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October 09, 2017


Kathy Czuprynski

Great tip!

Diane Linford

Very helpful! I've been quilting for over 25 years and still hadn't gotten my brain around that one yet.

Barbara Anne

I'm right there with you on this one! Tanks for the excellent visual!

Hugs :)

Stephani in N. TX

Sounds mathematic somehow and I never would have "gotten it" on my own. Thanks Nicole.


Great tip! I don't really happen to mind different directions, mostly, when the stripe is narrow. But with a wider stripe it looks bad!

Robby H.

Great tip. Of course, now I need to remember it at the right time, but maybe I can find an excuse to try it out soon. Thanks for the images to make it clear.


Thanks for that tip! Your photos make it easy to visualize. I tend to avoid strips in blocks too.


On behalf of quilters everywhere with 'slightly OCD personas', thank you for the perfect visual solution to directional stripes! Genius blog post...but your regular readers already know that!! Thanks!


Perfect! I will no longer fear the stripes!!


I'm the same I always have to make sure a print goes in the same direction.When I cute my squre I stack them one with the stripes going up and down the other from left to right and then cut once. It's the same result as yours but you can cut two squares at once.

Sally K

Well good grief! I was going to say to cut 2 block sets, but your tip is exactly what should be done! How simple. Great tip. What a nice way to start the day. Thanks for sharing.


I have 'pinned' this for future reference - great tip! I've ordered my ruler for this quilt block and can't wait to try it out. I always get the best tips from you. Hope you and your family are safe from the wild fires.

Mary Kastner

Your pictures are great. Thanks for a simple fix,


yeah, i can't stand stripes going every which way. makes me crazy. ;p

Penny Holliday

Great tip especially that you included images! My squares will become so much more interesting now because I'm one of those people that did not like stripes going helter skelter in my blocks so I rather avoided using that type fabric. Thank you so much!


I don't mind the wonky look but I never took the time to figure out how to avoid it. Thanks for the great and simple tip!

Ann D.

That is very cool! I did not know that. I like including stripes and I don't mind a wonky some quilts. In others it just doesn't work at all.

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