Quilting Classroom 4 Jennie Rayment 3rd February 8.00 am Createandcraft.tv Quilting Classroom 4 Tools & Equipment Sewing machine Thread Rotary Cutter 28/45/60 mm Cutting Mat 17 x 23” Acrylic Ruler - 24.5 x 6.5” Acrylic Square 12.5” 60° Diamond - Simplicity 45° Diamond - Simplicity 6½” Easy Angle - Simplicity Nonslip grip discs for base of rulers Bamboo Point Turner No melt Mylar Template plastic Coloured marking pens Marking pen - fine tip preferably Quarter inch masking tape Small sharp scissors Tool/Ruler Handle Quilter’s Quarter Stitch Unpicker Pins - Flower Head preferably Hard Pencil/Pencil Sharpener/Fabric Eraser Clover Mini-iron & Ironing Pad/Board Slice Fabrique - appliqué on Grandmothers Fan block Fabric Products Hobbs batting 10” square light weight interfacing Autumn Colours Cream 18 x 22” (Fat Quarter) Red 18 x 22” (Fat Quarter) Green 18 x 22” (Fat Quarter) Yellow 18 x 22” (Fat Quarter) Tan 8 x 22” (Fat Quarter) Blue & Yellow Colours Off White 18 x 18” (Fat Quarter) Mid Blue 18 x 22” (Fat Quarter) Yellow 18 x 22” (Fat Quarter) Dark Blue 18 x 22” (Fat Quarter) Green 18 x 22” (Fat Quarter) Tumbling Blocks Seam Allowance: ¼” 1. Cut one 2¾ ” x 12” Yellow strip. Align base of 60° diamond with fabric edge. Trim fabric to template edge. 2. Turn fabric over. Replace template. Align 2½” Finished Height dotted line with trimmed edge of fabric. Cut along side of template forming a diamond. Move template along strip and cut two more diamonds. 3. Repeat with one Green and one Dark Blue strip cutting three diamonds from each strip. 4. Arrange one diamond of each colour to form a hexagon. 5. Lay one Green and one Yellow diamond R/S together. Mark ¼” S/A in top right hand corner. 6. Sew from this mark to the end of the seam.. Open out. 7. Insert the Dark Blue diamond in the ‘V’ shaped gap. Place R/S together on the Green diamond. 8. Sew from marked ¼” dot to the end of the seam. 9. Manoeuvre the Dark Blue diamond round so that it aligns with the edge of the Yellow diamond. 10. Sew from the marked ¼” dot to the edge or from the edge to the marked dot. MAKE SURE THAT THERE IS ALWAYS A GAP (IN THE CENTRE OF THE BLOCK) AT THE START OF EACH OF THE THREE SEAMS WHERE THE MARKED DOT IS. 11. Gently press seams open and flat. 12. Make two more blocks using the remaining diamonds - make sure each block is identical. 13. Arrange as a pyramid. 14. Take the two lower sections and join together. Start the stitching on the seam junction. Leave a gap at the start of the seam. 15. Insert the remaining section into the ‘V’ shaped gap. 16. Place this last section on the left aligning the raw edges. Sew from the start of the seams to the outside edge or sew from the outside edge to the start of the seams - it doesn’t matter which way you sew. 17. Manoeuvre this piece and align the edge of the Yelllow diamond with the edge of the Dark Blue diamond. 18. Sew this seam either from the outside edge to the centre or vice versa. Stop or start your stitching on the previously stitched seams. The junction of all the seams is bulky at the centre and a small hole may result because you can’t get your stitching close enough to the previously sewn seams. Do not worry - this hole can be stitched up by hand afterwards. 19. Open out the completed pyramid and gently press seams. Pivot the seam bulk round in the centre until the seams lies as flat as possible. 20. Place the completed pyramid R/S down on the interfacing. Pin well. 21. Sew carefully round the edge of the interfacing. 22. Trim excess interfacing and clip seams at junctions. Trim excess material from the points. 23. Slit the interfacing and turn the block R/S out. Gently poke the corners out using the bamboo pointer. 24. Cut one 12½” Off White square. 25. Pin the pyramid to the R/S of the Off White square. Slip stitch round the outside edge by hand or use one of the appliqué/hem stitches on the sewing machine to appliqué the centre design in place. Spinning Star Seam Allowance: ¼” 1. Cut one Green 3½” x 20” strip. Align base of 45° diamond with fabric edge. Trim fabric to template edge. 2. Turn fabric over. Replace template. Measure 2 5/8” from trimmed edge. Cut along side of template forming a diamond. Move template along strip and cut three more diamonds the same size. 3. Cut one 3½” x 22” Cream strip. Fold in half. Trim the ends level. Place Easy Angle template on top and cut along edge of template. 4. Turn template over and cut two more triangles. Check that the lower edge of the fabric is aligned with the top of the little black triangle. 5. Stitch one of these Cream triangles to the left hand side of one Green diamond. 6. Cut one 3½” x 9” Red strip. Fold in half. Using the Easy Angle template, cut four triangles as described in Stages 3 - 4. Stitch one Red triangle to the right-hand end of each Green diamond. 7. Cut one 3½” x 15” Yellow strip. From this strip cut four 3½” squares. From the remainder of the 3½” Cream strip, cut a further four 3½” squares. Join one Yellow square to one Cream square. 8. Lay out the complete design. 9. Sew one Green diamond section to one set of Cream and Yellow squares. Be careful when piecing the two sections. The seams have to be matched on the ¼” S/A. 10. Sew two of the four sections together to form one half of the block. Press seams open and flat. 11. Trim ‘ears’ from the centre seams. 12. Match the points of the Red and Green shapes at the centre. Pin carefully before you sew the two halves together. Finally press the seam well - if the points aren’t perfect in the middle of the Star then consider.... a button!
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