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Table of contents :
Cover......Page 1
Contents......Page 4
About This Book......Page 5
Block Patterns......Page 6
Block Index......Page 7
Using the Block Patterns......Page 10
8 × 8 Blocks......Page 11
5 × 8 Blocks......Page 61
5 × 14 Blocks......Page 111
Projects......Page 161
Metro Area (75 Blocks)......Page 162
Uptown (60 Blocks)......Page 166
Downtown (48 Blocks)......Page 170
Westside (25 Blocks)......Page 174
Eastside (25 Blocks)......Page 177
Residential (25 Blocks)......Page 181
How-To......Page 184
Cutting Basics......Page 185
Making and Using Freezer-Paper Templates......Page 187
Sewing Basics......Page 188
Shortcut Piecing......Page 190
Additional Information......Page 191
Resources......Page 192
Patterns......Page 194
Legal Page......Page 218
Back Cover......Page 220

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Patchwork City Elizabeth Hartman

75 Innovative 75 Innovative Blocks Blocks for for the theModern ModernQuilter Quilter••66Sampler SamplerQuilts Quilts

Patchwork City Elizabeth Hartman

75 Innovative Blocks for the Modern Quilter • 6 Sampler Quilts

Text copyright © 2014 by Elizabeth Hartman Photography and Artwork copyright © 2014 by C&T Publishing, Inc. PUBLISHER: Amy Marson CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Gailen Runge ART DIRECTOR: Kristy Zacharias EDITOR: Liz Aneloski TECHNICAL EDITORS: Doreen Hazel and Gailen Runge COVER/BOOK DESIGNER: April Mostek PRODUCTION COORDINATOR: Rue Flaherty PRODUCTION EDITOR: Joanna Burgarino ILLUSTRATOR: Jessica Jenkins PHOTO ASSISTANT: Mary Peyton Peppo STYLED PHOTOGRAPHY by Nissa Brehmer and INSTRUCTIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY by Diane Pedersen, unless otherwise noted Published by Stash Books, an imprint of C&T Publishing, Inc., P.O. Box 1456, Lafayette, CA 94549 All rights reserved. No part of this work covered by the copyright hereon may be used in any form or reproduced by any means—graphic, electronic, or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, taping, or information storage and retrieval systems—without written permission from the publisher. The copyrights on individual artworks are retained by the artists as noted in Patchwork City. These designs may be used to make items only for personal use. Donations to nonprofit groups, items for sale, or items for display only at events require the following credit on a conspicuous label: Designs copyright © 2014 by Elizabeth Hartman from the book Patchwork City from C&T Publishing, Inc. Permission for all other purposes must be requested in writing from C&T Publishing, Inc. Attention Copy Shops: Please note the following exception—publisher and author give permission to photocopy pattern pullout pages P1 and P2, for personal use only. Attention Teachers: C&T Publishing, Inc., encourages you to use this book as a text for teaching. Contact us at 800-284-1114 or www.ctpub.com for lesson plans and information about the C&T Creative Troupe. We take great care to ensure that the information included in our products is accurate and presented in good faith, but no warranty is provided nor are results guaranteed. Having no control over the choices of materials or procedures used, neither the author nor C&T Publishing, Inc., shall have any liability to any person or entity with respect to any loss or damage caused directly or indirectly by the information contained in this book. For your convenience, we post an up-to-date listing of corrections on our website (www.ctpub.com). If a correction is not already noted, please contact our customer service department at [email protected] or at P.O. Box 1456, Lafayette, CA 94549. Trademark (™) and registered trademark (®) names are used throughout this book. Rather than use the symbols with every occurrence of a trademark or registered trademark name, we are using the names only in the editorial fashion and to the benefit of the owner, with no intention of infringement. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Hartman, Elizabeth (Elizabeth Anne) Patchwork city : 75 innovative blocks for the modern quilter : 6 sampler quilts / Elizabeth Hartman. pages cm Includes index. ISBN 978-1-60705-951-6 (soft cover) 1. Patchwork--Patterns. 2. Machine quilting--Patterns. 3. Patchwork quilts. I. Title. TT835.H34219 2014 746.46--dc23 2014017514

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Contents Introduction 4

How-To

What Is a Sampler Quilt? 4

Supplies 184

About This Book 4

Cutting Basics 184

Block Patterns

Making and Using Freezer-Paper Templates 186

Block Index 6

Sewing Basics 187

Using the Block Patterns 9

Shortcut Piecing 189

8˝ × 8˝ Blocks 10

Additional Information 190

5˝ × 8˝ Blocks 60 5˝ × 14˝ Blocks 110

Projects Metro Area (75 Blocks)  161

About the Author 191 Resources 191 Pattern Pullout

Uptown (60 Blocks)  165 Downtown (48 Blocks)  169 Westside (25 Blocks)  173 Eastside (25 Blocks)  176 Residential (25 Blocks)  180

Acknowledgments This book is a project I’ve wanted to do for the past several years, and it has been wonderful to see it come to life! Patchwork City would not have been possible without the help and support of my friends and family. Thank you, in particular, to Violet Craft, Jen Carlton Bailly, Monica Solorio Snow, Amber Wilson, and Jaime Young. You’re all amazing, and I’ll never be able to thank you enough for all the ways you helped me during the production of this book. I also want to thank my favorite local fabric shops: Bolt, Cool Cottons, and Modern Domestic. We’re so lucky to have such fabulous shops in Portland! Thank you, Krista Withers, for the beautiful longarm quilting on Uptown. All other sewing and quilting was done by me on my Janome 1600P-QC. Thank you to Robert Kaufman Fabrics for providing Kona Cotton and Essex Linen solids for the quilts in this book, and to Michael Miller Fabrics for providing print fabrics for the Uptown quilt. 

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Introduction Like so many quilters, I find inspiration for quilt designs wherever I go. The side of a building, a stack of dishes in the cupboard—everything seems to have the potential to be a beautiful quilt block. I also love fabric—prints and solids, brights and neutrals. It often seems like I have more fabric than I will ever be able to turn into projects!

A sampler quilt includes one each of a variety of blocks, rather than a single block repeated across the entire quilt. Quilters have historically made samplers to practice and display a variety of skills.

It was this feeling of being overwhelmed by possibility that led me to write a book of sampler quilts.

About This Book

The 75 blocks in this book were inspired by the places and everyday objects I see around me. As I built more and more blocks, they became a kind of patchwork city—a reflection of the shapes, colors, and fabrics I love. Making a sampler quilt is a long-term project, and I encourage you to embrace that fact. We all have projects that need to be completed on a deadline, but this should not be one of them. Embrace the idea of making a quilt that is for you and is a reflection of your favorite things. Consider each block as its own composition and take the time to choose fabric thoughtfully. It will take as long as it needs to. Build your very own patchwork city!

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What Is a Sampler Quilt?

Patchwork City

Patchwork City includes 75 block patterns: 25 each in three sizes (8˝ × 8˝, 5˝ × 8˝, and 5˝ × 14˝). The instructions for each block are written as individual projects, making them perfect for using scrap fabric. Don’t hesitate to skip around in the book to mix and match your favorites! I’ve also included six projects that allow you to combine the blocks to make sampler quilts. Each of the quilt projects includes yardage requirements for sashing, backing, and binding. The How-To chapter includes the basics of making the blocks. More in-depth information about how to sandwich, quilt, and bind your project can be found in my other books, The Practical Guide to Patchwork and Modern Patchwork.

Block Patterns



Block Index 8˝ × 8˝ Blocks

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The blocks in this section will measure 81/2˝ × 81/2˝ including a 1/4˝ seam allowance on each side. Once they are sewn into a project, the finished blocks will measure 8˝ × 8˝.

Apartment

Clock Tower

Crosswalk

Donut Shop

Drawbridge

Duplex

Elevator

Favorite Sweater

Fence

Food Truck

Forest Park

Intercom

Intersection

Library

Lobby

Mini Storage

Mixed Use

Museum

Porch

River Walk

Roadblock

Spotlight

Streetlight

Sushi

Transit Center

Patchwork City

5˝ × 8˝ Blocks

The blocks in this section will measure 51/2˝ × 81/2˝ including a 1/4˝ seam allowance on each side. Once they are sewn into a project, the finished blocks will measure 5˝ × 8˝.

Airport

Bowling Alley

Emergency Exit

Fortune Cookies

Half Sandwich

House Plant

Karaoke

Kiosk

Magazine Rack

Meow

Onramp

Parking Garage

Parking Meters

Planter Box

Raindrops

Rec Center

Rose Garden

Sequins

Sidewalk

Skyline

Stripey Socks

Supermarket

Traffic Cones

Turnstile

Waterfront

Block Index

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5˝ × 14˝ Blocks

The blocks in this section will measure 51/2˝ × 141/2˝ including a 1/4˝ seam allowance on each side. Once they are sewn into a project, the finished blocks will measure 5˝ × 14˝.

E

8

Auditorium

Balcony

Bookstore

Brewery

Carpool

City Hall

Coffee Shop

Cornerstone

Do Not Enter

Dog Park

Escalator

Haircut

Laundromat

Look Both Ways

Post Office Box

Puddles

Restaurant

Skylight

Stadium

Storefront

Tiki Bar

Tow-Away Zone

Window Washer

Zoo Train

Patchwork City

Corrugated Cardboard

Using the Block Patterns The blocks in this book can be made using whatever combination of fabrics your imagination can devise. I’ve provided three examples for each block using different fabrics, but that’s really only the tip of the iceberg in terms of the possibilities. You may find that you want to emulate some of my fabric choices, you may want to use them as jumping-off points, or you may want to ignore them entirely. The most important thing is to have fun and express yourself with fabric! Each of the block designs includes a diagram that has the pieces of the block labeled with a letter or letter/number combination, and a corresponding chart detailing the size and required quantity of each rotary-cut piece. Use the diagrams and charts to determine how much fabric you will need in order to make each block. Some of the blocks use one or more freezer-paper templates; full-size patterns for these templates can be found on the pattern pullout sheets.

column is just that—the exact size of the rotarycut piece. Whenever the “Trim Using” column is blank, the dimensions in the “Size to Cut” column represent the exact size needed. For blocks using template pieces, you will find dimensions in the “Size to Cut” column and a pattern number in the “Trim Using” column. That means that, for example, for the Forest Park block, piece A should be cut using Template A from Pattern 1 and that a 4˝ × 51/4˝ piece of fabric should be large enough for the task. In these cases, the information in the “Size to Cut” column is simply intended as a helpful reference. You may find that you’re able to squeeze a template shape onto a smaller or oddly shaped scrap of fabric. If you’re fussy cutting (see Fussy Cutting) or shortcut piecing (see Shortcut Piecing) you may find that you need slightly larger pieces of fabric than what is listed in the “Size to Cut” column.

The cutting charts for each block design include columns labeled “Size to Cut” and “Trim Using.” For many pieces, the entry in the “Size to Cut”

Using the Block Patterns

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Forest Park Fabric Requirements and Cutting Piece

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

Trim Using

A

4

4˝ × 51/4˝

Template A— Pattern 1

B1

1

21/2˝ × 53/4˝

Template B1— Pattern 1

B2

1

21/2˝ × 53/4˝

Template B2— Pattern 1

C1

3

21/2˝ × 53/4˝

Template C1— Pattern 1

C2

3

21/2˝ × 53/4˝

Template C2— Pattern 1

D

1

21/2˝ × 81/2˝

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open. B2

B1

C1

A

C2 NOTE

A

Most of the pieces in this block are cut using templates from Pattern 1. The dimensions listed in the chart under “Size to Cut” represent the amount of fabric required for each piece. More fabric may be required for shortcut piecing or fussy cutting.

D C1

C2

A

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C1

C2

A

To make a template from a pattern, refer to Making and Using Freezer-Paper Templates. When cutting your fabric, remember to add seam allowances and mark points for matching seams.

8˝ × 8˝ Blocks

Make the Block Make the Contrasting Triangle Unit Sew piece B1 and piece B2 to a piece A. The unit will now be 31/2˝ × 41/2˝. figure a

Make the Triangle Units 1. Sew a piece C1 and a piece C2 to a piece A. figure b

C1

B2

B1 A

C2

A

figure a

figure b

2. Repeat Step 1 to create a total of 3 triangle units AC, each

Finish the Block

D

1. Arrange the 4 triangle units in 2 rows, placing the contrasting

C1

A

C2 A

C2

C2 C1

C1

triangle unit at the top left. Sew the units in each row together. Then sew the 2 rows together.

2. Sew piece D to the left side of the block. figure c

B2

B1

31/2˝ × 41/2˝.

A

A

figure c

ALTERNATE IDEAS

8˝ × 8˝ Blocks

11

Donut Shop Fabric Requirements and Cutting

H

E A C B

F

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Number to Cut

Size to Cut

A

1

21/2˝ × 21/2˝

B

1

11/2˝ × 21/2˝

C

1

11/2˝ × 31/2˝

D

1

21/2˝ × 31/2˝

E

1

21/2˝ × 51/2˝

F

1

21/2˝ × 51/2˝

G

1

21/2˝ × 71/2˝

H

1

11/2˝ × 71/2˝

I

1

11/2˝ × 81/2˝

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

D

I

Piece

G

8˝ × 8˝ Blocks

Make the Block Sew the Inner Ring

D

1. Sew piece B to the bottom of piece A.

E

2. Sew piece C to the right side of the block. 3. Sew piece D to the top of the block.

A

C

B

figure a

4. Sew piece E to the left side of the block. figure a H

Add the Background Ring

D

1. Sew piece F to the bottom of the block. 2. Sew piece G to the right side of the block.

I

E

A

3. Sew piece H to the top of the block.

C

G

B

4. Sew piece I to the left side of the block. figure b

F

figure b

ALTERNATE IDEAS

8˝ × 8˝ Blocks

13

Crosswalk Fabric Requirements and Cutting Piece

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

A

4

11/2˝ × 61/2˝

B

3

1˝ × 61/2˝

C

2

13/4˝ × 61/2˝

D

2

11/2˝ × 81/2˝

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

C A B A D

B A B A C

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D

8˝ × 8˝ Blocks

Make the Block 1. Beginning with a piece A, sew the pieces A and B together in alternating order.

2. Sew pieces C to the top and bottom of the block. 3. Sew pieces D to the left and right sides of the block. C

D

A B A B A B A

D

C

ALTERNATE IDEAS

8˝ × 8˝ Blocks

15

Intercom Fabric Requirements and Cutting Piece

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

A

15

11/2˝ × 11/2˝

B

1

11/2˝ × 11/2˝

C

2

1˝ × 41/2˝

D

2

1˝ × 51/2˝

E

2

2˝ × 51/2˝

F

2

2˝ × 81/2˝

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

E C

F

A

A

A

A

A

A

B

A

D

D A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

C E

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F

8˝ × 8˝ Blocks

Make the Block Sew the Tiles Together

A

A

1. Arrange the pieces A and B in 4 rows of 4 each, placing

A

A

A B

A

piece B third from the left in the second row.

A

A

A

A

2. Sew the pieces in each row together. Then sew the

A

A

A

A

rows together to create a 16-patch formation. figure a

A

A

A

A

A

B

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

D

C

E C F

A

A

A

A

D A A

A

B

A

A

A D A

A

A

A

A

F

C

1. Sew pieces E to the top and bottom of the block. 2. Sew pieces F to the left and right sides of the block. figure c

A

figure b

1. Sew pieces C to the top and bottom of the block.

Add the Background Ring

D

figure a

Add the Inner Ring 2. Sew pieces D to the left and right sides of the block. figure b

C

A

E

figure c

ALTERNATE IDEAS

8˝ × 8˝ Blocks

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Intersection Fabric Requirements and Cutting Piece

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

Trim Using

A1

2

3˝ × 51/2˝

Template A1—Pattern 2

A2

2

3˝ × 51/2˝

Template A2—Pattern 2

B

1

2˝ × 41/2˝

C

1

3˝ × 41/2˝

D

1

2˝ × 81/2˝

E

1

3˝ × 81/2˝

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

NOTE

B

Some of the pieces in this block are cut using templates from Pattern 2. The dimensions listed in the chart under “Size to Cut” represent the amount of fabric required for each piece. More fabric may be required for shortcut piecing or fussy cutting.

A1 A2

A2 E

D A1

C

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To make a template from a pattern, refer to Making and Using Freezer-Paper Templates. When cutting your fabric, remember to add seam allowances and mark points for matching seams.

8˝ × 8˝ Blocks

Make the Block Make the Hourglass Unit 1. Sew together piece A1 and piece A2. Repeat with

A1

the remaining pieces A1 and A2.

2. Sew the pairs together to create the 41/2˝ × 41/2˝ hourglass unit. figure a

A2

A2 A1

figure a

Make the Vertical Stripe

B

1. Sew piece B to the top of the hourglass unit.

A1

2. Sew piece C to the bottom of the hourglass unit.

D

2. Sew piece E to the right side of the block. figure b

A2

E

A1

Finish the Block 1. Sew piece D to the left side of the block.

A2

C

figure b

ALTERNATE IDEAS

8˝ × 8˝ Blocks

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Transit Center Fabric Requirements and Cutting

C

G B

B A

C

A B

H B

D E C F

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Number to Cut

Size to Cut

A

2

11/2˝ × 7˝

B

4

1˝ × 7˝

C

3

1˝ × 21/2˝

D

1

11/2˝ × 5˝

E

2

1˝ × 5˝

F

2

11/2˝ × 21/2˝

G

1

21/2˝ × 31/2˝

H

2

11/2˝ × 81/2˝

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

F

H

Piece

E

8˝ × 8˝ Blocks

Make the Block Make Column 1

Make Column 3

1. Sew pieces B to the left and

1. Sew pieces E to the left and

right sides of a piece A.

right sides of piece D.

2. Sew a piece C to the top of

2. Sew the remaining piece C

unit AB.

to the top of unit DE.

3. Sew a piece F to the top to

3. Sew piece G to the top to

C

finish column 1. figure a

finish column 3. figure c

F

F

G

C

B A

C

A B

B E

figure a

Make Column 2

Finish the Block

1. Sew pieces B to the left and

1. Sew the columns together.

right sides of the remaining piece A.

