|Fabric 1: Cut 8 strip(s) 3-7/8 inches wide. Subcut into 72 squares.
|Fabric 2: Cut 2 strip(s) 3-7/8 inches wide. Subcut into 18 squares.
|Fabric 3: Cut 2 strip(s) 3-7/8 inches wide. Subcut into 18 squares. Cut 4 strip(s) 3-1/2 inch(es) wide for borders.
|Fabric 4: Cut 2 strip(s) 3-7/8 inches wide. Subcut into 18 squares.
|Fabric 5: Cut 2 strip(s) 3-7/8 inches wide. Subcut into 18 squares. Cut 5 strip(s) 2-1/2 inch(es) wide for binding.
|Backing & Batting: 47 by 47 inches, including a 2 inch allowance on all sides.
Half Square Triangles from squares
Each block needs 4 half square triangle units per fabric pair listed below. Make 36 total for each pair.
- Match one square each of fabric pairs listed below, right sides together.
- Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on wrong side of lighter fabric.
- Sew 1/4 inch seam on both side of diagonal line.
- Cut units apart on drawn diagonal line.
- Press seam to one side.
- Makes 2 units per square pair.
- Fabrics 1 and 2
- Fabrics 1 and 3
- Fabrics 1 and 4
- Fabrics 1 and 5
Old Windmill block final instructions
Layout block pieces using 4 half square triangles of each fabric pair as shown in diagram. Sew first columns, then rows using a 1/4 inch seam. Press seams to one side.
Next layout blocks as desired. Sew first columns first, then rows using a 1/4 inch seam. Press seams to one side.
- Cut and/or piece 2 strips of border fabric the length of quilt top measuring from middle.
- Sew borders to sides using 1/4 inch seam.
- Press toward border.
- Cut and/or piece 2 strips of remaining border fabric strips the width of quilt top measuring from middle.
- Sew borders to top and bottom using 1/4 inch seam.
- Press toward border.
- Place pressed backing right side down on a flat surface large enough to lay flat; tape in place at sides, then corners.
- Lay batting on top of backing and smooth wrinkles; tape in place at sides, then corners. (If using slippery batting, spray baste to baking and top.)
- Put pressed quilt on top right side up.
- Smooth borders and blocks square, pushing excess toward middle. Quilting will take up slack and quilt will hang better.
- Pin baste 3 to 4 inches apart in quarters down length and width. Finish pin basting each quarter 3 to 4 inches apart.
Quilt as desired using a walking foot. Adjust presser foot pressure to accomodate quilt thickness to prevent backing from sliding while quilting.
- If the number of binding strips are greater than 1, sew strips together by laying ends right sides together forming an L.
- Sew on diagonal where fabrics cross from upper left to lower right.
- Trim excess to 1/4 inch.
- Repeat to make a continuous strip; press seams open.
- Fold and press strip lengthwise in half wrong sides together.
- Leaving a 5 inch tail, sew binding to quilt top matching raw edges with a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
- Stop 1/4 inch before corner with needle down.
- Pivot work as if to sew next side and reverse sew off quilt top.
- Fold binding back, creating a 45 degree fold, then fold forward matching fold to previously sewn side.
- Continue sewing binding, and repeat above for each corner.
- Stop sewing approximately 5 inches from beginning.
- Unfold and overlap ends.
- Cut at an approximate 45 degree angle somewhere where both ends overlap.
- Match ends wrong sides together, leaving equal dog ears.
- Sew together with a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
- Refold binding and finish sewing to quilt.
- Fold binding to back and handstitch to finish using a blind stitch.
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