Sunday, October 28, 2012

still playing

Unintentionally wonky. I need cutting practice!! I like log cabin blocks that the center block is the same size as the first stripe. So does that mean if I want a finished 2" center that I need to cut it 2 1/2"  square.Next piece to finish 2" stripe would need to be cut 2 1/4"????? My brains tired. Did that make any sense?

8 comments:

  1. The first and second pieces should both be 2 1/2" square, and they would "finish" at 2" square. Then your next strip should be 4 1/2". Keep on going, the first block looks great so far. You'll get better and better as you go along.

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  2. Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks! LOL I loooove your new machine, and I love your block! And, yes, the more blocks you make, the better they will look! Always watch which way you press a seam after you sew a log on, it makes all the difference in the world about how pieces come together

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  3. You need to cut them all 2 1/2" wide but each one gets longer.

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  4. just remember that what ever you want, add 1/2 inch to (each)the length and width.

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  5. What ever size you want your stripe or block always cut it 1/2 bigger. Each side will take away 1/4 when sewn.

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  6. A little wonky but nice fabrics! Could be a mug rug or a pot holder (that's my use for any of my 'off' blocks!)

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  7. Cut them both 2.5" like everyone already told ya :)

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  8. I don't get along with numbers either, but any way you can create a block like tis is working well. Wonky is good!

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