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Thread: Easy, no waste Granny Square block tutorial

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    Making this with ease. You sure have made the instructions for quilting dummies like me. Thank you so much for taking the time to explain all this. God Bless
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    like the method you came up with and saved it for the future, This pattern is a favorite of mine and haven't made one yet. Thanks for using your brainpower on this one.
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    You are a genius... I love this quilt so much and this is by far the best way I've seen to make it. I'm glad the tute is on the board for us to access anytime. I saw it last year, but now I'm getting closer to making one, and it was easy to find again. Thanks a bunch!

    Also love Mavis' idea of pinning the outside blocks onto the 9 patch until you are ready to do your layout. Thanks, Mavis.
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    Your solution to the piecing problem is Genius. Well Done Quilter, Well Done.
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    Nice tutorial. That is a really nice pattern and it so nice to see it simplified. Thank you for taking the time to share with the rest of us.

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    Yes, thank you for simplifying this for us. I love the look. And I, too, didn't like the way the other ones wasted so much fabric.

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    I missed this tutorial the first time around, but am very glad I saw it this time. I have wanted to make this quilt for a long time, but just wasn't going to do it the way it was set up. Your way of looking at the pattern is a lot better than the original blocks, although it does require a bit more planning up front. Thanks for the tutorial.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Faintly Artistic View Post
    Okay, so I've sewn all the main 9P's and the secondary 9P's, it's time to put the setting triangles on and sew the rows. I started in the top left corner. I sewed a background color (white), the green to complete that block, and another white together. Then center a white on top of the green, it should be about 1/4" over on both sides...Attachment 573776

    For the side setting triangles, sew as shown (a picture is worth 1,000 words!)... you are completing the 1st block in rows 1 and 2, then 2 and 3, 3 and 4 and so on... I did each setting triangle as I was ready to sew the whole row so that I didn't get confused. You will also need to make one for the each row on the right side as well.


    Attachment 573775

    Then I sewed the corner setting triangle and the first diagonal row together...Attachment 573777

    Keep adding diagonal rows...Attachment 573778 and you will see the pattern emerging.

    There will be a small amount of waste when you have all your rows sewn together as you will square up the entire quilt. But, it will be much less than squaring up each block as the traditional way calls for. When squaring up, use your ruler and line each colored point up on the 1/4" line, you want to trim so that you have 1/4" for the seam allowance. You will only be trimming off the outer white squares. You may add a border at this point or simply baste, quilt and bind it with no border. I haven't decided if I will add a border or not, I'll see what I think when it is all put together.

    I would like to finish the top this weekend and get it ready to quilt. I'll probably be big stitch quilting this, but am going to try something different than my usual straight lines.

    Enjoy, and if something isn't clear, feel free to comment...I will check frequently and update if needed.
    Thank you for this great tutorial. I know it took some time to do this but a lot of quilters will be making this quilt, thanks to you. I have always wanted to make it but didn't like the all the waste from the original instructions. I surely appreciate you doing this.
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    Thank you for sharing. put in bucket list.

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    What a great tutorial, Faintly. Thanks!

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    Just realized there is not a pic of the finished quilt! Here you are...Thanks for all the kind words.
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    That came out great!
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    Your quilt is beautiful and I love it without borders. Has anyone made this quilt using 2 1/2 inch squares? I have both sizes but more of the 2 1/2 inch ones, debating on which one to use.
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    GeeGee, I am about to make one with 2.5" squares. I think it would look great whichever size you choose!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faintly Artistic View Post
    GeeGee, I am about to make one with 2.5" squares. I think it would look great whichever size you choose!
    Thanks, I think I will go with the 2 1/2.
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    FA~ What a fun granny square quilt! Thanks for the great tute as well.
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    I absolutely love it and your tutotial made it really simple. Such a great idea not messing with the HST. Thank you for sharing.
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    Thank you for posting this tutorial!

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    Thanks for taking the time to show and tell about your process of the granny square quilt blocks. You did a great tutorial!
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    So pretty! I want one now Thanks for the tutorial and diagrams. I will start working with my scraps and hope to have a flimsy soon.

    In your finished quilt, it looks like I can see some color from the quilting thread in the white squares. What color thread did you use for the quilting?

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    I used a soft gray Perle cotton to big stitch quilt this quilt. I figured the gray would go with everything.

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