January/February 2004 issue

Use Templates to Make Quilts in Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting

Fons & Porter's Jan/Feb 04This is the conversion information for the patchwork quilts in this month's issue that have patterns the same size as one of our templates. All of our templates are identified by number or letter. Numbers in the diagrams refer to a specific template. Follow the instructions in the magazine, substituting the following information where it applies.

Barbara Frietchie Star Page 22
Set B and Diagonal Set Triangle Ruler

 

triangle rulertriangle rulerInstead of making this block entirely with triangles (Set B, #13), I would recommend taking advantage of the unique feature available with our templates of being able to cut parallelograms to eliminate unsightly seams in the star shape.
Work with 2-1/2 Jan/Feb 04inches strips and Template #13.

Jan/Feb 04To make the large triangles, cut strips 8-1/2 inches wide. Straighten one end. Align top of Diagonal Set Triangle Ruler with top of strip. Use lines to confirm that bottom of ruler is parallel. Disregard the numbers on the ruler; you are just using it to cut because it has a perfect 45-degree corner and is a right angle. (The guidelines are for diagonal set blocks.)

 

Housepitality Page 28 Large My Favorite Mitering Ruler

House SetOur small house set (J) makes a 5-inch house in a 6-inch block and the large set (K) makes a 10-inch house in a 12-inch block), so we canÕt help you make the house blocks. But our templates are perfect for the star sashing and border! Use Template #12 to cut the 2-1/2-inch squares for the Stars. For the sashing strips illustrated at the bottom of page 30, you can use the Snowball Trick and Template 81 (Set N). Position the template so you have an edge to follow, and stitch in place.


CutawayOr use the cutaway technique and Template 14 (Set B) to cut the corners off the strip and add N-81 corner triangles.

The same pieces (B #14, N #81) are used to make the Flying Geese units needed in the outer row of star points.house set

For the border, donÕt cut the 90 (10 each fabric) 2-1/2-inch squares or the 366 1-1/2-inch polka dot squares. Cut down on waste and the number of seams by cutting actual-size squares (Set D, #28). house set

You could use template #29 to cut 336 actual-size triangles, but cut that number to less than half (152) by using template #14 (Set B).house set

At the end of each row, you will need 2 #29 (Set D) triangles. Cut the strips 1-1/2 inches wide on lengthwise grain and the edge of your border will be as firm as possible. house set


Five-inch blocks are unusual, but if you refer cutting actual pieces for the Hourglass center units, #95 in our Set Q is the perfect size. It would also cut the large triangle in the Flying Geese units on the side.

Flannel Mini
Page 47 SetQ

For a slightly larger quilt, use Set A and make 6Ó blocks.


Folk Art Home Page 50 My Favorite Ruler 6 1/2-inch Squaring Up Ruler and Small Diagonal Set Triangle Ruler

Use the Squaring Up Ruler as instructed to make the fussy-cut 5-1/2-inch squares.

Follow the instructions with the Diagonal Set Triangle Ruler to cut perfect-fit corner triangles for 5-1/2-inch squares.

Assemble Square Within a Square style and blocks are automatically set on point - no need for a diagonal set.


Sticks & Stones Page 56 Set Q

YouÕll love our large miter ruler for this project because it is 8 inches wide and perfect for cutting the 8-inch side strips. (Set D, #28).


GentlemenÕs Fancy Page 59 My Favorite Ruler 6 by 24 inches

You will love cutting strips with our rulers that have 1/8-inch marks in both directions a a distinctive line design for 1/8-, 1/4-, and 1/2-inch increments.


Cabin-Cozy Flannel Page 63 My Favorite Ruler 6 1/2-inch Squaring Up Ruler

My Favorite 6-1/2-inch Squaring Up Ruler will be handy for perfecting the Nine Patch units and cutting the 6-1/2-inch squares.


GentlemenÕs Fancy Page 59 My Favorite Ruler 6 by 24 inches

You will love cutting strips with our rulers that have 1/8-inch marks in both directions a a distinctive line design for 1/8-, 1/4-, and 1/2-inch increments.


Space Camp Page 71 Set B

You will love cutting strips with our rulers that have 1/8-inch marks in both directions a a distinctive line design for 1/8-, 1/4-, and 1/2-inch increments.

This is one of my favorite blocks, and a perfect one for showcasing the benefits of From Marti Michell Perfect Patchwork Templates.

For 12-inch blocks:
A = #9
B = #11
C = #8
jan/feb 04
For 8-1/2-inch blocks:
A = #11
B = #13
C = #10
jan/feb 04
For 6-inch blocks:
A = #13
B = #14
C = #12
jan/feb 04

 

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