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jrcgj posted on Thu, Nov 1 2012 3:52 PM

Hello everyone Hope you are enjoying the beginning of November. I found the perfect quilt for my son in a catalog. I tried to go to the website and it is already gone and they're not bring it back. It was a kit. I'm show you the description of what it said in the catalog. I'm assuming the fabric is cut into 5 inch squares. 

 

Kit includes FREE pattern and 3½ yards of 

fabric, enough to make the top and binding. 

You will need an additional 3 yards for backing. | 

Techniques: piecing | Finished size: 45½" x 58½" |

from the picture it looks like 7 block across. and 9 blocks down. 

Since i'm still learning can some one help me to find an easier way to figure this out. I know I will be making a bigger quilt I just need to know since they give you the finished measurements how I can figure it out then. 

Thanks Rosemarie

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Rosemarie, can you take a picture of it and post it here so we know what you're working with?  What catalog did you find it in?  What's the name of the pattern?

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jrcgj replied on Thu, Nov 1 2012 4:35 PM

NEW & EXCLUSIVE

C) Camouflaged Quilt Kit

by Melissa Burt

easy piecing is the name of the game: first you 

make your blocks, cut them up, spin them around, 

and put them together! enjoy the fun of putting 

this quilt together—there's no wrong way. it's a 

great project for a novice quilter. 

Kit includes FREE pattern and 3½ yards of 

 

Collecting threads. page 5 in their catalog . Sorry I can't find the attachment icon to put up the picture. 

fabric, enough to make the top and binding. 

You will need an additional 3 yards for backing. | 

Techniques: piecing | Finished size: 45½" x 58½" | 

5597 (Kit with FREE Pattern) Your Cost $24.36

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jrcgj replied on Thu, Nov 1 2012 4:51 PM

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I Figured it out. 

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That pattern is a disappearing 9 patch!  Easy and fun to do.  I'll find a tutorial for you!

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check this out  http://www.popularpatchwork.com/news/article/disappearing-nine-patch/5294/

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jrcgj replied on Thu, Nov 1 2012 4:59 PM

I meant I figured it out how to post the picture. Thanks

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jrcgj replied on Thu, Nov 1 2012 5:02 PM

5 x 3 = 15, ÷ 2 = 7½  - 1 = 6½ inches.  is this -1 to equal all the seam allowances? 

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Jacy replied on Thu, Nov 1 2012 5:11 PM

You can also make it block by block. For each block you would need a 2 1/2" square, two 2 1/2" x5", and a 5" square.

Or if you want a little bigger 3" sq, two 3"x6" and a 6" sq.

Sew like this, turning the blocks as you go.

 

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jrcgj:

5 x 3 = 15, ÷ 2 = 7½  - 1 = 6½ inches.  is this -1 to equal all the seam allowances? 

 

Correct.

correct, when you sew your three block across you lose your 1" to the seams.

Each of the 4 blocks produced will be 6 1/2" square

When I made this quilt, I started with 10 1/2" fabric squares and only used 3 colors in the same sequence in each 9 patch:

  You can really see the pattern this way.

For this one, I started out with 4" fabric squares and it's totally scrappy with no rhyme or reason:

Same pattern and process, big difference with the end result.  The one from CT appears to be pretty scrappy.

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jrcgj replied on Thu, Nov 1 2012 5:28 PM

Thanks this really helping me. 

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You know you've been quilting for awhile when you look at someones sample and think "I have that fabric in my stash" 

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