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The most infuriating simple block in all of quiltdom   General Discussion

Started Nov-2 by sueinIL; 772 views.
sueinIL

From: sueinIL

Nov-2

I am having to make 128 4-patches, 128 HSTs, and 128 triangle in a squares.  I am having to think through every triangle in a square that I make.  I pin, I've drawn sewing lines, I have even watched the Trii-Recs tutorial!  This one little 3 1/2" block is maddening!  And I'm not getting any better at them the more I do!

Sue in IL

How about foundation paper piecing?  I bet you could make those without so much grief and anguish.  Just an idea. Good luck!  

sueinIL

From: sueinIL

Nov-2

It's a very good idea! I have all the pieces cut already, but I'll see if I can put some tissue or something behind them. I haven't done PP before, but that sounds like a way to get the correct size block.  Thank you!

Sue in IL

CC (ccase5)

From: CC (ccase5)

Nov-2

Paper piecing can seem backwards sometimes, so watch some videos on doing it. precise it is though.
bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

Nov-3

Sue, when you say triangle in a square….I’m not sure what you are making?  Are you doing a square framed with triangles?  ( I am used to that being called a square in a square….)

If I had a picture of the unit you are trying to make, I might be able to offer help….

I'm not sure, but I think she may be talking about those Tri-Recs blocks - or what the late Doreen Speckmann used to call "Peaky and Spike."  

bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

Nov-3

Oh,  those can be difficult to get square!  Hummmm……been a long time since I made one.

sueinIL

From: sueinIL

Nov-3

I'm using a Tri-Recs ruler set to make these little blocks.  The middle is a triangle flanked by two 
'wings."  The wings are basically half of the middle triangle.  When they're attached correctly they frame the center triangle and make a square.  There are lots of tutorials on Pinterest for those rulers.  The larger block that these are a part of is called "54-40 or Fight". The design overall has a rounded look when there are only straight lines, The 4-patches were no problem, nor were the hsts.  But this little bugger is a real pain.

Sue in IL

sueinIL

From: sueinIL

Nov-3

Yep, you're right. I keep thinking these should be so easy to do, but they're NOT!

Sue in IL

MelRN

From: MelRN

Nov-3

They were SO much easier paper pieced. That's my opinion

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