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    One of my tricks of the trade was to have strips sewn together into sets of border strips. I tried not to repeat the same fabric as much as possible. I like variety. I kept these strips as resource. Then when I needed a border I could pull those out and use them. I did sets of 4 border strips.

    If you have some things partially done you can set them aside for any project that you might want something quickly.

    I have HSTs made ahead and other of my shortcut blocks. I tend to like light/dark contrast so I have organizers full of these.

    Any other suggestions anyone? Any tips or tricks you use?

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    Nice hotpads, Rhonda! What do you use for the batting?
    ​My soul is fed with needle & thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda View Post
    Here are some things I've made in the past The red one is all diff reds.
    I sold my stuff to a gift shop in Kalona Iowa for 12 yrs. My hotpads were my best seller. So I made aLOT of them. The owner preferred the scrappy look so I did alot of scrappy stuff for her in 12 yrs.

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    Are these paper pieced? I always have a hard time paper piecing one paper pieced part to another paper pieced part. I hope I am clear with what I mean. This is so different them I am used to. Maybe I'll just wait for the templates to come in and then look at everything again so I can try some.

    Very nice! this really appeals to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda View Post
    One of my tricks of the trade was to have strips sewn together into sets of border strips. I tried not to repeat the same fabric as much as possible. I like variety. I kept these strips as resource. Then when I needed a border I could pull those out and use them. I did sets of 4 border strips.

    If you have some things partially done you can set them aside for any project that you might want something quickly.

    I have HSTs made ahead and other of my shortcut blocks. I tend to like light/dark contrast so I have organizers full of these.

    Any other suggestions anyone? Any tips or tricks you use?
    As for the border srtips you mean the piano key style like the second from the bottom?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctyankee View Post
    Nice hotpads, Rhonda! What do you use for the batting?
    I don't use anything special. I use Fairfield batting low loft. I get it at Walmart. and I use two layers. When I started selling to Joette she and I talked about batting and this is the way she and I decided to go. it is a thickly woven batting and yet thin in width. so it's not fluffy and it works just fine with the heat. I back the hotpad with a corresponding color cotton fabric. I tried the cotton kind but it doesn't work for me. I know this is poly but I have used it for many years now. Never had any complaints and I probably sold around 900 hotpads over 12 yrs and have made many for gifts in the last 5 yrs or so.

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    Yes Anna I mean the piano key type of borders.

    As for paper piecing no it isn't paper pieced. I use my shortcut methods and that uses the templates I offered.
    When you are ready to check out my methods just let me know if you need any help. I'll be happy to help you figure it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda View Post
    Yes Anna I mean the piano key type of borders.

    As for paper piecing no it isn't paper pieced. I use my shortcut methods and that uses the templates I offered.
    When you are ready to check out my methods just let me know if you need any help. I'll be happy to help you figure it out.
    Thank you Rhonda. I will let you know when the templates are in and I am ready to try a small project. The hot pads are lovely. If they are an appropriate beginners project I would like to try two of the hot pad projects. Thank you for all your kind help.
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    Hi Rhonda,

    I'm interested in the pine tree swap. How many blocks will we be making & when will be the due date?

    So do you have templates that are 1 1/2 or smaller then?

    Thanks for the info!

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    Good to know, Rhonda. Thank you. I'm enjoying this thread, even though I haven't signed up for any swaps yet.
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    It is good to see this thread active again! I have found I like the smaller quilt project better. Right now I am working on some mug rugs to match a table runner I did earlier this year. The center pieced block measures about 2.25 finished.(still need to get that 1/4 inch seam better!)
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    And this is one that was given at Christmas. It measures I think 12.5 by 13.5 and the tree is made of 1 inch finished HST's.
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    I did use Ronda's 1 1/2 template for this one.

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    Wonderful projects Dede!! Love them! and of course I love that you used my template!

