a year ago. The one I am making is with the same blues, but for our bed, a king size, hence the QAYG method. I have a Pfaff that doesn't have a large area to roll up a quilt to machine quilt. On the king size I am putting two rows together, machine quilting the colored squares, then hand quilting the white areas.
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    So many good solutions! Thanks for sharing.
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    CottageDee - wow, so pretty!!!

    Trip Around the World is easy to do and looks super. Do a scrappy one if you don't have large quantities of any one print. Just sort into darks, mediums, lights and white prints.

    I have an excess of 2" squares in blues and am making quilt tops for 2 GS. Just random piecing.

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    loisf - love the controlled scrappy look

    I don't think 9 patch alternated with snowball blocks has been mentioned.
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    I'm using 2" squares for a scrappy Irish chain from Bonnie Hunter's book Adventures with Leaders and Enders.

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    Postage stamp quilt?
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    There are so many possibilities.. Depends on what you like as well..

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