2. Sew pieces H to the left and

2. Sew a piece C to the bottom of unit AB.

B

figure b

E

figure c

F C

right sides of the block. figure d

G B

B A

H

C

A B

B E

3. Sew the remaining piece F to the bottom to finish column 2. figure b

D

D

H E

C

F

figure d

ALTERNATE IDEAS

8˝ × 8˝ Blocks

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Porch Fabric Requirements and Cutting

F2

F1

D C

A E F2

F1 G

A B

F1

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F1

D C

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

Trim Using

A

2

2˝ × 3˝

Template A— Pattern 3

B

2

2˝ × 23/4˝

Template B— Pattern 3

C

2

2˝ × 4˝

Template C— Pattern 3

D

2

2˝ × 4˝

Template D— Pattern 3

E

2

2˝ × 51/4˝

Template E— Pattern 3

F1

4

3˝ × 41/4˝

Template F1— Pattern 3

F2

4

3˝ × 41/4˝

Template F2— Pattern 3

G

1

21/2˝ × 81/2˝

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

NOTE

B

F2

Piece

E F2

Most of the pieces in this block are cut using templates from Pattern 3. The dimensions listed in the chart under “Size to Cut” represent the amount of fabric required for each piece. More fabric may be required for shortcut piecing or fussy cutting. To make a template from a pattern, refer to Making and Using Freezer-Paper Templates. When cutting your fabric, remember to add seam allowances and mark points for matching seams.

8˝ × 8˝ Blocks

Make the Block Make the Diamond Units C

1. Sew 1 each of pieces B, C, D, and E around a piece A. (This will be a lot like making a Log Cabin block, but with slightly different shapes.) figure a

F2

D B

C

A E G

figure a

F2

diamond unit.

Finish the Block

D

C F1

A B

E

F2

figure c

A B

F1

F1

F2 F1

D

C

3. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 to make a second

E

F2

2. Sew corner pieces F1 and F2 to the diamond to make a unit 41/2˝ × 61/2˝. figure b

A B

F1

F1

D

E

F2

figure b

1. Sew together the 2 diamond units. 2. Sew piece G to the left side of the block. figure c

ALTERNATE IDEAS

8˝ × 8˝ Blocks

23

Mini Storage Fabric Requirements and Cutting

A F

G

D F F

A

F C

A

F

E

F

A

H

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Number to Cut

Size to Cut

A

4

11/2˝ × 21/2˝

B

1

21/2˝ × 41/2˝

C

1

21/2˝ × 31/2˝

D

1

21/2˝ × 61/2˝

E

1

11/2˝ × 21/2˝

F

7

11/2˝ × 21/2˝

G

1

21/2˝ × 51/2˝

H

1

21/2˝ × 21/2˝

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

F

B

Piece

8˝ × 8˝ Blocks

Make the Block Make Column 1 Sew piece B to the top of a piece A, and piece C to the bottom. figure a

Make Column 2 Sew piece D to the top of a piece A, and piece E to the bottom. figure b

Make Column 3 Sew all the pieces F and a piece A in a column, with piece A second from the top. figure c

F B

Finish the Block

F

D

G

F

A

F F

A

C

figure a

F

E

F

figure b

figure c

A H

figure d

F A

B

F

Make Column 4 Sew piece G to the top of the remaining piece A, and piece H to the bottom. figure d

A

D A

F F F

C

G

A

F

E

F

A H

figure e

Sew the columns together. figure e

ALTERNATE IDEAS

8˝ × 8˝ Blocks

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Favorite Sweater Fabric Requirements and Cutting Piece

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

A

2

31/2˝ × 10˝

B

2

11/4˝ × 10˝

C

2

11/4˝ × 10˝

D

2

11/4˝ × 10˝

E

2

11/4˝ × 10˝

F

2

31/2˝ × 10˝

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

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A

B

C

D

E

F

A

B

C

D

E

F

A

B

C

D

E

F

A

B

C

D

E

F

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NOTE Each stripe requires 2 pieces of fabric. If you want the look of continuous stripes, use 2 pieces of the same fabric for each stripe.

Make Rows 1 and 3 1. Beginning with piece A at the top, arrange each of pieces A, B, C, D, E, and F

1˝ offset

A B

C

D

E F

figure a

alphabetically in a column. Sew the pieces together, aligning each piece 1˝ to the right of the piece above it, to create a pieced stack that leans to the left.

2. Use the 45° markings on your ruler to cut 2 pieced strips, each 21/2˝ wide.

A

1˝ offset

These will become rows 1 and 3. figure a E

Make Rows 2 and 4 1. Beginning with piece A at the top, arrange each of pieces A, B, C, D, E, and F

8˝ × 8˝ Blocks

Make the Block

D

C

B

F

figure b

alphabetically in a column. Sew the pieces together, aligning each piece 1˝ to the left of the piece above it, to create a pieced stack that leans to the right.

1 2

2. Use the 45° markings on your ruler to cut 2 pieced strips, each 21/2˝ wide.

3

These will become rows 2 and 4. figure b

4

Finish the Block

figure c

1. Sew together rows 1, 2, 3, and 4, matching the seams between the stripes. 2. Trim away the excess fabric from the sides to make a block 81/2˝ × 81/2˝.

8½˝

figures c & d figure d

8½˝

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Sushi Fabric Requirements and Cutting Piece

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

Trim Using

A

2

3˝ × 4˝

Template A— Pattern 4

B

2

3˝ × 5˝

Template B— Pattern 4

C

2

3˝ × 4˝

Template C— Pattern 4

D

2

3˝ × 4˝

Template D— Pattern 4

E

2

3˝ × 5˝

Template E— Pattern 4

F

2

3˝ × 4˝

Template F— Pattern 4

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

NOTE

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A

B

C

D

E

F

A

B

C

D

E

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All the pieces for this block will be cut using templates from Pattern 4. The dimensions listed in the chart under “Size to Cut” represent the amount of fabric required for each piece. More fabric may be required for shortcut piecing or fussy cutting. To make a template from a pattern, refer to Making and Using Freezer-Paper Templates. When cutting your fabric, remember to add seam allowances and mark points for matching seams.

8˝ × 8˝ Blocks

Make the Block Make the Top Half

A

C

B

1. Sew a piece A to the left side of a piece B. D

2. Sew a piece C to the right side of piece B to finish row 1. 3. Sew a piece D to the left side of a piece E.

E

F

figure a

4. Sew a piece F to the right side of piece E to finish row 2. 5. Sew together rows 1 and 2. figure a

Make the Bottom Half Repeat Steps 1–5 to make the bottom half. figure b

Finish the Block Sew the top and bottom halves together. figure c

A

C

B E

F

A

B

C

D

E

F

A

B

C

D

E

F

D

figure b

figure c

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Fence Fabric Requirements and Cutting Piece

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

A

8

11/2˝ × 51/2˝

B

4

21/2˝ × 21/2˝

C

1

11/2˝ × 81/2˝

D

1

21/2˝ × 81/2˝

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

A

B

SEWING DIAGONAL SEAMS Align the 2 pieces of fabric with right sides together. Use a fabric marker to draw the diagonal seam line as shown in the diagram. Sew along the marked line. Trim away the excess fabric to leave a 1/4˝ seam allowance. Press the seam open.

A A C

A A

B

B

A A A

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B

D

8˝ × 8˝ Blocks

Make the Block Make the Stripe Units

A

A

For Steps 2 and 3, refer to Sewing Diagonal Seams.

A

A A

A

1. Sew together 4 pieces A. figure a 2. Place a piece B on top of a unit A. Mark and sew the

C

A

B

D

B

A

figure a

A

diagonal seam. figure b

3. Place a second piece B on top of the unit A. Mark and

A A

B

A A

sew the diagonal seam. figure c

A A

4. Repeat Steps 1–3 to make a second stripe unit AB.

A

B

figure d B

figure b

Finish the Block 1. Sew the 2 stripe units together.

A

2. Sew piece C to the left side of the block.

A A

3. Sew piece D to the right side of the block. figure d

A

B B

figure c

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Elevator Fabric Requirements and Cutting Piece

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

A

2

2˝ × 41/2˝

B

1

21/4˝ × 41/2˝

C

4

11/2˝ × 21/4˝

D

3

1˝ × 81/2˝

E

4

2˝ × 21/2˝

F

4

21/4˝ × 21/2˝

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

E

A

E

D

B

F

F

D

F

C

C

C

C

F

D E

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A

E

8˝ × 8˝ Blocks

Make the Block Make Rows 1 and 4 1. Sew pieces E to the left and right sides of a piece A to

A

E

E

figure a

make row 1.

2. Repeat Step 1 to make row 4. figure a

B

F

C C C C

F

F

figure b

Make Row 2 Sew pieces F to the left and right sides of piece B to make row 2. figure b

Make Row 3

F

figure c A

E

B

F

to make row 3. figure c

Finish the Block Sew the 4 rows together, sewing pieces D between the rows. figure d

1

F

2

F

3

E

4

D

1. Sew together the 4 pieces C. 2. Sew pieces F to the left and right sides of pieced unit C

E

D F

C C C C D

E

A

figure d

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Museum Fabric Requirements and Cutting Piece

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

Trim Using

A

4

3˝ × 41/4˝

Template A— Pattern 5

B

4

21/4˝ × 53/4˝

Template B— Pattern 5

C

4

3˝ × 41/4˝

Template C— Pattern 5

D

4

21/4˝ × 53/4˝

Template D— Pattern 5

E

1

21/2˝ × 81/2˝

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

A D

NOTE

A B

B

D

C

Most of the pieces in this block are cut using templates from Pattern 5. The dimensions listed in the chart under “Size to Cut” represent the amount of fabric required for each piece. More fabric may be required for shortcut piecing or fussy cutting.

C E

A D

B

C

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D

B

C

To make a template from a pattern, refer to Making and Using Freezer-Paper Templates. When cutting your fabric, remember to add seam allowances and mark points for matching seams.

8˝ × 8˝ Blocks

Make the Block Make the Hourglass Units 1. Sew a piece A to a piece B.

A

2. Sew a piece C to a piece D. 3. Sew the triangle pairs together to create an

B

D C

figure a

hourglass unit, 31/2˝ × 41/2˝.

4. Repeat Steps 1–3 to make a total of 4 hourglass units. figure a

A D

3. Sew piece E to the right side of the block. figure b

D

B C E

1. Arrange and sew the hourglass units into 2 rows 2. Sew the 2 rows together.

B C

Finish the Block of 2 units each.

A

A D

A B

C

D

B C

figure b

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8˝ × 8˝ Blocks

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Duplex Fabric Requirements and Cutting

B1

E

C

H

D

I

G

I

F

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H

Size to Cut

Trim Using

A

2

4˝ × 5˝

Template A— Pattern 6

B1

2

3˝ × 4˝

Template B1— Pattern 6

B2

2

3˝ × 4˝

Template B2— Pattern 6

C

1

31/2˝ × 31/2˝

D

2

1˝ × 31/2˝

E

1

1˝ × 41/2˝

F

1

2˝ × 41/2˝

G

1

21/2˝ × 21/2˝

H

3

11/2˝ × 41/2˝

I

4

11/2˝ × 11/2˝

NOTE

I I

H

Number to Cut

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

A

A

D

B2

B1

B2

Piece

Some of the pieces in this block are cut using templates from Pattern 6. The dimensions listed in the chart under “Size to Cut” represent the amount of fabric required for each piece. More fabric may be required for shortcut piecing or fussy cutting. To make a template from a pattern, refer to Making and Using Freezer-Paper Templates. When cutting your fabric, remember to add seam allowances and mark points for matching seams.

8˝ × 8˝ Blocks

Make the Block Make the Roofs

Make Column 2

1. Sew a piece B1 to the left side

1. Sew together 2 pieces I. Sew

of a piece A.

together the remaining pieces I.

2. Sew a piece B2 to the right

2. Sew the pieced units I to the

side to complete a roof unit, 31/2˝ × 41/2˝.

left and right sides of piece G.

3. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 to make

bottom of unit GI. Sew the remaining piece H to the bottom.

a second roof unit. figure a

Make Column 1 1. Sew pieces D to the left and

A

figure a A

B2

B1 A

H E D

C

I I

D

4. Sew the remaining roof unit to the top to complete column 2. figure c

2. Sew piece E to the top of

Finish the Block

unit CD, and piece F to the bottom.

Sew together column 1 and column 2. figure d

B2

B1

3. Sew pieces H to the top and

right sides of piece C.

G

I I

H F

H

figure b

figure c

B2

B1

A

E D

C F

B2

B1

A

3. Sew a roof unit to the top to complete column 1. figure b

B2

B1

H D

I I

G

I I

H H

figure d

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8˝ × 8˝ Blocks

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Spotlight Fabric Requirements and Cutting Piece

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

Trim Using

A

4

21/2˝ × 41/4˝

Template A— Pattern 7

B1

4

21/4˝ × 4˝

Template B1— Pattern 7

B2

4

21/4˝ × 4˝

Template B2— Pattern 7

C

1

21/2˝ × 51/2˝

D

1

11/2˝ × 51/2˝

E

1

11/2˝ × 81/2˝

F

1

21/2˝ × 81/2˝

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

C

E

B2

B1

B1

A

A

B2

A

A

B2

B1 D

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Some of the pieces in this block are cut using templates from Pattern 7. The dimensions listed in the chart under “Size to Cut” represent the amount of fabric required for each piece. More fabric may be required for shortcut piecing or fussy cutting.

B2 B1

F

To make a template from a pattern, refer to Making and Using Freezer-Paper Templates. When cutting your fabric, remember to add seam allowances and mark points for matching seams.

8˝ × 8˝ Blocks

Make the Block Make the Star 1. Sew a piece B1 to the left side of a piece A. 2. Sew a piece B2 to the right side of piece A. 3. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 to create a total of 4 units AB, each 3˝ × 3˝. figure a

B1 B1 A

B2 B2

B2

B1

A

A

B2

A

B1

A

B1 B2

figure a

figure b

4. Arrange and sew the 4 pieced points into 2 rows of 2 each. figure b

5. Sew the rows together to complete the star.

C

Finish the Block 1. Sew piece C to the top of the star unit, and

B2 B1 E

piece D to the bottom.

A

A

B2

B2

A

A

B1

F

B1 B2

2. Sew piece E to the left side of the star unit, and piece F to the right side. figure c

B1

D

figure c

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8˝ × 8˝ Blocks

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Library Fabric Requirements and Cutting Piece

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

A

3

1˝ × 41/2˝

B

5

2˝ × 41/2˝

C

7

11/2˝ × 41/2˝

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

A B B

A

C

C C C

B

B

A C

B

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C

C

8˝ × 8˝ Blocks

Make the Block Make Column 1

A

Arrange pieces A, B, and C in a column and sew together. figure a

B

Make Column 2 1. Sew together pieces A, B, and C for the upper half. figure b

2. Sew together the remaining pieces A, B, and C for the lower half. figure c

3. Sew together the upper and lower halves to

B B

A C

C

A C

C C

C

figure b

figure c

C B B

figure a

A B C

B

A C

C C

B

complete column 2.

B

Finish the Block

A C

B

C

Sew together column 1 and column 2. figure d

C

figure d

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8˝ × 8˝ Blocks

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Streetlight Fabric Requirements and Cutting Piece

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

A

2

11/2˝ × 21/2˝

B

2

21/2˝ × 41/2˝

C

2

21/2˝ × 21/2˝

D

4

11/2˝ × 31/2˝

E

5

21/2˝ × 21/2˝

F

2

11/2˝ × 21/2˝

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

A

D

B

E

F

C

E

E

C

F

B

E

D

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A

E

D

8˝ × 8˝ Blocks

Make the Block Make Row 1 and Row 5

Make Row 3

Sew pieces D to the left and right sides of a piece A to make row 1. Repeat to make row 5. figure a

1. Sew pieces C to the left and right

Make Row 2 and Row 4

sides of unit CE to make row 3. figure c

Sew pieces E to the left and right sides of a piece B to make row 2. Repeat to make row 4. figure b

D

sides of the remaining piece E.

2. Sew pieces F to the left and right

Finish the Block

A

D

figure a E

B

E

figure b F

C

E

C

F

figure c

Sew together the 5 rows. figure d

A

D E

D E

B

C

F

E

D

A

E D

2

F 3

C

B

E

1

4 5

figure d

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8˝ × 8˝ Blocks

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Drawbridge Fabric Requirements and Cutting

C1

C2

C3

C4

G

B1

F1

A

E1

B2

D1

D2

E3

E2

F2

D3

D4

H

E4

Piece

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

Trim Using

A

1

5˝ × 5˝

B1

1

11/2˝ × 51/2˝

B2

1

11/2˝ × 51/2˝

Template A— Pattern 8 Template B1— Pattern 8 Template B2— Pattern 8

C1

1

11/2˝ × 4˝

C2

1

11/2˝ × 31/2˝

C3

1

11/2˝ × 31/4˝

C4

1

11/2˝ × 23/4˝

D1

1

11/2˝ × 4˝

D2

1

11/2˝ × 31/2˝

D3

1

11/2˝ × 31/4˝

D4

1

11/2˝ × 23/4˝

E1

1

11/2˝ × 6˝

E2

1

11/2˝ × 41/4˝

E3

1

11/2˝ × 31/2˝

E4

1

11/2˝ × 23/4˝

F1

1

11/2˝ × 51/2˝

F2

1

11/2˝ × 51/2˝

G

1

4˝ × 5˝

H

1

4˝ × 5˝

Template F1— Pattern 9 Template F2— Pattern 9 Template G— Pattern 9 Template H— Pattern 9

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open. NOTE Some of the pieces in this block are cut using templates from Patterns 8 and 9. The dimensions listed in the chart under “Size to Cut” represent the amount of fabric required for each piece. More fabric may be required for shortcut piecing or fussy cutting. To make a template from a pattern, refer to Making and Using Freezer-Paper Templates. When cutting your fabric, remember to add seam allowances and mark points for matching seams.

