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Thread: Rhonda's New Shortcut Block- Triple Strip Block

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    Rhonda's New Shortcut Block- Triple Strip Block

    Here is a new block I want to share. I have seen squares cut out with strips. So this is my version of this method.

    You can see in the first pictures I sewed two strips together. Then I trimmed the middle strip to 1/16th less than an inch. To get a 12 1/2" quilt block you will need to use a 2 1/2" template. So to get the seams to line up right I had to use a slightly less than 1 inch to trim. If you don't care if they overlap then you can use either 1" or 3/4".

    I didn't measure my strips but for a 2 1/2" square you will need a 2 1/2" for the left strip and the middle strip will need to be at least 1 1/4". then the last strip should also be at least 1 1/4". I like to allow a bit more for mistakes.

    Also I prefer to do these in strips. there will be leftovers but I pulled apart the leftovers and used them to make more Blocks. You can certainly cut out plain squares and cut them on the diagonal to get two triangles for the outside strips if you like. I think the strips are easier and less hassle.

    Steps:

    Cut three strips
    Sew the left strip and the middle strip together
    Trim the center strip to 1" or just under 1" (1/16" less)
    Sew on the third strip.
    Lay the strips on a cutting mat
    With a 2 1/2" template using a rotary cutter cut out the square.

    There are two differant Blocks. The first one is 3 strips. The second now I split the center strip between two fabrics. You can see in the pictures below how I added the strips together.

    Hope you enjoy!
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    You can see the here the second block you can make with this method.

    Tayla is the Quilt Block I designed using these Triple Strip Block
    It is this weeks Rhonda's Second Sampler Quilt Along quilt block.
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    Thanks Rhonda for another great tute!
    SueDor

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    Is your talent never ending lol....just when I thought there could be no more....here you go again...Great... I Love it.
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    Thank you so much for the tutorial. I love the pattern of your blocks.
    Lizzy in La.

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    Love it!

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    Thanks Rhonda.
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    Rhonda you are SO-O-O clever and you make it look so easy. Thanks!

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    Wow! that is a great tut. Thanks for sharing.

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    Super cool. Thanks!
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    OK. For those of you who are doing the 6 1/2" block, that center strip can only be 1/4 from the seam. I cut 3/4" strips, sewed it onto the wider fabric, and then sewed the little point fabric on. This way when you cut it out, you have fabric wide enough to get the point equal to the stripe after you sew them together. And be real careful with that 1/4".

    THIS IS THE 6 1/2 ONLY... I'll post a picture when done, but I'm taking my time on this one, my last one had a terrible center, so that's where I started on this one. Katie
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    Quote Originally Posted by IBQLTN View Post
    Love it!

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    rhonda, your mind has got to be in high gear all the time ,thanks for the tut and sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klgreene View Post
    OK. For those of you who are doing the 6 1/2" block, that center strip can only be 1/4 from the seam. I cut 3/4" strips, sewed it onto the wider fabric, and then sewed the little point fabric on. This way when you cut it out, you have fabric wide enough to get the point equal to the stripe after you sew them together. And be real careful with that 1/4".

    THIS IS THE 6 1/2 ONLY... I'll post a picture when done, but I'm taking my time on this one, my last one had a terrible center, so that's where I started on this one. Katie


    Thanks Katie. I was wondering how little the middle stripe would have to be. Tiny, huh. I just the little blocks though.
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    That is so cool. Thank you, Rhonda.

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    Thank you - you are amazing!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by klgreene View Post
    Is your talent never ending lol....just when I thought there could be no more....here you go again...Great... I Love it.
    So true, so true! LOL... Beautiful block Rhonda & thank you for sharing it with us!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IBQLTN View Post
    Love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuzzinBumble View Post
    So true, so true! LOL... Beautiful block Rhonda & thank you for sharing it with us!
    I was supposed to be working on the next class and I got sidetracked with what ifs. I have to see what is around the next corner. My curiosity has to be satisfied. What would it look like if I do this or that.

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    This means that all the outside edges are on the bias... now Rhonda, how do you cope with that?
    joy...

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    another winner

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    Quote Originally Posted by joy View Post
    This means that all the outside edges are on the bias... now Rhonda, how do you cope with that?
    I've never had a problem with bias. I tack my seams and at the ends where the seams will start and end. It keeps everything in place.

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    I knew this tip.....but did I use it....no....so smack me, thats just one of the things I have learned, but need to remind myself of.
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    Great block. This series (is it a series?) should have "stripper" names, LOL. Call this one Strip Tease. Others can have names like Bunny, Cinnamon, Spice, Sugar, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgardner View Post
    Great block. This series (is it a series?) should have "stripper" names, LOL. Call this one Strip Tease. Others can have names like Bunny, Cinnamon, Spice, Sugar, etc.
    Cute cute! LOL

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