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Old 07-14-2022, 10:46 AM
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I think this is a fan block, although I can't find anything similar online. I was gifted a bunch of pre-cut pieces to assemble this block but am missing the strip between the fan blades and the curved center quarter piece. There are two pieces of fabric in my stash that I think could work. I'd appreciate advice on which one, though.

I will pick out the assembled block to see whether the strip is straight or curved. I can't find anything online about a block like this.
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Old 07-14-2022, 11:22 AM
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that looks like a bias cut piece added. one can sew it to a the pie curve with the fan section on top, sew and then flip the added bias piece up.
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Old 07-14-2022, 12:45 PM
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I agree, it looks like a bias piece. Interesting. I'll bet it is easier to add than a curved piece.
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Old 07-14-2022, 03:13 PM
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I tried finding a video on doing that. no luck so far.
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Old 07-14-2022, 04:48 PM
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It's called "Grandmother's fan". You should find lots of tutorials and photos.The strip is cut as a circle. How else could it be done? Or, just eliminate the strip. It's not required to make a nice block. The pink matches better.

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Old 07-14-2022, 04:48 PM
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Stack-n-Whack® Fan Ruler Tutorial - Piecing the Fan (stacknwhack.com)

Try this
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Old 07-14-2022, 05:21 PM
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Exactly! the strip isn't needed. it is added by some quilters. so if it is a problem, do the block without that addition.
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great link! Thanks!
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Old 07-14-2022, 06:45 PM
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I agree that it's a bias strip, and I think it adds a lot of interest to the block. I vote for the pink fabric at the bottom of the picture.
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Old 07-15-2022, 03:54 AM
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I did fans a few years ago and just applique onto 10" squares. I made a template of cereal box to iron over the edges. Came out great
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