Tuesday, April 24, 2007

It was busy at the shop yesterday, so no block trimming went on. Drat. Well it's nice to be busy seeing people and helping them with their projects.

One thing we discussed was a trip to Tap Plastics for a 7 inch square template for these blocks.

Based on how long it took to cut these two..

I can see there is some wisdom in that suggestion.


Blogger Sarah and Jack said...

Hmmm, what is tap plastics?

I have some really thick plastic that I used to cut my own templates with. (I should ask my husband what that stuff was originally meant for, eh?)

1:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That fabric IS SO EFFIN' BEAUTIFUL! Ugh on the whole 7'' thing and squaring up. I can't wait to see why it's gotta be 7''.

4:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Anyhoo...yeah. That's a drag that whole 7" business. At least the fabrics are so delicious. Hey--we could trade! I'll trim your blocks and you can spray this nasty flame retardant stuff on my booth drapes...


4:22 PM  
Blogger Mom O Matic said...

Love the way you are combining the fabric!

5:17 PM  
Blogger Angelina said...

A friend told me about tap plastics a while ago and I've been wanting to go ever since. I would never have thought about it in terms of quilting, but how brilliant is that?!

I love the fabric combination here too.

5:22 PM  
Blogger Busy Little Quilter said...

I love tools that make my life easier. It does look like a 7" ruler would make your life easier.

I love the fabrics and the blocks! I can't wait to see the quilt!

6:19 PM  
Blogger laura capello said...

gotta love straight edges and rotery blade.

6:38 PM  
Blogger PamKittyMorning said...

Tap Plastics makes plastic stuff.. I'm not really sure what all they do, but they have that thick plastic that's like rulers are made out of, and they can cut different shapes for you. I know lots of people have had apple core and hex quilt templates, and other shapes they want to rotary cut around.

I'd rather just complain and cut with my 9 inch ruler, because really I'm like that. I was thinking about trying to get 8 inch squares or maybe 7 1/2 inch squares out of the blocks but it just seems like too much work. ANd you know once I get about 40 8 inch squares cut... 30 aren't going to be big enough..

6:47 PM  
Blogger MichelleB said...

I just spent an obscene amount on the strawberry and blue palette of the Summer in the City. I'm FORCING myself not to go back and get the Creme de la Cream and Blue palette.

Your squares are not helping me in that endeavor.

Doesn't Tap Plastics advertise on the radio all of the time?

7:39 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Those Summer in the City blocks are absolutely wonderful. They make me smile just to see them, and I can imagine how much fun you are having combining all the different fabrics. I love Tap Plastics too, when you need an unusual size template cut. I am curious too, about the magic number "7".

8:48 AM  

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