DIRECTIONS for putting my FISKAR rotary cutter back together. . .

YOU many ask me why I am putting this picture with directions for changing my rotary cutter blades here…. If you knew how many time I had assembled my rotary cutters incorrectly because I lost the instructions YOU would not ask. So I am posting the directions here so I do not loose it. YOU can come here to check the instructions too.

rotory cutter directions

So enjoy… and Happy Quilting.

NONNIE

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PODCAST UPDATES …. several new additions

I will be posting this list periodically each year. I like to direct download my podcast to my computer, this list just makes it easier to find them. I will update as I find new links to post, need to get the blogs linked up to the pod-caster.

 

 

For those new to podcasting you can download the file by:

  • 1/ RIGHT CLICK on the podcast ICON on the blog. 2/ USE the various windows for that browser … SAVE THE LINK, SAVE THE TARGET 3/ Save the file to the folder you will find the file in… I use MY MUSIC / QUILT PODCAST 4/ TO listen to the podcast use your favorite media player … Mine is WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER

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Quilting for the Rest of Us

http://www.quiltingfortherestofus.com

PODCAST LINK > > > http://quilter.podbean.com/

QUILTING FOR THE REST OF US …… THE BLOG

 

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Off-Kilter Quilt

http://offkilterquilt.podbean.com

OFF KILTER QUILT the WordPress BLOG

FRANCES has a new podcast for Creative Writing for kids…..

Starting APRIL 2014 … loving it!

http://www.francesdowell.com/category/creative-writing-for-kids/podcasts/

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Nonnie’s Quilting Dreams…. THIS one is mine!

https://nonniequiltingdreams.wordpress.com/

http://nonniesquiltingdreams.podbean.com/

 

 

 

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SLIGHTLY MAD QUILT LADY from NEW ZEALAND ….. new 2014

http://theslightlymadquiltlady.podbean.com/

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HISTORY CHICKS…. my favorite history podcast …. take a listen

http://thehistorychicks.com/?cat=6 . . . MY FAVORITE HISTORY CHICKS HISTORY PODCAST ….

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http://www.mythandhistory2.podbean.com/

MYTH and HISTORY of Europe

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Hip to be a Square

http://www.hiptobeasquarepodcast.com

http://www.hiptobeasquarepodcast.com/feed/podcast/

direct podcast link page

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Crafty Garden Mom ….

YOU will find book reviews on this bloggers page.

http://craftygardenmom.blogspot.com

http://craftygardenmom.podomatic.com/

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Quilt Cabana Corner Podcast

http://quiltcabanapatterns.com/blog

http://www.quiltcabanacorner.podbean.com/

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Lazy Daisy Blog — looking for the RSS feed link

http://ldq.outlandishthreads.com/

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Toginet …. Pat Sloan: American PATCHWORK and Quilting

http://toginet.com/shows/americanpatchworkandquiltingradio

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PAT SLOAN’S Creative Talk Radio BLOG

http://www.creativetalknetwork.com/

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A J the QUILTING POT ….

is back podcasting … BOY I missed her…

http://thequiltingpot.podbean.com

http://iknitnquilt2.blogspot.com

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Annie Smith’s Quilting Stash

http://simplearts.com/blogs

 

 

 

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Quilt Cast / Amy’s Creative Side PODCAST ….. new 2013

http://amyscreativeside.com/category/podcast/

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http://feeds.feedburner.com/amyscreativeside … RSS feed for AMY CREATIVE SIDE PODCAST with April …

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WEEZY WORKS HOME PAGE . . .

http://www.weezyworks.com

http://www.weezyworks.com/feed . . . WEEZY WORKS VIDEO PODCAST … DIRECT FEED

NEW VIDEO PODCAST FROM WEEZY WORKS a fellow TWILTER . . . . found July 2014

 

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SEWING MOM PODCAST ….. new / Found April 2014

http://sewingmompodcast.com/ …. SEWING MOM PODCAST ….

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VIDEO PODCAST ON iTUNES by BONNIE MC CAFFERY

https://itunes.apple.com/al/podcast/001bonnies-creative-quilting/id162208330 <<< BONNIE MC CAFFERY VIDEO PODCAST ON iTUNES ….

