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Thread: My 10 minute block needs help

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    I made the this 10 minute block today and after three attempts this is what I got. Im not sure about the top stitching. I played the tute 10 times but she did it two different ways and Im not sure if this is either of them. Take a look and dont be afraid to tell me whats wrong. Thanks in advance.
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    i don't see anything wrong with it in fact i like it.

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    Looks like your measurement was off. I've been making these and on one block I was off a half inch. The center block is pulling cause it's too short. Recheck your block sizes.

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    Looks good to me.

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    I think it looks good, I had a little of the pulling to one side when I did this block. Maybe try basting before top stitching, but really, after it's washed and all, it's only noticable to those of us who like to pick apart our own work.

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    some press the seams open so the inserted square will be centered in the seams better, that way you can fold the edges back and stitch them down easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    some press the seams open so the inserted square will be centered in the seams better, that way you can fold the edges back and stitch them down easier.
    Good tip!

    I think your block looks good - remember the galloping horse. :thumbup:

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    It looks good.

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    Looks good. When all done lopsidedness won't be noticable!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Painiacs
    Looks good. When all done lopsidedness won't be noticable!!
    I agree with Painiacs, this looks good! Personally, I have never had much luck with the 10 minute blocks. I have yet to complete one in 10 minutes (more like 45 minutes)!!! LOL

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    I don't know what a 10MB is but I love your material!

    I'll have to search it. Looks cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ube quilting
    I don't know what a 10MB is but I love your material!

    I'll have to search it. Looks cool!
    You can find it on you tube. I've tried both of them. My regular one came out fine. The one like what you've done with curving in the sides (for me) came out looking very uneven.

    Good luck!

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    Looks good to me.

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    I think it looks fine. Each time you do one it well get easier and more to your liking.

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    I can't find anything wrong with it...

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    The corners are off just a tad. But,I love that fabric. Keep trying. Practice makes perfect. It'll click for you.

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    I think it looks great! He did not know that name, I thought it was Cathedral Windows .
    A hug!

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    Its Moda something and I bought it on ebay all cut into 5inch squares. 250 for 30. I bought 60!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maureen
    Its Moda something and I bought it on ebay all cut into 5inch squares. 250 for 30. I bought 60!
    Thanks, Maureen!
    Hahaha!
    You have much to entertain you!
    I learned these blocks on Youtube.
    I invented a proprietary design that I finish it so I present "in society"!
    Good luck!
    A big hug!

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    You have done it right. You can leave the folds unfolded, and have a little triangle pocket, or do what you did. It sometimes helps to have the seams on the back pressed open. This let the points lay better.

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    I didn't have much luck with the 10 minute block either at first- even though I pinned & pinned it never layed quite flat- it was always a little "baggy" on the front. I solved this by sewing the last seam in 2 parts. I pin then sew from the edge just through the middle then repin & sew from the middle through the other edge. They came out a lot better this way.

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    I made 2 mug rugs, and 2 doll quilts using 2" cut fabric for 3" finished (5 blocks) 10 minute block. Very fiddly. but, I did not curve them. They do need to be perfectly square, with exactly matching seam widths, or they get a little wonky.

    If I understand you, you are using 5" charms. My experience with the very small blocks is, they tend to "hover" above the quilt. I think with larger blocks (larger even than 5") you can control the height (above the quilt) because you have more fabric to work with. Harder to control in the smaller blocks.

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    When I did a block like this, I curved the edges under and then stitched down around the edge. I didn't trust that I could get the edges folded up and over evenly.

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    I have better luck if the fabric is starched.

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    Hi A number of quilters in my groups have been doing this block. They are all beginnners and close looking can find problems if you want. Look At angie quilts web site and scroll down to see all the differnet projects we are up to. I'm Dotty.

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