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    Missouri Star

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    Talking 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
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    Batting Beauty

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    Default 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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    Block Queen

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    Default 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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    Missouri Star

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    Smile 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

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    Default Re: Black & 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 1st, 2010 at 05:27 PM.
    Two of my favorite things, to encourage and to be encouraged
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    it's what i do when i'm not here sewing with you

    GOD Bless America

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    Smile Re: Black & 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?

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    Missouri Star

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    Smile Re: Black & 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

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Black & White FAN Block Swap

    I guess I was hoping for a 5" blade cause then you can use a charm pack.

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Black & 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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    The Guild President

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    Default Re: Black & White FAN Block Swap

    Quote 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???

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