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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Stack & Slash

Stacked and Slashed

The stack and slash method is quite an easy way to get started straight away and make some interesting and colourful blocks. It is often used for crazy quilts. First you need a number of squares cut to the same size and stacked one on top of each other. Mine were 16" squares.

You will need a Rotary Cutter, Self Healing Mat and a 24" ruler.

You will need one square of fabric for every block you would like to make. 9 squares of fabric will give you 9 finished blocks. In this case I used 12 squares of different fabric because I want 12 unique and different blocks.

After making the first cut through all the layers, anywhere you like, some people like to mix up the blocks by taking the bottom piece from one stack and placing it on the top. I didn't want to worry about lining everything up again, so I just cut.

Repeat until you have done 4 cuts. This should give you 9 pieces similar to mine. Next take these pieces and spread them out in a pleasing arrangement, then sew them together. I joined mine together using 1" strips of black cotton.

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