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What is What in Quilting

We have several new members in the Guild who may be unfamiliar with some of our terms or activities. Below is an explanation of our fat quarter exchange and an unfinished block. If, at any time,something is not clear, or you do not understand, please feel free to ask.

If you would like to participate in the Halloween fat quarter exchange, all you need to do is bring in a Halloween fat quarter or fat quarters (as many as you like). All the fats will be laid out and everyone who brought a fat will take turns taking a fat from those on display. You will take one fat for every fat you bring! This is a great way to pick up different Halloween fats for your stash! The exchange will take place after Show and Tell at the end of the meeting. Everyone choosing to participate will line up and take one fat quarter at a time, taking turns until all the fat quarters are gone.

What’s an unfinished block?

An unfinished block has not been sewn into a quilt. It has not been sewn to another block or to the sashing in the quilt.
An unfinished block has a 1/4 inch seam allowance on each edge…making the unfinished block 1/2 inch larger than the block when it’s “finished.” (1/4 inch on one side plus 1/4 inch on the opposite side of the block equals 1/2 inch.) When the block is finished the 1/4 inch seam allowance on each side will be sewn and pressed under. So, a 12 1/2 inch unfinished quilt block will create a 12 inch finished block.

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