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Letter G posted: 8/5/2003
by Dori Hawks Printable Page
Category: Foundation Pieced Level: Easy Series: Alphabet Block of the Month
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Letter "G" is a little more involved because you have to piece one section first before you add it to the main body of the letter. Try one of the more simple letters (H, F, L) before you try this one if you have not paper pieced before. Read The Alphabet Quilt: Themes & Ideas For Blocks for more ideas. Make sure to read the Alphabet Quilt General Instructions before beginning.
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  1. Make two copies of letter G

  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 three strips 3" x 6 " (8m, 9M, 14M)
    • Cut three strips 3" x 2" (1M, 11M, 12M)
    • Cut two squares 2" x 2". Cut in half diagonally to make triangles. You need three triangles (4M, 6M, 7M)

  4. Background Fabric:
    • Cut one strip 2" x 3" (2B)
    • Cut one strip 4" x 2 " (3B)
    • Cut one strip 2 " x 3 " (5B)
    • Cut one strip 3 " x 2 " (11B)
    • Cut two squares 2" x 2" Cut in half diagonally to make triangles. You need three triangles (13B, 15B, 16B)

  5. The pieces marked 10M, 11B, 12M, and 13B need to be pieced together before adding them to the whole letter. Read Foundation or Paper Piecing Multiple Section Letters in The Alphabet Quilt

  6. After piecing the above section, start piecing in numerical order. Place piece 1M 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 each piece in numerical order through 9M. Press on the fabric side after each addition.

  8. Add the small section (with pieces 10-13) to the main body of the letter. Rip off the the paper seam allowance from the small section (10-13)

  9. Finish piecing the letter in numerical order.

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

1999 Dori Hawks

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