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Calling Kas (or other quilters) to the Rescue! :)

PostPosted: Mar 16, 2005 8:33 am
by wishiwere
Our new block from class is these 54-40's, and the thing is driving me nuts! Any suggestions? The way they taught us was really poor, and I was not impressed at all. Problem is we watch them, then go home and work on ours :(

So......my question is about the rectangle triangles and the triangle it attaches to? How to you attach them so they are still square when you are done sewing them? Mine and hers at the class are short in end and if you were to square it up, you can't make them them 4 1/2 X 4 1/2 blocks!!!!!!! I am ready to burn rather than fight this square any more :( Really though I need help. I did a ton of research on the puter last night and found one site with a pattern for the block and am going to try with scrap today, but is there a trick you might share? The top point is fine, but the top sides are short. Then the side bottom 1/4 inch is nearly non-existent! HELP if you can please?

Thanks!

PostPosted: Mar 16, 2005 11:29 am
by Kas
I am confused, here. Is this the kind of points where you start out with a rectangle and a square? Then you take the square, place it face down on the rectangle, then sew from one corner to the other on a diagonal. Then fold the square over on the sewn line to make the point on a star or something? If that is what you are talking about, yes! I have the answer! It is called "The Angler 2" and you can get it at JoAnn's. This is the best $8 I ever spent (besides on a hosta!). Just follow the directions, make sure you save the "key" piece and your points will match from now on! I have to look up a 54 40 pattern. I can't remember what it looks like right now.

Kas

PostPosted: Mar 16, 2005 1:26 pm
by wishiwere
Here's one of the sites I found with it last night, but it still didn't help :(
http://www.quilterscache.com/D_F/FiftyFourFortyorFightBlock.html
I'll go to Joann's later to look for that "The Angler 2"! And then follow your directions! :)
Thanks.