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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Chock-A-Block Wednesday

White House

This is a simple way to use your
stripe fabrics in an interesting way
and without complicated piecing.

Cutting Requirements:

Fabric A - Light:
4 - 2 1/2" squares
Mark a diagonal line on back.

Fabric B - Stripe:
4 - 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles

Fabric C - Medium
4 - 2 1/2" squares

Fabric D - Dark
4 - 2 1/2" squares

Place Fabric A squares
right sides together on
Fabric B rectangles as
shown.  Take care to
place drawn line as shown.

Sew a thread width below the
drawn line to accomodate the
turn of the fabric.  Press to the
corner, trim back 2 layers to 1/4".

Sew Fabric C and Fabric D
squares together.  Press to
the dark fabric.

Layout units as shown.

Sew together and press
seam open to reduce bulk.

Square to 4 1/2".
Make 4 of these units.

Layout in 2 rows.

Sew together.  Press row 1 to
the striped fabric, press row 2
to the striped fabric.

Sew rows together.

Press seam open to reduce bulk.

Square to 8 1/2".

Here is another one I made.
Am I Stripe Deficient?
Am I Anti-Stripe?
I must admit I was hard pressed
to find striped fabric in my stash.
I had to rummage through the scrap
bins.  I guess I'll have to go shop
for fabric.  Poor me...

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