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    Default Jenny's newest tutorial....Alter Ego Quilt

    I love this pattern and have the fabric line in a charm pack. Wonder if using it would be big enough for a baby/crib quilt? My math skills have gone on vacation today...it's Friday! (I am a financial secretary during the week!!) Have black fabric for inner border, would just need yardage for outer border, binding & backing. What do y'all think??

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    Default Re: Jenny's newest tutorial....Alter Ego Quilt

    You really want to cut those charm squares into 2.5" squares and quarter one on the diagonal to make HSTs? Those are tiny and the finished size of each 4 patch would be 4" and the same for the hourglass block, that is if you keep a consistent 1/4" seam.

    I figure maybe you were thinking to sew 4 charms together to get her 4 patch, which works, but there's no way you can get a layer cake sized hourglass block out of charms.
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    Default Re: Jenny's newest tutorial....Alter Ego Quilt

    I don't think I would do that with just a charm pack. Such small pieces. Although, there are plenty of quilters who work with the small and tiny pieces to quilt. I'm just not one of them.

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    Default Re: Jenny's newest tutorial....Alter Ego Quilt

    Y'all are right......as I said, it's Friday and my mind "just went with the idea"....obviously not a good one. I have several layer cakes that I can use.....but I have sooooo many charm packs (my "collection" is getting out of hand). I have the Pezzy Print LC, a newer one called Fabrique-istan (both from M*), In From the Cold by Kate Spain (moda) from LQS, and TWO Riley Blake just called Cotton Small Dots--each has 14 pieces for a total of 28--not the traditional 42 piece LC. Decisions, decisions........

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    Default Re: Jenny's newest tutorial....Alter Ego Quilt

    Quote Originally Posted by kensington View Post
    I don't think I would do that with just a charm pack. Such small pieces. Although, there are plenty of quilters who work with the small and tiny pieces to quilt. I'm just not one of them.
    I'm with you on the tiny pieces....wasn't thinking.

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    Default Re: Jenny's newest tutorial....Alter Ego Quilt

    I wonder how this particular pattern would look using the Ellie May fabric line?
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    Default Re: Jenny's newest tutorial....Alter Ego Quilt

    I think the EllieMay would be great in using this pattern....
    Please share some photos if you decide to use it..
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    Default Re: Jenny's newest tutorial....Alter Ego Quilt

    Does the Ellie May line have enough variety between light and dark?
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    Default Re: Jenny's newest tutorial....Alter Ego Quilt

    is there a reason that you cant make the 4-patch blocks like you do the hour glass blocks (except squares, of course ) ? draw the line, sew down both sides, then cut in half and repeat?

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    Default Re: Jenny's newest tutorial....Alter Ego Quilt

    You can: see this tutorial from Jenny, from the minute 3'30":

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