Cut­ting Pieces From Di­rec­tional Prints

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The cat prints used to make Origami Pin­wheels were di­rec­tional. The A1 pieces are an­gled in the block and the B pieces turned when fin­ished as shown in Fig­ure A.

To keep the cats up­right in the fin­ished quilt, cut the cat prints into 7" squares for A pieces and 51/4" squares for B pieces. Us­ing the pre­pared tem­plate, fussy-cut the A and B pieces from squares as per pat­tern and re­fer­ring to Fig­ure B.

The B-C units can­not be strip-pieced when us­ing di­rec­tional fab­rics. Use the pat­tern given to cre­ate in­di­vid­ual B and C pieces. Be sure to add a 1/4" seam al­lowance at the B-C seam line edge of the pat­tern when mak­ing the in­di­vid­ual tem­plates.

Half of the D tri­an­gles are cut from the top left to the bot­tom right and the other half from the top right to the bot­tom left. The I and L squares would have to be marked to re­sult in units with the cat up­right when stitched to the ends of the J and M strips. In ad­di­tion, the F sash­ing and G, J, M and O bor­der strips should be cut along the length of the fab­ric to keep the shapes up­right.

You may use a kalei­do­scope ruler in­stead of the tem­plates given. Re­fer to the in­struc­tions given with the ruler and use the pat­tern given to de­ter­mine the sizes to use on the ruler.

Fussy-cut­ting pieces from di­rec­tional prints is not ef­fi­cient and re­quires ex­tra fab­ric.

Fig­ure A

Fig­ure B

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