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smowball quilt for beginner quilter

blingy's picture

I am fairly new to quilting although I have been sewing clothes for some time.  Yesterday a local quilt shop had a big sale and I bought 2 packages of fabric (for a queen size) to make what they call a snowball quilt.  I saw the quilt top hanging there and it looked pretty simple however the instructions that came in the bundle of fabric assume the reader knows far more than I do.  Does anyone know what a SEW EASY GUIDE is and how do you permanently attach it to your applique foot.  Apparently this thing is used to make half square triangles.  I did have one class where half square triangles were discussed.  If anyone has any instructions for this snowball quilt or can shed some light on this it would be appreciated.

Pattiann42's picture

(post #30424, reply #1 of 2)

This particular pattern has been, for many for many years, accomplished without the aid of any gadget - just fabric, ruler, pencil, scissors, pins, needle and thread.....and then the sewing machine.


 


http://www.straw.com/quilting/articles/snowball1.html 


This is the only Easy Sew Guide I could find and it does not attach to an applique foot http://www.connectingthreads.com/tools/sew-easy-guide_TD81762.html



 


 


 


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Edited 2/2/2009 9:54 am ET by spicegirl1

joyfulneedles's picture

(post #30424, reply #2 of 2)

I saw this block a few months ago on (I think) Fons and Porter's quilt program.  I had to go looking for the name of the block.  They were fussy cutting or embroidering the fabric and doing interesting color combinations with the corner triangles.  I am still in the planning stages, but I really want to make something with this pattern too. 


Good luck with your project.