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8˝ × 8˝ Blocks

Make the Block Make the Left Side

Make the Right Side

1. Sew pieces C1–C4 together,

1. Sew pieces E1–E4 together.

aligning the pieces at the top. figure a

figure c

2. Use Template C from

Pattern 9 to cut unit E from the pieced unit. figure c

Pattern 8 to cut unit C from the pieced unit. figure a

together, aligning the pieces at the bottom. figure b

4. Sew piece G and piece H to

5. Sew piece B1 and piece B2 to piece A. figure d

figure a

figure b

figure c

3. Sew piece F1 and piece F2 to unit E. figure d

Pattern 8 to cut unit D from the pieced unit. figure b

E1 E2 E3 E4 D1 D2 D3 D4

2. Use Template E from

3. Sew pieces D1–D4

4. Use Template D from

C1 C2 C3 C4

unit EF. figure d

C1 C2 C3 C4

G

B1

F1

A

Finish the Block Sew together the left and right sides. figure d

E1 E2 E3 E4

B2

F2

D1 D2 D3 D4

H

figure d

6. Sew unit C and unit D to unit AB. figure d

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Apartment Fabric Requirements and Cutting

G H

D

G I

C B

K

A

J

C E

B

L

J

C A

B

C

N M

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B

F

O M

Piece

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

A

2

2˝ × 41/2˝

B

4

1˝ × 2˝

C

4

1˝ × 51/2˝

D

1

1˝ × 11/2˝

E

1

1˝ × 1˝

F

1

1˝ × 2˝

G

2

11/2˝ × 23/4˝

H

1

21/2˝ × 21/2˝

I

1

11/2˝ × 21/2˝

J

2

1˝ × 23/4˝

K

1

21/2˝ × 31/2˝

L

1

11/2˝ × 31/2˝

M

2

2˝ × 23/4˝

N

1

21/2˝ × 31/2˝

O

1

11/2˝ × 31/2˝

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

8˝ × 8˝ Blocks

Make the Block Make Columns 1 and 3

C

H

B

1. Sew pieces H and N to piece K. figure a 2. Sew pieces I and O to piece L. figure b

K

Make Column 2

figure a G

3. Sew pieces G to piece D. figure d

J

1

G

6. Sew the 5 pieced units together. figure g

E

B

M

F

M

B

3 G

C E C

M

F

L

J B

C

N

I B

A

B

C

Finish the Block

J

J

A

D C A

B K

C B

F

2 G

H

C J

J

figure b

A

B

E

figure f

C

5. Sew pieces M to piece F. figure f

Sew together columns 1, 2, and 3. figure h

D

G

figure e

figure c

O

N

D

figure d

B

C

L

unit AB. figure c

4. Sew pieces J to piece E. figure e

A

M

1. Sew a piece B to both sides of each piece A. 2. Sew a piece C to the top and bottom of each

G

I

O M

figure h M

figure g

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River Walk Fabric Requirements and Cutting Piece

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

Trim Using

A

12

3˝ × 31/2˝

Template A— Pattern 10

B

1

3˝ × 101/2˝

Template B— Pattern 11

C

1

3˝ × 101/2˝

Template C— Pattern 11

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

NOTE All the pieces in this block are cut using templates from Patterns 10 and 11. The dimensions listed in the chart under “Size to Cut” represent the amount of fabric required for each piece. More fabric may be required for shortcut piecing or fussy cutting.

A

A

A

A

A

B

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A

A

A

A

C

A

A

A

To make a template from a pattern, refer to Making and Using Freezer-Paper Templates. When cutting your fabric, remember to add seam allowances and mark points for matching seams.

8˝ × 8˝ Blocks

Make the Block 1. Arrange and sew the 12 pieces A into 4 rows of 3 each.

A

A

A

A

2. Sew the 4 rows together to make a larger parallelogram shape that leans to the left. figure a

Finish the Block Sew piece B to the left side of unit A, and piece C to the right side. figure b

A A

A

A

A

C A

A A

A

A

A A

A A

B A

A A

A A

A

figure b

figure a

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Mixed Use Fabric Requirements and Cutting

B

Piece

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

A

1

21/2˝ × 5˝

B

1

11/2˝ × 21/2˝

C

1

11/2˝ × 6˝

D

1

4˝ × 4˝

E

1

11/2˝ × 4˝

F

1

11/2˝ × 5˝

G

1

21/2˝ × 31/2˝

H

1

31/2˝ × 5˝

I

1

1˝ × 31/2˝

J

1

1˝ × 5˝

K

1

1˝ × 81/2˝

H All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

C A

J K

D

E

I

G F

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Make the Block Make the Left Side

B

H

1. Sew piece B to the top of piece A. 2. Sew piece C to the left side of unit AB.

C

A

J

3. Sew piece I to the bottom of unit ABC. Sew piece G to the bottom of piece I. figure a

Make the Right Side 1. Sew piece E to the right side of piece D.

D

I G

F

figure a

2. Sew piece F to the bottom of unit DE.

figure b

B

3. Sew piece J to the top of unit DE. Sew piece H to the top of piece J. figure b

Finish the Block Sew the left and right sides together, sewing piece K between them. figure c

E

H C

A

I G

J

K D

E

F

figure c

ALTERNATE IDEAS

8˝ × 8˝ Blocks

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Roadblock Fabric Requirements and Cutting

B1

D2

C4

A

C2

B2

C1

B1

B2 A

A

B1

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B2

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

Trim Using

A

3

5˝ × 63/4˝

Template A— Pattern 12

B1

3

3˝ × 53/4˝

Template B1— Pattern 12

B2

3

3˝ × 53/4˝

Template B2— Pattern 12

C1

1

2˝ × 4˝

C2

1

2˝ × 4˝

C3

1

2˝ × 3˝

C4

1

21/2˝ × 3˝

D1

1

3˝ × 53/4˝

Template D1— Pattern 12

D2

1

3˝ × 53/4˝

Template D2— Pattern 12

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

C3

D1

Piece

NOTE Some of the pieces in this block are cut using templates from Pattern 12. The dimensions listed in the chart under “Size to Cut” represent the amount of fabric required for each piece. More fabric may be required for shortcut piecing or fussy cutting. To make a template from a pattern, refer to Making and Using Freezer-Paper Templates. When cutting your fabric, remember to add seam allowances and mark points for matching seams.

8˝ × 8˝ Blocks

Make the Block Make the Point Units

B2

A

1. Sew a piece B1 to a side of a piece A. 2. Sew a piece B2 to the other side of piece A.

C4

C3

C2 C1

B1

figure a

figure b

3. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 to make a total of 3 point units, each 41/2˝ × 41/2˝. figure a D2

Make the Contrasting Point Unit 1. Sew together pieces C1, C2, C3, and C4, centering each piece on the long side of the adjacent piece.

C4

C3

C3 D1

figure c

D1

C2

A

C2

B2

A

A

B1

unit C from the pieced unit. figure b

B2

C1

C1

2. Use Template C from Pattern 12 to cut 3. Sew piece D1 to a side of pieced unit C.

B1

D2

C4

B1

B2

figure d

4. Sew piece D2 to the other side of unit C to make a point unit 41/2˝ × 41/2˝. figure c

Finish the Block Arrange and sew the point units in 2 rows of 2 each, placing the contrasting unit CD in the upper left corner. Sew the rows together. figure d

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Food Truck Fabric Requirements and Cutting Piece

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

A

1

21/2˝ × 21/2˝

B

2

11/2˝ × 31/2˝

C

2

11/2˝ × 11/2˝

D

4

11/2˝ × 61/2˝

E

2

11/2˝ × 61/2˝

F

2

11/2˝ × 81/2˝

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

E D B

C A

B

C

F

F D D D E

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D B B

1. Sew the pieces B together.

A

C C

D

2. Sew unit B to the left side of piece A.

B B

3. Sew the pieces C together. 4. Sew unit C to the right side of piece A. figure a

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Make the Block

D

C C

A

D

figure a

figure b

5. Sew 3 pieces D together to make unit D. Sew unit D to the bottom of unit ABC. Sew the remaining piece D to the top of unit ABC. figure b

Finish the Block

E D

F

B B

A D

1. Sew pieces E to the top and bottom of the block.

D

2. Sew pieces F to the left and right sides. figure c

E

C C

F

D

figure c

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Clock Tower Fabric Requirements and Cutting Piece

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

Trim Using

A

2

3˝ × 103/4˝

Template A— Pattern 13

B1

4

2˝ × 63/4˝

Template B1— Pattern 13

B2

4

2˝ × 63/4˝

Template B2— Pattern 13

C

1

3˝ × 103/4˝

Template C— Pattern 13

D1

2

2˝ × 63/4˝

Template D1— Pattern 13

D2

2

2˝ × 63/4˝

Template D2— Pattern 13

E

2

11/2˝ × 81/2˝

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open. B1

B2

D1

D2

B1

B2 NOTE All the pieces in this block, except piece E, are cut using templates from Pattern 13. The dimensions listed in the chart under “Size to Cut” represent the amount of fabric required for each piece. More fabric may be required for shortcut piecing or fussy cutting.

E

A

B2

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C

B1

D2

A

D1

B2

E

B1

To make a template from a pattern, refer to Making and Using Freezer-Paper Templates. When cutting your fabric, remember to add seam allowances and mark points for matching seams.

8˝ × 8˝ Blocks

Make the Block Make the Diamond Units

B1

B1 B2

B2

1. Sew 2 each of pieces B1 and B2 to the 4 sides of a piece A. figures a & b

A

A

2. Repeat Step 1 to make a second diamond unit.

Make the Contrasting Diamond Unit Sew 2 each of pieces D1 and D2 to the 4 sides of piece C.

B1

B2

figure a

figure b

B1 B2 D1 D2 B1 B2

Finish the Block 1. Sew the 3 diamond units together, placing the contrasting diamond in the center.

E

A

C

A

E

2. Sew pieces E to the left and right sides of the block. figure c

B2 B1 D2 D1 B2 B1

figure c

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Lobby Fabric Requirements and Cutting

A1

A2

D1

A3

A4

A4

D2

B2 C1 C2 C3 C4

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A3

A2

A1

B1

Piece

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

A1

2

11/2˝ × 2˝

A2

2

11/2˝ × 3˝

A3

2

11/2˝ × 4˝

A4

2

11/2˝ × 6˝

B1

1

11/2˝ × 91/2˝

B2

1

4˝ × 7˝

C1

1

11/2˝ × 3˝

C2

1

11/2˝ × 5˝

C3

1

11/2˝ × 7˝

C4

1

11/2˝ × 91/2˝

D1

1

11/2˝ × 91/2˝

D2

1

4˝ × 7˝

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open. NOTE The large triangles are cut from pieced units using templates from Pattern 14. The dimensions listed in the chart under “Size to Cut” represent the amount of fabric required for each piece. More fabric may be required for shortcut piecing or fussy cutting. To make a template from a pattern, refer to Making and Using Freezer-Paper Templates. When cutting your fabric, remember to add seam allowances around the template and mark points for matching seams.

8˝ × 8˝ Blocks

Make the Block Make the Triangles

B2

A1 A2 A3 A4 A4 A3 A2 A1

B1

1. For triangle A, sew together pieces A1–A4, aligning the pieces at the top. Use Template A from Pattern 14 to cut triangle A from the pieced unit. figure a

figure a

figure b

2. For triangle B, center and sew piece B2 to piece B1. Use Template B from Pattern 14 to cut triangle B from the pieced unit. figure b

Template C from Pattern 14 to cut triangle C from the pieced unit. figure c

D1

C1 C2 C3 C4

3. For triangle C, center and sew together pieces C1–C4. Use figure c

D2

figure d

4. For triangle D, center and sew piece D2 to piece D1. Use Template D from Pattern 14 to cut triangle D from the pieced unit. figure d Triangle A

Finish the Block 1. Sew triangle A to triangle B. 2. Sew triangle C to triangle D. 3. Sew together units AB and CD. figure e

Triangle D

Triangle B

Triangle C

figure e

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Parking Garage Fabric Requirements and Cutting

F

F D

D

B

B C

A

E

G

E

C

A B

B D

D F

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F

Piece

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

A

2

11/2˝ × 23/4˝

B

4

11/2˝ × 23/4˝

C

2

11/2˝ × 31/2˝

D

4

1˝ × 33/4˝

E

2

1˝ × 41/2˝

F

4

1˝ × 41/4˝

G

1

1˝ × 51/2˝

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

5˝ × 8˝ Blocks

Make the Block Make the Left Side

D C

A

C

A

2. Sew a piece C to the right side of unit AB. figure a 3. Sew pieces D to the top and bottom of unit ABC.

B

B

1. Sew pieces B to the top and bottom of a piece A.

B

B

D

figure a

figure b

4. Sew a piece E to the right side of unit ABCD. figure b

Make the Right Side 1. Sew pieces B to the top and bottom of the remaining piece A. 2. Sew piece C to the left side of unit AB. figure c

D

C

Sew together the left and right sides, sewing piece G between them. figure e

E

A

C

A B

B

D

figure c

figure d

F D

F D

B

B C E

A

Finish the Block

B

B

3. Sew pieces D to the top and bottom of unit ABC. 4. Sew piece E to the left side of unit ABCD. figure d

E

G

E C

A B

B D

F

figure e

D F

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Half Sandwich Fabric Requirements and Cutting

A1

D B

A2 A3

Piece

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

A1

2

11/2˝ × 2˝

A2

2

11/2˝ × 3˝

A3

2

11/2˝ × 4˝

A4

1

11/2˝ × 5˝

B

1

61/4˝ × 61/4˝

Template B— Pattern 18

C

1

4˝ × 4˝

Template C— Pattern 19

D

1

4˝ × 4˝

Template D— Pattern 19

E

1

21/2˝ × 31/2˝

Trim Using

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

C A4

NOTE

A3 E

A2 A1

Some of the pieces in this block are cut using templates from Patterns 18 and 19. The dimensions listed in the chart under “Size to Cut” represent the amount of fabric required for each piece. More fabric may be required for shortcut piecing or fussy cutting. To make a template from a pattern, refer to Making and Using Freezer-Paper Templates. When cutting your fabric, remember to add seam allowances and mark points for matching seams.

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5˝ × 8˝ Blocks

Make the Block Make the Triangle Units 1. Sew together pieces A1–A4, aligning the pieces at the bottom. Use Template A from Pattern 18 to cut triangle A from the pieced unit. figure a

A1 A2 A3 A4 A3 A2 A1

figure a

2. Sew together triangle A and piece B to make a square unit 51/2˝ × 51/2˝. figure b

A1 A2

B A3

3. Sew together pieces C and D to make a square unit 31/2˝ × 31/2˝.

A4

figure c

Finish the Block

A3 A2

A1

figure b

Sew piece E to the bottom of triangle unit CD. Sew together triangle unit AB and unit CDE. figure d

D C

figure c D

A1 A2

B

C

A3 A4 A3 A2

E A1

figure d

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Rec Center Fabric Requirements and Cutting

B1

A1

A2

A3

A4

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

A1

2

11/2˝ × 6˝

A2

2

11/2˝ × 5˝

A3

2

11/2˝ × 4˝

A4

2

11/2˝ × 3˝

B1

2

3˝ × 51/2˝

Template B1— Pattern 20

B2

2

3˝ × 51/2˝

Template B2— Pattern 20

Trim Using

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

B2

A4

Piece

A3

A2

A1

NOTE Some of the pieces in this block are cut using templates from Pattern 20. The dimensions listed in the chart under “Size to Cut” represent the amount of fabric required for each piece. More fabric may be required for shortcut piecing or fussy cutting.

B2

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B1

To make a template from a pattern, refer to Making and Using Freezer-Paper Templates. When cutting your fabric, remember to add seam allowances and mark points for matching seams.

5˝ × 8˝ Blocks

Make the Block Make the Left Side

B1

1. Center and sew together pieces A1–A4. Use Template A from Pattern 20 to cut unit A from the pieced unit. figure a

2. Sew pieces B1 and B2 to unit A to make a pieced

A1 A2 A3 A4

figure a

Make the Right Side

B2

Template A from Pattern 20 to cut unit A from the pieced unit. figure c

2. Sew pieces B2 and B1 to unit A to make a pieced

A4 A3 A2 A1

B2

unit 41/2˝ × 51/2˝. figure b

1. Center and sew together pieces A4–A1. Use

A1 A2 A3 A4

figure b

figure c

B1 A4 A3 A2 A1

A1 A2 A3 A4

B1

figure d

B2

B2 A4 A3 A2 A1 B1

figure e

unit 41/2˝ × 51/2˝. figure d

Finish the Block Sew together the left and right sides. figure e

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Onramp Fabric Requirements and Cutting

A3 A1

A1

A2

A2

A3 A5

B

A4

C

A3

A4

A4

Piece

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

A1

2

11/2˝ × 33/4˝

A2

2

11/2˝ × 41/4˝

A3

3

11/2˝ × 2˝

A4

3

11/2˝ × 21/2˝

A5

1

11/2˝ × 5˝

B

1

11/2˝ × 31/2˝

C

1

31/2˝ × 9˝

Trim Using

Template C— Pattern 21

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

NOTE Most of the pieces in this block are cut using templates from Pattern 21. The dimensions listed in the chart under “Size to Cut” represent the amount of fabric required for each piece. More fabric may be required for shortcut piecing or fussy cutting. To make a template from a pattern, refer to Making and Using Freezer-Paper Templates. When cutting your fabric, remember to add seam allowances and mark points for matching seams.

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5˝ × 8˝ Blocks

Make the Block 1. Sew together pieces A3.

A3 A3 A3

2. Sew together pieces A4.

B

3. Sew unit A3 and unit A4 to piece B.

A4 A4 A4

A3 A3 A3 B

A5 A1

A1 A2 A2

A4 A4 A4

figure a

4. Sew piece A5 to unit AB, aligning the

figure a

figure b

figure c

top edges. figure b

5. Sew together 2 pieces A1 and 2 pieces A2, aligning the top edges. figure c

A1 A1 A2 A2

6. Sew the pieced unit from Step 5 to the unit from Step 4, aligning the top edges. Use Template A from Pattern 21 to cut unit A from the pieced unit. figure d

A3 A3 A3 B A4 A4 A4

figure d

A1 A1 A2 A2 A5

A3 A3 A3 B

A5

A4 A4 A4 C

figure e

7. Sew piece C to the bottom of the block. figure e

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Planter Box Fabric Requirements and Cutting Piece

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

A

1

21/2˝ × 21/2˝

B

1

11/2˝ × 21/2˝

C

1

11/2˝ × 31/2˝

D

1

11/2˝ × 31/2˝

E

1

11/2˝ × 41/2˝

F

2

1˝ × 41/2˝

G

2

1˝ × 51/2˝

H

1

31/2˝ × 51/2˝

G E

H

F

B

A

C G

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D

F

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

5˝ × 8˝ Blocks

Make the Block 1. Sew piece B to the left side of piece A.

G

2. Sew piece C to the bottom. 3. Sew piece D to the right side. 4. Sew piece E to the top. figure a 5. Sew pieces F to both sides.

E

E F B B

A

A

D F

D C

C

G

figure a

figure b

6. Sew pieces G to the top and bottom. figure b

G E

7. Sew piece H to the left side. figure c H

F B

A

D F

C G

figure c

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Sequins Fabric Requirements and Cutting

E D2

D1

C

D1

C

B2

D2

D2

D1

D1

D2

C

A

C

C

C

B1

D2

D1

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Number to Cut

Size to Cut

Trim Using

A

2

21/2˝ × 41/4˝

Template A— Pattern 22

B1

2

2˝ × 31/2˝

Template B1— Pattern 22

B2

2

2˝ × 31/2˝

Template B2— Pattern 22

C

6

21/2˝ × 41/4˝

Template C— Pattern 22

D1

6

2˝ × 31/2˝

Template D1— Pattern 22

D2

6

2˝ × 31/2˝

Template D2— Pattern 22

E

2

1˝ × 81/2˝

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open. B2 D1

A

E

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Piece

NOTE Most of the pieces in this block are cut using templates from Pattern 22. The dimensions listed in the chart under “Size to Cut” represent the amount of fabric required for each piece. More fabric may be required for shortcut piecing or fussy cutting. To make a template from a pattern, refer to Making and Using Freezer-Paper Templates. When cutting your fabric, remember to add seam allowances and mark points for matching seams.

