card trick block question

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I'm playing with a card trick block.

I usually make half-square and quarter-square triangle squares using the
shortcut of taking two squares, drawing a diagonal line, sewing two
sides of the line etc.

As far as I can figure out, there is no way to use that shortcut to make
the half-and-quarter-square units for the card trick block, because the
fabrics are reversed in one of the shortcut units.

Am I correct?

And if I am, is there another way to make these units without having to
sew on the bias edge?

Thanks!

Martha

Re: card trick block question
You're correct, I think. Of course, you could just use the extras to
make another block.
Roberta in D

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Re: card trick block question
Or...........take another look at the block and
you could make it with squares and rectangles (and some setting/corner
triangles).
;-) ;-)

Re: card trick block question
That's a good idea.

I rarely do two projects at once, so didn't even think of it!

Martha





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extra bits could be used on the back somehow...around the label perhaps.
on a matching pillow perhaps if its a bed quilt you're making.
on a matching handbag if its a garment from the original block.
make a wee handbag for a little girl, they do so love something to carry
they goodies in.
on a tea cozy, a hotpad, tablerunner or table mat.
lots of ways to use up extra blocks.
j.

"Martha"  wrote  ...
That's a good idea.
I rarely do two projects at once, so didn't even think of it!
Martha

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Re: card trick block question
I like the pillowcase idea.

My quilts go to sick children in hospitals, so that would be one more
thing the kids could have.

Thanks!



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Re: card trick block question
the pillowcase then becomes a carrying bag for the quilt to keep it clean
during transit. easier to wash a pillowcase than the whole quilt if it gets
dirty during a move.
actually you could make the quilt a quillow too perhaps. sorry, not to
confuse just thinking outloud on a wet dreary winter day here.
j.

"Martha"   wrote ...
I like the pillowcase idea.

My quilts go to sick children in hospitals, so that would be one more
thing the kids could have.

Thanks!


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