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    Default Half Square Triangle Quilt Pattern HELP!?

    Hi so here is a link to the quilt I want to make with a little changes.
    http://frivolousnecessity.blogspot.c.../12/cuzco.html

    I want to increase the size to fit a queen and the binding and backing will be a different fabric from the Cuzco fabrics.
    If anyone has tips on a pattern for this quilt or anything at all please let me know! This will be my first quilt and first real sewing project so I am just diving right in!

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    Default Re: Half Square Triangle Quilt Pattern HELP!?

    No advice, but it is a really cool quilt.
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    Default Re: Half Square Triangle Quilt Pattern HELP!?

    I suggest pulling out some graph paper and sketching it to scale. It's a good way to practice how to calculate block sizes and such. You can make each square in your graph paper relate to a certain measurement so you can fit it to be a queen quilt.

    Queen Quilt 90" x 108"

    So you can play with that and see how big you want your HST blocks to be, how many you'll need to make and how much yardage you'll need.
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    Default Re: Half Square Triangle Quilt Pattern HELP!?

    That will be a fun quilt to put together. LOTS of Hst's to play with. Once you get it laid out and start your rows, it will go really quickly. Enjoy!

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    Default Re: Half Square Triangle Quilt Pattern HELP!?

    I agree with Katie: draw it out on graph paper. You may need to make the blocks larger, or you may need to added another set of "rings" to the quilt. Or, you may need to do both! Have fun and make sure you post a pic when finished.
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    Default Re: Half Square Triangle Quilt Pattern HELP!?

    Graph paper and color pencils are my go-to gadgets as well.

    Have you decided which method of HST you plan to use?
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    Default Re: Half Square Triangle Quilt Pattern HELP!?

    Love the look of that quilt. Can't wait to see how you do it. Lisa
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    That is a great quilt and I think the graph paper is the way to go if you don't want to just do the math.
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    Default Re: Half Square Triangle Quilt Pattern HELP!?

    Soooo ...you have never sewn before? Did I read that correctly? That's a really pretty quilt but I would be nervous doing it as my first sewing project ever without any background info. Have you watched any tutorials? Sorry I'm not clear on your fabric/sewing knowledge so not sure how to help, or if I can. I'm relatively new and my first quilt was a baby one...then I tackled a queen which has yet to be quilted! Lol! Anyway...there was A LOT I needed to learn and did on the queen but it was frustrating too!

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    Default Re: Half Square Triangle Quilt Pattern HELP!?

    I echo Wendy's concerns about advice for starting on a queen size quilt. Don't want to rain on your parade, but that's a lot to tackle for your first quilt. Because you put a lot of money into materials for a queen quilt, maybe it would be better to start with a lap quilt or baby quilt to get your feet wet. Just sayin!

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