5˝ × 8˝ Blocks

Make the Block Make the Contrasting Point Units

B2

Sew pieces B1 and B2 to a piece A. Repeat to make a total of 2 contrasting point units, each 21/2˝ × 21/2˝. figure a

figure a

Make the Point Units Sew 1 each of pieces D1 and D2 to a piece C. Repeat to make a total of 6 point units, each 21/2˝ × 21/2˝. figure b

C

B1

D1

figure b

D2

D2 D1 D1 C

C

B2 A B1

Make Two Stars

D2

A

D1 C

D2

D2

D1

C

C

B1 A B2 C D1

D1 D2

D2

figure c

figure d

1. Sew 3 point units and a contrasting point unit into 2 rows of 2 units each. For the left star, place the contrasting unit in the lower left corner.

2. Sew the rows together. figure c 3. Repeat Steps 1 and 2, placing the contrasting unit in the upper right corner, to make the right star. figure d

E D2 D1 D1 C B2 A

C C

D2 B1 D2 D1 D1 D2

B1 D2

C C

A B2 C D1

D1 D2 E

figure e

Finish the Block 1. Sew together the left and right stars. 2. Sew pieces E to the top and bottom of the block. figure e

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Emergency Exit Fabric Requirements and Cutting Piece

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

A

3

11/2˝ × 31/2˝

B

4

1˝ × 31/2˝

C

2

11/2˝ × 51/2˝

D

1

11/2˝ × 51/2˝

E

1

21/2˝ × 51/2˝

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open. C

D

A

B

B

B

B

C

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A

A

E

5˝ × 8˝ Blocks

Make the Block 1. Sew together pieces A and B. figure a 2. Sew pieces C to the top and bottom of unit AB. 3. Sew piece D to the left side of the block.

A

B

B

B

B

A

A

figure a

4. Sew piece E to the right side of the block. figure b C

D

A BBBB A

A

E

C

figure b

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House Plant Fabric Requirements and Cutting

F H

F C

A

E

C

E

D

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

A

2

23/4˝ × 31/2˝

B

2

21/4˝ × 21/4˝

C

4

1˝ × 23/4˝

D

1

1˝ × 41/2˝

E

2

11/2˝ × 31/2˝

F

4

11/2˝ × 11/2˝

G

2

1˝ × 11/2˝

H

4

11/2˝ × 23/4˝

H

B G

Piece

G

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

B H

C F

A

C

H F

SEWING DIAGONAL SEAMS Align the 2 pieces of fabric with right sides together. Use a fabric marker to draw the diagonal seam line as shown in the diagram. Sew along the marked line. Trim away the excess fabric to leave a 1/4˝ seam allowance. Press the seam open.

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5˝ × 8˝ Blocks

Make the Block Make the Center Unit

C

A

C

For Steps 1 and 2, refer to Sewing Diagonal Seams.

1. Place a piece B on top of a piece A. Mark and sew the

D A

B C

diagonal seam. figure a

2. Place the remaining piece B on top of the remaining

A

figure a

B

figure b

B

A

C

figure c

piece A. Mark and sew the diagonal seam. figure b

3. Sew 2 pieces C to each unit AB. 4. Sew piece D between the 2 pieced units ABC. figure c

Make the Side Units 1. Sew 2 pieces F to each piece E. figure d

F

H

F

H G

E

G

H

F

figure d

E

H

figure e

F

figure f

2. Sew 2 pieces H to each piece G. figure e 3. Sew a unit EF to the right side of a unit GH. This is the

F

left-side unit. figure f

4. Sew a unit EF to the left side of a unit GH. This is the right-side unit. figure g

Finish the Block

E F

H G H

figure g

H G H

F C

B

C

D

E C F

F

A

A

E B

C F

H G H

figure h

Sew the left and right side units to the center unit. figure h

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Waterfront Fabric Requirements and Cutting

B F

D

C

A

E

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A

F

D

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B

E

D

A

F B

C

D B

Piece

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

A

3

11/2˝ × 31/2˝

B

6

11/2˝ × 11/2˝

C

2

11/2˝ × 2˝

D

4

2˝ × 21/2˝

E

2

11/2˝ × 11/2˝

F

4

11/2˝ × 21/2˝

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

5˝ × 8˝ Blocks

Make the Block 1. Sew 2 pieces B to each piece A to create 3 units AB.

B

figure a

2. Sew 2 pieces D to each piece C to create 2 units CD.

A

B

B

A

A

C

B

B

D

D

figure b

3. Sew 2 pieces F to each piece E to create 2 units EF. figure c

B

figure a

4. Sew together the pieced units. figure d D C D

F

D C

E

D

F

figure b

B A B

F E F

B A B

F E F

B A B

F E F

figure c

D C D

figure d

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Meow Fabric Requirements and Cutting Piece

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

A

6

11/2˝ × 31/2˝

B

2

21/2˝ × 21/2˝

C

3

21/2˝ × 21/2˝

D

2

11/2˝ × 51/2˝

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

A

D

A

A

B

C

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A

A

B

C

C

SEWING DIAGONAL SEAMS

D

Align the 2 pieces of fabric with right sides together. Use a fabric marker to draw the diagonal seam line as shown in the diagram. Sew along the marked line. Trim away the excess fabric to leave a 1/4˝ seam allowance. Press the seam open.

5˝ × 8˝ Blocks

Make the Block For Steps 2 and 3, refer to Sewing Diagonal Seams.

A

A

A

1. Sew together 2 pieces A. Repeat to make

A

A

B

B

A

3 units A. figure a

2. Place a piece B on top of a unit A. Mark and sew

figure a

figure b

figure c

the diagonal seam. figure b

A

A

A

A

A

A

3. Place the remaining piece B on top of a unit A. Mark and sew the diagonal seam. Note that this seam is the mirror image of the one in Step 2. figure c

4. Sew together the 2 units AB and the remaining

A

A

A

A

A

B

A

B

C

B

figure d

B C

C

figure e

unit A. figure d

5. Sew together pieces C. Sew unit C to the bottom

A

A

A

A

A

A

of unit AB. figure e

6. Sew pieces D to the sides of the block. figure f

D

B

B C

C

D

C

figure f

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79

Magazine Rack Fabric Requirements and Cutting

G A

F

D

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E

E

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

A

1

11/2˝ × 31/2˝

B

1

31/2˝ × 31/2˝

C

1

1˝ × 41/2˝

D

1

2˝ × 41/2˝

E

4

11/2˝ × 31/2˝

F

1

11/2˝ × 41/2˝

G

1

2˝ × 41/2˝

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

B

C

Piece

E

E

5˝ × 8˝ Blocks

Make the Block Make the Left Side 1. Sew together pieces A and B.

A

F

2. Sew piece C to the bottom of unit AB.

C

3. Sew piece D to the bottom of unit ABC. figure a

D

Make the Right Side

G

B

E

figure a

E

E

E

figure b

1. Sew pieces E together. 2. Sew piece F to the top of unit E. 3. Sew piece G to the top of unit EF. figure b

Finish the Block Sew together the left and right sides. figure c

A

G

B C

F E

E

E

E

D

figure c

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81

Kiosk Fabric Requirements and Cutting

A

B2

82

E

C

D

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Number to Cut

Size to Cut

Trim Using

A

1

4˝ × 61/2˝

Template A— Pattern 23

B1

1

33/4˝ × 41/4˝

Template B1— Pattern 23

B2

1

33/4˝ × 41/4˝

Template B2— Pattern 23

C

1

31/2˝ × 31/2˝

D

2

11/2˝ × 31/2˝

E

2

11/2˝ × 51/2˝

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

D

B1

Piece

E

NOTE Some of the pieces in this block are cut using templates from Pattern 23. The dimensions listed in the chart under “Size to Cut” represent the amount of fabric required for each piece. More fabric may be required for shortcut piecing or fussy cutting. To make a template from a pattern, refer to Making and Using Freezer-Paper Templates. When cutting your fabric, remember to add seam allowances and mark points for matching seams.

5˝ × 8˝ Blocks

Make the Block 1. Sew pieces B1 and B2 to piece A to make the

D

B1

D

unit AB, 31/2˝ × 51/2˝. figure a

2. Sew pieces D to the top and bottom of piece C.

C

A

E

C

E

figure b

3. Sew pieces E to the left and right sides of unit CD. figure c

4. Sew unit AB to the left side of unit CDE. figure d

D

B2

figure a

D

figure b

figure c

D

B1 A B2

E

C

E

D

figure d

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83

Parking Meters Fabric Requirements and Cutting

F

A

G

G

G

E C

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Number to Cut

Size to Cut

A

1

21/2˝ × 41/2˝

B

1

11/2˝ × 41/2˝

C

1

11/2˝ × 31/2˝

D

1

11/2˝ × 21/2˝

E

1

21/2˝ × 31/2˝

F

1

11/2˝ × 21/2˝

G

3

11/2˝ × 51/2˝

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

D B

Piece

5˝ × 8˝ Blocks

Make the Block 1. Sew together pieces A and B. 2. Sew piece C to the bottom of unit AB. figure a

F B

A

D

3. Sew together pieces D and E. 4. Sew piece F to the top of unit DE. figure b 5. Sew together the pieced units and the

E C

figure a

figure b

3 pieces G. figure c F G

B

A

D G

G E

C

figure c

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85

Turnstile Fabric Requirements and Cutting Piece

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

A

5

11/2˝ × 41/2˝

B

5

11/2˝ × 11/2˝

C

1

11/2˝ × 51/2˝

D

1

21/2˝ × 51/2˝

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

B

C

A

B

A

B

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A

B

A

B

A

D

5˝ × 8˝ Blocks

Make the Block 1. Arrange the 5 pieces A in a row. Sew pieces B to

1

the tops of the first, third, and fifth pieces A. Sew pieces B to the bottoms of the second and fourth pieces A. figure a

B A

2

A

5 B

A

A

B

A

B

figure a

1. Sew piece C to the left side of unit AB. 2. Sew piece D to the right side of unit ABC. figure b

4

B

2. Sew together the units AB.

Finish the Block

3

B C

A

B A

B

A

B A

A

D

B

figure b

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5˝ × 8˝ Blocks

87

Rose Garden Fabric Requirements and Cutting

G

F H

D

B

E

D

I

H G

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G H

C

E

A

C F

E

I

D

E

B

D

H G

Piece

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

A

1

21/2˝ × 21/2˝

B

2

2˝ × 21/2˝

C

2

1˝ × 21/2˝

D

4

1˝ × 2˝

E

4

1˝ × 31/2˝

F

2

11/2˝ × 31/2˝

G

4

11/2˝ × 21/2˝

H

4

1˝ × 23/4˝

I

2

1˝ × 1˝

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

5˝ × 8˝ Blocks

Make the Block Make the Center

F

1. Sew pieces C to piece A.

C

2. Sew pieces E to unit AC.

E

D

D E

B

E

E

B

D

C

3. Sew pieces F to unit ACE. figure a

Make the Sides

A

G

G

G

G

figure b

figure c

F

figure a

D

1. Sew 2 pieces D to each piece B. 2. Sew a piece E to the right side of a unit BD.

H

3. Sew a piece E to the left side of the other unit BD.

I

4. Sew 2 pieces G to each unit BDE. figures b & c

H

Finish the Block

figure d

G D B

F C

H E

D G

I H

E

A C F

G D

H E

I H

E

B D G

figure e

1. Sew pieces H to each piece I. figure d 2. Sew together the pieced units, noting the orientation of the side units. figure e

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5˝ × 8˝ Blocks

89

Supermarket Fabric Requirements and Cutting

B1

B2

B1

A

B2

D1

A

D2

B1

C

B2

A

Piece

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

Trim Using

A

3

3˝ × 61/2˝

Template A— Pattern 24

B1

6

2˝ × 41/4˝

Template B1— Pattern 24

B2

6

2˝ × 41/4˝

Template B2— Pattern 24

C

1

3˝ × 61/2˝

Template C— Pattern 24

D1

2

2˝ × 41/4˝

Template D1— Pattern 24

D2

2

2˝ × 41/4˝

Template D2— Pattern 24

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

NOTE All the pieces in this block are cut using templates from Pattern 24. The dimensions listed in the chart under “Size to Cut” represent the amount of fabric required for each

B2

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B1

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B1

D2

D1

B2

B1

piece. More fabric may be required for shortcut piecing or fussy cutting. To make a template from a pattern, refer to Making and Using Freezer-Paper Templates. When cutting your fabric, remember to add seam allowances and mark points for matching seams.

5˝ × 8˝ Blocks

Make the Block Make the Diamond Units 1. Sew pieces B1 to opposite sides of a piece A.

B1

B1 B2

D1 D2

A

C

A

2. Sew pieces B2 to the remaining sides of piece A B1

to make a diamond unit, 21/2˝ × 51/2˝.

3. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 to create a total of

B2

figure a

B1

D2

figure b

D1

figure c

3 diamond units. figures a & b

Make the Contrasting Diamond Unit 1. Sew pieces D1 to opposite sides of piece C. 2. Sew pieces D2 to the remaining sides of piece C to make a contrasting diamond unit, 21/2˝ × 51/2˝. figure c

B1 B2

B1 B2

D1 D2

B1 B2

A

A

C

A

B2 B1

B2

B1 D2 D1 B2

B1

figure d

Finish the Block Sew together the diamond units, placing the contrasting unit third from the left. figure d

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5˝ × 8˝ Blocks

91

Bowling Alley Fabric Requirements and Cutting

B

C1

B

B

B

Piece

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

Trim Using

A

3

3˝ × 7˝

Template A/C— Pattern 25

B

4

3˝ × 7˝

Template B— Pattern 25

C1

1

11/2˝ × 11/2˝

C2

1

11/2˝ × 13/4˝

C3

1

11/2˝ × 21/4˝

C4

1

11/2˝ × 21/2˝

C5

1

11/2˝ × 3˝

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

C2 C3 C4 A

C5

NOTE

A

A

Some of the pieces in this block are cut using templates from Pattern 25. The dimensions listed in the chart under “Size to Cut” represent the amount of fabric required for each piece. More fabric may be required for shortcut piecing or fussy cutting. To make a template from a pattern, refer to Making and Using Freezer-Paper Templates. When cutting your fabric, remember to add seam allowances and mark points for matching seams.

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5˝ × 8˝ Blocks

Make the Block

C1

Make the Triangle Units Sew together a piece A and a piece B to make a triangle unit, 21/2˝ × 51/2˝. Repeat to make a total of 3 triangle units. figure a

Make the Contrasting Triangle Unit

C1

B

B

C2

C2

C3

C3

C4 A

C4

C5

figure a

C5

figure b

figure c

1. Sew together pieces C1–C5, aligning the short sides at the left. Use Template C from Pattern 25 to cut triangle C from the pieced unit. figure b

C1 B

2. Sew together triangle C and the remaining piece B to make the contrasting triangle unit, 21/2˝ × 51/2˝. figure c

Finish the Block

B

B

B

C2 C3 C4 A

C5

A

A

figure d

Sew together the triangle units. figure d

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93

Karaoke Fabric Requirements and Cutting

B

D

A

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

E

C

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Piece

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

A

1

21/2˝ × 21/2˝

B

1

11/2˝ × 21/2˝

C

1

21/2˝ × 21/2˝

D

1

11/2˝ × 51/2˝

E

1

21/2˝ × 51/2˝

F

15

11/2˝ × 11/2˝

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

5˝ × 8˝ Blocks

Make the Block Make the Left Side

F B

1. Sew piece B to the top of piece A. 2. Sew piece C to the bottom of unit AB.

D

4. Sew piece E to the right side of unit ABCD.

F

A

E

C

3. Sew piece D to the left side of unit ABC.

F

figure a

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

figure b

figure a

Make the Right Side B

1. Arrange and sew the F pieces in 5 rows of 3 each. 2. Sew together the 5 rows. figure b

Finish the Block Sew together the left and right sides. figure c

D

A C

E

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

F

figure c

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95

Traffic Cones Fabric Requirements and Cutting Piece

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

A1

1

21/2˝ × 3˝

A2

1

21/2˝ × 5˝

B

3

3˝ × 7˝

Template B— Pattern 26

C

5

3˝ × 7˝

Template C— Pattern 26

Trim Using

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

A1 B

B

B

NOTE Some of the pieces in this block are cut using templates from Pattern 26. The dimensions listed in the chart under “Size to Cut” represent the amount of fabric required for each piece. More fabric may be required for shortcut piecing or fussy cutting.

A2

C

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C

C

C

To make a template from a pattern, refer to Making and Using Freezer-Paper Templates. When cutting your fabric, remember to add seam allowances and mark points for matching seams.

5˝ × 8˝ Blocks

Make the Block 1. Sew together pieces A1 and A2. 2. Use Template A from Pattern 26 to cut unit A

A1

B

A2

A1

B

from the pieced unit. figure a

3. Sew together unit A and pieces B and C. figure b

Finish the Block

C

figure a

Trim the excess fabric from the sides to make a block 51/2˝ × 81/2˝. figure c

B

A2

C

C

C

C

figure b

B

A1

B

B

A2

C

C

C

C

C

figure c

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97

Raindrops Fabric Requirements and Cutting

F C

F

A

C

A A

D

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E G

A

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

A

4

21/2˝ × 21/2˝

B

1

21/2˝ × 31/2˝

C

2

11/2˝ × 21/2˝

D

1

11/2˝ × 21/2˝

E

2

11/2˝ × 31/2˝

F

2

11/2˝ × 11/2˝

G

1

21/2˝ × 21/2˝

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

B

E

Piece

5˝ × 8˝ Blocks

Make the Block Make Column 1 Sew a piece A to the bottom of piece B. figure a

Make Column 2 1. Sew together pieces C. 2. Sew a piece A to the bottom of unit C.

C

F

C

F

A

B

A A E

A

E

D

figure a

figure b

figure c

G

figure d

3. Sew piece D to the bottom of piece A. figure b 1

Make Column 3 1. Sew together pieces E. 2. Sew a piece A to the top of unit E. figure c

Make Column 4

B

2 C

C

4 F

A

F A

A A

3

D

E

E

G

figure e

1. Sew together pieces F. 2. Sew the remaining piece A to the bottom of unit F. 3. Sew piece G to the bottom of piece A. figure d

Finish the Block Sew the 4 columns together. figure e

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5˝ × 8˝ Blocks

99

Stripey Socks Fabric Requirements and Cutting

A

A

A

A

B

B

B

B

C

C

C

C

Piece

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

A

2

21/2˝ × 8˝

B

2

11/4˝ × 8˝

C

2

11/4˝ × 8˝

D

2

11/4˝ × 8˝

E

2

11/4˝ × 8˝

F

2

21/2˝ × 8˝

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

NOTE

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D

D

D

D

E

E

E

E

F

F

F

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Each stripe requires 2 pieces of fabric. If you want the look of continuous stripes, use 2 pieces of the same fabric for each lettered piece.

