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Red Romance

Helen Frost C&T Publishing PDF

Materials

2 yards each of 4 lighter to darker fabrics for NinePatch blocks and squares

From outer border fabric:

Cut 4 strips 10˝ × length of fabric.

From binding fabric:

Cut 11 strips 21⁄4˝ × width of fabric.

2 yards for interior border

1

3

Sewing

31⁄4 yards for outer border

Refer to Perfect Piecing, pages 11–13. Press in the direction of the arrows indicated in the illustrations.

81⁄2 yards for backing (pieced widthwise)

7

Batting: 100˝ × 112˝

⁄2 yard for first border

⁄8 yard for second border

⁄8 yard for binding

Cutting

Refer to Measure Twice, Cut Once, pages 9–10.

From each of the 4 fabrics:

Cut strips 11⁄2˝ × width of fabric, for Nine-Patch blocks, as follows:

Fabric 1: Cut 23.

Making the Strip Sets

For each fabric combination, arrange and sew the 11⁄2˝ strips into the following side sets and middle sets.

Side sets:

Middle sets:

1

2

2

1

1

2

Make 5.

Make 21⁄2.

2

3

3

2

2

3

Make 6.

Make 3.

3

4

4

3

3

4

Make 6.

Make 3.

4

1

1

4

4

1

Make 5.

Make 21⁄2.

Fabrics 2 and 4: Cut 25 from each.

Fabric 3: Cut 27.

(Note: Make the Nine-Patch blocks first and measure the blocks before cutting the squares; see Measuring the

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Island Joins: A Demonstration with Square-in-a-Square

Terrie Sandelin C&T Publishing PDF

Island Joins

A DEMONSTRATION WITH SQUARE-IN-A-SQUARE

Full-size Square-in-a-Square foundation pattern is on the pullout.

Leaf Dance, 121⁄4˝ × 121⁄4˝, Terrie Sandelin, quilted by Vickie Bajtelsmit, 2007

Some traditional blocks, such as Courthouse Steps and Square-in-a-Square, build from the inside out. Using the Island Joins method allows you to sew these separate blocks together so you can press seams open or pivot their direction for flatter seams.

square-in-a-square quilts

PREPARING THE FOUNDATION

3. If you are making either the

Center Star or the Four Stars mini, mark the patch placement letters on the foundation. Be sure to place the letters for the triangle patches outside the seam allowance of the center square.

1. As with the basic Fold and Sew patterns, pages 19–21, align adjoining seamlines that are separated by a seam allowance. Fold and crease. Note: You will need to fold the foundation both vertically and horizontally.

2. Mark the 1 ⁄4˝ seam allowance lines that surround the on-point squares.

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Diagonal Rows

Terrie Sandelin C&T Publishing PDF

DIAGONAL ROWS

◆ FINISHED FOUNDATION:

61⁄2˝ × 61⁄2˝

◆ TIME:

21⁄2

HOURS

Fabric Requirements

Dark blue: 1⁄8 yard or scraps

Medium blue: 1⁄8 yard or scraps

Two dark purples: 1⁄8 yard or scraps of each

Medium blue/purple: 1⁄8 yard or scraps

Light purple: 1⁄8 yard or scraps

Two dark greens: 1⁄8 yard or scraps of each

Blue: 1⁄8 yard or scraps

Purple: 1⁄8 yard or scraps

Green inner border: 1⁄8 yard

Purple outer border: 1⁄4 yard

Backing: 1 fat quarter

Binding: 1⁄4 yard

Cutting Instructions

Letters indicate fabric placement on the quilt layout diagram for the 13-Square—

Diagonal Rows variation, right.

Shadowfall, 111⁄2˝ × 111⁄2˝, Terrie Sandelin, 2007

Medium blue/purple (D, V): Cut a strip 1˝ × 8˝. Crosscut into 8 patches.

Dark green (E, U): Cut a strip

1˝ × 10˝. Crosscut into 10 patches.

Dark green (I, Q): Cut a strip

1˝ × 18˝. Crosscut into 18 patches.

Light purple (F, H, L, N, R, T): Cut strips 1˝ wide for a total of 52˝ in length. Crosscut into 52 patches.

Patches

Dark purple (G, M, S): Cut a strip

1˝ × 27˝. Crosscut into 27 patches.

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Dublin Square

Claudia Olson C&T Publishing PDF

C U T T I N G C H A RT ( c o n t i nu e d )

Fabric

Number of strips

TOWN SQUARE BLOCK (Continued)

Gold

Blue

Size

First Cut

Finished size 12"

2

3

2

41 ⁄ 2

8

7

31 ⁄ 2

21 ⁄ 4

41 ⁄ 2

21 ⁄ 2

Size

Number

Make 12

48

24

21⁄ 2 x 41⁄ 2

21⁄ 2 x 21⁄ 2

Outside border and binding

Green (border)

(binding)

Press carefully after each step, following the direction of the pressing arrows.

4. Sew a 21⁄ 2"-wide pink strip and a 21⁄ 2"wide beige strip together lengthwise.

Cut crosswise into 21⁄ 2" segments.

Cut two.

Dublin Steps Block

1. Refer to “Half-Square Triangles,” page

105, and position a 4 7⁄ 8" beige square on a 4 7⁄ 8" green square. Stitch, cut, and press. Make two to create four halfsquare triangle units.

5. Sew a 21⁄ 2"-wide gold strip and a 21⁄ 2"wide beige strip together lengthwise.

Cut crosswise into 21 ⁄ 2" segments.

Cut two.

2. Repeat step 1 using a 2 7⁄ 8" beige square and a 2 7⁄ 8" pink square. Make one to create two half-square triangle units.

6. Sew the corner squares using segments from steps 4 and 5 as shown. Make two.

3. Repeat step 1 using a 2 7⁄ 8" beige square and a 2 7⁄ 8" gold square. Make one to create two half-square triangle units.

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Sashed Squares Quilts

Terrie Sandelin C&T Publishing PDF

Sashed Squares Quilts

◆ FINISHED FOUNDATION:

7 3⁄4˝ × 7 3⁄4˝

◆ TIME:

51⁄2

HOURS

Full-size Sashed Squares foundation pattern is on the pullout.

Been There, Done That, 14˝ × 14˝, Terrie Sandelin, quilted by Vickie Bajtelsmit,

2007. Believe it or not, this geometrically bold design that looks so modern actually re-creates the layout and coloring of an 1820s quilt backing!

MARKING THE FOUNDATION

Although the basic construction of the Sashed Squares foundation is the same as the 13-Square foundation, the tiny pieces of this quilt (those yellow sashing squares finish at 1 ⁄4˝) present a unique challenge for marking the foundation.

Because the sashing strips are 1 ⁄4˝ wide, you can use the printed line of the foundation as the seam allowance guide for the patches that precede them. Draw the seam allowance lines only for the seamlines that follow the sashing patches.

Then place a patch on the first square. Notice how the seam allowance fabric of the previous patch completely covers the sashing strip? Those 1 ⁄4˝ sashing widths mean that if you mark a letter in either the sashing strip or the sashing square, the seam allowance fabric of the previous patch will cover the letter. To avoid this, write the letter in the next patch over. Placing it to the left of the drawn seam allowance line is a good reminder that it applies to the previous patch.

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