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Thread: French Knot Corner Block Tutorial

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    I had a few requests for instructions for completing the corner blocks of the autumn-themed retirement quilt that I posted a few weeks ago.

    There was enough fabric left over that I made a second quilt and did a tutorial for the corner blocks as I made it.

    French Knot Corner Block
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    Excellent! thanks for posting. I hate boring corners. I'm going to use this.

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    Thank you so much, love your corners.

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    Very pretty!

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    Thanks

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    I've tried opening this file and it does not seem to open all in one document? Is it just me?

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    Mine opens, which version of Word are you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dena789
    I've tried opening this file and it does not seem to open all in one document? Is it just me?
    It's a .docx file, done in MSWord 10. PM me with your e-mail address and I can convert it for earlier versions if you'd like.

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    Very very nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dena789
    I've tried opening this file and it does not seem to open all in one document? Is it just me?
    no, i can't open it either. i googled .docx and found that you have to have a newer version of Word to open it. i've run across this many times on the board.

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    Is there a reason you need to miter the corners? This would go together much easier as blocks without the miters?

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    No, you don't need to miter the corners. You can do them with straight cuts, but I like the way that the mitered corners look better.

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    me too! thank you.

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    If I look at all the sizes of the pieces, I'm sure I could figure out the size, but what size will the finished block (and border) be? Thanks for the tute. What an interesting way to do a border.

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    Great instructions; loove this border and will use soon. Thanks so much!

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    If you can't open up a .docx file because you have an older version of WORD, you could try by downloading Microsoft's Office compatibility pack free. This should allow you to open those files when yours only opens .doc files.

    http://www.microsoft.com/download/en...aylang=en&id=3

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    Great tut. Thanks.

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    Love your quilts, they are beautiful. I can't unzip the file for the tutorial. Is there another way you can send/post it? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainbow quilter
    No, you don't need to miter the corners. You can do them with straight cuts, but I like the way that the mitered corners look better.
    I agree....as we miter corners on quilts and miter the binding corners I think the mitering here adds a finished, polished look. Thanks for the tute!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnnaK
    If I look at all the sizes of the pieces, I'm sure I could figure out the size, but what size will the finished block (and border) be? Thanks for the tute. What an interesting way to do a border.
    I forgot to add one of the most important things!

    The blocks are 8"x8" and the matching border is 8" wide. It can be adjusted by using narrower or wider strips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jan
    Love your quilts, they are beautiful. I can't unzip the file for the tutorial. Is there another way you can send/post it? Thanks.
    I posted it in .pdf format here - http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-158267-1.htm

    Let me know if this doesn't work for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainbow quilter
    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jan
    Love your quilts, they are beautiful. I can't unzip the file for the tutorial. Is there another way you can send/post it? Thanks.
    I posted it in .pdf format here - http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-158267-1.htm

    Let me know if this doesn't work for you.
    Thank you! The PDF works great, especially as I use my IPad in my sewing room. RIP Steve Jobs. What a genius he was.

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    I'd like to see the original picture you posted of your quilt. (I think it's your avatar and it's a beauty!) I'd like to see more detail. I did a search and couldn't come up with anything. Thanks for the tute on the corner. I've already printed it out to use. Wish I could share something just as helpful with you in return.

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    Thanks for sharing !!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainbow quilter
    Quote Originally Posted by AnnaK
    If I look at all the sizes of the pieces, I'm sure I could figure out the size, but what size will the finished block (and border) be? Thanks for the tute. What an interesting way to do a border.
    I forgot to add one of the most important things!

    The blocks are 8"x8" and the matching border is 8" wide. It can be adjusted by using narrower or wider strips.
    Quick question.... Is the 8" finished or unfinished?
    Thanks!! I love this block!

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