5˝ × 8˝ Blocks

Make the Block Make Columns 1 and 3

A B C D E F

1. Sew together pieces A–F, aligning each piece 1/2˝ to the left of the piece above it.

2. Use the 60° markings on your ruler to cut 2 pieced strips, each 21/2˝ wide. These are columns 1 and 3. figure a

Make Columns 2 and 4

½˝ offset

figure a

A B C D E F

½˝ offset

1. Sew together pieces A–F, aligning each piece 1/2˝ to the right of the piece above it.

2. Use the 60° markings on your ruler to cut 2 pieced strips, each 21/2˝ wide. These are columns 2 and 4. figure b

Finish the Block

figure b 1

2

A

3

4

A

A

A

1. Sew together the columns, matching the seams

B

B

B

B

between the stripes.

C D

C D

C D

C D

2. Trim away the excess fabric to make a block

E

E

E

51/2˝ × 81/2˝. figure c

F

F

F

F

Trim.

E Trim.

figure c

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5˝ × 8˝ Blocks

101

Sidewalk Fabric Requirements and Cutting

B

C

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

B

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E

D

F

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

A

9

11/2˝ × 11/2˝

B

2

11/2˝ × 31/2˝

C

1

11/2˝ × 51/2˝

D

1

31/2˝ × 31/2˝

E

1

11/2˝ × 31/2˝

F

2

11/2˝ × 41/2˝

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

F

A

Piece

5˝ × 8˝ Blocks

Make the Block Make the Left Side

A

1. Arrange and sew the pieces A in 3 rows of 3 each. 2. Sew the rows together to make a 9-patch unit. figure a

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

B

C

figure a

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

B

figure b

3. Sew pieces B to the top and bottom of unit A.

F

D

E F

figure c

4. Sew piece C to the left side of unit AB. figure b

Make the Right Side

B

1. Sew piece E to the right side of piece D. 2. Sew pieces F to the top and bottom of unit DE. figure c

Finish the Block

C

F

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

B

D

E F

figure d

Sew together the left and right sides. figure d

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5˝ × 8˝ Blocks

103

Fortune Cookies Fabric Requirements and Cutting

E

Piece

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

Trim Using

A1

1

2˝ × 33/4˝

Template A1— Pattern 27

A2

1

2˝ × 33/4˝

Template A2— Pattern 27

A3

1

2˝ × 33/4˝

Template A3— Pattern 27

A4

1

2˝ × 33/4˝

Template A4— Pattern 27

B1

1

21/2˝ × 43/4˝

Template B1— Pattern 28

B2

1

21/2˝ × 43/4˝

Template B2— Pattern 28

B3

1

21/2˝ × 43/4˝

Template B3— Pattern 28

B4

1

21/2˝ × 43/4˝

Template B4— Pattern 28

C

1

21/2˝ × 21/2˝

D

1

11/2˝ × 21/2˝

E

2

11/2˝ × 31/2˝

F

1

21/2˝ × 51/2˝

G

1

11/2˝ × 51/2˝

C B1 A1

F

A2

A4 A3 D

B2

B4 B3

E

G

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

NOTE Most of the pieces in this block are cut using templates from Patterns 27 and 28. The dimensions listed in the chart under “Size to Cut” represent the amount of fabric required for each piece. More fabric may be required for shortcut piecing or fussy cutting. To make a template from a pattern, refer to Making and Using Freezer-Paper Templates. When cutting your fabric, remember to add seam allowances and mark points for matching seams.

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5˝ × 8˝ Blocks

Make the Block Make the Small Cookie Unit

E

C

1. Sew together pieces A1 and A2. 2. Sew together pieces A3 and A4. 3. Sew together units A1A2 and A3A4 to create a square 21/2˝ × 21/2˝. figure a

B1 A1 A4 A2 A3

A1 A2 A4

figure a

B2 B3

D

A3

B4

B1 B4

figure b

figure c

B2 B3 E

figure d

4. Sew piece C to the top of unit A, and piece D to the bottom. figure b

E

C

Make the Large Cookie Unit

F

1. Sew together pieces B1 and B2. 2. Sew together pieces B3 and B4.

A1 A4 A2 A3 D

B1 B2

B4

G

B3 E

figure e

3. Sew together units B1B2 and B3B4 to create a square 31/2˝ × 31/2˝. figure c

4. Sew pieces E to the top and bottom of unit B. figure d

Finish the Block 1. Sew together the small and large cookie units.

2. Sew piece F to the left side and piece G to the right side. figure e

ALTERNATE IDEAS

5˝ × 8˝ Blocks

105

Airport Fabric Requirements and Cutting Piece

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

A

8

11/4˝ × 101/2˝

B

1

5˝ × 5˝

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

B A A A A A A A A B

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5˝ × 8˝ Blocks

Make the Block 1. Sew together pieces A. The completed unit B

will measure 81/2˝ × 101/2˝. figure a

2. Cut piece B in half diagonally from corner to

A AAAAAA

corner. figure b

A

3. Position the long edge of a triangle piece B 11/2˝ down from the top right corner of unit A. Sew together.

figure a

figure b

4. Position the long edge of the other 1½˝

triangle piece B piece 11/2˝ up from the bottom left corner of unit A. Sew together. figure c

5. Trim away the excess fabric to create a block 51/2˝ × 81/2˝. figure d

Trim.

NOTE If desired, cut a piece of regular or freezer paper 51/2˝ × 81/2˝ to use as a guide for cutting the finished block.

1½˝

figure c

figure d

ALTERNATE IDEAS

5˝ × 8˝ Blocks

107

Skyline Fabric Requirements and Cutting

B

D

C C

F H

C

A

C

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Number to Cut

Size to Cut

A

1

21/2˝ × 41/2˝

B

1

21/2˝ × 31/2˝

C

5

11/2˝ × 21/2˝

D

1

21/2˝ × 21/2˝

E

1

21/2˝ × 31/2˝

F

1

21/2˝ × 41/2˝

G

1

21/2˝ × 21/2˝

H

1

21/2˝ × 51/2˝

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

SEWING DIAGONAL SEAMS

E C

Piece

G

Align the 2 pieces of fabric with right sides together. Use a fabric marker to draw the diagonal seam line as shown in the diagram. Sew along the marked line. Trim away the excess fabric to leave a 1/4˝ seam allowance. Press the seam open.

5˝ × 8˝ Blocks

Make the Block For all columns, refer to Sewing Diagonal Seams.

C

Make Column 1

B

Place piece B on top of piece A. Mark and sew the diagonal seam. figure a

A

figure a

C

D

C

C

C

C

C

C

figure b

figure c

Make Column 2 1. Sew together the pieces C. figure b H

2. Place piece D on top of unit C. Mark and sew the diagonal seam. figure c

Make Column 3

F

G

E

figure d

figure e

Place piece F on top of piece E. Mark and sew the diagonal seam. figure d

Make Column 4 Place piece G on top of piece H. Mark and sew the diagonal seam. figure e

Finish the Block

B

D

C C

F

H

C A

C C

E

G

figure f

Sew the columns together. figure f

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City Hall Fabric Requirements and Cutting

E C1 C2 B2

C3

B1

B1 B2

A

D

Piece

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

Trim Using

A

2

4˝ × 6˝

Template A— Pattern 29

B1

4

2˝ × 51/2˝

Template B1— Pattern 29

B2

4

2˝ × 51/2˝

Template B2— Pattern 29

C1

2

11/2˝ × 6˝

C2

2

11/2˝ × 51/2˝

C3

2

11/2˝ × 43/4˝

D

1

1˝ × 51/2˝

E

2

11/4˝ × 51/2˝

C1 C2 B2

C3

B1 B2

B1

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

A

E

NOTE Some of the pieces in this block will be cut using templates from Pattern 29. The dimensions listed in the chart under “Size to Cut” represent the amount of fabric required for each piece. More fabric may be required for shortcut piecing or fussy cutting. To make a template from a pattern, refer to Making and Using Freezer-Paper Templates. When cutting your fabric, remember to add seam allowances and mark points for matching seams.

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Make the Block 1. Sew one each of pieces B1 and B2 to a piece A. Repeat to create

B1

2 units AB, each 31/2˝ × 51/2˝. figure a

2. Sew together pieces C1, C2, and C3 so that each piece is centered

B2

C1 C2

figure a

B2 B1

below the adjacent piece. C1 C2

figure b 31/2˝ × 51/2˝. figure c

51/2˝ × 61/2˝. Repeat to make a second unit AB/BC. figure d

B1 B2

D

C3

C1

figure b

C2 B2

C3

B1

Finish the Block 1. Sew together a unit AB and a unit BC to make an hourglass shape

C3 A

3. Use Template C from Pattern 29 to cut unit C from the pieced unit. 4. Sew pieces B2 and B1 to unit C. Repeat to create 2 units BC, each

E

A

C1 C2 B2

C3

B1 B2

A B1

figure c

E

figure e

2. Sew piece D between the 2 ABC units. C1 C2

3. Sew pieces E to the top and bottom of the block. figure e B2

C3

B1

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B1 B2

A

figure d

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Zoo Train F

H B

D

A C

A C

A C

A C

Fabric Requirements and Cutting Piece

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

Trim Using

A

4

21/4˝ × 6˝

Template A— Pattern 30

B

1

3˝ × 41/2˝

Template B— Pattern 30

C

4

21/2˝ × 63/4˝

Template C— Pattern 30

D

1

4˝ × 51/2˝

Template D— Pattern 30

E

1

3˝ × 61/4˝

Template E— Pattern 30

F

1

11/2˝ × 11/2˝

G

1

4˝ × 61/4˝

H

1

21/2˝ × 21/2˝

Template G— Pattern 30

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open. E

G

NOTE Most of the pieces in this block are cut using templates from Pattern 30. The dimensions listed in the chart under “Size to Cut” represent the amount of fabric required for each piece. More fabric may be required for shortcut piecing or fussy cutting. To make a template from a pattern, refer to Making and Using Freezer-Paper Templates. When cutting your fabric, remember to add seam allowances and mark points for matching seams.

SEWING DIAGONAL SEAMS Align the 2 pieces of fabric with right sides together. Use a fabric marker to draw the diagonal seam line as shown in the diagram. Sew along the marked line. Trim away the excess fabric to leave a 1/4˝ seam allowance. Press the seam open.

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Make the Block For each Step 2 below, refer to Sewing Diagonal Seams.

Make the Left Side 1. Sew together pieces A. Sew piece B to the

B A

F B

A

C

2. Place piece F on top of unit ABE. Mark and

A

A

sew the diagonal seam. figure b

A

A

Make the Right Side top of unit C, and sew piece G to the bottom. figure c

E E

figure b

figure a

H D

A A

top of unit A, and sew piece E to the bottom. figure a

1. Sew together pieces C. Sew piece D to the

F D

C C

C C C C

G

C

G

figure d

B A A A A

E

H D C C C C

G

figure e

figure c

2. Place piece H on top of unit CDG. Mark and sew the diagonal seam. figure d

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Finish the Block Sew together the left and right sides. figure e

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Brewery Fabric Requirements and Cutting

D C1

C2 A

B C2

C1

C1

C2 A

E

E

B C2

C1

C1

C2 A

C1 D

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Number to Cut

Size to Cut

Trim Using

A

3

3˝ × 51/4˝

Template A— Pattern 31

B

3

3˝ × 51/4˝

Template B— Pattern 31

C1

6

2˝ × 3˝

Template C1— Pattern 31

C2

6

2˝ × 3˝

Template C2— Pattern 31

D

2

11/2˝ × 41/2˝

E

2

1˝ × 141/2˝

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

NOTE

B C2

Piece

Most of the pieces in this block are cut using templates from Pattern 31. The dimensions listed in the chart under “Size to Cut” represent the amount of fabric required for each piece. More fabric may be required for shortcut piecing or fussy cutting. To make a template from a pattern, refer to Making and Using Freezer-Paper Templates. When cutting your fabric, remember to add seam allowances and mark points for matching seams.

5˝ × 14˝ Blocks

Make the Block 1. Sew a piece C1 to the left side of each piece A, and a

C1

piece C2 to the right side, to make a unit AC, 21/2˝ × 41/2˝. Repeat to make a total of 3 units AC. figure a

figure a

C2

D

A

C1

2. Sew a piece C2 to the left side of each piece B, and a piece C1 to the right side, to make a unit BC, 21/2˝ × 41/2˝. Repeat to make a total of 3 units BC. figure b

3. Sew together units AC and BC to make 3 sets. Sew

B B C2

C1

figure b

E

C2 C1

C1 C2 A

E

B

together the 3 sets AC/BC. figure c C1

C2 A

Finish the Block 1. Sew pieces D to the top and bottom. 2. Sew pieces E to the left and right sides. figure d

C2 A

C2 C1 A

B C2

C1 C2

B C1

C2

figure c

C1 D

figure d

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Carpool Fabric Requirements and Cutting F1

F2 D C A B

Piece

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

Trim Using

A

2

3˝ × 4˝

Template A— Pattern 32

B

2

2˝ × 31/2˝

Template B— Pattern 32

C

2

2˝ × 43/4˝

Template C— Pattern 32

D

2

2˝ × 43/4˝

Template D— Pattern 32

E

2

2˝ × 53/4˝

Template E— Pattern 32

F1

4

31/2˝ × 41/2˝

Template F1— Pattern 32

F2

4

31/2˝ × 41/2˝

Template F2— Pattern 32

E

F1

F2

F1

F2 D

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

C A B

F2

NOTE

E

F1

All the pieces in this block are cut using templates from Pattern 32. The dimensions listed in the chart under “Size to Cut” represent the amount of fabric required for each piece. More fabric may be required for shortcut piecing or fussy cutting. To make a template from a pattern, refer to Making and Using Freezer-Paper Templates. When cutting your fabric, remember to add seam allowances and mark points for matching seams.

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Make the Block Make the Diamond Units

F1

1. Sew 1 each of pieces B, C, D, and E around a

D

D C

C

piece A. (This will be a lot like making a Log Cabin block, but with slightly different shapes.) figure a

A

A B

B

2. Sew corner pieces F1 and F2 to the diamond

E

E

F2

to make a diamond unit 51/2˝ × 71/2˝. figure b

3. Repeat Steps 1 and 2 to make a second

F2

figure a

F1

F1

F2

diamond unit.

4. Sew together the 2 diamond units. figure c

D C A

F2

F1

B

D C

F2

A B F2

E F1

figure c

E F1

figure b

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Dog Park D

Fabric Requirements and Cutting

A

Piece

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

B B

A

4

11/2˝ × 41/2˝

B

6

1˝ × 41/2˝

C

4

2˝ × 41/2˝

D

1

11/2˝ × 41/2˝

E

1

11/2˝ × 141/2˝

C B A E

C B C B A C B A

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All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

5˝ × 14˝ Blocks

Make the Block

D A

1. Sew together pieces A, B, and C as shown.

B B

2. Sew piece D to the top of unit ABC.

C

3. Sew piece E to the left side of the block.

B A E

C B C B A C B A

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119

Escalator B2 A B1 B2 A B1 B2 A

Fabric Requirements and Cutting Piece

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

Trim Using

A

7

3˝ × 61/4˝

Template A— Pattern 33

B1

7

2˝ × 3˝

Template B1— Pattern 33

B2

7

2˝ × 3˝

Template B2— Pattern 33

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

B1 B2 A

NOTE

B1 B2 A B1 B2 A B1 B2 A B1

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All the pieces in this block are cut using templates from Pattern 33. The dimensions listed in the chart under “Size to Cut” represent the amount of fabric required for each piece. More fabric may be required for shortcut piecing or fussy cutting. To make a template from a pattern, refer to Making and Using Freezer-Paper Templates. When cutting your fabric, remember to add seam allowances and mark points for matching seams.

1. Sew a piece B1 to the left side of a piece A, and a piece

A

5˝ × 14˝ Blocks

Make the Block

B2

B1

figure a

B2 to the right side, to make a rectangle 21/2˝ × 51/2˝.

2. Repeat Step 1 to make a total of 7 units AB. figure a 3. Sew together the 7 pieced units AB. figure b

A B1

B2 B1

B1

B1

ALTERNATE IDEAS

B2

B1

B1

A

A

A

A

A

B2

B2

B2

B2

B2 B1

A

figure b

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Coffee Shop Fabric Requirements and Cutting

D B A

C

B B C

A

B B C

A B D

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Number to Cut

Size to Cut

A

4

21/2˝ × 5˝

B

8

1˝ × 5˝

C

4

1˝ × 31/2˝

D

2

11/2˝ × 51/2˝

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

B B A

Piece

C

5˝ × 14˝ Blocks

Make the Block 1. Sew 2 pieces B to the top and bottom of a piece A.

B

2. Repeat Step 1 to create a total of 4 units AB.

A

3. Arrange the 4 pieced units in a column. The units are

B

numbered from 1 to 4, starting at the top.

Finish the Block 1. Sew together the 4 units ABC.

C

B 1

C

A

figure a

B B

4. Sew pieces C to the right sides of units 1 and 3. Sew pieces C to the left sides of units 2 and 4. figures a & b

D

B C

2 C

A

A

B

B

figure b

B 3

C

A B

2. Sew pieces D to the top and bottom. figure c

B 4 C

A B

ALTERNATE IDEAS

D

figure c

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123

Haircut Fabric Requirements and Cutting B

A

C

D

A

B

D C

Piece

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

A

4

21/2˝ × 41/2˝

B

4

21/2˝ × 31/2˝

C

3

21/2˝ × 51/2˝

D

3

21/2˝ × 21/2˝

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

SEWING DIAGONAL SEAMS

D

C

B

A

B

A

Align the 2 pieces of fabric with right sides together. Use a fabric marker to draw the diagonal seam line as shown in the diagram. Sew along the marked line. Trim away the excess fabric to leave a 1/4˝ seam allowance. Press the seam open.

Make the Block Make the Rows For all rows, refer to Sewing Diagonal Seams.

1. Rows 1 and 3: Place a piece B on top of a piece A. Mark and sew the diagonal seam. Repeat to make a total of 2 units. figures a & c

2. Row 2: Place a piece D on top of a piece C. Mark and sew the diagonal seam. figure b

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Mark and sew the diagonal seam. figure d

4. Row 5: Place a piece D on top of a piece C. Mark and sew the diagonal seam. figure e

A

figure a

1

A

2 1

A CA

3 2 1

D

C

figure b

B DB B DB D

Mark and sew the diagonal seam. figure g A

Finish the Block

C

DB

Mark and sew the diagonal seam. figure f

Arrange rows 1–7 in a column and sew together.

