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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    My Mom passed several years before her first grandson married. This is a top that she made. When he married, I took the top and quilted it for his wedding gift. It is very special and meant the world to him.
    Wow, it is beautiful and what a special special gift for him. I hope that someone will step in and finish all my UFO's and give them to my special people when I am gone.

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    What is meant by Stack and Whack? How do you do it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilla
    What is meant by Stack and Whack? How do you do it?
    Let's see if I can explain so that this makes sense.
    They are called Stack and Whack because you cut a fabric into sections WOF of identical repeats of the fabric. Then you layer or stack these sections so that when you stick a pin in a certain spot down through all of the layers your pin will poke each fabric in the exact same place (or as close as possible). Usually you use flower pins or pins that lay completely flat without a ball on the end. Once you have these layers or stack of fabrics pinned, you whack which means to take your rotary cutter and ruler and cut your pieces for the quilt. In doing this your triangles or whatever shape you are using will make a star or block in which all of the pieces are identical.
    The Book is Stack and Whack. If you search Stack And Whack you will get many threads on them.

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    Beautiful quilt

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    Quote Originally Posted by belmer
    Wow that is one of the prettiest stack n wack quilts I have ever seen. Your Mother had a great sence of color use.I'm sure her Grandson will be so thrilled to get this. How sweet of you to finish it up for him.
    I agree. This is a beautiful quilt. It's also the second one like this I've seen here that is called a stack 'n whack. I've done a beginner's S&W. but it didn't separate the colored fabric from light fabric. How do you do this kind? Where can I find it? Thank you

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    So very pretty! I have a couple of quilts that my grandmother made that I plan to give my granddaughters one day. What a great thing for you to do for your son! I can't imagine anything better, it's like a hug from Grandma!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadiemae
    Quote Originally Posted by Gilla
    What is meant by Stack and Whack? How do you do it?
    Let's see if I can explain so that this makes sense.
    They are called Stack and Whack because you cut a fabric into sections WOF of identical repeats of the fabric. Then you layer or stack these sections so that when you stick a pin in a certain spot down through all of the layers your pin will poke each fabric in the exact same place (or as close as possible). Usually you use flower pins or pins that lay completely flat without a ball on the end. Once you have these layers or stack of fabrics pinned, you whack which means to take your rotary cutter and ruler and cut your pieces for the quilt. In doing this your triangles or whatever shape you are using will make a star or block in which all of the pieces are identical.
    The Book is Stack and Whack. If you search Stack And Whack you will get many threads on them.
    Okay, so this just sort of answered my question. thanx again :oops:

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    The part I still don't understand is at what point do you put in the white fabric. I don't see the pattern?

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    What a special gift. And something I am sure he will treasure always. I love the fabrics.

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    Beautiful!

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    It is absolutely gorgeous! What a wonderful job you did.

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    OOPS! Check out the next reply!

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    Pretty special! I love the colors!

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    It's just beautiful...you can see the love radiating from it...and the warmth will be fantastic

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    Wow... that looks wonderful! What a lovely quilt.

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    Beautiful and what a treasure for that young man.
    You were so sweet to finish it for him.

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    What an incredible treasure. I'm sure this beautiful quilt will bring much happiess and joy in the years to come.

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    Just beautiful. Colors are striking.

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    Beautiful my mom is 79 she is trying to make all her grandchildren a quilt to leave them ..sort of a sad thing.. but its her wish !!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheila bee
    Beautiful my mom is 79 she is trying to make all her grandchildren a quilt to leave them ..sort of a sad thing.. but its her wish !!!!

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    WOW Beautiful is all I can say

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    Quote Originally Posted by QUILT4JOY
    The part I still don't understand is at what point do you put in the white fabric. I don't see the pattern?
    Each one of the stars is actually a square block. You sew a piece of the white to each of the triangles you cut from the focal fabric. This makes a larger triangle of each piece. Then you sew two triangles together to make a square, then sew the four squares together to make the final block. Then the blocks are sewn together on point with setting side and corner triangles to complete the top.

    I am posting several pictures of squares I have been working on for a child's twin size quilt. I think it should show what I am talking about.

    example 1 stack and whack block
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    example 2 stack and whack block
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    example 3 stack and whack block
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    Thank you all for the lovely compliments. This was a very special thing for my sister and I to be able to do for her son. I wasn't there when he opened his gifts, but I know it meant the world to him. When he was born he was the only grandbaby for quite a few years and you can imagine how we all spoiled him.

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    I CAN SEE WHY IT WOULD. GORGEOUS!

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    Beautiful. Nice sentiment.

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