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Letter S posted: 9/12/2004
by Dori Hawks Printable Page
Category: Foundation Pieced Level: Easy Series: Alphabet Block of the Month
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Letter "S": Think Spider, Sailboat, Saddle, Skates, Snake, Smile, Snow, Stars, Strawberries, and Shoes. Read The Alphabet Quilt: Themes & Ideas For Blocks for some great "Q" ideas. Make sure to read the Alphabet Quilt General Instructions before beginning.
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  1. Make three(3) copies of letter S

  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 2 " x 25 ". Sub cut into three 6 strips and two 2 " squares

  4. Background Fabric:
    • Cut one strip 2 " x 19". Sub cut into two 5 " strips and 3 2 " squares cut in half diagonally once to make 6 small triangles.

  5. The following pieces need to be pieced together before adding them to the whole letter:
    4B and 5M
    9B and 10M
    11M and 12B
    Read Foundation or Paper Piecing Multiple Section Letters in The Alphabet Quilt

  6. 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.

  7. Add Piece number 2B and then number 3B.

  8. Then add Section 4B / 5M

  9. Continue adding 6M, 7B and 8B.

  10. Add Section 9B / 10M.

  11. Finish by adding Section 11M / 12B and then 13B.

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

1999 Dori Hawks

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