A

B

5. Row 6: Place a piece B on top of a piece A. 6. Row 7: Place a piece B on top of a piece A.

B

5˝ × 14˝ Blocks

3. Row 4: Place a piece D on top of a piece C.

B

figure c

C

D

figure d

B

ALTERNATE IDEAS

C

D

C

D DBA B

figure e

C

B C B D DA C B DB B DA B C DB BA D

C

A DB C

B B DA

A

figure f

D

C

A A

4 3 2 1

D

5 4 3 2 1

B C D CA A A C BD A C A AB D C A C A C BD A

6 5 4 3 2 1 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 7 6 5 4 3 2 7 5 6 4 3

AB D

7 6 5 4

A

7 6 5

C

A CA

C

C

B A

A

B

A

B

B

7 6

B A

7

figure g

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Skylight C2

E

C1 D2

A

B

B

B

D1

Fabric Requirements and Cutting

D1 D2 D1

D2

F D2 D1 D1 D2

B

B

B

A

D2 C1

F

E

D1 D2

C1

B

A

B

B

D1

D2

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

Trim Using

A

3

21/4˝ × 41/4˝

Template A— Pattern 34

B

9

21/4˝ × 41/4˝

Template B— Pattern 34

C1

3

21/4˝ × 33/4˝

TemplateC1— Pattern 34

C2

3

21/4˝ × 33/4˝

Template C2— Pattern 34

D1

9

21/4˝ × 33/4˝

Template D1— Pattern 34

D2

9

21/4˝ × 33/4˝

Template D2— Pattern 34

E

3

11/2˝ × 41/2˝

F

2

11/2˝ × 51/2˝

E

D1 C2

D2

Piece

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open. C2 D1

NOTE Most of the pieces in this block are cut using templates from Pattern 34. The dimensions listed in the chart under “Size to Cut” represent the amount of fabric required for each piece. More fabric may be required for shortcut piecing or fussy cutting. To make a template from a pattern, refer to Making and Using Freezer-Paper Templates. When cutting your fabric, remember to add seam allowances and mark points for matching seams.

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Make the Block Make the Point Units 1. Sew pieces C1 and C2 to pieces A to make 3 contrasting point units, 21/2˝ × 21/2˝ each. figure a

2. Sew pieces D1 and D2 to pieces B to make 9 point units, 21/2˝ × 21/2˝ each. figure b

Make the Star Units Sew together 3 point units and 1 contrasting point unit to make a star unit. Repeat to make 3 star units. figure c

Finish the Block 1. Arrange the 3 star units in a column. Sew pieces E to the left sides of the top and bottom star units.

2. Sew the remaining piece E to the right side of the middle star unit.

C2

C2 D1

A

C1

E

figure a

C1 A D2 B

B D2 B D1

D1 D2 D1

F

B

D2 D1

D2

D1 B D2 B

figure b

C1 A

B D2

D2 B

B

figure c

A

D2 E C1

D1 C2

C2 D1

D1 D2

B

F D2 C1

D1 E

B D1 D2 B

A

C2 D1

B

D1 D2

figure d

3. Sew together the star units, sewing pieces F between them. figure d

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127

Storefront Fabric Requirements and Cutting

E

D

C

D

E

Piece

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

Trim Using

A

2

3˝ × 6˝

Template A— Pattern 35

B1

2

31/4˝ × 31/2˝

Template B1— Pattern 35

B2

2

31/4˝ × 31/2˝

Template B2— Pattern 35

C

2

31/2˝ × 31/2˝

D

4

11/2˝ × 31/2˝

E

4

11/2˝ × 51/2˝

A B2

B1

B1

B2

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

A E

NOTE

D

C

E

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D

Some of the pieces in this block are cut using templates from Pattern 35. The dimensions listed in the chart under “Size to Cut” represent the amount of fabric required for each piece. More fabric may be required for shortcut piecing or fussy cutting. To make a template from a pattern, refer to Making and Using Freezer-Paper Templates. When cutting your fabric, remember to add seam allowances and mark points for matching seams.

5˝ × 14˝ Blocks

Make the Block 1. Sew pieces B1 and B2 to the pieces A to make 2 units AB. figure a

2. Sew pieces D to the sides of the pieces C to make 2 units

B2

E

A

B1

figure a

CD. Sew pieces E to the top and bottom of each unit CD. figure b

D

C

5. Sew together the top and bottom halves. figure c

B1

D B1

4. Sew a unit AB to the top of a unit CDE to make the bottom half of the block.

A

B2 D

D

E

E

3. Sew a unit AB to the bottom of a unit CDE to make the top half of the block.

C

A

E

B2

E

figure b

C

D

D

E

figure c

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5˝ × 14˝ Blocks

129

Bookstore Fabric Requirements and Cutting

H F

E

F

C D

B

A

D

B

C F

E

F

G F

E

F

Piece

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

A

2

21/2˝ × 21/2˝

B

4

1˝ × 21/2˝

C

4

1˝ × 31/2˝

D

4

11/2˝ × 31/2˝

E

4

1˝ × 11/2˝

F

8

11/2˝ × 23/4˝

G

1

11/2˝ × 51/2˝

H

2

2˝ × 51/2˝

C D

B

A

B

C F

E H

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F

D

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

5˝ × 14˝ Blocks

Make the Block 1. Sew pieces B to the left and right sides of a piece A. 2. Sew pieces C to the top and bottom of unit AB.

C D

B

A

3. Sew pieces D to the left and right sides of unit ABC. figure a 4. Repeat Steps 1–3 to make a second unit ABCD. 5. Sew pieces F to the left and right sides of a piece E. 6. Repeat Step 5 to make a total of 4 units EF. figure b

H B

Finish the Block 1. Sew together the units ABCDEF, sewing piece G between them.

2. Sew pieces H to the top and bottom. figure d

F

C D B

figure a F

E

F

F

figure b F F D B

E C

F

A

B D

D B

F

C F

figure c

E C

F

A

B D

C E

F

G

7. Sew units EF to the top and bottom of each unit ABCD to make 2 square units 51/2˝ × 51/2˝. figure c

D

E

F

E C

F

A

B D

C E

F

H

figure d

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131

Look Both Ways Fabric Requirements and Cutting A C E B

D

B E C A

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Number to Cut

Size to Cut

A

2

31/2˝ × 31/2˝

B

2

21/2˝ × 31/2˝

C

2

11/2˝ × 51/2˝

D

2

21/2˝ × 41/2˝

E

2

11/2˝ × 71/2˝

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

D

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Piece

5˝ × 14˝ Blocks

Make the Block Make the Top Half

A

1. Sew a piece B to the bottom of a piece A.

A C

2. Sew a piece C to the right side.

C E

B

E

B

3. Sew a piece D to the bottom. 4. Sew a piece E to the right side. figure a

Make the Bottom Half

D

D

figure a

D

1. Sew a piece B to the top of the remaining piece A. D

2. Sew a piece C to the left side. 3. Sew a piece D to the top. 4. Sew a piece E to the left side. figure b

C B

E C

A

Finish the Block Sew together the top and bottom halves. figure c

B

E

A

figure c

figure b

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133

Auditorium Fabric Requirements and Cutting

E1 E2

Piece

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

E3

A

1

31/2˝ × 10˝

B

1

31/2˝ × 6˝

C1

2

13/4˝ × 101/2˝

C2

2

13/4˝ × 101/2˝

D1

2

2˝ × 6˝

D2

2

2˝ × 6˝

E1

1

11/2˝ × 31/2˝

E2

1

11/2˝ × 31/4˝

E3

1

11/2˝ × 23/4˝

E4

1

11/2˝ × 21/2˝

E5

1

11/2˝ × 21/4˝

F1

1

11/2˝ × 21/4˝

F2

1

11/2˝ × 21/2˝

F5

F3

1

11/2˝ × 23/4˝

F5

F4

1

11/2˝ × 31/4˝

F5

5

11/2˝ × 31/2˝

E4 D1 C1

E5 F1

A D2 C2

F2 F3 F4 F5

C2

C1

D2

D1

F5 F5

B

Trim Using Template A— Pattern 36 Template B— Pattern 37 Template C1— Pattern 36 Template C2— Pattern 36 Template D1— Pattern 37 Template D2— Pattern 37

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open. NOTE Some of the pieces in this block are cut using templates from Patterns 36 and 37. The dimensions listed in the chart under “Size to Cut” represent the amount of fabric required for each piece. More fabric may be required for shortcut piecing or fussy cutting. To make a template from a pattern, refer to Making and Using Freezer-Paper Templates. When cutting your fabric, remember to add seam allowances and mark points for matching seams.

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Make the Block Make the Right Half 1. Sew pieces C1 and C2 to piece A. 2. Sew pieces D1 and D2 to piece B.

A

3. Sew together the 2 pieced units. figure a

E1

F1

E2

F2

E3

F3

E4

F4

E5

F5

figure b

F5 F5

Make the Left Half 1. Center and sew together pieces E1–E5. Use Template E from Pattern 37 to cut unit E from the pieced unit. figure b

F5 C2

C1

D2

D1

F5

figure c

2. Center and sew together pieces F1–F5. Use Template F from Pattern 36 to cut unit F from the pieced unit. figure c B

3. Sew pieces D1 and D2 to unit E. 4. Sew pieces C1 and C2 to unit F.

figure a

5. Sew together the 2 pieced units. figure d

Finish the Block Sew together the left and right halves. figure e

ALTERNATE IDEAS

E1

E1 E2

E2

E3

E3

E4

E4

D1

E5

D2

C1

F1

C2

F2 F3 F4 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5

figure d

A

D1 E5 D2 C1 F1 C2 F2 F3 F4 F5

C2 D2

C1 D1

F5 F5 F5

B

F5

figure e

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Post Office Box Fabric Requirements and Cutting

C D A

B

E

F

G

G

A D C

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Number to Cut

Size to Cut

A

2

21/2˝ × 21/2˝

B

2

11/2˝ × 21/2˝

C

2

11/2˝ × 31/2˝

D

2

21/2˝ × 31/2˝

E

2

21/2˝ × 51/2˝

F

1

11/2˝ × 41/2˝

G

2

21/2˝ × 41/2˝

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

E

B

Piece

5˝ × 14˝ Blocks

Make the Block Make the Top Unit

C

C D

1. Sew a piece B to the right side of a piece A.

A

D

B

A

2. Sew a piece C to the top. 3. Sew a piece D to the left side. 4. Sew a piece E to the bottom. figure a

figure a G

G

E A

B

D

3. Sew piece D to the right side.

Finish the Block

F

E

1. Sew piece B to the left side of the remaining piece A.

4. Sew piece E to the top. figure b

E

E

Make the Bottom Unit 2. Sew piece C to the bottom.

B

C

figure b

A

B

D

C

figure c

1. Sew pieces G to piece F. 2. Sew the top and bottom units to unit FG. figure c

ALTERNATE IDEAS

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Window Washer Fabric Requirements and Cutting

F

Piece

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

Trim Using

A

4

2˝ × 71/4˝

Template A— Pattern 38

B

2

2˝ × 71/4˝

Template B— Pattern 39

C

1

2˝ × 71/4˝

Template C— Pattern 39

D

1

2˝ × 6˝

Template D— Pattern 39

E

1

3˝ × 31/2˝

Template E— Pattern 39

F

1

3˝ × 6˝

Template F— Pattern 39

G

1

3˝ × 6˝

Template G— Pattern 38

B

B

C D E A

A

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

A NOTE

A G

All the pieces in this block are cut using templates from Patterns 38 and 39. The dimensions listed in the chart under “Size to Cut” represent the amount of fabric required for each piece. More fabric may be required for shortcut piecing or fussy cutting. To make a template from a pattern, refer to Making and Using Freezer-Paper Templates. When cutting your fabric, remember to add seam allowances and mark points for matching seams.

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Make the Block 1. Sew together pieces B, C, D, E, and F to make the top unit. figure a

F

F B

B

2. Sew together pieces A and G to make the bottom

B

unit. figure b

B C

3. Sew together the top and bottom units. figure c

D

C

E D A

E

ALTERNATE IDEAS

A

figure a

A A G A

figure c

A

A

A G

figure b

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Cornerstone Fabric Requirements and Cutting

A1 A4

C

A2 A3

A1 A4

C

A2 A3

C

Piece

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

Trim Using

A1

3

3˝ × 41/2˝

Template A1— Pattern 40

A2

3

3˝ × 41/2˝

Template A2— Pattern 40

A3

3

3˝ × 41/2˝

Template A3— Pattern 40

A4

3

3˝ × 41/2˝

Template A4— Pattern 40

B

1

4˝ × 4˝

C

4

2˝ × 4˝

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

B

NOTE

A1 A4

A2 A3

C

Most of the pieces in this block are cut using templates from Pattern 40. The dimensions listed in the chart under “Size to Cut” represent the amount of fabric required for each piece. More fabric may be required for shortcut piecing or fussy cutting. To make a template from a pattern, refer to Making and Using Freezer-Paper Templates. When cutting your fabric, remember to add seam allowances and mark points for matching seams.

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A1 A2

A4

Make the Hourglass Units 1. Sew together a piece A1 and a piece A2.

5˝ × 14˝ Blocks

Make the Block

A3

figure a

2. Sew together a piece A3 and a piece A4. 3. Sew together units A1A2 and A3A4 to make an hourglass unit A, 4˝ × 4˝. Repeat Steps 1–3 to make a total of 3 hourglass units. figure a

A1 C

A4

1

C

2

A3

Make the Rows A1

1. Sew a piece C to the left side of an hourglass unit to make row 1. 2. Sew a piece C to the right side of an hourglass unit to make row 2.

A2

A4

A2 A3

3. Sew a piece C to the left side of piece B to make row 3. 4. Sew the remaining piece C to the right side of the remaining hourglass unit to make row 4.

C

Finish the Block Sew together the 4 rows. figure b

B

3

A1 A4

A2

C

4

A3

ALTERNATE IDEAS

figure b

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Stadium Fabric Requirements and Cutting

A7 B1

Piece

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

A5

A1

2

11/2˝ × 61/4˝

A4

A2

2

11/2˝ × 51/4˝

A3

A3

2

11/2˝ × 41/2˝

A2

A4

2

11/2˝ × 4˝

A1

A5

2

11/2˝ × 31/4˝

A1

A6

2

11/2˝ × 21/2˝

A2

A7

2

11/2˝ × 13/4˝

A3

B1

2

31/2˝ × 8˝

Template B1— Pattern 41

A4

B2

2

31/2˝ × 8˝

Template B2— Pattern 41

A6

B2

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

A5 B2

A6

Trim Using

B1

A7 NOTE Some of the pieces in this block are cut using templates from Pattern 41. The dimensions listed in the chart under “Size to Cut” represent the amount of fabric required for each piece. More fabric may be required for shortcut piecing or fussy cutting. To make a template from a pattern, refer to Making and Using Freezer-Paper Templates. When cutting your fabric, remember to add seam allowances and mark points for matching seams.

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Make the Block Make the Top Half

A7

A7

B1

A6

1. Center and sew together pieces A1–A7. Use Template A

A6

from Pattern 31 to cut unit A from the pieced unit. figure a

A5

A5

A4

A4

A3

A3

A2

A2

A1

A1

2. Sew pieces B1 and B2 to the sides of unit A.

Make the Bottom Half 1. Center and sew together pieces A1–A7. Use Template A

B2

figure a A1

from Pattern 31 to cut unit A from the pieced unit. figure b

A2

2. Sew pieces B1 and B2 to the sides of unit A.

A3 A1

A4

A2

Finish the Block

A3

Sew together the top and bottom halves. figure c

A4 A5 A6 A7

ALTERNATE IDEAS

A5 A6 A7

B2

B1

figure c

figure b

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Restaurant Fabric Requirements and Cutting

K B B B

A J

Piece

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

A

1

2˝ × 3˝

B

3

1˝ × 3˝

C

1

41/2˝ × 41/2˝

D

4

1˝ × 11/2˝

E

2

11/2˝ × 21/4˝

F

1

2˝ × 41/2˝

G

1

31/2˝ × 31/2˝

H

1

1˝ × 21/2˝

I

2

13/4˝ × 21/2˝

J

3

11/2˝ × 51/2˝

K

2

1˝ × 51/2˝

E C

D E J

D D D

F J I G

H I K

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All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

5˝ × 14˝ Blocks

Make the Block Make the Units

B

1. Sew together pieces B.

B B

2. Sew piece A to the right side to make unit 1. figure a

K A

figure a

E

4. Sew piece C to the left side to make unit 2. figure b

C

D D

2

J D D D

D F

F

3

J

figure c I G

H

I

between each unit.

ALTERNATE IDEAS

D E

figure b

1. Sew together the 4 pieced units, sewing pieces J 2. Sew pieces K to the top and bottom. figure e

C

E

7. Sew pieces I to piece H.

Finish the Block

1

E

D

5. Sew together the remaining pieces D.

8. Sew piece G to the left side to make unit 4. figure d

A J

3. Sew pieces E to a piece D.

6. Sew piece F to the right side to make unit 3. figure c

B B B

G

I

H I

4

K

figure e

figure d

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Corrugated Cardboard Fabric Requirements and Cutting

C A A

B

A

B

A

A

B

A

B

Size to Cut

A

12

11/2˝ × 51/2˝

B

6

21/2˝ × 21/2˝

C

2

11/2˝ × 51/2˝

SEWING DIAGONAL SEAMS

A A A

B

A

B

A C

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Number to Cut

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

A

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Piece

Align the 2 pieces of fabric with right sides together. Use a fabric marker to draw the diagonal seam line as shown in the diagram. Sew along the marked line. Trim away the excess fabric to leave a 1/4˝ seam allowance. Press the seam open.

5˝ × 14˝ Blocks

Make the Block Make the Units

A

For Steps 2 and 3, refer to Sewing Diagonal Seams.

1. Sew together 2 pieces A. Repeat to make 6 units A. figure a

A

seam. Repeat to make 3 units AB1. figure b

A

seam. Note that this seam is the mirror image of the one in Step 2. Repeat to make 3 units AB2. figure c

B

A

figure c

A

B

A

B

A A

figure b

A

Finish the Block

A

figure a

2. Place a piece B on top of a unit A. Mark and sew the diagonal 3. Place a piece B on top of a unit A. Mark and sew the diagonal

C

A

B

A

B

A

B

A A

1. Alternate and sew together units AB1 and AB2.

A

B

2. Sew pieces C to the top and bottom. figure d

A

B

ALTERNATE IDEAS

A C

figure d

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Tiki Bar Fabric Requirements and Cutting F

Piece

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

D

A1

2

11/2˝ × 4˝

C

A2

2

11/2˝ × 5˝

A3

A3

2

11/2˝ × 61/2˝

A2

B1

2

21/2˝ × 4˝

Template B1— Pattern 42

B2

2

21/2˝ × 4˝

Template B2— Pattern 42

C

2

11/2˝ × 51/2˝

A2

D

2

11/2˝ × 51/2˝

A3

E

2

11/2˝ × 21/2˝

C

F

4

21/2˝ × 21/2˝

E

F

B2

A1

B1

B1

A1

B2

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

D

F

E

Trim Using

F

NOTE Some of the pieces in this block are cut using templates from Pattern 42. The dimensions listed in the chart under “Size to Cut” represent the amount of fabric required for each piece. More fabric may be required for shortcut piecing or fussy cutting. To make a template from a pattern, refer to Making and Using Freezer-Paper Templates. When cutting your fabric, remember to add seam allowances and mark points for matching seams.

