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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Chock-A-Block Wednesday

Magic Carpet

I'm in Istanbul, Turkey with
magical carpets all around me.

Fabric Requirements:

Fabric A: White print
1 - 2 1/2" x 12" strip
1 - 4 1/2" square

Fabric B: Blue
1 - 3" x 20" strip

Fabric C:  Gold
1 - 2" x 20" strip

Fabric D: Red
2 - 1 1/2" x 12" strips
8 - 1 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles

Make Outer Center Units:
Sew together Fabric B and Fabric C
strips along one long edge and press
seam to the Fabric B.  Square off one
end and cut into 4 1/2" units.
Make 4.

Make Corner Units:
Sew Fabric D strips to each side
of Fabric A strip as shown.  Press
seams to the Fabric D.  Square off
one end and cut into 4 - 2 1/2" units.

Sew Fabric D rectangles to each side
of above units.  Square to 4 1/2".
Make 4.

Assemble Block:
Layout units as shown and sew together
in 3 rows.  Press seams in rows 1 & 3 to
the outside and seams in row 2 to the inside. 

Sew rows together and press final
seams open to reduce bulk.
Square to 12 1/2".

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