Stack and Whack!
This quilt was made using a 'Stack-n-Whack'
method! I think it is just
The method was created by Bethany Reynolds of
Basically, you cut identical strips of the repeating
pattern in your fabric using a rotary cutter and mat . Iron these strips
so that they lay perfectly flat. Then you pick a recognizable point in the
pattern and use that to pin the strips together so that they line up
exactly. You then cut the pieces needed, again using the rotary cutter to
cut through all thicknesses at once. You are then ready to sew the block
together (being careful to line these pieces up exactly). You'll be
amazed at the different looks you get with different prints!
are some helpful tips I've found. Sometimes you
want to choose the fabric based solely on color as the pictures don't
necessarily show up in the finished Stack-n-Whack blocks.
You have to buy longer fabric depending on the length
of the pattern which is repeated. Also, unless you are worried about the
colors bleeding, do not prewash the fabric; the sizing will help the strips
lay flat when pinning them together. There are several Stack-n-Whack books available - and you wouldn't
believe some of the ideas shown in them! Bethany Reynolds has been doing
this for a while, so she has become more and more creative.
by Bethany Reynolds
This book has plenty of step by step pictures and lots
of samples of beautiful quilts, throws and wall hangings. It has easy to
"I can't wait to start my
"This is the best
you are a new quilter looking for an easy but intriguing project, or a veteran
seeking new challenges, you will find delightful possibilities. The
Stack-n-Whack method engages your eyes and mind through each step of the
process, from cutting to piecing to finishing, as new designs emerge and change
like patterns in a kaleidoscope.
a LA Carte With Magic Stack-N-Wack Bonus Projects
practical and innovative approach to quiltmaking techniques makes star patterns
a snap! This is the classic block that has charmed and frustrated quilters for
centuries. With the addition of a few strategic seams, this eight-point star is
simpler to make. You will appreciate the design flexibility of the
interchangeable block system presented. Directions with complete yardage and
cutting charts for over a dozen quilt projects are included, along with a
special bonus section on creating Magic Stack-n-Whack(tm) stars to showcase in
any of the settings.
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This quilt was made using a 'Stack-n-Whack' method! I think it is just awesome. You stack up the fabric so that the pattern on the fabric pieces...
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