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Introducing the 2013 TQS Block of the Month designed by Sue Nickels and Pat Holly! It's called "TWO OF US" and was created by the two of them. The quilt measures 79" x 79" and was completed just in time for Houston.

TOPIC: Paper pieced?

Re: Paper pieced? 19 Feb 2013 16:26 #97781

AndreeBergeron wrote:
This is the one I found, it is from "Rapidesign". It has the same circle sizes as the Steadler, and all the sizes Sue Nickel mentionned:
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So, between this and some accuquilt dies, we should be OK. :D

Andrée

Could you tell us where you found this Andree. Would save me a lot of running around when I go to the 'big city'. (i live out in the boonies)

-belinda

Uh Duh! I see in the post above Margo mentioned she has seen them in Staples and Office Depot.
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Re: Paper pieced? 17 Feb 2013 14:35 #97690

This is the one I found, it is from "Rapidesign". It has the same circle sizes as the Steadler, and all the sizes Sue Nickel mentionned:
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So, between this and some accuquilt dies, we should be OK. :D

Andrée
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Re: Paper pieced? 17 Feb 2013 12:56 #97682

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This is what I have used for years for circles. I've seen them in Staples and Office Depot but you can order them online too.

http://www.amazon.com/Staedtler-Circle-Template-Circles-977110/dp/B000KIBQ46

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Re: Paper pieced? 17 Feb 2013 11:42 #97680

suehenyon wrote:
There is a Studio die that has the following circles on it:

3/16" (.5 cm), 7/16" (1 cm), 9/16" (1 cm) and 11/16" (2 cm)
the metric measurements are from the Accuquilt site, not my calculations. They don't give prizes for finding errors, I've tried :D :D

If you want to see a visual of the difference, go to accuquilt.com and search for die # 50232. On the monitor, the difference is quite noticeable. I wonder about my ability to draw anything so precisely.

Rita is right, it will take some tweezers to get those tiny ones glued down.

I will be looking for a stencil of circles to the 16th inch (for the circles that are not on any accuquilt die), at my local art and graphic supply store. I think that "steadler" does one. I'll let you know what i'm able to find.

Andrée
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Re: Paper pieced? 17 Feb 2013 10:05 #97675

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There is a Studio die that has the following circles on it:

3/16" (.5 cm), 7/16" (1 cm), 9/16" (1 cm) and 11/16" (2 cm)
the metric measurements are from the Accuquilt site, not my calculations. They don't give prizes for finding errors, I've tried :D :D

If you want to see a visual of the difference, go to accuquilt.com and search for die # 50232. On the monitor, the difference is quite noticeable. I wonder about my ability to draw anything so precisely.

Rita is right, it will take some tweezers to get those tiny ones glued down.
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Re: Paper pieced? 17 Feb 2013 09:12 #97674

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All the circles under 1" i converted into 16th so we will be needing 8/16, 9/16, 11/16, 12/16, 13/16, 14/16. However I end up doing it I really don't think my eye will be able to tell the difference between 1/16". I have accuquilt dies that cut 1/2" and will use that for the 8/16 and 9/16 plus I have one that cuts 3/4" and will use that for 11, 12,and 13/16 - maybe even 14/16.
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Re: Paper pieced? 17 Feb 2013 04:25 #97655

Well we do know that Pat Holly likes to do miniatures. Tweezers at the ready quilters.... :!:
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Re: Paper pieced? 16 Feb 2013 20:08 #97648

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:shock: :shock: :shock:


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Re: Paper pieced? 16 Feb 2013 20:05 #97647

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Susan, that reminds me of one of those "Murphy's Laws" relating to precision. It's one that me my dear father loved to quote: Measure with a micrometer; mark with chalk; cut with an axe! Hopefully we won't all be reaching for axes before the Two of Us is done! :D

BTW, I remember reading in Pat Holly's bio that she was an electron microscope technician in her past. Maybe the micrometer is not so far off base! :shock:


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Re: Paper pieced? 16 Feb 2013 14:05 #97628

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Reetzbobeetz wrote:
it's the 9/11/13/16ths that has made me go very quiet. :shock:

We'll be buying micrometers in addition to seam destroyers :D :D :D
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Re: Paper pieced? 16 Feb 2013 14:00 #97627

it's the 9/11/13/16ths that has made me go very quiet. :shock: Oh well, we will have to cross that bridge when we come to it. Or maybe I will just do my own version instead....only time will tell. 8)
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Re: Paper pieced? 16 Feb 2013 13:53 #97626

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A catch up note here, I can't believe I've only been gone over night to come back to such amazing stories.

Janie, congratulations! What can be more exciting than a grand-child!!!!

Margo, I love the way your turned the points on month two sashing. I may have to be a copy-cat.

Circles...omg, do we really think we can be so specific :roll: :roll: :shock: :o ? And we thought triangles were challenging. Step-by-step, inch-by-inch, or 3/8" by 3/8". Accuquilt won't be much help here.
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Re: Paper pieced? 16 Feb 2013 11:11 #97623

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suehenyon wrote:
I am an Accuquilt junky. There is no help, just keep the dies coming. Today on the Accuquilt site, there are limited time only multiple-cut circle dies. Is there any way to find out how big the finished size of all those tiny circles are in the border?

Susan, this message is from Sue Nickels to Alex and Ricky about the circles:

Hi Alex and Ricky,
I just want to say that the way we do our machine applique using a fusible edging, I am not sure that AccuQuilt would work? I am writing the directions to use the technique like this- draw the pattern on paper-backed fusible web, cut a little bigger than the pattern line and 1/4" on inside, fuse to back of fabric, then cut on pattern line. Those making the BOM don't have to use our technique and then they can possibly use AccuQuilt. I am also drawing the exact patterns for each month as I go.. Anyway here are the sizes of the circles I have used on the block and the four borders. These are the finished size of the circles using a circle template (there are a lot of circles!):
9/16"
1/2"
13/16"
3/4"
7/8"
11/16"
1 3/8"
1 1/2"

My advice would be to wait until the exact pattern comes out on the Quilt Show for the applique months to get these sizes..

Sue


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Re: Paper pieced? 16 Feb 2013 10:56 #97622

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Congratulations Janie!

We need lots of pictures - Barb :D
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