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    Default Rhonda's Boston Block Tutorial

    I use to sell my small quilted gifts to a local gift shop for 12 yrs. Over time I developed some shortcut methods to save time and make things easier. I call this method Piece & Cut.

    This means you sew fabric pieces together and then cut out a square from the center.

    So here I want to share my Boston Block with you.

    Boston Block

    1. cut out 1 light swatch this can be scraps or cut off a piece of fabric.
    the size depends on the size of template you use.
    For this piece you need a piece a bit larger than 1/4" of your template.

    2. cut out 1 med. swatch
    again this is a bit larger than 1/4" of your template

    3. cut out 1 dark swatch
    turn your template on point and you need a swatch larger than the bottom half of the template on point

    Okay that is what you need for one "block"

    1. sew the light to the med.
    one option here is you could sew strips together and then cut off sections the size you need.

    2. Trim the bottom edge of the 2 joined fabrics.

    3. Sew the dark fabric to the bottom edge where you trimmed it.

    4. Iron it - I like to iron the seams open because I like it to be flat.

    5. Place your joined fabrics on a mini cutting mat

    6. Place your template on the center of the fabrics and match the corners of the template to the seams

    7. Cut out the square(block) with a rotary cutter. Make very sure y ou don't let the template slip. Taking time now to be as accurate as you can will pay on when you are trying to sew the blocks together. Things will match up better the more accurate you can be here.

    8 And Voila! You have a Boston Block!!

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    Default Re: Rhonda's Boston Block Tutorial

    This has really caught my interest!!
    pat.

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    Default Re: Rhonda's Boston Block Tutorial

    I like this! Share more of your short cuts too



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    Default Re: Rhonda's Boston Block Tutorial

    Here is the link to my Quilt Blocks you can make with this Boston Block

    I will be adding more of my blocks and Quilt Blocks soon

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    Default Re: Rhonda's Boston Block Tutorial

    Thanks for sharing this with us! I use a similar method for making HSTs. It's so much easier to square them up before pressing them open.

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    Default Re: Rhonda's Boston Block Tutorial

    Welcome and Thank you for sharing your method, Rhonda. This is a terrific quilt block with so many possibilities. I too have been playing with this block for some time now. In fact, I shared it on the forum earlier.
    http://forum.missouriquiltco.com/how...-tutorial.html

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    Default Re: Rhonda's Boston Block Tutorial

    Thank you for sharing, I like it
    Good friends are like quilts, they age with you but, never lose their warmth







    Lori

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    Default Re: Rhonda's Boston Block Tutorial

    Hi,
    I'm new here. I'd like to try this block. First I wondered why you call it the Boston Block? Next, what do I need to get started? Do you e-mail the pattern? Or do I get it somewhere on this site. Looking forward to learning new thing!
    Michele

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    Default Re: Rhonda's Boston Block Tutorial

    I like that saying!

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    Default Re: Rhonda's Boston Block Tutorial

    Md first of all the reason I call it a Boston Block is because this unit makes up the traditional quilt block called Boston Star.

    After you learn to make this shortcut block you will find some of my designs on this thread.
    I show the quilt block and then I show a layout with the individual Boston Blocks HSTs etc in an expanded view of the quilt block and how the blocks lay in that quilt block. Make sure you pay attention to where the colors are and how each block is turned.

    http://forum.missouriquiltco.com/how...k-designs.html

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