SQUARING Up a Block

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I have been working on SCRAPITUDE blocks for a quilt. This is from Sandy of QUILTING FOR THE REST OF US   MYSTERY QUILT  ( see links below) … THIS makes a really cute quilt and I have plans to make more of these blocks.  I have TONS of scraps.

I should say I lifted the block above from somewhere on the internet. (SANDY’s blog) A picture of my block is below.

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I did have a problem with the Triangle block in this quilt and it was from my technique. The directions say you will need to square up this unit. I squared up a number of them incorrectly which resulted in cut off points. Once I figured out what I was doing wrong I made an illustration of how to square up the block correctly. I am posting this as a reminder to myself and hopefully help other avoid this problem in their blocks.


It is important to maintain the quarter inch seam at the top of the block.  All trimming should be from the large triangle portion of the patch.  I marked the areas on the illustrations with yellow areas.  

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Here is my block I circled the patch I cut off the tips of my outer triangles… This block was a vast improvement from the first block I made.  I do think it is rather pretty.

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LINKS TO THE SCRAPITUDE MYSTERY QUILT

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STEP ONE

http://quiltingfortherestofus.com/blog/scrapitude-mystery-quilt-first-step-sewing/9/13/2013

STEP TWO

https://quiltingfortherestofus.squarespace.com/blog/scrapitude-part-2-triangles/10/10/2013

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJnbrSmGeL4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tB9c_iMIuuE#t=72  

YOU TUBE OF CHARLOTTE

STEP THREE

http://quiltingfortherestofus.com/blog/scrapitude-step-3/11/13/2013

STEP FOUR  — part 1

http://quiltingfortherestofus.com/blog/scrapitude-step-4-the-block/1/15/2014

STEP FOUR = part 2— SETTING BLOCKS

http://quiltingfortherestofus.com/blog/scrapitude-step-4-part-2/1/31/2014

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Here is my plan for my future SCRAPITUDE QUILT … Alternating blocks with lots of white space … I would only have to make 12 to 15 blocks to make the quilt I want to make.

Happy Quilting,

NONNIE

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2 Responses to SQUARING Up a Block

  1. Colleen says:

    Nice setting, Nonnie. It will look less busy. I think.

  2. I love the plans and the explanation of the scrapitude quilt. Looks great!

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