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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Civil War Remembered ~ Block 31

Empty Spools


We are quilting along with Barbara
Brackman's Civil War Quilt.


Fabric Requirements:

Fabric A: Dark (Red)
2 - 2 1/2" x 8 1/2" rectangles
1 - 4 1/2" square

Fabric B: Light (White print)
4 - 2 1/2" squares - Mark
a diagonal line on the back.
2 - 2 1/2" x  4 1/2" rectangles


Layout 4 1/2" square and 2 1/2" x 4 1/2"
rectangles as shown and sew together.



Place 2 1/2" squares right sides together
with 2 1/2" x 8 1/2" rectangles as shown.
Sew on drawn line and press to the corners.


Trim back 2 layers of fabric to 1/4".


Layout units as shown and sew together,
  press seams open to reduce bulk. 


Square to 8 1/2".

Check out everyone's blocks
 on Dustin's Flickr site:


And a full spool.


It would make a pretty quilt.


I like it even better with sashing.










1 comment:

  1. I should have waited for your tutorial: it's much easier!!! And I must do two attempts, the first one was much toooooo small.....
    Greetings from Regina

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