Sunday, January 31, 2010

Super Stash Bowl Questions

So in reading over the Super Bowl materials I am assuming that I would be separating my squares into two piles, lights and darks. And if I came up with128 of each and paired them up I would then move forward and make those pairs into HSTs. And that since this is scrappy, color is not an issue.
Yes that is correct. You can have more or less, those were just a suggestion. And we might throw in some non-DHSs too, you know those square things... but don't worry about them until next weekend.

I’m not a scrappy person, can I color coordinate this?
You sure can, just use lights and darks of your favorite colors, as long as they contrast.

Do we have to have a certain number of each?
I could suggest a number, but it would depend on what size your squares are. Smaller takes more, bigger takes less. But what is important is that you have the same number of each. You pairs of contrasting colors, either lights and darks, or lights and mediums, or mediums and darks, or mediums and lights. As long as they contrast and as long as they are in pairs. Then you start marking and sewing and cutting.

Should I press them all?
Oh yes, press each and every one of them, I suggest you press to the dark side and then place them some place where they will stay nice and neatly pressed till kick off.

Sorry to bother you but I just want to be sure I have this right. I get how we should make HST from light and dark fabric and that the size doesn't matter as long as they are all the same. My question many should we make? I'm sure it depends on the size of the quilt and the size of the HST but a little guidance would be helpful.
Since I don’t know what size your squares are, or what size your DHSs will end up, I can’t honestly answer that. I suggest you have at least 128 of each, but that’s the best I can do for now.

How many squares do we need?
Wow, everyone seems to be hung up on a number. OK… I will say cut 128 of each. If you have large squares, you will have large DHSs and your quilt (quilts) will be huge. If you have tiny squares, you will have smaller DHSs and your quilt will cover your lap (maybe) unless you have a large lap. And who knows, you might want to add more to the DHSs and... well you will see.

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