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By Sherri McConnell

Bring the home made culture domestic with those captivating quilts and residential components. encouraged by means of a grandmother who enjoyed to stitch for her relatives, quilter and blogger Sherri McConnell offers conventional styles like hexagons, stars, snowballs, and Dresden Plates a brand new glance that includes materials via a few of today’s preferred designers. 19 comfortable initiatives contain pillows, tote luggage, desk runners, and bigger quilts—quick and straightforward designs that make nice gifts.

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Press. Make 8 half-square triangle units. Step 2, a white 21/2˝ × 21/2˝ square, and a matching blue print 21/2˝ × 21/2˝ square. Press. Make 4. • Cut 4 strips 21/2˝ × width of fabric; subcut into 60 squares 21/2˝ × 21/2˝ for Weathervane blocks. • Cut 3 strips 41/2˝ × width of fabric; subcut into 20 squares 41/2˝ × 41/2˝ for Nine-Patch blocks. • Cut 2 strips 2˝ × 361/2˝ for inner border. • Cut 2 strips 2˝ × 391/2˝ for inner border. Make 4. 4. Sew together 4 units from Step 3, a blue print 41/2˝ square that matches the units from Steps 2 and 3, and 4 units from Step 1 to make the Weathervane block.

Sew the rows together, aligning the dots and sewing between them. Be careful not to sew into the seam allowances. Press the seams in the direction they naturally want to go. 4. Trim the bag body to 171/2˝ × 23˝. 17½˝ • Cut 1 piece 11/2˝ × 5˝ for closure tab. • Cut 2 pieces 51/2˝ × 8˝ for pocket. ** Make a template from template plastic using the hexagon pattern (page 37) or use template 42 from Marti Michell’s Template Set G. With a pencil, mark dots at the 1/4˝ seam intersections on the wrong side of fabric.

Sew the inner borders to the sides of the quilt and then to the top and bottom. Press the seams toward the inner borders. Adding a “Peek” Border You can easily add a peek border to any quilt for extra pizzazz. It is sometimes called unfilled or flat piping. This border does not change the finished size of the quilt, because it lies flat on top of an existing border. Often, a peek border can add just the needed splash of color near the edge of a quilt. To figure out how much fabric you’ll need for a peek border, add the lengths of the left, right, top, and bottom borders that the peek border will sit on top of.

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