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Thread: Rhonda's Version of Card Trick Quilt Block

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    Thank you :D:D:D

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    Thanks for the great tute -- yoyu made it look so easy.

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    Love it!! What a great way to make one of my fave blocks.

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    Once again you've seen what was so obvious that we didn't see it before. Thank you-thank you-thank you! :)

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    Thanks for the tute...also bought your boston block book about a year ago..I enjoy all your tuts.
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    Well, another GREAT tutorial, Rhonda. Thanks!!!!

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    Thanks! You make it look easy!

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    Thanks for the tutorial. It looks really easy doing it your way.

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    Rhonda is the greatest! Thanks so much for this tute. I've bought some of your lessons and I really appreciate the clear instruction you give. It was so nice of you to do this tute for us.

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    LOL I did it Myyyy Waaayyyyy! ( Sinatra song!) :lol: :lol: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :roll: :roll: :roll:

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    another work of art by the master. Great job Rhonda!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilterguy27
    another work of art by the master. Great job Rhonda!!!
    My my what genteel exaggeration!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :XD: :XD: :XD: You make me blush Doug!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Another great mystery out of the dark and into the clear light of day!! Thank you again for helping us see the way. Hugs and smiles...

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    I sure hope i can do this. Ive been wanting to make one so bad. Thanks so much for all of your help. Im bookmarking you..

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    Rhonda, you certainly have a way of making things look soooo do-able! Thanks for all your help.....you are a blessing! :thumbup:

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    Thank you everyone. I just try to document each step and show each and every thing I do to make the project. I am glad when anyone can use what I have to share.

    Would love to see pictures tho when anyone does make one!!

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    I love it. Thanks so much.

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    Thank you so much for making it look like anyone can do it! I've been wanting to make one of these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda
    This quilt block is a common block and has many tutorials out there telling you how to cut out the pieces carefully and piecing them together.

    Well with my Cut Down Method it reduces the pattern to a 9 patch. My method uses 4 Boston Blocks / 4 HSTs cut out my way and the center is a Combo 4 patch cut out my way.

    I used a 3 1/2" template and the finished size is 9 1/2". If you want to make a 12 1/2" quilt block use a 4 1/2" template.

    Hope this tutorial helps make this block easier to make.

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    Wow! Thank you so much. I have never tried this block, afraid of it, I think. You make it look so easy.

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    what a great tute and u made me think....hey, i can try that. It was an awesome pictural tute and thanks for sharing!

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    Love the tut, Thanks

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    For sure I am going to make this one. YOU make it so easy... :) many thanks

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    Thanks everyone! I hope you all enjoy making your Card Tricks!

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    what size are your seams they look big....

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    There are two parts to this process. The prep part and the assembly part. The prep part is when you use rough cut fabric pieces and sew them together into a joined fabric section ready to be cut out into a "Block". Then you have the assembly section which is where you sew the "Blocks" into rows and the rows into a quilt block.

    In the rough cut process the seams are not important except for being straight seams. It doesn't matter how wide or narrow your seams are when you sew the rough cut triangles together. You are not matching seams to anything in this process. So they just have to be straight. No stress no mess. I sometimes trim them after I have sewn a seam so there isn't too much bulk. But I don't always.

    Now in the assembly process - this is when you are joining two Blocks together - you do need to watch your seam allowance. This is where the accuracy of your seams does matter. It still doesn't matter what seam allowance you use as long as you use the same all the way through your process. If you need to end with a perfect 12 1/2" quilt block you might want to be careful then to keep to the 1/4" seam allowance rule. But if you are doing it for a project of your own or you are making a quilt just for you if the quilt block comes out 12 1/4" instead of 12 1/2" then just make them all that same size. It doesn't have to be stressful. Sometimes you can just say oh well and move on.

    Here I have 2 rough cut triangles. This means I didn't bother to take time to cut them out perfectly.
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    I laid them together face to face and I sewed along the one edge (in this case the blue one) and used the blue edge as a guide ignoring the white edge. Now I didn't use any particular seam allowance just made sure it was a straight seam.
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    Here you can see my seam isn't perfectly 1/4" from the edge of the blue. But it doesn't matter. It only matters that the seam is straight and not crooked.
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    You can see the white side is wider at one end and narrower at the other. As we are going to cut out the square from this it doesn't matter what the seam is like.
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    Now this is only half of the Boston Block process and you will need to follow the rest of the Boston directions by trimming and adding the bottom triangle. But here you can see when the template is laid on the fabric and you cut out the square from the center - the seam behind the joined fabric doesn't affect the outcome of the Boston Block at all. So you don't need a perfect seam allowance when putting the rough cut triangles together into the joined swatches ready to be cut out. If the amt of fabric in the rough cut seam bothers you - then you can trim it down if you like. I think the rough cut process elilmates the need for perfect measuring and saves time and energy when you don't have to fiddle to make it perfect.
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