card trick block question

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
Reply to
Martha
You're correct, I think. Of course, you could just use the extras to make another block. Roberta in D
On Tue, 07 Jun 2011 20:41:10 -0400, Martha wrote:
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Roberta
Or...........take another look at the block and you could make it with squares and rectangles (and some setting/corner triangles). ;-) ;-)
Reply to
Harriet Shatz
That's a good idea.
I rarely do two projects at once, so didn't even think of it!
Martha
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Martha
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
Reply to
J*
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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Martha
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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J*

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