Fabric Requirements For Block:
If you are making the entire Block of the Month series, just cut the patches
as shown below from the fabrics for the series. The fabric requirements for
the series is in the
If you are making a sample block or just one block, use these fabric
measurements and then cut the patches as shown below. The measurements
NOTE: If you are using a one way fabric, such as the background
fabric in the block with the light blue and mottled orange patches below,
you may need a little more fabric.
TIP: Mark which fabrics you are planning to use for each portion
of the quilt. For example, it is easy to forget that a certain fabric is
planned for the sashing. However, be open to changing your mind. You may
find that a different fabric makes an outstanding sashing and the one you
had planned to use just does not work.
Click here to download Templates
There are many ways to make templates and
explains several methods. An
additional method is placing clear adhesive laminate (Con-Tact® is
one brand) on both sides of the sheet with the template patterns and
then cutting the templates out.
Trace around your templates on the right side of the fabric. You can
layer your fabric and cut on the markings with a ruler and rotary cutter.
When cutting templates C and D, which are reverse images, layer your fabric
with all right sides up rather than right sides or wrong sides together.
- Template A, Piece 1 (4 patches) 6" X 20" Background fabric
NOTE: For this quilt, the background fabric is shown as the mottled
green and yellow in the picture of the finished quilt above. This fabric
will be used in every block in the Block of the Month series and the wide border.
- Template A, Piece 2 (1 patch) 6” X 6” Contrast Fabric No. 1
- Template B, Piece 3 (4 patches) 6” X 20” Background fabric
- Template C, Piece 4 (4 patches) 6” X 12” Contrast Fabric No. 2
- Template D, Piece 4 (4 patches) 6” X 12” Contrast Fabric No. 2
Rotary Cutting Method:
Cut the pieces B, C, & D using the angles on your ruler for cutting
From a 4 ¾” wide strip cut 4 triangles with two 63° angles and 4 ¾" wide
along the bottom edge as shown above. (This is a little tricky & it may be
easier to cut trianlge with a template and your rotary cutter. See above.)
Cut one triangle by cutting a 2 5/8” x 5 ¼” rectangle and then cutting
diagonally across. Repeat this for 4 triangles.
Cut one triangle by cutting a 2 5/8" x 5 ¼" rectangle and then cutting
diagonally across. Repeat this for 4 triangles. Note: this is a mirror
image of the C triangles.