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How to JOIN quilting block swaps Australia

Hello and thank you for visiting. This is a community group for all Australian quilters to join or just follow. Membership is FREE and you are partnered each month and we make each other a 12 inch quilt block based on our preferences which we swap. (12.5 inches raw edge to raw edge) The emphasis of the group is on friendship and sharing. To find out more or register to join email me on This purpose of this blog is to chat and showcase blocks and quilts made by members, kind of like a show and tell . Yours in stitching, Sue

Friday, July 29, 2011

Reminder on block size

Hi ladies,

Just a gentle reminder that your finished blocks should be 12.5 inches, square- raw edge to raw edge so when they are put together in a quilt they measure 12 inches.

Some ladies are receiving beautifully made blocks that are 12 inches or less wide which means that they are unable to use them in the friendship swap quilts - very disappointing.  Please measure your blocks before you send them off- there are rulers/ templates available in the 12.5 inch size which would be handy if you are making a lot of this sized blocks.  I may look into getting one of these for myself.

Quilted hugs, Sue


Lynne said...

Such a shame - perhaps the recipients can add a small frame/narrow sashing in order to use the blocks?

Stray Stitches said...

Thanks for the reminder!

The cats mother said...

I have the very 12 1/2 inch ruler in your picture and it's been invaluable for the swap - couldn't do without it and well worth the money.

Bobbie B said...

if possible I square mine up at the half way point .. makes it much easier to unpick if it is wrong .. and almost guarantees it will be the correct size when finished ..