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Medium 9781617451867

Scattered Leaves

Kim Schaefer C&T Publishing ePub

scattered leaves

This runner will be the perfect addition to your fall decor. Scattered appliquéd leaves are framed by a simple pieced border.

Quilted by Diane Minkley of Patched Works, Inc.

finished runner: 24½˝ × 48½˝ | finished block: 8˝ × 8˝

materials

Assorted tans: ¾ yard total for appliqué backgrounds

Assorted browns: ½ yard total for appliquéd frames and pieced borders

Assorted greens: ½ yard total for appliquéd leaves and pieced borders

Assorted oranges and rusts: ½ yard total for appliquéd leaves and pieced borders

Assorted yellows and golds: ½ yard total for appliquéd leaves and pieced borders

Paper-backed fusible web: 2 yards

Batting: 29˝ × 53˝

Backing and binding: 1¾ yards

cutting

Cut from assorted tans:

10 squares 8½˝ × 8½˝

Cut from assorted browns, greens, oranges, rusts, yellows, and golds:

64 rectangles 2½˝ × 4½˝

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Medium 9781617452826

Hello, Orion

Emily Breclaw C&T Publishing ePub

MADE BY Emily Breclaw

Fabrics: Japanese indigo, taupe, and dobby weave fabrics

A variety of single stars and hexagons gives this quilt the illusion of a constellation. The off-center hexagons are created with a unique Log Cabin technique that creates lots of scraps. Save them for the stars in Stardust and Moonbeams.

materials

WHITE: ⅝ yard

YELLOW: ⅛ yard

ORANGE: ½ yard

INDIGO: 8 yards

BORDER: ¾ yard

BACKING: 3¾ yards

BINDING: ⅝ yard

BATTING: 66˝ × 77˝

cutting

Use the 3˝ hexagon family of patterns. In the instructions that follow, large shapes measure 3˝ on a side, small shapes measure 1½˝ on a side, and very small shapes measure ¾˝ on a side. Refer to Cutting and Preparing Patchesas needed.

WHITE

•Cut 2 strips 3⅛˝ × width of fabric; subcut into 14 small hexagons.

•Cut 5 strips 113/16˝ × width of fabric; subcut into 16 very small hexagons and 96 small triangles.

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Medium 9781617450426

Take It In: Take In a Sweater or Knit Top

Suzannah Hamlin Stanley Stash Books ePub

Take It In

Take In a Sweater or Knit Top

This simple alteration project shows one of the most basic, but essential techniques I use. I often find sweaters are too boxy or shapeless, or that the waist is too high for my body. Adjust the side seams of these baggy sweaters with a few quick steps that make a huge difference. I’ve used this technique many times on cardigans, heavier-weight tees, and pullover sweaters to improve their fit.

You Will Need:

•Loose or shapeless tee or sweater

•Standard sewing supplies

•Fabric pen or chalk (optional)

Get It Done

1. Turn the sweater inside out and try it on. Pinch it in as desired at both side seams, approximately the same amount on each side. On one side, place several pins to mark where the narrowest point should be and where it should taper back to the original seam.

2. Press the sweater flat with an iron where you need to take in the seam. Move the pins if necessary to ensure that you capture an equal amount of fabric from the front and back sides and that the original seam is aligned along the side. Create a smooth line with the pins from the original side seam near the armpit to the narrowest point of the new waist, and down to the hip. Use a fabric pen if desired to connect the line between the pins.

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Medium 9781571206220

Vanilla Crème

Kim Schaefer C&T Publishing ePub

Quilted by Diane Minkley

FINISHED BLOCK SIZES: 10″ × 10″, 5″ × 5″ FINISHED TABLE RUNNER: 20½″ × 60½″

Going green is easy when you whip up this table runner from a smorgasbord of greens. This scrappy runner is sure to brighten any tabletop.

2 yards total assorted greens for pieced blocks and pieced border

2¼ yards for backing and binding

24″ × 64″ batting

Cut from the assorted greens for the pieced blocks:

5 squares 6½″ × 6½″

10 rectangles 1½″ × 6½″

20 rectangles 1½″ × 8½″

10 rectangles 1½″ × 10½″

Cut from the assorted greens for the pieced border blocks:

84 squares 1½″ × 1½″

112 rectangles 1½″ × 3½″

56 rectangles 1½″ × 5½″

1. Piece the block as shown. Press. Make 5 blocks.

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

2. Piece the border block as shown. Press. Make 28 blocks.

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4

1. Arrange and sew together 5 blocks to form the center of the table runner. Press.

2. Arrange and sew together 2 rows of 10 border blocks to make the side borders. Press.

3. Sew the 2 side borders to the runner top. Press toward the borders.

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Medium 9781571206626

Divided Circle in a Square

Alex Anderson C&T Publishing PDF

Wall/Crib: 32˝ × 42˝

Twin: 64˝ × 84˝

Queen: 84˝ × 96˝

materials

Yardages are based on 42˝-wide fabric.

Fabric

Wall/Crib

Twin

Queen

Fabric #1

1¼ yards

3⅞ yards

5¼ yards

Fabric #2

⅜ yard

¾ yard

1 yard

Fabric #3

¾ yard

2¼ yards

3½ yards

Fabric #4

½ yard

1¼ yards

1⅝ yards

Fabric #5

½ yard

¾ yard

1 yard

Fabric #6

¾ yard

1½ yards

2¼ yards

Paper-backed fusible adhesive (based on 12˝ width)

2½ yards

9¾ yards

14 yards

Backing

36˝ × 46˝ (Use leftovers and supplement as necessary.)

68˝ × 88˝ (Use leftovers and supplement as necessary.)

88˝ × 100˝ (Use leftovers and supplement as necessary.)

Binding

Leftovers or ⅝ yard

Leftovers or 1 yard

Leftovers or 1⅛ yards

Batting

36˝ × 46˝

68˝ × 88˝

88˝ × 100˝

cutting

Fabric

Wall/Crib

Number of Pieces

Fusible Adhesive

4

Twin

Size of Pieces

Queen

Number of Pieces

8½˝ × 8½˝*

16

Size of Pieces

8½˝ × 8½˝*

24

Size of Pieces

8½˝ × 8½˝*

4

10½˝ × 10½˝

16

10½˝ × 10½˝

24

10½˝ × 10½˝

2

½˝ × 32˝ (top & bottom borders)

8

½˝ × 32˝ (top & bottom borders)

12

½˝ × 32˝

(side borders)

2

½˝ × 42˝

(side borders)

8

½˝ × 42˝

(side borders)

12

½˝ × 42˝ (top & bottom borders)

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