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Letter W posted: 11/11/2004
by Dori Hawks Printable Page
Category: Foundation Pieced Level: Easy Series: Alphabet Block of the Month
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Letter "W": If using conversational prints, look for watermelons, waves, worms, witches, or windows. Read The Alphabet Quilt: Themes & Ideas For Blocks for some great "W" ideas. Make sure to read the Alphabet Quilt General Instructions before beginning.
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  1. Make one(1) copy of letter W

  2. Remember that the printed pattern is a mirror image of the design. You will be placing your fabric on the unprinted side and sewing on the printed side of the letter pattern. Read Foundation Piecing Basics Vol 1 for general paper piecing instructions.

  3. Main Fabric:
    • Cut a strip 25 x 3
    • From this strip cut two strips 7 long for 7M and 8M.
    • One strip 6
    • And one strip 4

  4. Background Fabric:
    • Cut one strip 22 x 2
    • Cut this strip into two strips 7 long for 11B and 12B
    • And two strips 4 long for 4B and 5B
    • Then cut another strip 3 x 8
    • Cut this strip into one square 3 x 3 for 1B and one strip 1 for 6B. Cut the last section diagonally into two triangles for 9B and 10B.

  5. Piece in numerical order. Place 1B face down on side of the paper without lines by placing a small amount of glue stick in the center to hold it while you place the second piece.

  6. Add Piece number 2M and then number 3M.

  7. Continue adding 4B, and 5B. Pressing between each step.

  8. Then add 6B. Pressing between additions.

  9. Then add 7M and 8M.

  10. Add 9B and 10B.

  11. Finally, add 11B and 12B.

  12. Press well and trim excess fabric and paper to " around the finished size of the letter.

1999 Dori Hawks

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