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Row Quilt

Straight layout

Block Setting -  Sampler

Size: 79" w X 101½" h

 

 

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The Row Quilt is made up of rows of a single block, which may or may not be repeated in another row.  As you see in the illustration above the House block Row is the only one that is repeated. All the blocks in the row are either all the same or made up of scraps.  Many times the Row Quilt is composed of various blocks received in a block swap. Before beginning this lesson jump down to the sash section to to download the sash file. Please read the download instructions at the end of the lesson.

The layout:

Layers: We will begin this quilt without Layers. If you do NOT have the layers enabled you may skip to the next paragraph. With only the work area showing, right click on the Layer buttons.  From the flyout menu, select Collapse Layers.

From the Layout menu select Quilt. A Quilt Layout dialog box appears. The quilt preview will show the default quilt layout on the upper right hand side of the dialog box, as well as the quilt measurements for this setting. While you are adjusting the quilts using the instructions below, notice the measurement changes as you make changes to the quilt. However, wait until you are done with all adjustments before determining if the quilt size is correct. If at the end of all your adjustments the size is incorrect then review the all the layout screens to be sure they match up with the numbers shown below.

Adjust the block settings:
  1. Select Straight from the Layout arrangement box.
  2. Change the Block Count to: Across 5, Down 6
  3. Change the Block Size to: Width and Height 12"
  4. Change the Block Setting to: Sampler
Clear medallion rings:
  1. If your current layout indicates you have no rings, go on to adjust borders. 
  2. If your screen should indicate that the quilt has rings, click Clear All Rings.
Add borders to the quilt:
  1. Select the Borders tab and border settings appear.
  2. Add borders to your quilt by clicking on the Add Borders button until the dialog box indicates Quilt has 2 borders.
Adjust borders:
  1. Select 1 in the Current Border box.
  2. Change the Border type to: Corners
  3. Change the Horizontal and the Vertical Fittings settings to: Specific Count, Width 8 ", Count - 1.
  4. Select 2 in the Current Border box.This border allows you to see what a large binding will look like.
  5. Change the Border type to: Corners.
  6. Change the Horizontal and the Vertical Fittings settings to: Specific Count, Width 1.5", Count 1.
Add sashes:
  1. Select the Sashes tab, and Sash settings appear.
  2. Click both Enable Inner and Outer Sash box.
  3. Adjust the Inner sash height = 1.50" and width 0.00". This means we will not have a vertical sash.
  4. Adjust the Outer sash Vertical  = 0.00 "and Horizontal 1.50".

The quilt should now measure 79" w X 101½" h. If the measurements in your quilt are the same, click the OK button. If the measurements are off then return to the settings indicated above. The blank straight setting layout will appear, as shown below.

RowQltGrid.gif (5734 bytes)

 

Adding Blocks, Sashes and Borders to the Quilt.Placing blocks in the quilt
  1. Add blocks to the row quilt is the same as adding blocks to any other sampler quilt.
  2. Place the mouse cursor over the block section and click the right mouse button. A flyout menu appears.
  3. From the flyout menu, select Browse Blocks. The block browser appears.
  4. Expand the block folder by clicking on the (+) sign in the Explorer pane.
  5. Locate the blocks in the folders indicated below.  Drag the block over to the correct row and drop it in place. Continue with the same block until all five positions are filled.
  6. Go on to the next row and next block, until all rows are filled.
  7. Paint the blocks as shown below. The Color and Fabric Palette are named below.
RowTrees.gif (9391 bytes) Folder: Pieced Trees

Block name: Pinetree on Point

RowHouses.gif (10543 bytes) Folder: Picture Blocks

Block name: House # 3

RowBaskets.gif (9428 bytes) Folder: Pieced Baskets

Block name: Basket # 3

RowSues.gif (8731 bytes) Folder: Applique\Sun Bonnet Sue & Friends

Block name: Sunbonnet Sue

RowTulips.gif (10180 bytes) Folder: Paper

Block name:  Paper Tulip on Point

 

Click to download 12insash.exe Adding a pieced sash to the quilt.

The sash used in this quilt is not in your sash library.  You may design the sash yourself if you'd like using a 12" X 2" sash grid.  Each square is 1 inch. Or you may download the sash file by clicking on the sash image where indicated. Please read the downloading instructions at the bottom of the page. Once the sash file is in your sash folder continue on.

  1. Place the mouse cursor over the sash section and click the right mouse button. A flyout menu appears.
  2. From the flyout menu, select Browse Sashes. The browser appears.
  3. From the sash folder, select 12 inch check.sas.  Drag and drop it into the inner sash grid on the quilt.
  4. Then drag and drop it into the outer sash grid on the quilt.
  5. Paint the sash as shown in the image.

 

Adding a pieced border to the quilt.

RowBorder.gif (5890 bytes)The border used in this quilt is in your border library. 

  1. Place the mouse cursor over the border section and click the right mouse button. A flyout menu appears.
  2. From the flyout menu, select Browse Borders. The browser appears.
  3. From the border folder, select Nine Patch Corners.bor.  Drag and drop it into the inner border grid on the quilt. The border fitting dialog box appears. Make no changes to the information, just click the Ok button.
  4. Paint the border as shown.
  5. Paint the outer border the same shade of blue as the middle strip in the inner border.

 

Save your Quilt design.
  1. From the File menu, select Save.  Your design is now complete
Palette Information:

Solid Color Palette:

The Handdye2.pal solid color palette was used to color this quilt.

  1. To open the palette place your mouse cursor over the solid color palette and click the right mouse button.
  2. From the flyout menu, select Open Palette.
  3. From the list of solid color palettes choose Handdye2.pal, then click Open.
Fabric Palette:

The Small Patterns.fpl fabric palette was used to color this quilt.

  1. To open the palette place your mouse cursor over the current fabric palette and click the right mouse button.
  2. From the flyout menu, select Open Palette.
  3. From the list of fabric palettes choose Small Patterns.fpl, then click Open.

 

Downloading the Quilt Pro sash file: Because most browsers read Quilt Pro block, border, and sash files as text files they have to be placed in a compressed format.  To make life easier, I made this file a self-extracting file.  This means that all you need to do is double-click the file to cause it to pull out the Quilt Pro sash file.   Wherever you save this self-extracting file is where the sash file will be once extracted.  You may then move the file into the Quilt Pro sash folder.   You may also place the self-extracting file in the sash folder before extracting the sash file.  Note:  The self-extracting file 12insash.exe is NOT a Quilt Pro file and you will receive an error message if you try to use this file anywhere in Quilt Pro. The sash file is named : 12 inch check.sas.

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