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Marti demonstrates how to check your 1/4-inch seam allowance.
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Cutting with our Templates
Cutting and Sewing
Designing Your Quilt
Diagonal Set Triangle Rulers
Drunkard's Path Tricks
Flying Geese Tricks
Folding Mirror Tricks
Grid Papers to Print
Reverse Applique Sunburst (PDF)Swirl Pressing (PDF; example block is Sunset Canoes from The Romance Continues BOM)
Winding Ways Quilt Block
Use our Templates to make the quilts you see in books and magazines
The Best Way to Cut Strips: Use the Tool ~ This is Marti's favorite way to cut strips - no more repositioning after truing up the edge!
PDF The Best Way to Cut Strips : Use the Tool (illustrated with Set A, use this method with any of our tools)
PDFs. Strip Yield Charts for Template Sets Charts are designed to help you figure how many pieces you can cut from strips wide enough for individual template shapes, and also can be used to determine yardage requirements. Charts show the orientation of templates, strip widths and number of pieces yielded per strip for each template shape. Charts assume strips are cut on the lengthwise grain; therefore the longest strip on any chart is 36". Download individual pages from this list for the template sets you own:
PDF Quick Cut and Chain Piece Four Patch Units. Also includes a list of all sizes (21!) of squares in the Perfect Patchwork System.
PDF Swirl Pressing highlighted on Marti's Sunset Canoes block design from the Romance Continues Block fo the Month program.
PDF Download a Design Grid Papers for Kaleidoscope Quilts for use with our new Kaleidoscope ABCs book. (2.8 MB)
PDF Design Grid Papers for 60° Family Shapes excerpted from Six is For Hexagons, Volume 6 in the Encyclopedia of Patchwork Blocks.
More PDFs grid papers to download:
|Storm at Sea||Flying Geese||Drunkard's Path||Kaleidoscope|
|Winding Ways||Tessellating Windmills||Pineapple Layouts|
PDF 20 Drunkard's Path blocks and 10 downloadable Color and Design pages
Cut 6 sizes of circles with our templates.
PDF Giant Dahlia, King Size Version to make with our Dahlia templatesSewing Perfect 1/4-inch seams web page or Download PDF
We encourage you to check your collection of From Marti Michell templates whenever you see a quilt in a magazine that you'd like to make. You may be surprised by how many just-the-right-size basic geometric shapes you already own!
PDF Template Conversion Charts for Two of Your Favorite Books
The New Sampler Quilt and P.S. I Love You Two!