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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: SAVE YOUR LEFTOVER FABRICS!

Re: SAVE YOUR LEFTOVER FABRICS! 12 Jan 2013 18:24 #95180

Thanks for the prompt response as well as that great explanation. Pam
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Re: SAVE YOUR LEFTOVER FABRICS! 12 Jan 2013 14:15 #95169

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pc1048 wrote:
Margo, I have one question from your paper piecing video. When you cut your 3 inch strips, did you start with an angle like the instructions had said for doing it the template way? I guess I am confused because of the "straight of grain" on the template. I am a pretty new sewer. I am so disgusted with what I have done with the templates that I want to throw everything out and start over using paper piecing. I sure hope I can buy more fabric!
Thanks for your videos and your help, Pam

Pam, I cut my strips 3" x WOF (width of fabric) straight across the width. That way the straight of grain arrow (on the wide base end of the triangle) is on the straight-of-grain of the fabric.

If you follow the original BOM instructions, your strips are cut on the bias to start with, but when the templates are cut out (as per the directions) the grain line of the wide end of the triangle is cut with the straight-of-grain of the fabric.

I don't think it really matters if it's length-wise or cross-wise, as long as the wide base end of the triangles are stable, and not cut on a bias.


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Re: SAVE YOUR LEFTOVER FABRICS! 12 Jan 2013 12:02 #95156

Margo, I have one question from your paper piecing video. When you cut your 3 inch strips, did you start with an angle like the instructions had said for doing it the template way? I guess I am confused because of the "straight of grain" on the template. I am a pretty new sewer. I am so disgusted with what I have done with the templates that I want to throw everything out and start over using paper piecing. I sure hope I can buy more fabric!
Thanks for your videos and your help, Pam
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Re: SAVE YOUR LEFTOVER FABRICS! 09 Jan 2013 03:36 #94969

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Not that I am actually doin this quilt, but I never have any problems with saving my left-overs of fabric :wink:


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SAVE YOUR LEFTOVER FABRICS! 08 Jan 2013 15:25 #94951

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Alex got this note today from Sue Nickels:

One more thing- I did use the red in the applique- so make sure everyone knows to save all scraps from any fabric they are working on in the piecing as these will be used in the applique..
Thanks! Sue


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