 

 

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JACKIE QUILTING CHRONICLES ….. restarted podcasting … MARCH 2014

http://cvquiltworks.podbean.com/ … JACKIE QUILTING CHRONICLES …

 

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CANADIAN QUILTERS

 

 

 

CANADIAN QUILT TALK PODCAST …. new 2013

http://feeds.feedburner.com/CanadianQuiltTalkPodcast

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MODERN SEW-CIETY …. added new November 2013

http://www.modernsewciety.com/

http://www.modernsewciety.com/category/podcast

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WITH IN A QUARTER OF AN INCH . . . . She’ BACK

http://withinaquarterinch.com/home-page-static/

http://withinaquarterinch.com/podcast-2/

RSS : direct download link of her podcasts

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Direct download links for the newest quilting podcasts / found SEPTEMBER 2014

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Purple Daisies podcast and blog ….

http://purpledaisiesquiltingpodcast.libsyn.com/webpage …. PURPLE DAISY QUILTING PODCAST — DIRECT LINK
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http://purpledaisiesquilting.com/blogs/sewmuchlikemom/16071219-introducing-my-new-podcast …… SEW LIKE MY MOM, PURPLE DAISY QUILTING

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/purple-daisies-quilting-podcast/id913053950?mt=2 …… Purple Daisies podcast
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http://purpledaisiesquilting.com/blogs/sewmuchlikemom.atom …… PURPLE DAISY BLOG ..

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QUILTING BITS AND PIECES . . .

http://quiltingbitsandpieces.com/ …… QUILTING BITS AND PIECES

 

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CRAFTING PODCAST …

CRAFTY PLANNER :

http://craftyplanner.com/podcast/ >>> CRAFTY PLANNER …. found May 2015 ….

 

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WHILE SHE NAPS on iTunes
on iTunes … ABBY GLASSENBURG … WHILE SHE NAPS….. JULY 2014

.. DIRECT DOWNLINK TO … WHILE SHE NAPS ….

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CRAFT SANITY with JENNIFER ACKERMAN HAYWOOD

JENNIFER IS BACK ON THE AIRWAVES … and she has a treasury of older podcast to check into… she interviews crafters.

 

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MY FAVORITE MICHIGAN NPR … RADIO LINKS …

http://michiganradio.org/rss …… MICHIGAN NPR RADIO LINKS

So you want to podcast … here is a good site to learn about podcasting .. from a professional …

http://theaudacitytopodcast.com/…. AUDACITY to PODCAST …..

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BELOW ARE LISTED POD-CASTERS WHO HAVE NOT BEEN RELEASING NEW EPISODE RECENTLY …

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Scientific Quilter Podcast

http://scientificquilter.wordpress.com

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BLESSED 2 QUILT PODCAST … new 2013

http://blessed2quilt.podbean.com/

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Pioneer Quilter Podcast

http://pioneerquilter.com

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Katie’s Quilting Corner

http://www.katiesquiltingcorner.com

http://katiesquiltingcorner.com/category/podcast/episodes

Direct download of the podcast …

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History Quilter

http://www.historyquilter.com

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IF I HAVE MISSED ANYONE PLEASE BRING IT TO MY ATTENTION SO THAT I CAN UP DATE THE LIST.

HOW TO DOWNLOAD A PODCAST FROM A DIRECT FEED

http://nonniesquiltingdreams.podbean.com/

On the bottom of the post it says :

Like | Share | Comments | Embed | Download | Plays (100)

If you left click on Download it takes you to a download page… then right click on the icon that pops up

A window with various commands opens …. choose … SAVE AS, SAVE AS TARGET or Save File

( your browser will dictate the wordage)
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Save the file to your computer ( I use MY MUSIC) …

YOU can then listen with your MEDIA PLAYER

YOU can also download from i Tunes if you subscribe
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YOU CAN DOWNLOAD DIRECT any podcast file on a blog.

 

LINKS TO PODCAST POSTS and BLOGS on PodBean

THIS blog post is for me… but others can click on the links…. I am trying to organize my blog by organizing my links in one spot to important and favorite posts.

 https://nonniequiltingdreams.wordpress.com/2014/05/07/more-quilting-on-the-nurse-quilt/ . . . NURSE QUILT . . . .
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBoLPslLxTs . . . QUARTER INCH SEAMS SEWN CORRECTLY AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT

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http://nonniesquiltingdreams.podbean.com/e/revisting-dear-jane/ …. REVISITING MY DEAR JANE PODCAST …
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http://nonniesquiltingdreams.podbean.com/e/helpful-hints-for-entering-a-juried-quilt-show/ . . . ENTERING A JURIED QUILT SHOW . . .
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http://nonniesquiltingdreams.podbean.com/e/plagued-by-uncertainty  . . . MAPLE LEAF QUILT of my DREAMS . . .
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https://thoughtandfound.wordpress.com/oh-my-stars/ . . . OH MY STARS QUILT ALONG …OVER BUT SO MUCH FUN . . .
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http://www.superiorthreads.com/superior-thread-holder-videos-overview/ . . . FAVORITE THREAD HOLDER . . .
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MORE TO COME…. I plan to update this page on a regular basis.

