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Thread: Wings Block Swatch Alternative

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    When I posted my Wings Block tutorial I showed how to cut swatches without measuring to use in the process of making the Wings Block.

    Here I am posting templates you can copy off and cut out in place of using the swatch method of cutting.

    When you follow the steps of making the Wings you can use these templates instead of cutting swatches.

    You will still follow the rest of the steps in the Wings Tutorial.

    So after you save and print these templates you will need to cut them out of course. When you use them to cut out the fabric you will need to flip each one over and cut out a mirror image of each half.

    Then continue on to sew the sections into 2 halves and then the 2 halves into a whole square. Now lay your 2 1/2" template on the square and match the template corners to the seams and cut out the final Wings Block.

    If you want to see the steps with pictures here is the link to my original Wings Block Tutorial
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-60682-1.htm

    You won't need the scored templates if you use these templates.

    And here is the PDF for you to download and print off the templates. Remember you will need to cut out mirror images of each piece. You can get template plastic and trace off your templates onto plastic. That will last longer than paper or cardboard.
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    Thanks Rhonda for the great tips

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    Thanks!

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    Thank you, Rhonda. I think I will try the original way 1st, then maybe this way.

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    I prefer the original but I have had a lot of people tell me they don't like the "waste". I see it as leftovers I reuse but many don't. So this is my answer for those who prefer to have an exact measurement.

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    Thanks for the templates..I have some scraps in some sort of triangles will try this

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    Thank you Rhonda, I think I will try this today, using the templets like paper piecing.

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    Thanks Rhonda. I'm going to start on a quilt next wek.

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    Thanks Rhonda.

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    Thanks Rhonda appreciate it.

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    Thanks so much for pattern. My daughter wants an all purple quilt, & I have been pondering what block to use. Seeing your example in purple just made my decision for me. Thanks again.

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    thanks Rhonda

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    Quote Originally Posted by patimint
    Thanks so much for pattern. My daughter wants an all purple quilt, & I have been pondering what block to use. Seeing your example in purple just made my decision for me. Thanks again.
    Love your avatar. Isn't he or she a pommie? I used to have a black Pomeranian who was the love of my life. He and my blonde pom had puppies and one was black and one was blonde. Really miss th em!

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    thank you

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    Thanks Rhonda! :lol: :thumbup:

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    Thanks Rhonda!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda
    Quote Originally Posted by patimint
    Thanks so much for pattern. My daughter wants an all purple quilt, & I have been pondering what block to use. Seeing your example in purple just made my decision for me. Thanks again.
    Love your avatar. Isn't he or she a pommie? I used to have a black Pomeranian who was the love of my life. He and my blonde pom had puppies and one was black and one was blonde. Really miss th em!
    She is a pom. Her name is Kodi and she is almost 14 years old. I inherited her when I married my husband last year. She is a sweetie & I love her to death. She loves to travel with us. I am hoping she last at least an other 5 years or longer.

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    Thanks for the template!

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    Quote Originally Posted by patimint
    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda
    Quote Originally Posted by patimint
    Thanks so much for pattern. My daughter wants an all purple quilt, & I have been pondering what block to use. Seeing your example in purple just made my decision for me. Thanks again.
    Love your avatar. Isn't he or she a pommie? I used to have a black Pomeranian who was the love of my life. He and my blonde pom had puppies and one was black and one was blonde. Really miss th em!
    She is a pom. Her name is Kodi and she is almost 14 years old. I inherited her when I married my husband last year. She is a sweetie & I love her to death. She loves to travel with us. I am hoping she last at least an other 5 years or longer.
    Average is usually 15 yrs but my last pom Diamond was 20 when I found her under the table passed away when I got up one morning. She lived a good life with us. She had had a not so good home before I got her when she was 8. She was spunky. She would stand up to anyone and anything no matter how big! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilt Mom
    Thanks for the template!
    You're welcome!

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    Any feedback from anyone? Did you try it? Let me know how this works for you.

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    I haven't tried it yet, still working on 2 many ufp (unfinished projects)but think I will try it on some scrap material, so when I am ready to do the quilt, I will know how to do it. Thanks again. I love learning new things.

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    Here is my new tutorial

    Rhonda's Wings Block Paper Template Tutorial
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-106744-1.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda
    Any feedback from anyone? Did you try it? Let me know how this works for you.
    Rhonda, I did it, I did it. I used the small template for the 1 1/2" block and it worked perfectly. Thank you for going to all this trouble to make it easier for us. And yes, I agree with you that it takes longer but I can do it. The only hard(?) part was keeping that 1 1/2" template fm. moving at the last. Love the cutie in your avatar

    :D

    my 1 1/2" wings block
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    Quote Originally Posted by marcias
    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda
    Any feedback from anyone? Did you try it? Let me know how this works for you.
    Rhonda, I did it, I did it. I used the small template for the 1 1/2" block and it worked perfectly. Thank you for going to all this trouble to make it easier for us. And yes, I agree with you that it takes longer but I can do it. The only hard(?) part was keeping that 1 1/2" template fm. moving at the last. Love the cutie in your avatar

    :D
    Your Wing Block looks great! I'm glad it works for you. I am discontinueing sending out the 30 degree templates and using the paper template methods instead. So noone has to worry about cutting the degree line.

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