Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Finally, you use your square-thingy and a rotary cutter to square the block up and cut it to size, in this case 4.5 inches.

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Your block will not necessarily ever look like mine as you build the sides up as you wish and not in any particular order. Mine does have a bit of a pattern to it but that is unintentional. Once you've made the number of blocks you need you can make anything you wish. This is also a great way to use up all those odd scraps of fabric you've been hoarding. You can also cut up plenty of strips in advance and then have a good blast at making up blocks.
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I've got a feeling that is all as clear as mud but I am a beginner so you'll have to excuse me! As long as you follow the principal that anything goes you can just have fun!
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I've almost finished my bag so I'll hopefully show you tomorrow! Yay!

6 comments:

Sequana said...

That "square thingy" is called a ruler. *S*

No matter what it's called tho, you really have the right idea for the mile a minutes.

Good job.

Gina said...

I would never have known how to do that!

artisbliss said...

How cool, and again I love this color palette!

freebird said...

You were very clear with your instructions. I made a quilt from instructions in Threads magazine years ago that were sort of like this but wouldn't go near as quickly since you made one block at a time using a pentagon for the center patch and sewing round and round till it was big enough. You can see it here if you'd like. It ends up spiraling around. I like this idea much better. I did use that old quilt as a bedspread for over 10 years till it literally fell apart. I think this might be the ticket for another. Thanks.

sharon young said...

Thank you so much for this , Julie, and for taking the time to do the photos, I find it soooo.... difficult to digest written or aural instructions, strictly visual for me!
I'm definitely going to buy one of those square thingies, now I know how they work, they always looked so confusing before, all those lines!
Ps thanks for a great laugh on Helen's blog last night, I so agree with your comment:-) You mad my evening.

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Brilliant - thank you so much for this tutorial - I have seen it done before but didn't quite understand! I think I've got it now thanks to you!