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Letter N posted: 5/5/2004
by Dori Hawks Printable Page
Category: Foundation Pieced Level: Easy Series: Alphabet Block of the Month
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Letter "N": If using theme fabrics look for fabrics with Nickels, Nails, napkins, Narcissus, Necklace, Noodle, Newspaper, and Nose. Read The Alphabet Quilt: Themes & Ideas For Blocks for more fun "N" ideas. Make sure to read the Alphabet Quilt General Instructions before beginning.
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  1. Make one copy of letter N

  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 3 strips 3" x 7" (1M, 4M, 5M)

  4. Background Fabric:
    • Cut two strips 4 " x 6" (2B, 3B)

  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 2B and then number 3B.

  7. Continue adding 4M and 5M. Pressing between each step.

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

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