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Jan 12, 2010

Tempting Template For Fractured Diamond

Tutorial Part 1


From a scrap of stiff stablizer cut a square. The size can be of your choosing.  For this tutorial, I'm using a 6 1/2 inch square.



Using a marker or ink pen, mark 3 inches from the corner of two adjourning sides.  Example below.








In the opposite corner from the two 3 inch marks, draw a 1/4 inch box as shown above.  The reasoning behind this is to establish a stopping point when connecting each 3 inch mark to the bottom area.


The above picture is what your template, for the Fractured Diamond, should look like.


Now cut on the two apposing lines freeing your template.



Now you have a workable template.


Choose and cut your foundation fabric the same size as your original square. I am using 6 1/2 inch square. Place the template on the foundation as shown above.  Make sure the fabric is right side up.



Iron the the sides of the fabric over the template.  By doing this, you eliminate the need to draw on your fabric.

Once you have ironed, unfold the now creased fabric from the template and remove the template.  Your folds will remain, as shown below, for many days.
Now you are ready to sew varied strips of each side, leaving the middle open on the foundation.



Believe it or not, it took about 1 hour to get from the making of the template to the ironed squares.

Stay tuned for Part 2 tomorrow.

7 comments:

Shar said...

Oh great! The fractured Diamonds tut..I've wanted to try this pattern...... yours turned out so pretty! Can't wait to see part 2

Thanks for posting this tutorial :)

Pat said...

I'll be waiting and watching!!!

Fiesta said...

I'll be back tomorrow.
you make the coolest things.

Needled Mom said...

Neat!

Gina said...

Thank you for the tutorial. I love this quilt

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Gene Black said...

question:
If I am making the block BIGGER, do I increase the distance of the side marks from the corner? (you did a 6.5 square and used 3 inches, if I were doing a 12.5 inch square would I use 6 inches?) is there a formula for this?

Molly Mandeville Fryer said...

WOW--I have been out of commission because of cmputer issues and you have been rockin and rollin. Great Job! I love the tutorial. I might even do this one. What a great scrap quilt and you know how many I have!! HA HA--WAY TOO MUCH!

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