Thursday, 3 June 2010

Tutorial published in draft


I have created a page with a tutorial (link also on the right).  
If anyone does have a go, I'd really appreciate any comments or suggestions for improvement on the tutorial as a comment to this post.  And please publish any blocks on my new Union Jack Flickr page.  As I mentioned in an earlier post today, if anyone knows how to create a template digitally, I would really appreciate a nudge in the right direction!

15 comments:

  1. I think you have to save the scan as a pdf file that people can then print off and use as the template.

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  2. this block is so cute in the red/aqua fabrics you've chosen! So cute!

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  3. Great tutorial. Thanks so much. I can't wait to try it.

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  4. Just read through it and it makes sense to me. One heads up, though, if this is going to be your bee block, the US doesn't use A4 paper (I know, typical, we have to be difficult/different from the rest of the world)

    Regular printer paper in the States is 8.5 in x 11 inch. Close, but not exactly right, and too short to do the full A4 template on a single page. So the U.S. folks will have to adapt our template making somehow. If you can give additional dimensions (maybe the finished dimensions of each quadrant) that might help matters.

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  5. i have this pattern! My DD is fond of English things and I saved it for her and forgot about it. Now that I see all those union jacks, I'm thinking.....a bedquilt with all different ones??

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  6. Hi, I used fat quarters and the fabric requirements per block are:
    Fabric A - 1 strip lengthways 3 3/4"
    Fabric B - 1 strip lengthways - 1 1/2" & 1 strip 1 1/4"
    Fabric C - 4 strips lengthways - 3/4"

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  7. I just wanted to drop a line to let you know that this is one of the easiest paper piecing patterns and tutorials. I don't really enjoy paper piecing, but keep forcing myself to try it, in hopes that someday I'll get to love it. This Union Jack design is appealing even to those of us who are not English, and looks great in colors other than red, white & blue.

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  8. After completing my Union Jack block, using your tutorial, I want to someday make an entire quilt of these blocks. When I do, I will simplify the process by strip piecing the B (red) and C (white) to create a long C-B-C strip to be used in the diagonals between the A triangles. I will make a wider C-B-C strip for the horizontal and vertical centers.

    Before now, I did not know the history or meaning of the Union Jack flag. I did a little research and found it very ineresting. History was not my strong suit, but as an adult, I love it.

    I noticed that one C side of the diagonal C-B-C strip on the actual Union Jack flag is a little wider than the other, so that would probably be easier to accommodate using the strip piecing method along with the paper piecing onto the A triangles.

    Thanks so much for the free tute!

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  9. Yikes. I'm scared to make it with such little pieces but I want to.

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  10. I tried to print and can't get it to work. Any suggestions?

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  11. Great tutorial! Great pictures too! Paper piecing is so tricky for me, I really appreciate the pictures. Thank you so much!

    Tia

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  12. Thank you, thank you for this fantastic tutorial! It is very exciting!!

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  13. Great tutorial! Good idea using the paper piecing. I think it does make things a bit easier. Thank you for sharing.

    Have a super great day.

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  14. Hi
    Has this tutorial been removed? Whenever I try for it the message comes back that the page does not exist. Am I doing something wrong? --most likely. My grandparents were British and I'd love to do a Canadian, American (my bro lives in Oregon), Norwegian (my dad) and British flag quilt . Thanks so much

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  15. I have been trying to find a Union Jack block pattern for a while, and yours is lovely - would you let me know if it's still available? I haven't been able to locate it on your webbsite.

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