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Make the Block 1. Center and sew together 1 each of pieces A1–A3. Use

A3

Template A from Pattern 42 to cut a unit A from the pieced unit. Repeat to make a mirror image of the first unit A. figure a

2. Sew pieces B1 and B2 to the sides of each unit A.

A1

A3

4. Sew pieces C to the top and bottom of units AB. figure c

A2

6. Sew pieces F to the sides of each piece E. figure d

B2 B1

7. Sew units EF to the top and bottom of the block. figure e

figure d

F

A1 A1

E

B1

C

A2

A3

A3

A2 B2

A1

B1

B1

A1

B2

A2

C

A3

A3

C

A2 B2

A1

B1

B1

A1

B2

A2 A3

F

D

B2

figure b

ALTERNATE IDEAS

F

E

figure a

3. Sew together the 2 pieced units AB. figure b

5. Sew pieces D to the top and bottom of the joined units ABC.

F

A2

D F

E

F

figure e

C

figure c

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Balcony E D

A

Fabric Requirements and Cutting

E A

G

G

F

B

F

G

G E

EE

Piece

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

A

6

23/4˝ × 31/2˝

B

2

11/2˝ × 31/2˝

C

1

1˝ × 5˝

D

2

1˝ × 41/4˝

E

6

23/4˝ × 23/4˝

F

4

11/2˝ × 11/2˝

G

8

11/4˝ × 23/4˝

C A

A

G

G

F

B

F

G

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

G SEWING DIAGONAL SEAMS

E A

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D

E A

Align the 2 pieces of fabric with right sides together. Use a fabric marker to draw the diagonal seam line as shown in the diagram. Sew along the marked line. Trim away the excess fabric to leave a 1/4˝ seam allowance. Press the seam open.

5˝ × 14˝ Blocks

Make the Block Make the Leaf Units

E E

For Steps 1 and 2, refer to Sewing Diagonal Seams.

1. Place a piece E on top of a piece A. Mark and sew the diagonal seam. Repeat to make 3 left leaf units. figure a

A G

figure a

B

E

C

EE

A

1. Sew pieces G to the bottoms of a left and a right 2. Sew together the 2 leaf units, sewing a stem piece D

G

E

figure b

F

F

G

A

leaf unit.

G

F

2. Place a piece E on top of a piece A. Mark and sew the

Make the Top Unit

A

D

A

diagonal seam. Repeat to make 3 right leaf units. figure b

E

B

G

F

figure c

between them.

A G

F

F

B G

G E

Make the Middle Unit

A

1. Sew pieces G to the top and bottom of a left and a

D

E A

figure d

right leaf unit.

2. Sew together the 2 leaf units, sewing a stem piece C between them.

Make the Bottom Unit

ALTERNATE IDEAS

1. Sew pieces G to the tops of the remaining left and right leaf units.

2. Sew together the 2 leaf units, sewing a stem piece D between them.

Finish the Block 1. Sew pieces F to the sides of the pieces B. figure c 2. Sew together the top, middle, and bottom units, sewing units BF between them. figure d

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Puddles C

E

Piece

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

A

4

11/2˝ × 21/2˝

B

4

11/2˝ × 31/2˝

C

4

11/2˝ × 41/2˝

D

2

11/2˝ × 51/2˝

D

E

4

11/2˝ × 11/2˝

D

F

4

11/2˝ × 21/2˝

G

4

11/2˝ × 31/2˝

F

B G

A G

A

F

B

E

C

E

C F G

A G F

B C

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B

A

Fabric Requirements and Cutting

E

C

E

B

Make the Rows

A

1. For rows 1 and 14, sew together pieces C and E.

3 A

F

4

B

E

1 2

G G

2. For rows 2 and 13, sew together pieces B and F. 3. For rows 3 and 12, sew together pieces A and G.

F

5

C

6

4. For rows 4 and 11, sew together pieces G and A.

D

7

5. For rows 5 and 10, sew together pieces F and B.

D

8

6. For rows 6 and 9, sew together pieces E and C. 7. For rows 7 and 8, use pieces D.

C

E F

8. Sew together the rows.

ALTERNATE IDEAS

9 10

B G

11

A

A

12

G B

F C

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Make the Block

13 E

14

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Tow-Away Zone B2 A

Fabric Requirements and Cutting Piece

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

Trim Using

A

3

41/2˝ × 6˝

Template A— Pattern 43

B1

3

3˝ × 6˝

Template B1— Pattern 43

B2

3

3˝ × 6˝

Template B2— Pattern 43

C1

1

13/4˝ × 13/4˝

C2

1

11/2˝ × 21/2˝

C3

1

11/2˝ × 31/4˝

C4

1

11/2˝ × 4˝

C5

1

11/2˝ × 41/2˝

D1

1

3˝ × 6˝

Template D1— Pattern 43

D2

1

3˝ × 6˝

Template D2— Pattern 43

B1 B2 A B1 D2 C5

C4

C3

C2 C1 D1 B2

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

A B1

NOTE Most of the pieces in this block are cut using templates from Pattern 43. The dimensions listed in the chart under “Size to Cut” represent the amount of fabric required for each piece. More fabric may be required for shortcut piecing or fussy cutting. To make a template from a pattern, refer to Making and Using Freezer-Paper Templates. When cutting your fabric, remember to add seam allowances and mark points for matching seams.

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Make the Block 1. Sew a piece B2 to the top of a piece A. Sew a piece B1 to the bottom of piece A.

B2 A

2. Repeat Step 1 to make a total of 3 units AB, each 4˝ × 51/2˝. figure a 3. Center and sew together pieces C1–C5. Use Template C

B2 A B1

B1

figure a

B2

from Pattern 43 to cut unit C from the pieced unit. figure b

A

4. Sew a piece D2 to the top of unit C, and a piece D1 to the bottom. figure c

B1 C5 C4 C3 C2 C1

5. Sew together units AB and CD. figure d

D2 C5 C4 C3 C2 C1

figure b

D1 B2

D2 C5 C4 C3 C2 C1

A B1

D1

ALTERNATE IDEAS

figure c

figure d

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Laundromat A

A

A

A

A

B

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

Fabric Requirements and Cutting Piece

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

A

A

45

11/2˝ × 11/2˝

A

B

3

11/2˝ × 11/2˝

C

3

11/2˝ × 41/2˝

D

2

11/2˝ × 51/2˝

C

D A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

B

A

A

A

A

A

A

C

D A

A

A

A

A

A

B

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

C

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Make the Top Unit

A

A

A

A

A

B

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

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Make the Block

C

1. Arrange a piece B and 15 pieces A in 4 rows, as shown.

D

2. Sew together the squares in each row. Sew

A

the rows together.

3. Sew a piece C to the right side.

C

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

B

A

A

A

A

A

A

Make the Middle Unit

A

D

1. Arrange a piece B and 15 pieces A in 4 rows, as shown.

2. Sew together the squares in each row. Sew the rows together.

A

A

A

A

A A

A

B

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

A

C

3. Sew a piece C to the left side.

Make the Bottom Unit 1. Arrange the remaining piece B and 15 pieces A, as shown.

ALTERNATE IDEAS

2. Sew together the squares in each row. Sew the rows together.

3. Sew the remaining piece C to the right side.

Finish the Block Sew together the top, middle, and bottom units, sewing pieces D between them.

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Do Not Enter Fabric Requirements and Cutting D

A

B

A E

C

Piece

Number to Cut

Size to Cut

Trim Using

A

4

51/4˝ × 6˝

Template A— Pattern 44

B

2

13/4˝ × 7˝

Template B— Pattern 44

C

1

13/4˝ × 7˝

Template C— Pattern 44

D

2

31/2˝ × 6˝

Template D— Pattern 44

E

1

11/2˝ × 141/2˝

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

A NOTE

B

A

D

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Most of the pieces in this block are cut using templates from Pattern 44. The dimensions listed in the chart under “Size to Cut” represent the amount of fabric required for each piece. More fabric may be required for shortcut piecing or fussy cutting. To make a template from a pattern, refer to Making and Using Freezer-Paper Templates. When cutting your fabric, remember to add seam allowances and mark points for matching seams.

5˝ × 14˝ Blocks

Make the Block

D

1. Sew together pieces A, B, C, and D.

A

2. Sew piece E to the right side of the block.

B

A E

C A B A

ALTERNATE IDEAS

D

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Projects

Metro Area finished size: 90˝ × 90˝

This quilt uses all 75 blocks—25 each of 5˝ × 8˝, 8˝ × 8˝, and 5˝ × 14˝.

Metro Area

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If you’re a quilter with a large fabric stash, making a color wheel quilt can be a fun way to compile scraps from past projects. For Metro Area, I started by selecting 25 different Kona Cotton solids. From there, I pulled coordinating monochromatic print fabric scraps that I contrasted with black, white, and gray prints.

Fabric Requirements Yardages are based on fabric at least 42˝ wide. „„ 4

yards neutral solid for sashing

„„ 81/4 „„ 3/4

yards for backing

yard for binding

„„ 98˝ × 98˝

of batting

Cutting NEUTRAL SOLID 1 piece 901/2˝ × width of fabric. Subcut: 2 border strips 61/2˝ × 901/2˝ each 2 border strips 61/2˝ × 781/2˝ each 4 sashing strips 21/2˝ × 781/2˝ each

„„ Cut

„„ Cut

3 strips 141/2˝ × width of fabric. Subcut: 20 sashing strips 21/2˝ × 141/2˝ each 25 sashing strips 11/2˝ × 141/2˝ each

„„ Cut

1 strip 81/2˝ × width of fabric. Subcut: 25 sashing strips 11/2˝ × 81/2˝ each

BACKING FABRIC 3 pieces 98˝ × width of fabric each.

„„ Cut

BINDING FABRIC 10 strips 21/2˝ × width of fabric each.

„„ Cut

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Make the Block Units All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

1. Sort the 75 blocks into 25 sets, with each set including a 5˝ × 8˝ block, an 8˝ × 8˝ block, and a 5˝ × 14˝ block.

2. Divide the sorted blocks into 2 groups: a group of 13 sets to make 13 of block unit A, and a group of 12 sets to make 12 of block unit B.

Block Unit A

Block Unit B

1. Beginning with a set of 3 blocks from the

1. Beginning with a set of 3 blocks from the

block unit A group, sew a 11/2˝ × 81/2˝ sashing strip to the top of the 5˝ × 8˝ block.

block unit B group, sew a 11/2˝ × 81/2˝ sashing strip to the bottom of the 5˝ × 8˝ block.

2. Sew the 8˝ × 8˝ block to the top of the

2. Sew the 8˝ × 8˝ block to the bottom of the

block unit.

block unit.

3. Sew a 11/2˝ × 141/2˝ sashing strip to the left

3. Sew a 11/2˝ × 141/2˝ sashing strip to the right

side of the block unit.

side of the block unit.

4. Sew the 5˝ × 14˝ block to the left side of

4. Sew the 5˝ × 14˝ block to the right side of

the block unit.

the block unit.

5. Repeat Steps 1–4 to create a total of

5. Repeat Steps 1–4 to create a total of

13 block units A. figures a & b

12 block units B. figures c & d

figure a

figure c

figure b

figure d

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Make the Quilt Top 1. Arrange the block units in 5 rows of 5 units each, alternating the block units A and B in a checkerboard pattern. Block unit A should be in each of the 4 corners.

2. Sew together the 5 block units in each row, sewing 21/2˝ × 141/2˝ sashing strips between the block units.

3. Sew together the 5 rows, sewing 21/2˝ × 781/2˝ sashing strips between the rows.

4. Sew a 61/2˝ × 781/2˝ border strip to each side of the quilt top.

5. Sew the 61/2˝ × 901/2˝ border strips to the top and bottom of the quilt top.

Make the Quilt Back 1. Trim away selvages. Sew together the 3 pieces along the 98˝ sides.

2. Trim the finished quilt back to 98˝ × 98˝. NOTE You can add interest to your quilt back by inserting a 16˝ × 98˝ strip between 2 backing pieces. The added strip can be pieced from scraps and/or extra blocks. If you do that, you’ll need only 51/2 yards of fabric for the rest of the quilt back.

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Finish the Quilt Quilt as desired. Use the 21/2˝ binding strips to make and sew the binding. I finished this quilt by free-motion quilting a continuous-line design of meandering boxes using my home machine.

Uptown finished size: 63˝ × 78˝

Quilted by Krista Withers

This quilt uses 60 blocks—20 each of 5˝ × 8˝, 8˝ × 8˝, and 5˝ × 14˝. Uptown

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Sometimes a print fabric collection is just so fabulous that it deserves its own quilt. If you want to use a single collection for your sampler, look for one that includes prints in a variety of sizes. A collection that includes monochromatic prints, multicolor prints, and some kind of picture print that can be fussy cut is ideal. Uptown was made using Violet Craft’s Waterfront Park collection for Michael Miller.

Fabric Requirements Yardages are based on fabric at least 42˝ wide. „„ 21/4 „„ 5

yards neutral solid for sashing

yards for backing

⁄ yard for binding

„„ 5 8

„„ 71˝ × 86˝

of batting

Cutting NEUTRAL SOLID 4 strips 21/2˝ × length (along the selvage edge) of fabric. Subcut: 2 border strips 21/2˝ × 741/2˝ each 2 border strips 21/2˝ × 631/2˝ each

„„ Cut

„„ Cut

3 strips 11/2˝ × length of fabric. Subcut: 4 sashing strips 11/2˝ × 591/2˝ each

„„ Cut

1 strip 141/2˝ × length of fabric. Subcut: 35 sashing strips 11/2˝ × 141/2˝ each

„„ From

the remaining fabric, cut 20 sashing strips 11/2˝ × 81/2˝ each.

BACKING FABRIC „„ Cut 2 pieces 86˝ × width of fabric each. BINDING FABRIC 8 strips 21/2˝ × width of fabric each.

„„ Cut

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Make the Block Units All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

1. Sort the 60 blocks into 20 sets, with each set including a 5˝ × 8˝ block, an 8˝ × 8˝ block, and a 5˝ × 14˝ block.

2. Divide the sorted blocks into 2 groups of 10 sets each; the first group will be used to make 10 of block unit A, and the other group will be used to make 10 of block unit B.

Block Unit A

Block Unit B

1. Beginning with a set of 3 blocks in the block

1. Beginning with a set of 3 blocks in the block

unit A group, sew a 11/2˝ × 81/2˝ sashing strip to the top of the 5˝ × 8˝ block.

unit B group, sew a 11/2˝ × 81/2˝ sashing strip to the bottom of the 5˝ × 8˝ block.

2. Sew the 8˝ × 8˝ block to the top of the

2. Sew the 8˝ × 8˝ block to the bottom of the

block unit.

block unit.

3. Sew a 11/2˝ × 141/2˝ sashing strip to the left

3. Sew a 11/2˝ × 141/2˝ sashing strip to the right

side of the block unit.

side of the block unit.

4. Sew the 5˝ × 14˝ block to the left side of the

4. Sew the 5˝ × 14˝ block to the right side of the

block unit.

block unit.

5. Repeat Steps 1–4 to make a total of 10 block

5. Repeat Steps 1–4 to make a total of 10 block

units A. figures a & b

units B. figures c & d

figure a

figure b

figure c

figure d

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Make the Quilt Top 1. Arrange the block units in 5 rows of 4 units each, alternating block units A and B in a checkerboard pattern.

2. Sew the blocks in each row together, sewing 11/2˝ × 141/2˝ sashing strips between the block units.

3. Sew together the 5 rows, sewing 11/2˝ × 591/2˝ sashing strips between the rows.

4. Sew a 21/2˝ × 741/2˝ border strip to each side of the quilt top.

5. Sew the 21/2˝ × 631/2˝ border strips to the top and bottom of the quilt top.

Make the Quilt Back 1. Trim away selvages. Sew together the 2 pieces along the 86˝ sides.

2. Trim the finished quilt back to 71˝ × 86˝. NOTE Add interest to your quilt back by making a pieced strip from your scraps and sewing it between the 2 large pieces.

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Finish the Quilt Quilt as desired. Use the 21/2˝ binding strips to make and sew the binding. This quilt was longarm quilted by Krista Withers.

Downtown Finished size: 67˝ × 67˝

This quilt uses 48 blocks—16 each of 5˝ × 8˝, 8˝ × 8˝, and 5˝ × 14˝.

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The sashing fabric on your quilt will create the negative space (or background) in which the blocks will float. The most effective sashing / negative space fabric is usually a neutral color that contrasts slightly with the fabric in the blocks. You can further explore your quilt’s negative space by including pieces of the sashing fabric in each of the blocks. This will diminish the visible block structure and cause parts of the blocks to blend into the background.

Fabric Requirements

Cutting

Yardages are based on fabric at least 42˝ wide.

NEUTRAL SOLID „„ Cut 4 strips 41/2˝ × length (72˝ side) of fabric. Subcut: 2 border strips 41/2˝ × 671/2˝ each 2 border strips 41/2˝ × 591/2˝ each

„„ 2

yards neutral solid for sashing

„„ 41/4

„„

yards for backing

5⁄8 yard for binding

„„ 75˝ × 75˝

of batting

„„ Cut

3 strips 11/2˝ × length of fabric. Subcut: 3 sashing strips 11/2˝ × 591/2˝ each

„„ Cut

1 strip 141/2˝ × length of fabric. Subcut: 28 sashing strips 11/2˝ × 141/2˝ each 16 sashing strips 11/2˝ × 81/2˝ each

BACKING FABRIC 2 pieces 75˝ × width of fabric each.

„„ Cut

BINDING FABRIC 7 strips 21/2˝ × width of fabric each.

„„ Cut

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Make the Block Units All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

1. Sort the 48 blocks into 16 sets, with each set including a 5˝ × 8˝ block, a 8˝ × 8˝ block, and a 5˝ × 14˝ block.

2. Divide the sorted blocks into 2 groups of 8 sets each; the first group will be used to make 8 of block unit A, and the other group will be used to make 8 of block unit B.

