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Elizabeth Dackson is a passionate quilter, pattern designer and blogger. She is the author of Becoming a Confident Quilter, and a second book that will be released in the spring of 2016. Her work has ...

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Patchwork Wheel quilt block tutorial

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Patchwork Wheel quilt block tutorial
Patchwork Wheel quilt block tutorial

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Mary Mosier    March 7, 2015
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Love this block, just started sewing it all together today, making a pink and green quilt for my sister, who is a breast cancer survivor :D Thanks so much for sharing it !

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christine5456800    February 7, 2015
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Hello! I have cut out the correct number of squares following the instructions for the above quilt. However when laying out the pieces I found that I am left with 8-3.5cms multi-coloured squares and 4-4.5cms plain squares are not included in the layout. I have spent along time trying to solve the problem but t there is no way I can do a layout using all the pieces. I have already cut the HST's and they fit fine but it is the pieces in between these areas that I have the problem. Please can you advise me to rectify this problem. Many thanks,Christine.PS I am from England!! christine.mlittle@ntlworld.com

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Elizabeth Dackson  February 13, 2015
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Hi Christine. In the tutorial, it has you cut out a total of (8) 3.5" print squares (all of which are used in the block, and (8) 4.5" print squares and (8) 4.5" background squares. The (16) 4.5" squares are used in pairs to create half-square triangles, in order to create 8 unique half-square triangles for the block. Those half-square triangle (HST) units are trimmed down to 3.5" to match the print squares so they are all the same size.

You do wind up with leftover half-square triangles, 8 leftovers to be exact. Is that what you are referring to? I'm not sure if that's the issue you're running into or not.

The block is then four units by four units, so the first row of units is HST + 3.5" print square + 3.5" print square. The second row is 3.5" print square + HST + HST + 3.5" print square. The third row of the block is the same as the second, with the HSTs facing a different direction (see pattern). And the final row matches the first row, thus using all eight of your 3.5" print squares and eight of your HSTs. I hope this helps clarify. Thanks!

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sunnyme  April 12, 2015
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HI how big is the center square of each block? I would like to use this for a photo quilt and wondering if its too small to show off the picture

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Degnan    February 1, 2015
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Love this pattern and I have the digital download. My question is more of a technical issue. If I print this as it - there will be 8 pages. I like to copy to Word, edit out the pictures I don't need as I have been quilting for years, reduce the size of others and ideally get it down to 2-3 pages before printing - but it won't let me. Do you happen to know if there is anything else I can do to reduce what I print. Thanks in advance! Denise ddegnan@tampabay.rr.com

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jeneric829    January 10, 2014
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Going to try to make this to bring my scrap pile down to a more manageable level!

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Nic-reation    April 5, 2013
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my 5 yr old son, who has autism, made this block and we did it as a lap quilt. very fun

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rjacksonb    September 27, 2012
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It's like the snowball block with a center. I just may try this one for a baby quilt.

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blreed    May 3, 2012
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i think this would be a good kids quilt to make for our missions quilts

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MaryH    June 3, 2012
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A great scrappy quilt!