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16-Patch BOTM

Block of the Month: September

This block is called a 16-patch.

For our block this month, we’re using red and white only. From across a room, the red should be a true red, a cardinal red, a red that EVERYONE would call red and not pink or orange or even maroon. RED. The white should be WHITE and not off-white or unbleached muslin. White on white will work very well.

PLEASE USE 4 DIFFERENT REDS, ONE FOR EACH SUBMITTED BLOCK. PLEASE WASH YOUR REDS FIRST IN HOT WATER so that they don’t run for the winner.

You will submit FOUR blocks that measure 6½” square.

Instructions for Each Block

  1. Take one white rectangle and one red rectangle measuring 4″ x 8″ each, lay them right sides together and sew a ¼-inch seam down each side.
  2. Using your rotary cutter, cut right down the middle of the sewn piece; press seams to the red fabric.
  3. Sew the two parts together to make an alternate red and white striped block.

  1. Cut into strips
  2. Take two strips, flip one, and sew them together. Do the same with the 2nd set. Then sew the two sets together.

 

 

Submit FOUR 16-patch blocks, each measuring 6½” square. Please square off your blocks to 6½”.

If you have any questions, call me at 484-201-9078.



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