Traditional Patchwork Quilt Pattern and Tutorial (Part 14)

Here are the instructions for the sashing. Enjoy!

You will need:

Twenty dark 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares.

Thirty one white 2 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ rectangles.

Lay out your blocks and sashing pieces in their final positions for the finished quilt.

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Sew white rectangles to the sides of the blocks to complete four rows like this. Press seams towards the sashing.

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Next, make the sashing rows with the dark squares. Sew dark squares to five white rectangles. I prefer to chain sew to save time and thread. Press seams towards the rectangles.

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You should now have five of these.

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Sew a dark square to each of the other ends of these five rectangles.

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Now sew alternately a white rectangle then a dark square until each piece has four dark squares and three white rectangles. Here are mine after three dark squares. Keep going to finish.

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Lay these strips in place.

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Now sew the rows together. I prefer to sew together the first and second rows and then sew together the third and fourth rows and so on until I have pairs of rows. Then I sew together the pairs of rows.That way, I am only working with a large quilt top in the machine for one seam.

Here is my finished quilt top.

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Traditional Patchwork Quilt Pattern and Tutorial (Part 13)

Here is the final block from a series of 12. The finished size when the block is sewn into the quilt top is 12 inches square. Enjoy!

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You will need:

One medium 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ square

Two light 4 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ squares

Two medium 4 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ squares

One light 5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ square

One dark 5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ square

Here are my patches.

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First, take two light and two medium 4 7/8″ squares. Lay the light squares on top of the medium ones.

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Draw the diagonals on the top squares.

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Sew one quarter of an inch along both sides of the lines.

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Cut along the drawn lines.

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Press open.

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Lay the on a table with the 4 1/2″ medium square in the centre.

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Now take the light and dark 5 1/4″ squares and lay the light one on top of the dark one.

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Draw both diagonals.

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Sew one quarter of an inch along both sides of one diagonal.

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Cut along both diagonals.

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Open and press towards the dark fabric. Each pair of squares will give two smaller blocks like this.

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Sew together taking care to butt the seams up against each other to give good points in the centre.

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Lay with the rest of the squares on the table.

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Sew three rows together taking care to alternate the way the seams are pressed on each row. I press seams away from the four-patch squares.

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Sew the three rows together and press.

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Traditional Patchwork Quilt Pattern and Tutorial (Part 12)

Here is the eleventh block from a series of 12. The finished size when the block is sewn into the quilt top is 12 inches square. Enjoy!

block 11

You will need:

Two white 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ squares

One white 5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ square

Two light 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ squares

One light 5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ square

Two dark 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ squares

One dark 5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ square

Here are my patches.

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First, take two light 4 1/2″ squares with one white and one dark 4 1/2″ squares. Lay the white on top of a light square and another light on top of a dark square.

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Draw the diagonals on the top squares.

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Sew one quarter of an inch along both sides of the lines.

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Cut along the drawn lines. Press open.

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Now take the white and dark 4 1/2″ squares.

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Cut them both in half diagonally. Put these triangles to one side.

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Take the three 5 1/4″ squares.

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Cut each of them along both diagonals to get four small triangles of each colour.

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Lay them out in position with the larger triangles that were put to one side.

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Sew the small triangles together first. Then sew the double triangles to the large triangles. Lay them all out again with the corner squares in position.

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Sew three rows together taking care to alternate the way the seams are pressed on each row. Sew the three rows together and press.

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Traditional Patchwork Quilt Pattern and Tutorial (Part 11)

Here is the tenth block from a series of 12. The finished size when the block is sewn into the quilt top is 12 inches square. Enjoy!

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You will need:

Two white 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ squares

Two white 5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ squares

Two medium 5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ squares

Six white 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares

Six dark 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares

Here are my patches.

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First make the four-patch blocks. Start with pairs of white and dark 2 1/2″ squares.

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Chain sew them together.

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Press the seams towards the dark fabric.

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Arrange the pieces into the four-patch blocks. Chain sew all three of the four-patch blocks, taking care to butt the seams against each other to ensure a good match in the centre.

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You should now have three four-patch squares.

Next, take the white and medium 5 1/4″ squares and lay the white ones on top of the medium ones.

Draw the two diagonals on each pair.

Sew one quarter of an inch away from both sides of one diagonal.

Cut along both diagonals.

Press the pieces open. Arrange them in pairs like this.

Make sure the seams butt up against each other and chain sew together. Open and press the squares. Arrange all of the pieces like this.

Sew three rows together taking care to alternate the way the seams are pressed on each row. Sew the three rows together and press.

Traditional Patchwork Quilt Pattern and Tutorial (Part 10)

Here is the ninth block from a series of 12. The finished size when the block is sewn into the quilt top is 12 inches square. Enjoy!

You will need:

Four light 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ squares

One white 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″″ square

Two light 5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ squares

Two medium 5 1/4″″ x 5 1/4″″ squares

Here are my patches.

First, take the medium and light 5 1/4″ squares and lay the light ones on top of the medium ones.

Draw the two diagonals on each pair.

Sew one quarter of an inch away from both sides of one diagonal.

Cut along both diagonals.

Press the pieces open.

Arrange them in pairs like this.

Make sure the seams butt up against each other and chain sew together.

Press open. You should have four squares like this.

Arrange these with the rest of your patches. Sew three rows together taking care to alternate the way the seams are pressed on each row. Sew the three rows together and press.

Traditional Patchwork Quilt Pattern and Tutorial (Part 9)

Here is the eighth block from a series of 12. The finished size when the block is sewn into the quilt top is 12 inches square. Enjoy!

You will need:

Five light 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ squares

One white 5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ square

One light 5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ square

Two medium 4 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ squares

Here are my patches.

