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Thread: I don't think I am the only one to think this up

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    but here is a tutorial anyway. I have been playing around in my scrap bin and found that if you cut three squares the same size and cut two of them on the bias you can make an easy square in a square block. This would be great for charm packs too. Basically you cut, sew, measure, and then cut again, sew again and so on and so forth. After the first block you only need two bias cut squares...If you use a rectangle you get a twirly block but be sure to cut with both rectangles face up or you won't be able to use two of them. rectangles are a bit over sized so you can trim back for accuracy. The pictures tell the story

    cut example, not sewn yet
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    started with a three inch square but ended up at twelve inches
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    twirly block....this would make a great crazy patch
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    floating block comes from oversizing the triangles
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    wonky block, messy looks good too
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    great for charm squares, four finish out at fifteen inches
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    cool, thanks

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    neat!

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    Great idea for using up scraps. Will give this a try.

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    Thank you for the tute :D:D:D

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    Wow, that's great. Thanks for sharing.

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    Thanks for sharing this!!

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    Neat idea. I might have to give this a try. Thank you.

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    I like that. It looks like you were having fun. Love your colors! Thanks

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    Thanks Kellen .... are all the blocks 3 inches? I definitely want to try this one.. It sounds/looks like there can be so many varietys.

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    Good idea. Thanks for sharing :o)

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    Quote Originally Posted by smagruder
    Thanks Kellen .... are all the blocks 3 inches? I definitely want to try this one.. It sounds/looks like there can be so many varietys.
    all the center blocks are three inches, the four patch has 3in squares but except the one for charm squares and those are all five inches . basically I don't fuss too much, as long as the diagonal cut pieces are the same it works out. You start with 3 squares all the same, make the starter block, then measure it and that measurement gives you the next size to cut, just keep going remembering you will get over sized blocks so you can trim to a firm quarter inch seam allowance or let the block float. I always trim the block square before measuring.
    It is all about the hypotenuse of the square ie:diagonal measure, being about 1.4 times longer than the edge of the square.

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    I sat down and made some blocks after seeing your pic's. It really is fun and easy. Thank you for sharing with us.

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    Here is the ones I made this morning. Thank you for the great idea.

    the blue is purple
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    That looks like so much fun! I really like the twirly block. I'm gonna get out my scrap bin and play!

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    Thanks for sharing. Will definitely give this a try.

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    I don't do much with solid colors but I am thinking that this technique might make a pretty awesome Amish type quilt. I just might have to go fabric shopping....

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    This is a great idea/block especially for scraps

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    Thanks!

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    What fun blocks you did... thanks

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    I love this idea however I still don't understand how this works. I cut three 3" squares with one in the middle , one I cut into fourths, and the other one I could only cut once. I guess I am not understanding your directions, sorry

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    There is an on line tutorial for this, either on QB or Missouri Star Quilt Co. Fast and easy

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    I plead terminal density.
    I love this look, and you make it seems so easy, but I just have to say I do not quite get how it goes together.
    Would you consider doing a step-by-step ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntiehenno
    There is an on line tutorial for this, either on QB or Missouri Star Quilt Co. Fast and easy
    Link?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tooMuchFabric
    Quote Originally Posted by auntiehenno
    There is an on line tutorial for this, either on QB or Missouri Star Quilt Co. Fast and easy
    Link?
    Ditto

    :)

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