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Nana replied on Fri, Sep 6 2013 10:06 AM

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It really won't matter which fabric is the medium and which is the dark.   Honestly both of mine are about the same value.

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Nana replied on Fri, Sep 6 2013 10:10 AM

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I am actually planning to add a pieced border on mine and I bought about 2 yds extra of each fabric.    If you are doing just regular strip borders you can probably get by with an additional yard of the fabrics.  

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bootz864 replied on Fri, Sep 6 2013 10:24 AM

When you say complimentary fabrics does that mean if i use light green for background i could choose a fushia and magenta for the complimentary medium/darks or would i go with darker greens? always confused by complimentary and contrasting, can you tell i am a beginner? Cant wait to get started on this mystery! thanks Nana

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Nana replied on Fri, Sep 6 2013 10:52 AM

If you choose a lt green for the background I think fushia and magenta would be beautiful.

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MaggieNae replied on Fri, Sep 6 2013 12:26 PM

For Step 1: Are we to end up with 84) 3-1/2 and 210) 3-7/8 squares of the background fabric? One for each of the squares for #1 and #2?

 

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Jacy replied on Fri, Sep 6 2013 2:16 PM

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Width of fabric

 

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insulatedquilter replied on Fri, Sep 6 2013 2:54 PM | Locked

width of fabric...selvage to selvage.

 

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Nana replied on Fri, Sep 6 2013 4:00 PM

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You need to cut exactly what the directions call for....

 

Cutting Instructions: 

Background:       Cut 7 Strips at 3 1/2". Cut strips into 84 3 1/2" squares. 

Cut 21 strips at 3 7/8". Cut strips into 210 3 7/8" squares.

Fabric #1:            Cut 21 strips at 3 7/8". Cut strips into 210 3 7/8" squares.

Fabric #2:            Cut 7 strips at 3 1/2". Cut strips into 84 3 1/2" squares.

Cut 9 strips at 3 7/8". Cut strips into 84 3 7/8" squares.

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Susie replied on Sat, Sep 7 2013 8:02 AM

In looking through my stash, I have three fabrics that I have enough of for the background.  But--they are all obvious patterns.  Would it work to use one of these?

If I go with the paisley, I was thinking of finding the mint green and a white.

If I go with the purple flowers, grabbing a pink and ??

And if I go with the garden, find something fun in orange and fuschia.

 

I'm just not sure if these fabric are going to be conducive to the background with the obvious larger patterns.

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Nana:

There is an ADDENDUM to the cutting instructions.   If you plan on using the new Strip Tube Ruler you need to cut the strips at 3" instead of 3 7/8".   Also don't cut the strips into squares or triangles.   You will sew certain strips together and then cut your squares.    Cut the same number of 3" strips as you would have 3 7/8" strips.   If this is confusing just let me know.

Nana, I'd like to use my new C.A.T.S. templates for this.  How big will the HSTs be once sewn and trimmed?

Thanks :o)

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are there any other material requirements? Obviously I wont be happy cutting up a big print with all the HST. And you said you didnt think it would work with more than the three colors or scrappy. But does it need to be a solid? or can there be a mix of color? ( just a little. not looking at Batik or anything that mixed)

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If you are using a directional fabric should you cut the strips with the direction or across the direct?

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Nana replied on Sat, Sep 7 2013 11:22 AM

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I am not sure about the large prints.  They may be just a little too big.

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Nana replied on Sat, Sep 7 2013 11:23 AM

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The HSTs should be 3 1/2" before sewing into blocks.

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