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    Block Queen

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    Default Re: HELP! Tips and Tricks for Making Quilt Templates

    This kind of reminds me of Bonnie Hunter's Scrappy Mountain Majesties pattern. You can look it up on her site. It is made by sewing a big half triangle square and cutting it in strips and rearranging. If I was trying to make this block without paper piecing I would look at this and try to adapt it. I think I have seen this method used elsewhere, too, but can't think this morning where.
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    Default Re: HELP! Tips and Tricks for Making Quilt Templates

    There is a very similar block in the 365 Challenge, just the proportions are different, but I am sure the size of the pieces could easily be changed.
    It is not paper pieced. Good Luck!
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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: HELP! Tips and Tricks for Making Quilt Templates

    Thanks, all! I finally had my husband look at what I was doing. Took him all of about 2 seconds to figure out what I'd done wrong and fixed it for me. Tonight I'll finish making the templates, then, bless his heart, he's going to use my flimsy templates to cut some out of 1/8" acrylic.
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    Default Re: HELP! Tips and Tricks for Making Quilt Templates

    [QUOTE=snippet;861818]It looks like your 1/4" isn't all around your pattern.

    Look at the yellow area #1 and compare it to #2. #1 is much closer to the area than #2 is.

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    What I would do is trace your design, then lay a ruler with a 1/4" mark along the design line and draw a line. Do this for each side and draw the lines beyond the design so the other lines will intersect. I hope that makes sense.


    I agree with this completely! You are on the right track, but need to make a small adjustment. If you extend each of your quarter inch lines beyond your original shape, the quarter inch lines will naturally intersect in the correct location and you will have a consistent quarter inch seam allowance all the way around. This looks like a beautiful quilt!

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    Default Re: HELP! Tips and Tricks for Making Quilt Templates

    Not on subject, but welcome back Meli. Haven't seen you on here in a very long time.
    Blankets wrap you in warmth, quilts wrap you in love

    Marilyn......

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    Default Re: HELP! Tips and Tricks for Making Quilt Templates

    DH helped me figure out my template problem, so I made a test run, kind of like the first pancake. Needs a little tweeking, but I'm quite pleased with the precision of the points. THis one was made from scraps and is NOT what the finished product will look like. Also, I used a 5" charm square rather than using my HST template. Not my best move. Using the HST template will allow me to avoid Y seams and more easily assemble the block. But this should give you a good idea of what it will look like.

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    If you can't see it from 50 yards away on a galloping horse, it doesn't matter.

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    Default Re: HELP! Tips and Tricks for Making Quilt Templates

    Good Luck! Keep us up to date on how you're doing with the project.

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    Designer Diva

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    Default Re: HELP! Tips and Tricks for Making Quilt Templates

    It isnt necessary to use templates. Our rulers can be used cutting
    strips and using our rulers to cut the angles. Using a ruler
    and rotory cutter will give you a more precise piece.

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