Thursday, November 15, 2018

No-Tricky Card Trick - and FREE Pattern

I came upon a VERY old article I published in Quilt Magazine almost 25 years ago (yes, you read that right). I called it my No-Tricky Card Trick because it's a bit unorthodox in the approach.

The traditional way to make it is as I have it in my Quilter's Block a Day Calendar. Patricia Bryant of Australia made the block which we shared here in 2017.

Traditional Card Trick Block
This is made using ALL triangles. It works and I'm not bashing it. But I think you may like to see my No-Tricky approach. It uses squares and rectangles for ease of construction. What do you think?

The size won't be "normal" due to setting those squares and rectangles on point, but when making a quilt with this block only, who cares? The finished size of my pattern is 12-3/4".

No-Trickey Card Trick
Here is the free pattern in png format. There are no templates; just diagrams and cutting info, so you shouldn't have trouble following the directions.


Hope you enjoy this simpler way to an otherwise "triangle heavy" block.

15 comments:

  1. Great pattern. I am going to give this a try.. or at least add it to my "when I have time" list. Thanks

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    1. just print the image of the one page tutorial or save it as a pdf. Then you have it for the future.

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  2. Can / will you add this to your tutorials so I can easily find it in the future, please.

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    1. No time for that; I'm moving in a few days. But you can ALWAYS find something by using the search bar on the right side. Just type in "Card Trick" and it will take you to this.

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  3. Hi Debby! This is one of my favorite patterns, and way back in the day I made a queen size quilt following Eleanor Burn's Quilt In A Day pattern for the card trick block. That quilt was just replaced this year by a newer one in a different pattern. Thank you so much for sharing your better, easier idea. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family (less than a week to go)! Happy Friday! ~smile~ Roseanne

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    1. You're welcome. Try your hand at this. Easy to make more than one! Happy Thanksgiving to you, too.

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  4. Thank you! You never cease to amaze me with your approach to quilting! ❤

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    1. Very unorthodox at times. But it works, right?

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  5. Looks like a great way to create the block...

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    1. Yes, Betty. You will enjoy this different approach. Great way to use up scraps.

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  6. Thank so much for simplifying this block! Very cool!

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  7. I never could quite figure out how to make this block. This sounds/seems simpler. I will have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  8. thank you, thank you, thank you,! I love this block

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