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Nana:

This is a much easier pattern than MQ 8 and should go fairly quickly.   The steps are easy and even the cutting isn't too bad.  We should be able to have this one finished up in 5 steps.

Yippee. I am so ready.  Didn't even cut my fabric for MQ8. Need to make so many quilts, two baby quilts, a wedding quilt, and as always, working down my list of nieces and nephews. An easier pattern is just perfect for me!

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Nana,

Thank you!  I guess I'll just be a spectator for this MQ then.  Maybe next time! 

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Nana replied on Tue, Aug 27 2013 1:40 PM

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I was given the Strip Tube ruler when I was in Branson.  It has changed my ideas of HSTs completely.  Instead of working with squares you cut your strips and then sew two strips right sides together with 1/4 in seams along each side.   Then you use the ruler to cute your blocks out of the strip.   I can do hundreds of HSTs in the time it used to take me to do just a few.   There is no squaring up or anything.   And I have found that with the edges being on the bias I am able to stretch the ones that may not match up perfectly.   It is a great technique and takes all the work out of HSTs.

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Susie replied on Tue, Aug 27 2013 1:49 PM

Nana--can you share about the ruler?  I used the triangulations paper this last time, but am always on the lookout for something that may be easier to work with.  I like the idea of stitching in strips and cutting....

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Nana replied on Tue, Aug 27 2013 4:08 PM

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It is called the Strip Tube ruler and is made by Cozy Quilts.   I played with strips until I found the strip size I needed to make 3 1/2 in squares.   I ended up using 3" strips to make 3 1/2" HST squares.  It is so easy that I doubt that I will ever make HSTs any other way.   It is just a triangle shape ruler and you place the line for the size you want against the seam line on the strip set and cut out the triangle shape.   Once pressed you have your HST square.   No lines to draw, no triangles to work with, no papers. and best of all no squaring up.

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Nana, Thanks for the ruler recommendation. I ordered one just now. After checking four sites it ended up that Cozy Quilts had the best deal with price + shipping. 

 

 

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Nana replied on Tue, Aug 27 2013 4:57 PM

If anyone is planning to use this ruler for the mystery quilt you will have to adjust the cutting directions accordingly.

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Donna B replied on Tue, Aug 27 2013 6:07 PM

Nana:
It is called the Strip Tube ruler and is made by Cozy Quilts.

Nana, after watching the Cozy Quilts video I ran into another video by Jennie D at Missouri Star Quilts making strip tube HST's using regular rulers.  You and others might be  interested...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOWSp0mTTqE&feature=youtu.be

 

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Nana replied on Tue, Aug 27 2013 7:37 PM

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Great tutorial.  I wish she had told us the size of the blocks she cut from the strips.  The one nice thing about the Cozy Quilt ruler is that the line you place on the seam is the size of the square you want to end up with.  I can see how using any ruler is great if you aren't going for a particular size of square when you cut.    I guess if you play with it enough you could figure out what size you need your strips.

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ls2116 replied on Tue, Aug 27 2013 7:57 PM

I've missed alot here has there been a mention of fabric requirements yet?

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Donna B replied on Tue, Aug 27 2013 7:59 PM

Nana:
  I wish she had told us the size of the blocks she cut from the strips. 

I agree!  

 

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Nana replied on Tue, Aug 27 2013 8:08 PM

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No .... the fabric requirements and cutting instructions will be given as the first step on Sept. 6.  The Group will open a day or so ahead of time so that everyone can join up and be ready.

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MNnancy replied on Tue, Aug 27 2013 8:46 PM

Nana:
Sorry but yes there are HSTs.

Any chance it calls for over 500 HSTs?  It just so happens that two of the swap groups just prepared & exchange over 500 HSTs in fall colors, so wouldn't it be wonderful if your MQ gave us a chance to use those!!!  LOL


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Nana replied on Tue, Aug 27 2013 9:15 PM

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It does have a lot of HSTs.  Don't know how it will look scrappy though.

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Christine replied on Tue, Aug 27 2013 10:34 PM

No :(   !!!  I have MQ8 cut out but that is as far as it got my sewing machine died and just recently bought a new one so we will see if I take the plunge into MQ9 or hold off to see if I can at least get MQ8 into a flimsy!!!

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