Saturday, October 1, 2016

Mystery Quilt - Step 1

Here it is, Materials List and step 1 or our Mystery Quilt.

This will make a quilt 48inches square. If you would like to make it 48" x 72" you will need 2.5 metres of background fabric, plus borders and another 50% more of your 2.5" wide strips or jelly roll strips.

Assorted 2.5inch strips of scraps or part of a jelly roll (approx. 24 2.5" strips)
1.5mtr background fabric with another 40cm extra for the border.

Step 1 Instructions
From your 2.5" wide strips of scraps or jelly roll cut:-
32 4.5" long strips
32 6.5" long strips

From your background fabric cut 6 x 2.5" wide strips across the width of fabric.
Subcut the background fabric strips into 64 x 2.5" squares.

Draw a line diagonally on the wrong side of your 64 squares corner to corner.

With right sides together, place a background square on right hand end of the 4.5" strips, making sure your stitching line runs from the top right hand corner to the bottom left hand corner.
Stitch along the marked line as per diagram below to snowball the corner. Trim excess fabric a quarter inch for seam allowance and press open.

With the pile of 6.5" strips, place a 2.5" background square on the left hand end of the strip, making sure your stitching line runs from the top left to the bottom right corner. Stitch along the marked line. Check the diagram. The stitching angle is critical so keep one as a template and make sure all stitch lines are going in the right direction.
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