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Thread: Using dryer sheets. Some blocks

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    The blocks look great.

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    That is a neat design! It would look great too using black to separate the blocks. I like to use the used dryer sheets too. I'm just careful not to give them to anyone that might be allergic to the scent used in them. Do feel that they make a great base for scrappy quilts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spartan quilter View Post
    The reason that I am thinking about sashing is because of the seams when I would join 2 blocks. But it is still a possibility. Will post when I get it together
    Okay, You're going to have to sew those seams anyway adding a sashing. Try doing a few blocks out of material that won't be in the quilt and do few practice runs to see how you like it and get the feel for it. You will also teach yourself what to do to make it work. After looking at the blocks I don't see a big problem here with the seams. Take your time, use pins and slow down the machine.

    My piecing improved so much after I started making practice blocks using scraps before starting a new technique.


    Another thing to try is basting the seam just inside the 1/4" allowance and if you like the results, go ahead and sew the seam and then pull the basting stitch out.

    Another method is to go the school glue method. Just the slightest line of school glue inside the seam allowance and place the blocks together. The glue dries in a few minutes, and then sew the seam. I even press a low heat iron lightly on the blocks to help with the drying time. I'm so impatient!
    I still love your quilt!
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    Looks good and it's a great way to use up scraps / recycle

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    They look great...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ube quilting View Post
    Okay, You're going to have to sew those seams anyway adding a sashing. Try doing a few blocks out of material that won't be in the quilt and do few practice runs to see how you like it and get the feel for it. You will also teach yourself what to do to make it work. After looking at the blocks I don't see a big problem here with the seams. Take your time, use pins and slow down the machine.

    My piecing improved so much after I started making practice blocks using scraps before starting a new technique.


    Another thing to try is basting the seam just inside the 1/4" allowance and if you like the results, go ahead and sew the seam and then pull the basting stitch out.

    Another method is to go the school glue method. Just the slightest line of school glue inside the seam allowance and place the blocks together. The glue dries in a few minutes, and then sew the seam. I even press a low heat iron lightly on the blocks to help with the drying time. I'm so impatient!
    I still love your quilt!
    peace
    Thanks for the hint about the glue. I use glue for lots of different sewing jobs, and will probably try it with this one. I am now considering putting 4 blocks together, to get the star effect, and then a very narrow sash around that block. Always more ideas from all the great contributors to this board. Thanks again.
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    Great blocks. Look forward to seeing it finished

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    I like your idea of the star block & narrow sashing. I think that will really make them stand out.

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    love it great use of scraps

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    Very pretty quilt! Great job!

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    I did enjoy looking, thank you. Lovely colours. I didn't see your earlier article on "dryer sheets", what are they?
    Many ideas and desires but not enough hours in a day - I love quilting

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    Really nice love it.

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