 

HAPPY QUILTING

NONNIE

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RE BLOG: Entering a Juried Quilt Show

Entering a Juried Quilt Show


Entering quilt shows has been a hot topic on the internet on several blogs, e-magazines and pod casts. I have been following the discussion because I had been considering entering the AQS QUILT SHOW in Grand Rapids this summer ( or 2013 or 2014.) What better opportunity then to enter one of the big shows in my home state. I have investigated what standards the quilts are judge upon and want to take the plunge. To that end here is the information I have discovered for my guild sisters who might also want to enter one of the larger quilt shows.

( Deadline for entry is April 30, 2012) Below I have posted links the AQS show in Grand Rapids. Be sure to register as soon as possible in order to get your entry instructions.)

Important information:
Be sure to observe all deadlines. Early entries are permissible and encouraged. Quilts submitted after the deadlines are dismissed out of hand, regardless of how beautiful your quilt is. Be sure to follow any instructions about submission for a particular category or group. Read the rules and regulations carefully and follow them.

Follow the rules for the type of photographs required. For the national quilt shows a professional photograph might be desirable. MOST quilt shows will not accept photographs that have been edited in any manner. Following the directions be prepared to submit a head on shot of yourself, a picture of the entire quilt, details of the quilting and close ups of the important details of the quilt. Most photographs are to be submitted in digital format ( CD) but some places still require slides. You must submit the photographs in the format they request.

The rules for the quilt show are set by the hosting organization and will change from show to show. The national shows usually have certified judges, judges who will judge the quilt based on predetermined standards. Judges can be trained and certified by the National Quilting Association, or they can be trained through experience. They all adhere to similar standards of judging, although final results will be varied based on the individuals. There are several method of tallying the points for judging the quilt and the hosting organization will determine what criteria is used. It is usually spelled out in the quilt entry form. Quilts are judged individually then against other quilts in their category and classifications. Best of show quilts are the most perfect quilts with the best workmanship and design elements in the show.

What is important to remember is that having your quilts judged is to improve your techniques for the next quilt, to learn from the judge’s comments. Do not take comments personally but use them as a springboard for improving your workmanship.

What criteria are used for JUDGING A QUILT?
Design / Technique/ Workmanship / Presentation

Presentation:
In her podcast Annie Smith stresses the importance of having your quilt “SHOW READY”. Many beautiful quilts have been knocked out of completion because of pet hair, lint, stains, and odors. Be sure all threads are buried and none are left dangling from construction. All marking should be removed. BE SURE YOUR QUILT IS IMPECCABLY CLEAN.

WORKMANSHIP:
Technique:
For the most part like quilts are judged against each other in their respective categories. It is important to read the rules carefully and enter your quilt in the correct category. What-ever technique you chose it should the best workmanship that you can achieve. Again no dangling threads, applique should be well stitched with invisible stitches. Pieced blocks should have points not cut off or into the seam allowance.

Pay attention to the basics of construction and do the absolute best that you can.

Over all look of the quilt and the impact it has on viewers is important.

Does it hang straight? Are the edges straight and plumb?

Does the quilt lie flat?

DO the borders wave?

Precision of seam allowance is examined.

Are points cut off are they lost into seam allowance?

Threads not buried but hanging off the quilt

Quilting details, regardless of what type of quilting (Hand, domestic or long-arm.) Is it consistent type of quilting being used. Are the stitches even, standard in size and shape? Was the quilting by an individual, a group or professional long arm quilter. (Credit must be given to whoever did the quilting.)

Hand quilting (stitches even size on front and back of quilt, starts and stops not visible, quilt marking lines not visible.)

Machine Quilting (domestic or long armed) is examined for correct tension, thread dots on back of quilt. They look for the starts and stops and the expertise of the back tracts. Thread nests are especially frowned upon.

Does the stitch in the ditch come out of the ditch? More and more shows are judging the quilting against the same type of quilts. (Hand against hand, domestic against domestic and long arm against long arm.) The judges realize different skill sets are required for the different types of quilting.

The binding is especially important. Are the thread hanging, missed stitches gaps in the stitching? Are there any parts where the binding is empty or weak? Are the corners sewn closed on top and bottom? Is the size of the binding uniform; is there any pulling to the back to cover the stitches attaching the binding? Stitches that attach the binding to the quilt should not be seen, but covered by the binding. No batting should be poking through.


