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Ribbon Quilt Block posted: 8/24/2003
by Dori Hawks Printable Page
Category: Foundation Pieced Level: Easy
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Use as a single block for a quilt with several blocks or one block for a small wall hanging. You can combine it with other blocks as we have done with Arrow Mosaic.

Designed by Dori Hawks with permission of Mimi Dietrich from her "Pink Ribbon Quilts: A Book Because Of Breast Cancer."

Makes a 12" Finished Block
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  1. Make one copy of each of the two units. Make sure that it will be exactly 12" finished.

  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:
    • 10" x 15" piece of a medium or dark for the ribbon

  4. Background Fabric:
    • 10" x 20" piece of a light

  5. Unit A: Piece in numerical order. Place Piece Number 1 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 2 and through Number 13 Pressing between each step. You will have completed Unit A.

  7. Unit B: Add Piece Number 1 as above and then continue adding each piece through Piece Number 7. Press between each step.

  8. Press well and trim " around the finished size of each Unit.

  9. Sew Unit A to Unit B. Press well.

Color Options


Some Pictures Created in EQ5

2003 Dori Hawks
With permission from Mimi Dietrich

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