Thursday, October 4, 2018

Step 2 of Sew Your Stash Along



Step 2 (3’’ blocks + 2’’ sashing)

Cutting
Background fabric - cut 96 2’’ squares
X fabrics - cut 48 strips 1 ½‘’ x 3’’ from one fabric
X fabrics - cut 48 strips 1 ½‘’ x 3’’ from another fabric
Sashing - cut 2 strips 2” x 21 ½’’
Sashing - cut 2 strips 2’’ x 24 ½’’

Sewing
For each block



Layer the background 2’’ square and an X fabric 1 ½‘’ x 3’’ strip right sides together. Sew along the right side of the square using a ¼” seam allowance. Press toward the square. Make 4.




      
Arrange the units as shown and sew together like a four patch. Pinwheel press the seams.




       
Using a square ruler with a diagonal mark, trim the unit to 3 ½’’ square. Make sure the seams are on the corners exactly before trimming. Make 12 from one color combo, and 12 from another color combo.


Sew two rows of 5 blocks (alternating colors) and two rows of 7 blocks (alternating colors). The seams on the blocks with ‘nest’ at the corners. Use care as these blocks have bias edges.

Sew the rows of 5 blocks to opposite sides of step one unit. Sew the rows of 7 blocks to the remaining two sides.



Sashing
Sew the 2” x 21 ½’’ sashing to opposite sides of step two unit. Press toward the sashing strips. Sew the 2’’ x 24 ½’’ sashing to the remaining two sides. Press toward the sashing strips. The size will now be 24 ½’’ square. Trim if needed.

I would love to see your progress! Send me photos or tag me on social media. I hope you are having fun with this. And remember, make it your own! Change the blocks, the colors, the contrast, whatever you want! These are just suggestions to get you going. 

Click HERE for the introduction post.
Click HERE for the Step 1 post.

Enjoy every stitch!
Diane



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