    Yes Muse I have 1" 1 1/4" 1 1/2" and 2 1/2" templates I can send out for free. I also offer a free 3" clear template with a 30 degree scored line for making my star point blocks.

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    Feel free to post old and new projects everyone!! We love to see pictures!! or post your scraps you are using to make a project. progress pics are always fun to see!

    Share pics of any scrap related things you find you want to share or links to great blogs / pages or anything you come across.

    The more you share the better the thread stays active!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muse&Sew View Post
    Hi Rhonda,

    I'm interested in the pine tree swap. How many blocks will we be making & when will be the due date?

    So do you have templates that are 1 1/2 or smaller then?

    Thanks for the info!
    I'm waiting to see how many we have want to join in. if it is only you and Javin then you can just swap between you. so I haven't thought about mailing date and how many blocks yet. I'll probably leave that up to the swappers.
    How many blocks would you want to make and receive? What time frame works for you?

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    Is this for a scrappy block and can you make whatever block you want? If so I'll join in.



    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda View Post
    This mini swap is for any quilt block you want to make.
    Unless otherwise asked for it is for a 12 1/2" quilt block
    Your partner may ask for a diff size and if that is okay with you then go for it!

    As always I need at least 4 people to make this swap work.
    Sign up by April 7. I'll let you know who is your partner on the 8th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buddy'smom View Post
    Is this for a scrappy block and can you make whatever block you want? If so I'll join in.
    Yep this is for a scrappy quilt block. so if you want in I'll add your name to the list.
    I'll let the swappers exchange addresses so you don't need to send me anything.

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    Pine Tree Blocks Swap

    Okay this mini swap is open to sign up for!
    We need at least 4 people to join in please.

    Sign up by April 7.
    If we only have 2 then I will just have those 2 swap between themselves


    1. Javin
    2. Jacie
    3. Muse&sew
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    Scrappy Quilt Block Swap

    This mini swap is for any scrappy quilt block you want to make.
    Unless otherwise asked for it is for a 12 1/2" quilt block
    Your partner may ask for a diff size and if that is okay with you then go for it!

    As always I need at least 4 people to make this swap work.
    Sign up by April 7. I'll let you know who is your partner on the 8th.

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    Thanks, count me in. Thank you.
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    One of my shortcut blocks is my star point block. this is a unit or I call them blocks that you make by sewing fabric together and then cutting out a square from the center.

    It is easy to do. This one takes a 30 degree cut so I do have templates I can send out for free upon request that will give you the 30 degree. but any ruler with a 30 degree on it will work just fine.

    Here are the steps - I used scraps here but if you want to conserve fabric you can use triangles for this.
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    here are some things I've made with these shortcut blocks I call it my piece n cut method

    tote bag / hot pad/ billfold/ key chains/and the last 3 are bookmarks. These are just a few.

    I named this design on the tote bag - Birds in Flight
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    I love your star point block. I tried the attachment link, but it didn't work. I think I'll have to try those cute key chains.

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    that attachment was a picture I deleted. no big deal.

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    Very cute especially the key chain, bottom right and one above it with the green borders. I could not get the link to work either. Feeling ready to try some even though they look scarey tiny. I think I have a 2 1/2 omnigrid square.
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    You just have to remember Anna that I do most things in miniature but that doesn't mean you have to. I'm most comfortable with 1 1/4" or 1 1/2" than I am with 4" or more LOL

    You can make these shortcut blocks 12 1/2" if you so choose. it's all about the size of template you use.

    When I first posted my methods on the QB in 2009 a friend of mine took one of my quilt blocks and made it into a 24" wall hanging she hung in her hallway. It is very flexible size wise. you are not locked into any particular size unless you are making a key chain or book mark etc.

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    Here is one of my favorite blogs to check out.

    Rita at Red Pepper Quilts has posted this cute quilt she calls a Confetti Quilt

    http://www.redpepperquilts.com/2016/...pper+Quilts%29

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    You can check out my drunkard's path shortcut method here if you like -
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...od-t63180.html

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