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Frugal Quilting Basics

Blocks

 

Basic Building Blocks

 

a basic 4 patch quilt block

 

Squares and Rectangles

Squares and Rectangles
The Simple 4-Patch
Squares in the Corners

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Cutting a Single Triangle
Half Square Triangles
Quarter Square Triangles
Split Quarter Square Triangles

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the snowball quilting block

 

Beginning Blocks

The Pinwheel
Flying Geese
Spools
Shoofly
Snowball

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goose in the pond quilt block

 

Stars

Friendship Star
Sawtooth Star
Ohio Star

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the goose chase quilt block

 

Quilting Favorites

Churn Dash
Flower Basket
Log Cabin
Maple Leaf

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Novelty Blocks

Hearts
Jars - Food, Bugs, etc.

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Quilting and the Diagonal Set Layout

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The diagonal set layout is when blocks are placed "on point."  This means that instead of the top of the block being horizontal, they are placed with the points facing upwards. 

A diagonal set is harder to piece than a straight set.  It requires you to place triangles around the edges of the quilt, and in the corners. These triangles can be made scrappy, so it can be done in a frugal manner.

You must cut the triangles so that the straight of grain goes along the edge of the quilt.

How to cut triangles for the diagonal placement

When you cut a square on the diagonal, the bias will be on the long side of the triangle.  So you can't just cut a square in half and put it on the side.  If you look at the pictures at the bottom of the page, you will see that the long side of the triangle goes along the edge of the quilt.

You must cut a square on the diagonal twice.  That will give you triangles with the straight edge on the shorter sides of the triangle.  See:

Half Square Triangles
Quarter Square Triangles

How to measure for the SIDE setting triangles:

First measure the size of your finished block. Multiply that number by 1.414, and then add
1 1/4 inch.  Round the number up if necessary for your ruler. Cut a square to your measurement, and then cut it twice vertically.

How to measure for the CORNER setting triangles:

The corners are squares that are just cut once, on the diagonal.  Measure the finished size of your block, and divide it by 1.414.  Add 7/8 of an inch to that number.  Round up if necessary. Cut a square to your measurement, and cut it once, vertically

When you are done attaching your side setting triangles and your corners, you will trim the outside edge of your quilt.  Do not expect it to be straight until after you trim it.  To trim the edge, take a long ruler, and leaving 1/4 inch for the seam allowance, even up the blocks.

 

Here is an example of a straight set layout

straight set

Here is an example of a diagonal set layout

the churndash block with a diagonal set

the churndash block with a diagonal set

the churndash block with a diagonal set

the churndash block with a diagonal set

the churndash block with a diagonal set

the churndash block with a diagonal set

the churndash block with a diagonal set

the churndash block with a diagonal set

the churndash block with a diagonal set

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quilt Sizes

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Miniature <36"
Wallhanging

any size

Baby 36x36 up to 52x52
Lap 52-68x 52-78
Twin 64-72 x 86-96
Full 70-88 x 88-100
Queen 88-99 x 94-108
King 94-108 x 94-108
 

 

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