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Carpenter's Square sofa quilt

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Traditional
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What materials did you use? Quilting cotton, cotton batting.

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What are you most proud of? Spending six hours per block (I really was a beginner - my cutting and piecing have speeded up considerably since then), only discovering audiobooks halfway through the quilt, and not giving up out of boredom.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Practise it before you start and check that your measurements are dead on the inch for finished size. I found that you needed to add a thread or two's width in one direction for some seams, and in the other direction for others, though I can't for the life of me remember what the rules were for that. Try out different options for sashing, or without sashing. I decided to put in sashing where I continued the lighter green lines through it, but not the darker green lines. This is a quilt which looks better when you can see the whole thing at once. It wasn't the best choice for a sofa quilt, where you either see it scrunched up in use, or a small amount of it when it's folded up, as it just looks like lots of straight lines in that situation.

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I love this quilt and well done at sticking at it:) I would love to make a cushion using one block for my son-in-law for Christmas as he is a joiner:) Thanks for sharing this as I had not seen this pattern before.

11/06/2012 Flag

Can you see the pattern link? I'm sure I added it, but it doesn't seem to be showing up on my screen.

11/06/2012 Flag

No I can't see the pattern link... could you give it to me on this thread please?

11/06/2012 Flag

http://www.quilterscache.com/C/CarpentersSquareBlock.html Sorry about the delay!

04/26/2013 Flag

Thanks so much Tenar, no probs on delay. I will definitely look this up and when I make it i will let you know:)

05/03/2013 Flag

I reckon this is a great looking quilt pleasing to the eye, would enjoy making this,either as table runner, cushion or as a quilt. I say we'll done

11/11/2012 Flag