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Thread: Rhonda's Second Hotpad Class - Part 1

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    Rhonda's Second Hotpad Class - Part 1

    Since I've had several interested in my doing another Boston Block Hotpad Class I am going to begin by listing the things you will need.

    The most important thing you need will be a template.
    I have the templates available and will send them for free.
    You will need to send me a postal address so I can mail them out to you. They are hard acrylic so they are not sent through email.

    You will have a chance to work with a 1 1/2" template or a 2 1/2" template and you can have both if you like. Please make sure you specify which one or ones you want.

    You will need a small cutting mat preferably about 6" sq or so. any old cutting mats can be cut up and used for this if you have a used mat.

    You will need the usual supplies:

    rotary cutter
    scissors
    thread
    pins
    a smaller ruler would be good if you have one. I use a 2 1/2" x 9" but you can use whatever you have.
    If you use a template you have make sure you put nonslide dots under it. I use a thin strip of sandpaper cut to fit on mine.

    In the next lesson I will discuss what fabrics and colors go together and how to get the best out of the design.

    A sign up is fun but it isn't really necessary here. This series of classes will remain on the Board for anyone to use any time. So if you can't follow along now while I am presenting this info you can go back and use it anytime you want.

    Over the next 3 weeks or so I am going to show you how to

    1. choose fabrics and colors wisely
    2. how to make a Boston Block
    3. how to use the boston block to make a quilt block
    4. how to use the quilt block to make hotpads my way.

    Of course there are many ways to do anything and I understand my methods aren't for everyone. But if I can help anyone to find an easier way to do something then I am happy to oblige!

    This is a Boston Block pieced square unit:

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    Here are two quilt blocks I will be using to build our hotpads.

    Please remember my methods are easy to do and are a bit of an illusion.
    Designs look harder to make than they really are. It is all in the tricks of the trade!

    But I assure you beginners can make both of these quilt blocks!! If you can use a rotary cutter and mat you will be able to do this.

    So I would like to show you how to make a quilt block with 6 rows of 6 Boston Blocks in it -
    this is what it will look like:

    If you joined in my second Sampler Quilt Along you would have seen this there.
    This is - Ashley - She has 6 rows of 6 pieced blocks(units).
    Some are HSTs(half square triangles) and some are Boston Blocks
    So I will be showing you how to make these 2 Blocks my way.
    This quilt block uses the 1 1/2" template

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    And then we will also make this quilt block-
    It has 4 rows of 4 pieced blocks(units).
    This quilt block uses the 2 1/2" template

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    I'll post the next installment on this lesson this next friday. so make sure you bookmark it and I hope you will enjoy following along!

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    Feel free to ask any questions you'd like! There are never any dumb stupid questions only questions you don't know the answers to yet. If you don't ask you can't learn.
    I'm always happy to help if I can.

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    I so want to join in missed out last time. Sent you a PM as I do not have the templates. Thank you Rhonda for doing this I have seen some of your patterns and templates and have decided to give them a try as they are beautiful!! Have bookmarked this thread
    ​Christine

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    I'm going to join you this time, and want to say A BIG THANK YOU for doing this class!!! You are greatly appreciated for sharing your talents and knowledge with all of us and for your generosity. God Bless you, Mawluv

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    Rhonda, sent a PM with my template request. Looks like fun!

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    PLEASE EVERYONE - PM YOUR POSTAL ADDRESS TO ME

    You don't want theives or worse to have your address. Thanks!!

    I will have Patrice remove them for you. thanks

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    Ronda...count me in please. I sent a PM your way a few minutes ago. HUGS

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    I would like to warn everyone about posting your addresses or phone numbers to this board as this info is now public as it is on the internet. When reaching someone privately click on their avatar and the message ---message privately should be stated right below the avatar and when clicked that will bring up an email form.

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    I love Boston Blocks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by deplaylady View Post
    I love Boston Blocks!
    I'm really glad you like them! My favorite is the wings block but that's for another class some day LOL

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    Rhonda I in will PM you . I really like doing your block, they turn out so nice.

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    Rhonda, thanks for taking the time to do this! I am looking forward to learning more. I've already PMd you with my info.
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    I'm going to try to do this as you go. I already have the templates. Thanks for taking the time to do these classes and for supplying the templates. It is very nice of you.
    ~Charlotte~
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    I love the Boston block ! I would like to learn both the blocks from you. I will send a pm for the templates ! Thanks for the offer and lessons.

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    sent you a p.m.

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    Wow a lot more interest in this than I expected. I hope you all enjoy the lessons!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda View Post
    PLEASE EVERYONE - PM YOUR POSTAL ADDRESS TO ME

    You don't want theives or worse to have your address. Thanks!!

    I will have Patrice remove them for you. thanks
    how do I email you my address

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    Thank You Rhonda for doing this. I have always watched you but never joined in. now I have time and am ready to join in the fun.
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    I want to join to this time. Send you a pm for the templates.

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    Boston Block Hot Pad Class

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda View Post
    PLEASE EVERYONE - PM YOUR POSTAL ADDRESS TO ME

    You don't want theives or worse to have your address. Thanks!!

    I will have Patrice remove them for you. thanks
    I have just sent you a PM with my info. Thanks so much for doing this class !!!
    Kathie
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    PM sent. Looking forward to making the hot pads.
    Grandmeto6 aka Judy

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    Quote Originally Posted by teddee2 View Post
    how do I email you my address
    Click on Rhonda's name and a little box will popup with options click on private message and type what you want to Rhonda just like a regular e-mail then click send
    ​Christine

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    I too would like to learn this and thank you Rhonda for offering. I am PMing you my info. Thanks again! Wish I could send you the stamp -
    God Bless Quilters and Sewers
    Marti

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    Hi Rhonda
    Sent you a PM Thank You

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    I signed up too. This should be fun
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    I really love the first one and since it's not a swap and no pressure to get it done may be it would get me motivated. I don't have the templets so I will send you a pm and give you my address. Thanks for starting this, it sounds like lots of fun.
    Texas raised, Texas Proud

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