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Thread: All Scrappy Greek Key or What to Do With 2" Squares

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    They will look like this:
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    Lay the next 6 out...
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    Sew in pairs again
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    All sew together now:
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    Sew the last 3 tog:
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    Join the 2 strips tog and sew
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    Trim to 3 inches:
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    Try out the border on the quilt to check for color placement before sewing and move units around where needed:
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    They should look like this after sewn with extra margins on each side:
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    Making the Big Front Label:

    Step 1. Print out the heart pattern that is provided.

    Step 2. Cut out the heart.

    Step 3. With a felt tip pen, draw around the outside of the heart on the backside of your fabric. This is your sewing line.

    Step 4. Place your backing fabric RST (right sides together) with your front piece, pin close to the edges of your 2 fabrics to prevent shifting and cut out the heart adding a 1/4" seam allowance all around.

    Step 5. Sew around the heart on the drawn line leaving a small opening on one of the long straight sides of the heart for turning inside out.

    Step 6. Clip around the curves and

    Step 7. Turn the heart inside out

    Step 8. With a glue stick, close the opening on the side creasing it in place.

    Step 9. Applique the heart in place with matching thread (remember to applique top and bottom pieces together for extra reinforcement where the opening was glued).

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    Before I close this out, I just wanted to post a few more pics. The first one is of Bambi, a very vintage fabric and I also wanted to show you the pic of the real pale block that is a no-no if you want the Greek Key to stand out. Here are the pics:
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    In Conclusion:

    The key to this quilt is the use of lots of colors and shapes with busy fabrics, but it would be great in solids, novelties, Batiks, holidays, pastels, etc.

    If you have an overflowing bin of 2" squares, this is a great way to use lots of them up!

    Thank you so much for all your nice compliments on this quilt! I hope your Snappy Scrappy turns out fantastic and I hope my tutorial makes it easy for you!! Happy scrappy quilting! n2

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    Very good tutorial and suggestions for use of the wild and whacky...of which I have LOTS

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    Oops, forgot the heart pattern! Here it comes:
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    thanks for the tut
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    Thanks for posting this. I've been working it out in my head since you showed us the quilt. Needless to say, your instructions are much better than the ones in my head! I'm thinking of doing this with squares from the 2.5 inch swap here on the board.

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    Wow, what a fun quilt. Love you tutorial. You did a great job, the quilt looks great.

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    Thanks for the time and effort giving us this tutorial.
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    Thanks for your time making this tut. I will definitely give it a go.

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    Thank you!! Bookmarked!!

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    Oh gosh, that is a marvelous quilt and tutorial!
    My husband and I have Greek Key wedding bands; this would be a marvelous quilt for us. And I love the scrappy aspect to it.
    Thanks so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnye View Post
    Oh gosh, that is a marvelous quilt and tutorial!
    My husband and I have Greek Key wedding bands; this would be a marvelous quilt for us. And I love the scrappy aspect to it.
    Thanks so much.
    Oh, how perfect for both of you!! It's a great pattern and scraps show so well and it seems everything my brother brought back from Greece had the Greek Key symbols on it! Thank you, Sunnye!!

    JFYI, I thought all of you might be interested in knowing that the inner border fits perfectly on top of the bed, much to my amazement!! lol.
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    wow thanks for this

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    I love this quilt, it really makes me want to make one like it Very pretty

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    I like this! It's something I never would have thought of. Thanks for sharing.
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