First make the small triangle patches. Cut both the 5 1/4″ light and white squares across both diagonals to get four triangles from each square.

Position them like this and sew them together.

Press seams towards the darker fabric.

Next, take the two 4 7/8″ medium squares and cut them across the diagonal. They should be the same size as the ones you just made by sewing together pairs of triangles.

You should be able to make four of these.

Chain sew these together to make four three-triangle-squares.

Here are mine.

Arrange the squares on a table. Take care to place the colours correctly.

Sew together to make three rows. Alternate the direction in which you press the seams so they will butt up against each other when you sew the rows together.

Sew the three rows together.

Traditional Patchwork Quilt Pattern and Tutorial (Part 8)

Here is the seventh block from a series of 12. The finished size when the block is sewn into the quilt top is 12 inches square. Enjoy!

You will need:

One medium 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ square

Two white 4 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ squares

Two medium 4 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ squares

Eight white 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares

Eight medium 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares

Here are my patches.

First make the four-patch blocks. Start with a pair of white and medium 2 1/2″ squares.

Sew them together and then chain sew the other seven pairs in the same way.

Press the seams towards the dark fabric. You should have eight pieces like this. Arrange the pieces into the four-patch blocks.

Chain sew all four of the four-patch blocks, taking care to butt the seams against each other to ensure a good match in the centre.

You should now have four four-patch squares.

Next, make the half square triangles. Place the two white 4 7/8″ squares on top of the two medium 4 7/8″ squares.

Draw the diagonal lines.

Sew one quarter of an inch away from both sides of the lines.

Cut along the lines to get four half square triangles.

Open up and press the seams towards the darkest fabric. Bear in mind that you may need to change this direction depending on how bulky the seams will be on the back when the nine patches are sewn to complete the block.

Arrange the squares on a table. Take care to place the colours correctly.

Sew together to make three rows. Alternate the direction in which you press the seams so they will butt up against each other when you sew the rows together.

Sew the three rows together.

Traditional Patchwork Quilt Pattern and Tutorial (Part 7)

Here is the sixth block from a series of 12. The finished size when the block is sewn into the quilt top is 12 inches square. Enjoy!

You will need:

Two white 4 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ squares

Two dark 4 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ squares

Ten white 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares

Ten medium 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares

Here are my patches.

First make the four-patch blocks. Start with a pair of white and medium 2 1/2″ squares.

Sew them together and then chain sew the other nine pairs in the same way.

Press the seams towards the dark fabric. You should have ten pieces like this.

Arrange the pieces into the four-patch blocks.

Chain sew all five of the four-patch blocks, taking care to butt the seams against each other to ensure a good match in the centre.

You should now have five four-patch squares.

Next, make the half square triangles. Place the two white 4 7/8″ squares on top of the two dark 4 7/8″ squares.

Draw the diagonal lines.

Sew one quarter of an inch away from both sides of the lines.

Cut along the lines to get four half square triangles.

Open up and press the seams towards the darkest fabric. Bear in mind that you may need to change this direction depending on how bulky the seams will be on the back when the nine patches are sewn to complete the block.

Arrange the squares on a table. Take care to place the colours correctly.

Sew together to make three rows. Alternate the direction in which you press the seams so they will butt up against each other when you sew the rows together.

Sew the three rows together.

Traditional Patchwork Quilt Pattern and Tutorial (Part 6)

Here is the fifth block from a series of 12. The finished size when the block is sewn into the quilt top is 12 inches square. Enjoy!

You will need:

Two light 4 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ squares

Two dark 4 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ squares

Ten light 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares

Ten dark 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares

Here are my patches.

First make the four-patch blocks. Start with a pair of light and dark 2 1/2″ squares.

Sew them together and then chain sew the other nine pairs in the same way.

Press the seams towards the dark fabric. You should have ten pieces like this.

Arrange the pieces into the five four-patch blocks.

Chain sew them together, taking care to butt the seams against each other to ensure a good match in the centre.

You should now have five four-patch squares.

Next, make the half square triangles. Place the two light 4 7/8″ squares on top of the two dark 4 7/8″ squares.

Draw the diagonal lines.

Sew one quarter of an inch away from both sides of the lines.

Cut along the lines to get four half square triangles.

Open up and press the seams towards the darkest fabric. Bear in mind that you may need to change this direction depending on how bulky the seams will be on the back when the nine patches are sewn to complete the block.

Arrange the squares on a table. Take care to place the colours correctly.

Sew together to make three rows. Alternate the direction in which you press the seams so they will butt up against each other when you sew the rows together.

Traditional Patchwork Quilt Pattern and Tutorial (Part 5)

Here is the fourth block from a series of 12. The finished size when the block is sewn into the quilt top is 12 inches square. Enjoy!

You will need:

One white 4 1/2″ x  4 1/2″ square

Two light 4 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ squares

Four medium 4 7/8″ x 4 7/8″ squares

Two white 4 7/8″ squares

Here are my patches.

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First make the half square triangles. Start with the two white and two medium 4 7/8″ squares. Lay each of the white squares onto a medium square.

Also, use two light and two medium 4 7/8″ squares. Lay each of the light squares onto a medium square.

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Draw the diagonal lines.

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Sew one quarter of an inch away from both sides of the lines.

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Cut along the lines to get 8 half square triangles.

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Open up and press the seams towards the darkest fabric. Bear in mind that you may need to change this direction depending on how bulky the seams will be on the back when the nine patches are sewn to complete the block. Arrange the squares on a table. Take care to place the colours correctly.

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Sew together to make three rows. My top and bottom rows have the seams pressed towards the centre. My middle row has the seams pressed away from the centre. As long as you alternate the rows as you press, the seams will butt up against each other when you sew and match up points.

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Finally, sew the rows together.

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