CUT­TING OUT

Love Patchwork & Quilting - - INDIE BOHEME -

1 From Fab­ric E cut two (2) 1½in x WOF strips.

2 From Fab­ric M cut four (4) 1½in x WOF strips.

3 From each of Fab­rics B,E, I, O, P and Q cut two (2) 2½in x WOF strips.

4 From each of Fab­rics C, F and K cut two (2) 4½in x WOF strips.

5 From each of Fab­rics A,B, D, E, G, H, J, L and N cut three (3) 3½in x WOF strips.

6 From Fab­ric T cut nine (9) 3½in x WOF strips.

7

From each of Fab­ric R and Fab­ric S cut thir­teen (13) 4½in x WOF strips.

8

From Fab­ric G cut seven (7) 2½in x WOF strips for bind­ing.

PIEC­ING THE DI­AG­O­NAL ROWS

9

Sew to­gether a Fab­ric D,G, J and T

3½in strip along their long edges, as shown (Fig 1). Press seams to one side. Re­peat to make three of these strip sets.

10

Cut 8½in square units on the di­ag­o­nal from the strip sets, mak­ing sure that the 4¼in line of your ruler runs along the cen­tral seam of each block. You should be able to cut three square units from each set, and you will need a to­tal of eight square units (Fig 2).

11

Ar­range the square units into a row, al­ter­nat­ing the di­rec­tion of the di­ag­o­nal stripes as shown (Fig 3). Join the square units, press­ing seams to one side.

12

Re­peat steps 9–11 us­ing Fab­ric N,A, L and T strips and Fab­ric E,H, B and T strips. Re­peat to make eight of each block, as shown, and sew in rows (Fig 4).

PIEC­ING THE TRI­AN­GLE ROWS

13

Sew one Fab­ric S 4½in strip and one Fab­ric R 4½in strip to­gether along the long edges. Press seams to­ward the darker fab­ric. Re­peat with the re­main­ing Fab­ric R and S strips.

14

Us­ing the Tri­an­gle Tem­plate, cut twenty-seven (27) triangles from the Fab­ric R and S strips, mak­ing sure to align the base of the tem­plate with the bot­tom of the Fab­ric R strip each time (Fig 5).

15

Join nine of the triangles in a row, sewing along their di­ag­o­nal edges (Fig 6). Square up the ends of the row, trim­ming ¼in out­side the tri­an­gle points. The row should mea­sure at least 64½in. Re­peat to make a to­tal of three tri­an­gle rows.

PIEC­ING THE STRIPE ROWS

16

Sew the re­main­ing strips to­gether in match­ing pairs, along their short edges.

17

Take a Fab­ric O 2½in strip and sew it to the long edge of a Fab­ric C 4½in strip. Sew a Fab­ric M 1½in strip to the bot­tom of Fab­ric C. Sew a Fab­ric B 2½in strip to the bot­tom of Fab­ric M. Press seams in one di­rec­tion (Fig 7). Trim to 64½in long.

18

Re­peat step 17 to make the re­main­ing stripe rows, us­ing Fab­rics P,F, E and I for one row and Fab­rics Q,K, M and E for one row (Figs 8 and 9).

FIN­ISH­ING THE QUILT

19

Ar­range the rows, re­fer­ring to the photo for place­ment. Sew the rows to­gether along the long edges to com­plete the quilt top, tak­ing care to cen­tre the tri­an­gle rows, trim­ming the edges as nec­es­sary.

20

Cut the back­ing fab­ric in half across the width. Re­move the selvedges and re-join the pieces with a ½in seam. Press the seam open.

21

Press the quilt top and back­ing well. Make a quilt sand­wich by plac­ing the back­ing fab­ric right side down, the bat­ting on top, then the quilt top cen­trally and right side up. Baste the lay­ers to­gether us­ing your pre­ferred method. 22

Quilt as de­sired. This quilt was quilted with an all-over free-mo­tion swirl de­sign us­ing con­trast­ing thread.

23

Trim off the ex­cess bat­ting and back­ing fab­ric and then square up the quilt.

24

Join the bind­ing strips to­gether end-to-end us­ing di­ag­o­nal seams. Press the seams open and trim away the dog ears, then fold in half length­wise, WST, and press.

25

Sew the bind­ing to the front of the quilt, fold­ing a mitre at each cor­ner.

26 "

Fold the bind­ing over to the back of the quilt and hand stitch it in place to fin­ish.

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