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Nostalgia Quilt

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores
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Description
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
  • Nostalgia quilting fabrics:
    1/2 yd Katerina
    1 1⁄3 yd Bliss
    1 1⁄3 yd Lace
    1/2 yd Madeline
    1 yd Jamavar
    2 yds Tea Dye solid
    4 ½ yds Rosalyn
  • Full-size batting
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Sewing machine
  • Iron, pressing surface

DIRECTIONS: Read all directions before beginning. Press after each step. All seam allowances are 1/4".
WOF = Width of Fabric RS = Right side(s) WS= Wrong side(s)

CUTTING: Label cut pieces.

From Katerina cut:
Five 3"xWOF strips - Unit 1.
From Bliss cut:
Five 3"xWOF strips - Unit 2.
Two 3"xWOF strips. From strips cut twenty-five 3" squares - Unit 3.
Eight 2 ½"xWOF strips = Border 3 - Unit 4.
From Lace cut:
Seven 3 ½"xWOF strips = Border 2 - Unit 5.
Five 3"xWOF strips. Cut 50 squares from strips - Unit 6.
From Madeline cut:
Five 3"xWOF strips - Unit 7.
From Jamavar cut:
Six 5 ½"xWOF strips = Border 1 - Unit 8.
From Tea Dye cut:
Five 3"xWOF strips. Cut 50 squares from strips - Unit 9.
Eight 3"xWOF strips. From strips cut one hundred 3" squares - Unit 10.
Eight 2 ¼"xWOF strips = Binding Unit - Unit 11.

ASSEMBLY: Refer to photo.
1. Friendship Star Blocks: Make 100 half-square triangle squares. RS together, pair fifty Unit 9 with fifty Unit 6. Draw pencil line from corner to opposite corner on top square of each pair. Using a 1/4" pressure foot, sew two 1/4" seams outward from marked center line. (FIG 1)
Cut apart on line (FIG 2).
Open the 2 squares (FIG 3).
Press seam allowances toward the darker fabric.

2. Friendship Star Block: Sew 25 blocks, each using four Unit 10, one Unit 3 & four Tea Dye/Lace squares from Step 1.

3. Fence Rail Block: Sew 5 strip sets to make 24 blocks. For each set, sew the long edge together: one Unit 1, one Unit 7 & one Unit 2. Press seams in same direction. Strip set is 8" wide. Cut into twenty-four 8" blocks.

4. Starting left to right, top row, place seven squares, alternating a Friendship Star Block & a Fence Rail Block. Orient each Fence Rail Block as shown in photo. Continue 7 rows to match photo.

5. Sew blocks together in rows. Press seams on rows 1, 3, 5, 7 left. Press seams in rows 2, 4, 6 right.

6. Matching seams on each row, sew rows together in 2 sections: rows 1, 2, 3, 4 then rows 5, 6, 7. Join the sections together. Press the seams in one direction.

7. Border #1: Sew Unit 8 border strips to form long strip. Measure sides of quilt top, average that measurement and use it to cut 2 border strips. Sew borders to sides of quilt top. Repeat for top & bottom borders.

8. Repeat Step 7 with Unit 5 for Border 2.

9. Repeat Step 7 with Unit 4 for Border 3.

10. Layer, quilt & bind. Finished size: 72"x72".

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