Block Unit A

Block Unit B

1. Beginning with a set of blocks in the block

1. Beginning with a set of blocks in the block

unit A group, sew a 11/2˝ × 81/2˝ sashing strip to the top of the 5˝ × 8˝ block.

unit B group, sew a 11/2˝ × 81/2˝ sashing strip to the bottom of the 5˝ × 8˝ block.

2. Sew the 8˝ × 8˝ block to the top of the

2. Sew the 8˝ × 8˝ block to the bottom of the

block unit.

block unit.

3. Sew a 11/2˝ × 141/2˝ sashing strip to the left

3. Sew a 11/2˝ × 141/2˝ sashing strip to the right

side of the block unit.

side of the block unit.

4. Sew the 5˝ × 14˝ block to the left side of the

4. Sew the 5˝ × 14˝ block to the right side of

block unit.

the block unit.

5. Repeat Steps 1–4 to make a total of 8 block

5. Repeat Steps 1–4 to make a total of 8 block

units A. figures a & b

units B. figures c & d

figure a

figure b

figure c

figure d

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Make the Quilt Top 1. Arrange the block units in 4 rows of 4 block units each, alternating block units A and B in a checkerboard pattern.

2. Sew the block units in each row together, sewing 11/2˝ × 141/2˝ sashing strips between the block units.

3. Sew together the 4 rows, sewing 11/2˝ × 591/2˝ sashing strips between the rows.

4. Sew the 41/2˝ × 591/2˝ border strips to the sides of the quilt top.

5. Sew the 41/2˝ × 671/2˝ border strips to the top and bottom of the quilt top.

Make the Quilt Back 1. Trim away selvages. Sew together the 2 pieces along the 75˝ sides.

2. Trim the finished quilt back to 75˝ × 75˝. NOTE Add interest to your quilt back by making a pieced strip from your scraps and sewing it between the 2 large pieces.

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Finish the Quilt Quilt as desired. Use the 21/2˝ binding strips to make and sew the binding. I finished this quilt by free-motion quilting a continuous-line design of meandering points on my home machine.

Westside Finished size: 56˝ × 56˝

This quilt uses all 25 of the 8˝ × 8˝ blocks.

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Using an unexpected textile can really turn up the volume on your quilt. Westside includes a number of print fabrics with metallic gold highlights. I continued the metallic theme by using metallic gold linen for the sashing.

Fabric Requirements Yardages are based on fabric at least 42˝ wide. „„ 13/4

yards neutral solid for sashing

⁄ yards for backing

„„ 35 8 „„ 1/2

yard for binding

„„ 64˝ × 64˝

of batting

Cutting NEUTRAL SOLID 4 strips 41/2˝ × length of fabric. Subcut: 2 border strips 41/2˝ × 561/2˝ each 2 border strips 41/2˝ × 481/2˝ each

„„ Cut

„„ Cut

4 strips 21/2˝ × length of fabric. Trim each strip to 21/2˝ × 481/2˝.

„„ From

the remaining fabric, cut 20 strips 21/2˝ × 81/2˝ each.

BACKING FABRIC 2 pieces 64˝ × width of fabric each.

„„ Cut

BINDING FABRIC 6 strips 21/2˝ × width of fabric each.

„„ Cut

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Make the Quilt Top All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

figure a

1. Arrange the blocks in 5 rows of 5 blocks each. 2. Sew the blocks in each row together, sewing 21/2˝ × 81/2˝ sashing strips between the blocks. figure a

3. Sew the 5 rows together, sewing 21/2˝ × 481/2˝ sashing strips between the rows.

4. Sew a 41/2˝ × 481/2˝ border strip to each side of the quilt top.

5. Sew the 41/2˝ × 561/2˝ border strips to the top and bottom of the quilt top.

Make the Quilt Back 1. Trim away selvages. Sew together the 2 pieces along the 64˝ sides.

2. Trim the finished quilt back to 64˝ × 64˝.

Finish the Quilt Quilt as desired. Use the 21/2˝ binding strips to make and sew the binding. I finished this quilt by free-motion quilting densely packed large, loopy flowers using my home machine.

NOTE Add interest to your quilt back by making a pieced strip from your scraps and sewing it between the 2 large pieces.

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Eastside Finished size: 50˝ × 50˝

This quilt uses all 25 of the 5˝ × 8˝ blocks.

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I love prints so much that I often forget about the beautiful simplicity of focusing on solid fabrics. Quilting solids are a great place to start planning a color scheme for your quilt. Using solids in your piecing can also create blocks that are bolder and more graphic than similar blocks made using only print fabrics.

Fabric Requirements

Cutting

Yardages are based on fabric at least 42˝ wide.

PRINT BACKGROUND FABRIC „„ Cut 1 piece 11/2˝ × 81/2˝, 1 piece 41/2˝ × 81/2˝, and 2 pieces 11/2˝ × 101/2˝.

NOTE The block backgrounds are each made with 1 piece 11/2˝ × 81/2˝, 1 piece 41/2˝ × 81/2˝, and 2 pieces 11/2˝ × 101/2˝. Yardage requirements for new fabric are provided, but don’t hesitate to use whatever combination of fabrics

SOLID BACKGROUND FABRIC From each of the 8 coordinating solids:

you have on hand to make the block backgrounds!

„„ Cut

„„ 1/4

„„ Cut

yard or 1 fat quarter of coordinating print fabric for 1 block background

⁄ yard each of 8 different coordinating solid

„„ 3 8

fabrics for 24 block backgrounds „„ 31/2 „„ 1/2

yards for backing

3 pieces each of the following sizes: 11/2˝ × 81/2˝ and 41/2˝ × 81/2˝. 6 pieces 11/2˝ × 101/2˝.

BACKING FABRIC 2 pieces 58˝ × width of fabric each.

„„ Cut

BINDING FABRIC „„ Cut 6 strips 21/2˝ × width of fabric each.

yard for binding

„„ 58˝ × 58˝

of batting

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Make the Print Block Background

Make the Solid Block Backgrounds

All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open.

1. Sort the cut pieces of solid fabric into sets,

1. Group the cut pieces of print fabric with a block.

2. Sew the 41/2˝ × 81/2˝ piece to the top of the block.

3. Sew the 11/2˝ × 81/2˝ piece to the bottom of the block.

4. Sew the 11/2˝ × 101/2˝ pieces to the sides. figures a & b

with each set including the following pieces of the same fabric: 1 piece 11/2˝ × 81/2˝, 1 piece 41/2˝ × 81/2˝, and 2 pieces 11/2˝ × 101/2˝.

2. Group each set of cut pieces with a remaining block of the 24.

3. Choose a group and sew the 41/2˝ × 81/2˝ piece to the top of the block.

4. Sew the 11/2˝ × 81/2˝ piece to the bottom of the block.

5. Sew the 11/2˝ × 101/2˝ pieces to the sides. 6. Repeat Steps 3–5 with the remaining blocks to create a total of 24 block units. figures c & d

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figure b

figure c

figure d

Make the Quilt Top 1. Arrange the block units into 5 rows of 5 block units each, placing the block bordered by print fabric fourth from the left in the fourth row.

2. Sew together the block units in each row. Then sew together the rows to complete the quilt top.

Make the Quilt Back 1. Trim away selvages. Sew together the 2 pieces along the 58˝ sides.

2. Trim the finished quilt back to 58˝ × 58˝. NOTE

Finish the Quilt Quilt as desired. Use the 21/2˝ binding strips to make and sew the binding. I finished this quilt by using my walking foot to quilt a continuous spiral design. Then I came back to where I started to finish the tighter center of the spiral using free-motion quilting.

Add interest to your quilt back by making a pieced strip from scraps and sewing it between the 2 large pieces.

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Residential finished size: 50˝ × 66½˝

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A sampler quilt is the perfect place to fussy cut! Residential is full of fussy-cut deer, birds, and other images.

Fabric Requirements Yardages are based on fabric at least 42˝ wide. „„ 2

yards neutral solid for sashing

„„ 41/4 „„ 1/2

yards for backing

yard for binding

„„ 58˝ × 75˝

of batting

Cutting NEUTRAL SOLID 4 strips 31/2˝ × length (along the selvage) of fabric. Subcut: 2 border strips 31/2˝ × 67˝ each 2 border strips 31/2˝ × 441/2˝ each

„„ Cut

„„ Cut

6 strips 2˝ × length of fabric. Subcut: 6 sashing strips 2˝ × 61˝ each

„„ Cut

2 strips 51/2˝ × length of fabric. Subcut: 6 sashing strips 51/2˝ × 81/4˝ each 18 sashing strips 2˝ × 51/2˝ each

BACKING FABRIC 2 pieces 75˝ × width of fabric each.

„„ Cut

BINDING FABRIC 6 strips 21/2˝ × width of fabric each.

„„ Cut

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Make the Quilt Top All seams are sewn with a 1/4˝ seam allowance and pressed open. Arrange the 25 blocks in 7 columns. Columns 1, 3, 5, and 7 each include 4 blocks. Columns 2, 4, and 6 each include 3 blocks.

Make Columns 1, 3, 5, and 7 Sew together the blocks in each column, sewing 2˝ × 51/2˝ sashing strips between the blocks. figure a

Make Columns 2, 4, and 6 1. Sew together the blocks in each column, sewing 2˝ × 51/2˝ sashing strips between the blocks.

2. Sew 51/2˝ × 81/4˝ sashing strips to the top and bottom of each column. figure b

Finish the Quilt Top 1. Sew the columns together, sewing 2˝ × 61˝ sashing strips between the columns.

2. Sew the 31/2˝ × 441/2˝ border strips to the top and bottom of the quilt top.

3. Sew the 31/2˝ × 67˝ border strips to the sides

figure a

figure b

Make the Quilt Back 1. Trim away selvages. Sew together the 2 pieces along the 75˝ sides.

2. Trim the finished quilt back to 58˝ × 75˝.

of the quilt top.

NOTE Add interest to your quilt back by making a pieced strip from scraps and sewing it between the 2 large pieces.

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How-To 

Supplies Stock your sewing area with the following basic supplies, most of which are available at quilt shops and larger craft-supply stores. „„

45mm or 60mm rotary cutter with an ergonomic squeeze handle

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24˝ × 36˝ self-healing cutting mat

„„

6˝ × 24˝ clear plastic quilting ruler with both grid and angled markings

„„

4˝ × 14˝ or 6˝ × 12˝ ruler for working with smaller pieces

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Iron and pressing board

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Starch alternative, such as Flatter smoothing spray by Soak

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Sewing machine needles: 80/12 microtex/ sharp for piecing

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Long, sharp quilting pins

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Magnetic pincushion

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Fabric scissors

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Utility scissors for cutting templates

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Seam ripper and snips

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Water-soluble fabric marker

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Freezer paper for making templates (either the 81/2˝ × 11˝ printable sheets that are available at quilt shops or the larger rolls sold in supermarkets)

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Pencil for tracing template patterns

„„

Envelopes for storing templates

Cutting Basics As you look through the blocks and read the instructions, you’ll find that I cut out a lot of pieces individually rather than using shortcut techniques like strip piecing. I’ve chosen to make my blocks and write the instructions this way not because I’m unfamiliar with these techniques but because they don’t provide the same opportunities for thoughtful fabric placement. It may take longer to fussy cut a quarter-square triangle unit, but it will definitely be more beautiful and memorable!

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Rotary Cutting Accurate rotary cutting will improve the success of your projects. Make sure your fabric is free from wrinkles before you start cutting, and always use a sharp blade.

FUSSY CUTTING

MAKING ANGLED CUTS Most 6˝ × 24˝ rulers include guidelines for cutting 30°, 45°, and 60° angles. To use these guidelines, tilt the ruler to the left until the guide you want is lined up with the bottom edge of your fabric. Then cut along the side of the ruler, just as you would if you were making a standard 90° cut. Fussy cutting is the common term for cutting a print fabric to highlight or center a particular part of the print. For this book, I recommend using freezer paper to measure fussy-cut shapes. If the block construction makes use of freezer-paper templates, you can use the templates themselves.

NOTE If you are left-handed, tilt your ruler to the right, so it looks like a mirror image of the photo. This will allow you to cut safely along the left side of the ruler.

For the other patterns, you can use a piece of freezer paper cut to the finished size of the piece you want to cut. Use your iron to fuse the freezer-paper shape onto the area of the fabric you want to cut and then rotary cut the shape, adding the seam allowance just as you would if you were using a template pattern.



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Making and Using Freezer-Paper Templates Most of the nonrectangular shapes used in this book are made with freezer-paper templates. Freezer paper is an excellent template material because it can be temporarily fused to fabric by pressing with an iron, making it easy to fussy cut and to cut accurately.

Making Templates by Tracing Use a pencil to trace the pattern shape onto the paper (nonshiny) side of the freezer paper. Be sure to transfer all markings and the name of the pattern. Use utility scissors or an old rotary cutter blade to cut out the template patterns, and store each template in a small envelope labeled with its block name and piece ID.

Making Templates by Printing For your convenience, a digital file of the template patterns is available at tinyurl.com/11072-patterns-download. This file is formatted to allow printing directly onto 81/2˝ × 11˝ freezer-paper sheets available from C&T Publishing, eliminating the need for tracing. Be sure to print onto the paper (nonshiny) side. Use utility scissors or an old rotary cutter blade to cut out the templates, and store each one in a small envelope labeled with its block name and piece ID.

Using the Freezer-Paper Templates The freezer-paper templates do not include seam allowances. This means that when you place the template shape onto your fabric, you can easily see what the finished shape will look like without a seam allowance, making it very easy to fussy cut. It also means that you won’t inadvertently shave off bits of your template as you work.

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Once you’ve determined where you want to cut the shape, place the template shiny side down and briefly press it with an iron. A dry iron is best, particularly if you’ve used an inkjet printer to print onto the freezer paper. The heat will melt the coating on the back of the paper, which will hold the template in place while you cut. (Don’t worry! It will peel off when you’re finished, without any damage to the fabric.) Carefully move the fabric back to your cutting mat and use a ruler to cut the shape, adding a 1/4˝ seam allowance around all sides. Use a water-soluble fabric marker to mark each corner or point on the fabric shape. These points will be used to match and sew the pieces accurately.

NOTE Be sure to use a water-soluble, not a disappearing-ink, marker. You don’t want your marks to disappear while you work!

Peel away the freezer-paper template and save it for making the next shape, or for making another block later. Freezer-paper templates won’t last forever, but you should be able to cut several shapes from each one before it becomes too linty to adhere to the fabric.

Sewing Basics Seam Allowances

Pressing Seams

The projects in this book are made using a 1/4˝ seam allowance. Sewing an accurate 1/4˝ seam allowance will help ensure that your finished blocks are the right size. To easily achieve accuracy, I recommend using a 1/4˝ piecing foot. I prefer the kind without the flange or guide on the side, but some quilters find it helpful.

I press my seams open. It takes a bit more effort than pressing them to one side, as many quilters do, but I think the results are worth it. If you press the seams open, your finished blocks will be more precise, will lie flatter, and will be easier to machine quilt in an allover pattern. Having said that, I realize that many of the designs in this book involve a lot of small pieces. If you find that you’re fighting with a particular seam, don’t hesitate to press that seam to the side! 

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Sewing the Cut Shapes NOTE Use the marked points to X marks are shown on match the pieces to one some patterns as an another, keeping in mind additional guide for constructing the block. that unlike rectangular shapes, the shapes cut from the templates may need to be lined up at what look like odd angles, rather than by simply matching the ends of the pieces.

TIP If you’re having trouble lining up the marked points, try sticking a pin through the point in one piece and then through the point you are trying to match. Pull the head of the pin all the way up to the fabric, matching the points perfectly. Then use a second pin to secure them together.

Sew the pieces together using a 1/4˝ seam allowance and press the seam open. Trim away any additional seam allowance (for instance, on points) before sewing more pieces. Once all the pieces have been joined, square up the block or block unit, removing any excess seam allowance. Remove any remaining markings by blotting with a damp washcloth.

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SHORTCUT PIECING If you want to avoid matching up the tiniest template shapes and are willing to use a little more fabric, you may prefer shortcut piecing. For this method, begin by cutting to size the first piece you need to sew, leaving the freezerpaper template fused to the fabric. Don’t worry about marking the points as you would with standard piecing. In shortcut piecing, you’ll sew on the next piece of fabric before you cut it to size. This eliminates the need for matching points and fiddling with the tiniest pieces. Refer to the block pattern to see which piece should be added next and select a piece of fabric a little larger than you think you’ll need. Depending on the look you’re going for and the fabric you’re using, you may want to cut the fabric at a matching angle before you sew it on. Do this by using the edge of the freezer-paper template as a guide. Sew the two pieces of fabric together, centering the already cut piece on the larger piece that you’re adding. Press the seam open.



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Use your iron to fuse the freezer-paper template in place, matching it with the freezer-paper template still on the first piece. Use your rotary cutter and ruler to trim away the excess fabric, leaving a 1/4˝ seam allowance. Continue using this method to add generously cut pieces of fabric, fuse the templates in place, and cut the block components to size until all the pieces are sewn. If you find that your freezer-paper templates are not staying fused in place or are getting caught in the seams, don’t hesitate to peel them off the block during sewing. Just take a moment to fuse them back in place each time you trim to size a new part of the block.

Additional Information Detailed explanations of quilting basics such as cutting, piecing, making a quilt sandwich, machine quilting at home, and making and sewing binding can be found in my earlier books The Practical Guide to Patchwork and Modern Patchwork. You can also refer to C&T Publishing’s website for general quiltmaking instructions: ctpub.com > Resources > Consumer Resources: Quiltmaking Basics.

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About the Author Elizabeth Hartman is a full-time quilter, designer, and teacher from Portland, Oregon. She is the author of the best-selling quilting guide The Practical Guide to Patchwork and Modern Patchwork. Elizabeth is the author of the popular blog and pattern shop at ohfransson.com, through which she has introduced thousands of people to modern quilting. Photo by Jen Carlton Bailly

Resources JANOME SEWING MACHINES Janome 1600P-QC janome.com

LONGARM QUILTING SERVICES Krista Withers Quilting kristawithersquilting.blogspot.com

I did all of my piecing and quilting on my Janome 1600P-QC. Read more about this machine at janome.com

Krista did a beautiful job on my Uptown quilt. See more of her quilting at kristawithers.blogspot.com

I encourage everyone to support their local fabric shops! Additionally, here are a few online shops that carry fabrics like the ones I used in this book, including Robert Kaufman’s Kona Cotton solids and Essex cotton/linen blends. City Craft citycraft.com

Pink Chalk Fabrics pinkchalkfabrics.com

Fabricworm fabricworm.com

Purl Soho purlsoho.com

Form and Fabric formandfabric.com

Sew Modern Online sewmodern.com

Pink Castle Fabrics pinkcastlefabrics.com

Superbuzzy superbuzzy.com About the Author/Resources

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