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Letter P posted: 7/15/2004
by Dori Hawks Printable Page
Category: Foundation Pieced Level: Easy Series: Alphabet Block of the Month
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Letter "P": Read The Alphabet Quilt: Themes & Ideas For Blocks for some fun "P" ideas. Make sure to read the Alphabet Quilt General Instructions before beginning.
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  1. Make one copy of letter P

  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 3" x 20" for 2M, 3M, 5M, & 8M

  4. Background Fabric:
    • Cut one rectangle 5" x 3 " for 7B
    • Cut one rectangle 3 " x 4 " for 1B
    • Cut one square 3" x 3" Cut in half diagonally for 4B and 6B

  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 5M. Pressing between each step.

  8. Then add 6B, 7B, and 8B. Pressing between additions.

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

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