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    Black & White FAN Block Swap

    Here it is! The very first block swap for 2011!! Don't wait, commit to playing and sign up now.

    We will be making 10" FAN Blocks in Black & White prints with a bright color splash center - 1 block per each player.

    These are Simple, Quick and Easy following Jenny's instructions for making Easy Dresden blades featured in the tutorials right here at MSQC. Our blocks are made using the following: Easy Dresden Ruler (you can get one in the shop), 10" square white on white fabric, a variety of 5 black and white print fabrics, a bright color splash fabric. Hand applique is completly optional! I will be machine sewing mine so you can too!! YAY!

    Sign up by January 5th
    Mailing date by February 25th

    I hope we have lots of players - the blocks will be AMAZING all pieced together!! WHOOOOHOOOOOOOOOO
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    Two of my favorite things, to encourage and to be encouraged
    hugs, Suzi
    http://suzi.mypremierdesigns.com/
    it's what i do when i'm not here sewing with you

    GOD Bless America

    #2
    Re: Black & White FAN Block Swap

    Count me in...
    Hmm I have every color but black LOL
    so not good I guess...since I said no more fabric til i use this..
    One Moment at a time

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      #3
      Re: Black & White FAN Block Swap

      Count me in. What size blade did you make with the Dresden? And can the center be any color? And where do we mail our block when finished?

      Teresa

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        #4
        Re: Black & White FAN Block Swap

        I was wondering the same thing. Is it a 5 inch blade? We send them to Suzi. Hugs, Jan
        Home, where each lives for the others and all live for God! ><(((((o>

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          #5
          Re: Black &amp; White FAN Block Swap

          YAY!!
          Sign up on the group page the blades are cut at 7.5" using the Easy Dresden Ruler - if you own this ruler, you own the directions to complete this block - it is printed inside the folder the ruler came with. i find the fast and best way, for me, to cut them is this - strip cut one strip from each fabric to 7.5" by wof. stack these strips CAREFULLY together making sure edges are perfectly aligned and then subcut by flipping ruler north to south. BE SURE YOUR STRIPS ARE EDGED PERFECT PRIOR TO EACH CUT!! you should get 18 sets of blades this way. the main white on white block is a 10" square - a white on white layer cake will work great and is why i decided to make these blocks this size or you can cut 12 of these per 1 yard of fabric with 6" left over so a 2 yrd piece and you will have 28 YAY!!

          The center bright circle is 3.5" - i cut mine on a friends cricut

          Last edited by pdjewelrylady; November 1, 2010, 03:27 PM.
          Two of my favorite things, to encourage and to be encouraged
          hugs, Suzi
          http://suzi.mypremierdesigns.com/
          it's what i do when i'm not here sewing with you

          GOD Bless America

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            #6
            Re: Black &amp; White FAN Block Swap

            Suzi what do you mean by sub cut? Can't you just sew them like the instructions and then put them on the quarter circle? Forgive me I don't understand sub cut cause I'm new to quilting. Thank you, Jan Is it still one block per person?
            Home, where each lives for the others and all live for God! ><(((((o>

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              #7
              Re: Black &amp; White FAN Block Swap

              Never mind I think. You have to flip the ruler right? It makes sense now if that's it. If not I'm lost again. sigh I know I'm a pain. Sorry. Hugs, Jan
              Home, where each lives for the others and all live for God! ><(((((o>

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                #8
                Re: Black &amp; White FAN Block Swap

                I guess I was hoping for a 5" blade cause then you can use a charm pack.
                Home, where each lives for the others and all live for God! ><(((((o>

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                  #9
                  Re: Black &amp; White FAN Block Swap

                  you are not a pain Jan !

                  and i am glad you are going to play with us this time! YAY!!!!!!
                  Two of my favorite things, to encourage and to be encouraged
                  hugs, Suzi
                  http://suzi.mypremierdesigns.com/
                  it's what i do when i'm not here sewing with you

                  GOD Bless America

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                    #10
                    Re: Black &amp; White FAN Block Swap

                    Originally posted by pdjewelrylady View Post
                    YAY!!
                    Sign up on the group page the blades are cut at 7.5" using the Easy Dresden Ruler - if you own this ruler, you own the directions to complete this block - it is printed inside the folder the ruler came with. i find the fast and best way, for me, to cut them is this - strip cut one strip from each fabric to 7.5" by wof. stack these strips CAREFULLY together making sure edges are perfectly aligned and then subcut by flipping ruler north to south. BE SURE YOUR STRIPS ARE EDGED PERFECT PRIOR TO EACH CUT!! you should get 18 sets of blades this way. the main white on white block is a 10" square - a white on white layer cake will work great and is why i decided to make these blocks this size or you can cut 12 of these per 1 yard of fabric with 6" left over so a 2 yrd piece and you will have 28 YAY!!

                    The center bright circle is 3.5" - i cut mine on a friends cricut

                    wow, this is a lot of math.. but i think i get it... when is the dead line???
                    all the best
                    Gina

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                      #11
                      Re: Black &amp; White FAN Block Swap

                      Originally posted by ginampls View Post
                      wow, this is a lot of math.. but i think i get it... when is the dead line???
                      Sign up by January 5th
                      Mailing date by February 25th
                      Sewing mends the soul.
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                        #12
                        Re: Black &amp; White FAN Block Swap

                        okay,... i think i can handle that. got some great bright fabric..for centers.. and some black and white stuff.
                        all the best
                        Gina

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                          #13
                          Re: Black &amp; White FAN Block Swap

                          Mailing date is Feb 25th Gina.
                          Home, where each lives for the others and all live for God! ><(((((o>

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                            #14
                            Re: Black &amp; White FAN Block Swap

                            Does any one know how much of each fabric is needed for the 5 black/white fabrics? Do fat quarters work well for this (The Dresden part)? I'm sorry if my words are off, I'm having a off day...

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                              #15
                              Re: Black &amp; White FAN Block Swap

                              If cut carefully, you should be able to cut 36 blades from 1/2 yard of fabric.
                              Two of my favorite things, to encourage and to be encouraged
                              hugs, Suzi
                              http://suzi.mypremierdesigns.com/
                              it's what i do when i'm not here sewing with you

                              GOD Bless America

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