Block 1

Block 1

Prior to making the following cuts, trim your selvage from the ends of your fabric strips following instructions in lesson 1.

Table Topper: make 1

  • From one 4 1⁄2” strip of Fabric 1 (background) cut four 4 1⁄2” squares.
  • From 4 1⁄2” strip of Fabric 2 (accent) cut one 4 1⁄2” square.
  • From the 5 1⁄4” strips of Fabric 1 (background) cut two 5 1⁄4” squares.
  • From the 5 1⁄4” strips of Fabric 3 (star points) cut two 5 1⁄4” squares.
    o Sub-cut the 5 1⁄4” squares from Fabrics 1 and 3 in half diagonally to make 4 half- square triangles from each of the two fabrics.

Table Runner: make 3

  • From 4 1⁄2” strips of Fabric 1 (background) cut twelve 4 1⁄2” squares.
  • From 4 1⁄2” strips of Fabric 2 (accent) cut three 4 1⁄2” squares.
  • From 4 7/8” strips of Fabric 1 (background fabric) cut eight 4 7/8” squares.
  • From 4 7/8”strips of Fabric 3 (star points) cut eight 4 7/8” squares.
    o Sub-cut the 4 7/8” squares from Fabrics 1 and 3 in half diagonally to make 12 half- square triangles from each of the two fabrics.

 

Photo 12: Trim selvage from end of strip. Photo 12
Photo 13: From 4 1⁄2” strip cut 4 1⁄2” squaresFrom 5 1⁄4” strip cut 5 1⁄4” squares (Table Topper)From 4 7/8” strip cut 4 7/8” squares (Table Runner) Photo 13
Photo 14: Table Topper: Sub-cut 5 1⁄4” squares in half diagonally
to make half square triangles.

Table Runner: Sub-cut your 4 7/8” squares in
half diagonally to make half square triangles.

Photo 14
Construct your Block: Photo 15: Place a half-square triangle from Fabric 1 and a half-square triangle from Fabric 3 right sides together. Photo 15
Photo 16: Stitch together using a 1⁄4” seam. Photo 16
Photo 17: Stitch together using a 1⁄4” seam.Press seam (do not iron in a back and forth motion). Set the iron on the seam (as stitched), picking up the iron and setting it down again along the length of the seam. Photo 17
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Photo 19: Open the block and press seams to one side (towards the darker fabric is preferred). Press in the same manner as described above. Photo 19
Photo 20: (Table Runner only) Trim the corners of your block. Your trimmed block should measure 4 1⁄2” square. Photo 20
Photo 21: (Table Topper only) Line up the 45o line of your ruler with the diagonal line of your block, with the 4 1⁄2” mark on the vertical and horizontal lines of your block and trim off the excess fabric. Your block should now measure 4 1⁄2” square. Photo 21
Photo 22: Lay out your block as shown.Using a 1⁄4” seam, sew the top row together, the middle row together, and the bottom row together. Photo 22
Photo 23: Press your seams as described above.Alternate the direction in which your seams are pressed for each row so that they will lay together nicely when stitched together into the block.Rows 1 & 3, press seams toward the center block. Row 2, press toward the outer blocks. Photo 23
Photo 24: Now it’s time to sew your three rows together. Match your seams. Photo 24
Photo 25: Pin seams in place. Photo 25
Photo 26: Stitch rows together with 1⁄4” seams, being careful to keep your seams going in the correct direction as you stitch across them. Photo 26
Press your seams as described above.
Photo 27: Your completed block should measure 12 1⁄2” x 12 1⁄2”.
 Photo 27

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