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Monday, June 11, 2012

Style #1 Fabrics

This is a new way to make up a quilt for me.  I like the looks of log cabin quilts and decided to try it out for this one.
The colour choices are yours to make.  I decided on greens in various tones but the hues are pretty much the same.  I want the embroidery to stand out, not fade away into the background.
Colour #1…..top of block…..1/4 yard  OR   .25 metres
Colour #2…..right side………..1/4 yard   OR  .25 metres
Colour #3……bottom and 2nd border……3/4 yard  OR  .7 metres
Colour #4…..left side and third border…..1 1/8 yard   OR  1.1 metres
Colour #5…..first border…………………….3/8 yard  OR  .35 metres
Backing……………..3 1/4 yards………..3 metres
Binding………………1/2 yard………..    .4 metres  (if binding is cut 2 1/2”)
Finished size is 50 x 62
The backing measurement allows for the 8” needed for long arm quilting.
Always remember when cutting your borders to measure, measure, measure, make you border and then attach to whichever side you are working.  Measure through the middle of your top, never down the sides.
Don’t be a hacker. Your quilt will never be square if you add borders randomly.  If you measure 50” for the border, make and then cut 50” of fabric and then pin, pin, pin.  Fold the border fabric in half, mark the centre.  IMG_2920Fold the side of the quilt in half, mark the centre.  Pin the border to the side in the middle IMG_2921and at both ends, then work your way to the middle pinning as you go. IMG_2922  Do the same thing for every border, even the sashings around the blocks.  Square up the blocks before you begin to sew the top together.
This is it.  The “green” style #1 quilt.
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Tomorrow……………more on this same style

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