DESIGN ELEMENT OF JUDGING:

• Visual impact of design – The quilt must be visible across the room! It needs to be eye-catching
• Originality and creativity
• Color and value
• Balance and integration of design (scale, relationship and arrangement of quilt components including borders)
• Overall appearance (quilt is clean, free of odor, and hangs squarely)
• General construction – workmanship (piecing, applique, borders even)
• Level of difficulty
• Special techniques (if applicable)
• Machine quilting (stitches of even length, no tension problems – Bobbin thread should not show on top and top thread should not show on back. Starts and stops not visible.)
• Quilting design appropriate to quilt top, density of quilting consistent
• Finishing (binding applied securely, evenly and accurately, square corners – no dog ears)

Art Quilts are judged on their merits …

There are more shows being established just for the art quilts. The impact of the design, the artistic expression, composition and all the rules of art are most important for these quilts. That said, technique is still considered to be important part of the judging of these quilts.

Embellishments adhered correctly and are secure

Subjects not taken into consideration and judges try not to allow their own biases and preferences sway them.

Creativity

Color

Harmonious design

Technical skills are judged


Sources:

http://aqsshows.com/AQSGrandRapids/.. REGISTRATION, CLASSES
http://aqsshows.com/AQSGrandRapids/contests …Contests and Deadlines

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Annie Smith, Quilting Stash blog and podcast
http://simplearts.com Podcast 209-210 and 211
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Quilt Judging

http://www.bukisa.com/articles/348120_criteria-used-in-judging-quilt-contests …. Criteria used in judging a quilt

 

RE- BLOG: Why commentators do not comment . . .

Why commentators do not comment:

If you listen on an i-pod while doing other things…… you mean to comment but do not get on the computer till a later time and by that time you have forgotten what your WITTY, INSIGHTFUL COMMENT WAS … so you skip commenting altogether.

You are driving in your car listening …carrying on a conversation with the podcast. When it comes time you can comment you have had your say, won the argument and are willing to leave bygones be bygones and go on to something else.

If YOU are listening on your computer while you quilt… the quilt takes a turn for the worst when you are listening to the podcast and requires your full attention.

You are listening to the podcast in the darkness of the night (Isn’t insomnia a wonderful thing!) and after you comment you read what you wrote and it makes no sense so you erase it and go back to sleep.

A new podcast is released so you think you have lost the moment and decide you will post on the new podcast instead. Then you do not get around to it for all the above reasons…. and it all starts over again.

THAT IS OKAY WE UNDERSTAND….

 

Happy Quilting

NONNIE

More Machine Quilting pictures

New York Beauty – Domestic Machine Quilting~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I should explain that I do crop and edit the pictures to make them easier to view. I do not color or change any significant aspects of the pictures, but I frequently paint out a messy background. When I am able I note if the quilt is hand or machine quilted on domestic machine or a long arm. I do not always have the information available and then it is up to the viewer to decide for themselves. The purpose of these photos are to highlight various quilting technique I am trying to train my eye to explore the differences between the various techniques.
I am also trying to use other quilting techniques in my own quilting. Our quilt guild is having an art quilt challenge. Members are suppose to make an art quilt based on their idea of what makes an art quilt. The only rule is the project has to be larger than 15×15 inches or 225 square inches. Any shape size larger is okay. I will be posting my efforts as I go along. I am planning to work on this project almost exclusively until January.

 

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Baptist Fan Quilting Pattern

 

 

Thread painting and domestic machine quilting

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MY favorite quilt block … BRAVE WORLD #1265

MY FAVORITE QUILT BLOCK: 1265
SPINNER …. Nancy Page
BRAVE WORLD (1265) … Farmer Journal 1944
BRAVE NEW WORLD … Fons and Porter
Brown World ….. Nancy Cabot

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……    https://nonniequiltingdreams.wordpress.com/2012/12/09/1904/ LINK to TIPS and TRICKS FOR BRAVE WORLD BLOCK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
As identified in Barbara Brackman’s book. All block illustrations are from ELECTRIC QUILT BLOCK BASE.
I have first saw this block on Fons and Porter’s Love of Quilting PBS TV show. ( I think season 500.) I have made several quilts using this block. I think I like it because it can be set in so many different lay-out. Even using the same blocks ( I make tons of them with left over fabrics and various white on white fabrics as background. ) I find by making these blocks it lets me make baby quilts quickly.

I usually make the baby quilts scrappy.  I usually make 4 inch blocks.  I have often used  novelty fabrics that I have fussy cut as the square.  This makes the blocks directional so you have to pre- plan the quilt using a design wall.

