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    Marti Michell has a set of acrylic templates that work with her books to create a bunch of different blocks in several sizes. I made my storm at sea quilts with them. The fabric is cut into strips, then cut using the acrylic templates on the strips. 4 or so strips at a time can be cut making the process faster. I've used these templates for most of my blocks. They make cutting and assembly so much easier.
    www.frommarti.com for the website that explains how the templates work. The books come with a set of full sized paper templates to try the process before you invest in the acrylic pieces.
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    Thank you for mentioning Marti. I double checked my collection and I forgot I bought her templates. 
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    Oh, I love that. I really like how you used your colors.
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    Here's a YouTube video sent to me by Creative Grids showing the two rulers they have to make the Storm at Sea block: https://youtu.be/34Wr8gFrV68. I ordered a Storm at Sea strip ruler from the UK. It's been discontinued in the US. It was less expensive to buy the strip ruler than the two newer rulers. Plus only one ruler to deal with. Here's a YouTube video showing how to use the SAS ruler: https://youtu.be/8oAr1WnhNAw
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    Quote Originally Posted by midnightline View Post
    On the one I made a few years ago, I used a template for the diamonds in a rectangle. You can also use a template for the square in a square sub-blocks.


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    This is the template I used: http://www.hancocks-paducah.com/NOTI...nd-Rects-Ruler
    I used templates with mine too, no ruler or PP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntstuff View Post
    I used templates with mine too, no ruler or PP.

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    Beautiful quilt

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    On my bucket list! I will have to check my Marti Michell template set ( bought to make a small Missouri Star). Thanks for naming so many options. This is a beautiful quilt!

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    When I made mine I used the trimplates by Wendy Matheson. They did a great job, but they only make the blocks in one size. The next time I make one I will use the Deb Tucker Diamond Recs and Square Squared tools. They make lots of sizes and the accuracy is unsurpassed.

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    Another really nice couple of templates for a Storm at Sea quilt are made by Deb Tucker or Studio 180 Designs. One of the advantages of Deb Tucker's tools is that she includes fabric cutting directions that tend to save substantial amounts of fabric. For example, when snowballing a strip, Deb has you cut oversized triangles; then you use her tool to precisely trim away a tiny sliver of fabric. The "normal" way is to cut a whole square and then cut away almost half of it.

    I believe that the names of the two tools you'd need for Storm at Sea are Diamond Rects tool and the Square2 tool (pronounced Square Squared).
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