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Thread: Using dryer sheets. Some blocks

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    Using dryer sheets. Some blocks

    I recently posted a question about using dryer sheets for making scrappy squares and got lots of answers, pro and con. I am posting a picture of what I have started and feel confident enough to continue. The blocks will be joined with a dark green sashing and scrappy cornerstones. Each block squared at6 inches. Enjoy looking.

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    ​Great blocks!

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    Looks good! You have a lot of patience making 6 inch blocks with all those scraps.

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    Those look great!
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    i'm loving it.
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    those are terrific... love the yellow centers
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    Looks great. Please show us when it is done.
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    great blocks!!!!
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    Those are great looking!
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    Cool. So you're doing a kind of periwinkle design.....laying down the " triangle" ( I'm sure it had a specific name, but not being a math major..) first, then alternating strips? Good job...going to be great looking......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geri B View Post
    Cool. So you're doing a kind of periwinkle design.....laying down the " triangle" ( I'm sure it had a specific name, but not being a math major..) first, then alternating strips? Good job...going to be great looking......
    i call it a kite and I use a little of water soluble glue stick to hold kite in place and am not removing the dryer sheet. And like you said, just sewing alternate strips that measure between 1 and 1 1/4 inch
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    Great looking blocks, I really love them

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    Such a bold design! Not everyone can pull this one off, but you sure have. Great start!
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    wow, awesome quilt blocks. love the star shape.
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    Looking good!
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    I really like the way this is turning out and glad you are enjoying doing it. please take the time to audition the idea of using a sashing in this neat quilt. Some times on a scrappy quilt, adding sashings stops the flow and connectedness of the whole look. There is so much action and depth in this pattern, it might look better without the sashing.

    If the sashing idea is to make the quilt larger, either make more blocks or add outer borders to increase the size, if that is what is needed.

    I really, really like the quilt without sashing. Just think about it and audition that green before you commit to it.
    keep posting your progress for all to enjoy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ube quilting View Post
    I really like the way this is turning out and glad you are enjoying doing it. please take the time to audition the idea of using a sashing in this neat quilt. Some times on a scrappy quilt, adding sashings stops the flow and connectedness of the whole look. There is so much action and depth in this pattern, it might look better without the sashing.

    If the sashing idea is to make the quilt larger, either make more blocks or add outer borders to increase the size, if that is what is needed.

    I really, really like the quilt without sashing. Just think about it and audition that green before you commit to it.
    keep posting your progress for all to enjoy.
    peace
    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
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    Whoa....great blocks!! Very lively sparking vibrant colors
    take plenty of pic of family & friends, keep tabs on loved ones but make time for yourself !

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    Very pretty. Did you use the dryer sheets like paper piecing?

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    Another question...are you using a die or template to cut the kites? Size of block? Thanks....my reason for asking.....a bin full of scrap strips that need a "job".......

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    That looks really good. Can't wait to see the finished product!
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    Hi, I do some paper piecing and would be interested in using dryer sheets. Do you use the ones that have gone through the dryer and iron them or use new? Was wondering about the film on unused sheets. Thanks for your post. Will try it.

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    Great blocks. I like the yellow center.

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    Very pretty !!
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