Tuesday, 7 October 2014

U3A 6th October recap

In our class we are making heart wreath runners largely based on a Jeanne Gentry project published in Patchwork and quilting. There are several new members in the group and we focussed on how to make half square triangles and sew them into pinwheel blocks.

1. take two squares of each of two different fabrics

2. Draw a diagonal line on the
lighter squares.

A scrap of fabric acts as a
thread saver as you chain sew
the pieces

3. Sew quarter inch on either side
of the drawn line.

4. Cut along the drawn line

5.Press the cut units, pressing the seams all towards
the same fabric (usually the darker one).

6a Arrange like this

6b or arrange like this but be

7. Sew pairs of triangle units together

8. Press out to the same fabric

9.Sew the paired units together

Press again either open or to one side and you have a pinwheel block.

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