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Charity Quilt Pattern by Jean S

Old 12-04-2015, 10:32 AM
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Default Charity Quilt Pattern by Jean S

I don't have a name for this pattern. If anyone does, let me know. It is another one of those that I saw somewhere a long time ago and figured it out. Here is how I make it:

1. I use three fabrics, with high contrast so the pattern will stand out. Cut all fabric into 2 1/2" x WOF strips.
2. Sew one strip of each of the 3 fabrics together on the long sides to make a three-strip unit, WOF long. I always put my darkest fabric in the center, as the center strip forms the square or frame in the middle of the block. Sew all three-strip units the SAME, in the SAME fabric strip order if you want the look in my quilt.
3. Now you need to cut the 3-strip unit into 90-degree triangles. I use a large easy angle ruler, but you can also use the 90-degree line on your cutting mat with a straight ruler, or simply use the corner of a large square ruler. I use the cutting mat line to make my first angle cut, then place the triangle ruler along that cut line, matching the side of the ruler to the first cut, and the very pointed tip of the ruler on the outer edge of the fabric unit. Be careful to put the tip of the triangle ruler on the very edge of the fabric, if you don't then your triangles will have wonky angles. Then just flip the ruler (or move your fabric to the alternate 90-degree line on your mat) so that you use all the fabric cutting triangles out from the entire WOF strip (except the two end pieces). This will create two different triangles, both the same size but one with fabric #1 on the long side and the other with fabric #3 on the long side (fabric #2 is always in the middle). I get 5 triangles per WOF strip.
4. Take one of each triangle color pattern and sew them together on a short side. Do the same with another pair of triangles, then sew those two together in the center seam to make your block. Easy peasy!
5. Each block measures a tad over 12 1/8" inches unfinished finishes at 11 5/8" sewn together. If yours are a little wonky, trim them down to 12" square then they will finish at 11 1/2" square.
6. My quilt is a lap size, has 20 blocks and finished size is about 47" by 60". To make this size quilt, I needed a tad more than 1 yard of each of the three fabrics, not counting binding or backing. I have made it with only one yard of each fabric, but you have to piece fabric end scraps together to get a full 80 triangles to make the 20 blocks.
7. If you want a bigger quilt just make more triangles/blocks.

With simple quilting this one can be done start to finish in a couple of days easy.

Hope that makes sense, if not let me know!

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Old 12-04-2015, 01:56 PM
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Thanks for taking the time to do this, it's a great pattern
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Thanks for the info. I thought you had used the Cozy Stripe Tube method. This LQS located in the San Diego, CA developed the ruler for cutting out triangles from sewn strips.

You did a real nice job with your selection of fabric.

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Looks great and seems simple to do. Thanks for posting the directions.
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Old 12-05-2015, 03:34 AM
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Thank you so much. I saw this one in the pictures section and I love it.
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This does look easy. Triangles are my nemesis but this tutorial has given me courage to try.
Thanks for all your posts. I love them.
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Love this pattern! I'm starting one TODAY!
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Thanks for posting this. I try and do charity quilts throughout the year and am always looking for attractive, but easy quilts. Yours looks fantastic!
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I'm glad you "published" this for us! Many of us really like it when you showed the picture! One of those "eye pleasers"
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This must be Rosies. I went there in August. Can't believe all the fabric she has.
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