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

Old 10-25-2010, 05:51 PM
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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

started with a three inch square but ended up at twelve inches

twirly block....this would make a great crazy patch

floating block comes from oversizing the triangles

wonky block, messy looks good too

great for charm squares, four finish out at fifteen inches
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Old 10-25-2010, 05:56 PM
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cool, thanks
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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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Old 10-25-2010, 06:45 PM
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Thanks for sharing this!!
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Old 10-25-2010, 07:47 PM
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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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Old 10-26-2010, 02:35 AM
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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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