 

 

I am posting the instructions and measurements for this patch on line because I had lost the original file ( computer crash) and just recently found a print-out so I am recreating it here. This patch is the basis for many blocks and quilts depending upon the orientation and placement of the blocks.  By posting the patch instructions here I am less likely to lose the file again. This also allows my blog readers to use the information to make their own blocks. I will tell you I am not good at formatting on this web page so in the future I will try making a pdf file, but first I have to buy a pdf ADOBE writer.  Adobe pdf lets you put tables into the file.  I think will make my instructions easier to understand.  They will also be briefer as they will be instructions with no detailed explanations of the blog post.

FOUR INCH (finished) PATCHES
Fabrics: For most quilts I pick background fabric usually light colored ( I am partial to scrappy white on white fabrics) and I like mixed scraps of medium to dark colors. Placement of the lights and darks go a long way to define the look and style of the quilt.

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Cut squares of 4 – 7/8th (5) inches on the diagonal to make two half square triangles.

( CONFESSION TIME: I usually make my squares larger, to the full inch measurement. I then square the block down after assembly. This is easier and more accurate for me….. I belong to the make it big and square it up club. This patch would be 5 inches in size then cut in half. )

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From the background fabric, cut square patch 2-7/8th ( 3) inches in half on the diagonal. These patches are then sewn to make a triangular unit on a 2.5 inch square.

 

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The new triangle patch is then sewn to the 4-7/8th (5) inch triangle to make the BRAVE WORLD UNIT. . . .  Once the patches are sewn together press the seams to the path of least resistance …. toward the large triangle.  Square up to 4.5 inch unit. I like doing this after my patch is pressed. (I usually use starch.)

When you have enough of the units make a quilt out of them.

 

Quilt blocks needed:

Baby quilts 60in x 60in = 150 to 200 depending on size of baby quilt
Twin size quilts 70 x98 inches = approximately 408 blocks
Full size quilt 82x 98 inches = 480 blocks
Queen size quilt 98 x98 = 625 blocks (25 across & 25 down)

Measurements for other size blocks: 

ALWAYS, ALWAYS make a trial block to check my measurements … 
I have been known to be wrong and I do not do math.



FINISHED block size …………………… 4inch
Unfinished block size …………………….. 4.5 Inches
Large triangles (medium to dark fabrics ) …………………4-7/8th (5 inches)
Squares (medium to dark fabrics) ………………………….2.5  inches
Small triangles ( background fabrics > light) ………………. 2-7/8th (3inches)
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FINISHED block size …………………… 5 inch
Unfinished block size …………………….. 5.5 inches
Large triangles (medium to dark fabrics ) …………………5-7/8th (6 inches)
Squares (medium to dark fabrics) ………………………….3 inches
Small triangles ( background fabrics > light) ……………….  3.5inches 


Divided in half to get the triangle big enough… no I do not do math.

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FINISHED block size ……………….6 inches
Unfinished block size ………………. 6.5 inches
Large triangles (medium to dark fabrics ) ………………… 6-7/8th ( 7inches)
Squares (medium to dark fabrics) …………………………. 3.5 inches
Small triangles ( background fabrics > light) ……………. 3-7/8th(4inches)
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FINISHED block size ………………………….. 8 inches
Unfinished block size ……………………….. 8.5 inches
Large triangles (medium to dark fabrics ) …………. 8-7/8th ( 9 inches)
Squares (medium to dark fabrics) ………………….. 4.5 inches
Small triangles ( background fabrics > light) ……………….. 4-7/8th ( 5 inches)
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Let me know what you think of the instructions as I want to improve them.   I am posting the layouts I have used in the past.  I do not have the actual  pictures as I lost them in my last computer crash a couple of years ago.  These are just some of the layouts are available.  I used several books with layouts of quilts that have strong light – dark components to plan some of these quilts.  Check your books for log cabin block layouts.  I just have fun playing with the blocks.

SOLID CENTERS
SOLID CENTERS
LIGHT SMALL SQUARE CENTERS
LIGHT SMALL SQUARE CENTERS
PLAIN SETTING
PLAIN SETTING
WINDOW SETTING
WINDOW SETTING
ZIG ZAG LAYOUT
ZIG ZAG LAYOUT
PIN WHEEL SPINNER
PIN WHEEL SPINNER
FURROW CENTER
FURROW CENTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SCRAPPY VERSION of Brave World Quilts
SCRAPPY VERSION of Brave World Quilts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAPPY QUILTING,
NONNIE

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