Hourglass Twist by Florence

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Hourglass twist
Status:
In Progress
Started:
2015-04-25T00:00:00Z
Finished:
Tutorial:

Description

4/25/2015 despite all my UFO who look at me with big eyes ;) ... I'm starting a new project !

I had never made a "hourglass" block so I followed the model step by step for one "try-block" and ... the pattern said to cut 6" squares, but  the final square must be 4"1/2. So when my bloc is sewed,  I must cut 1/2" all around it and I think it's lot of wasted fabric !

Why did the designer give this dimension ? 

05/01/2015 All the 208 squares are cut !!!! HST are assembled and ironed !


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Comments

Mymble

I am not sure Florence, but I think they do these blocks that way as an alternative to cutting triangles and then having to sew bias edges. Its standard to sew the blocks bigger then trim. If you read through this post, http://www.generations-quilt-patterns.com/quarter-square-triangles.html she shows you how to trim them accurately- I use her way;)

Mymble

Oh and forgot- at the bottom of that page- she provides a link to a free download- quarter square triangle ( or hourglass) rotary cutting chart. It gives the exact measurements for before and after ;)))...and you are right- some fabric waste for sure, but the sewing is easier if you aren't up to sewing bias edges.

HawkFan

Love your fabrics!!

Florence

Mymble Thank you, the link is very helpful !
Fabrics are very expensive here ( 20 $ and more for one yard ) so I try not to waste !!

Mymble

Florence oh my - 20.00 a yard - I would feel the same way. Are you able to order online and get a bargain or are you then hit with an import tax ???

Florence

Mymble I order online but it's not the same ... I like to touch fabrics and my screen is not very smooth ;) !!
The shipping cost are not free , for a little order shipping cost are more than fabrics! but for a "big" order , there is import tax ... you must calculate right !!

True

Gorgeous fabrics and ouch those prices hurt!

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