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Road to Tennessee

Fabric The Road to Tennessee Block uses three different fabrics. Fabric - A Fabric - B One background fabric

Cutting the fabric This Block requires:

eight 3-1/2" squares of fabric A

eight 3-1/2" squares of fabric B

thirty-two 2" squares of background fabric

Piecing the Block 1) Lightly mark a diagonal line on the wrong side of the thirty-two 2" squares on background fabric. 2) Take one of the 3-1/2" squares of fabric A and one of the marked 2" squares of background fabric and place, right sides together, with the diagonal line placed as shown. Sew on the diagonal line. Repeat with the seven remaining 3-1/2" fabric A squares and seven more of the 2" background fabric squares. 3) Trim 1/4" away from the sewn line as shown. Press the seam allowance toward the background fabric. 4) Take one of the units completed in Step 3 and one of the marked 2" squares of background fabric and place, right sides together, with the diagonal line placed as shown. Sew on the diagonal line. Repeat with the seven remaining Step 3 units and seven more of the 2" background fabric squares.


5) Trim 1/4" away from the sewn line as shown. Press the seam allowance toward the background fabric. The completed units should measure 3-1/2" square. 6) Take one of the 3-1/2" squares of fabric B and one of the marked 2" squares of background fabric and place, right sides together, with the diagonal line placed as shown. Sew on the diagonal line. Repeat with the seven remaining 3-1/2" fabric B squares and seven more of the 2" background fabric squares. 7) Trim 1/4" away from the sewn line as shown. Press the seam allowance toward the background fabric. 8) Take one of the units completed in Step 7 and one of the marked 2" squares of background fabric and place, right sides together, with the diagonal line placed as shown. Sew on the diagonal line. Repeat with the seven remaining Step 7 units and the seven remaining 2" background fabric squares. 9) Trim 1/4" away from the sewn line as shown. Press the seam allowance toward the background fabric. The completed units should measure 3-1/2" square. 10) Take one of the units completed in Step 5 and one of the units completed in Step 9 and piece together as shown. Repeat with the remaining Step 5 and Step 9 units. Press the seam allowance toward the Step 9 unit. 11) Take two of the units completed in Step 10 and piece together as shown. Repeat with the remaining Step 10 units to create a total of four squares. Press the seam allowances to either side, just be consistent. The completed square units should measure 6-1/2" square. 12) Take two of the squares completed in Step 11 and piece together as shown. Repeat with the two remaining Step 11 units. Press the seam allowances toward the left. These completed units should measure 6-1/2" x 12-1/2".

13) Piece together the two units completed in Step 12 to completed the Road to Tennessee quilt Block. Press the seam allowance in either direction. The completed Block should measure 12-1/2" which includes a 1/4" seam allowance on all sides.


Arkansas Cross Roads

Fabric The Arkansas Cross Roads Block uses four different fabrics. Fabric - A Fabric - B Fabric - C One background fabric


Cutting the fabric This Block requires: one strip 2" wide and at least 9" long of fabric A

one strip 2" wide and at least 9" long of fabric B

two 3 1/2" squares of the background fabric

four 2" squares of fabric C

Piecing the Block 1) Sew the 2" wide strip of fabric A to the 2" strip of fabric B using a scant 1/4" seam allowance. Press the seam toward the darker fabric.

2) With a rotary cutter, straighten one edge the sewn together strips. Then cut four 2" wide rectangles from the sewn strips. The rectangles should measure 3 1/2" x 2".

3) Take two of the rectangles created in Step 2 and piece together as shown to create a four square unit. Repeat with the two remaining rectangles. This unit should measure 3 1/2" square.

4) Lightly mark a diagonal line on the wrong side of the fabric C squares as shown. 5) Take one of the 3 1/2" squares of background fabric and one of the 2" fabric C squares and place the 2" fabric C square on the 3 1/2" background square as shown, right sides together. Sew on the diagonal line marked on the 2" fabric C square.

7) Take the unit completed in Step 6 and one of the remaining 2" fabric C squares and place right sides together as shown. Sew on the diagonally marked line.

8) Trim 1/4" away from the sewn line. Press seam toward fabric C. Repeat with the remaining Step 6 unit and the remaining 2" fabric C square. The resulting unit should measure 3 1/2" square.


9) Take one of the four square units created in Step 3 and one of the units completed in Step 8 and piece together as shown. Repeat with the two remaining units.

10) Piece together the units created in Step 9 to create the completed Arkansas Cross Roads Block. The finished Block should measure 6 1/2" which includes a 1/4" seam allowance on all sides.


Hidden Star

Fabric The Hidden Star Block uses three different fabrics. Fabric A Fabric B One background fabric Cutting the fabric This Block requires: one 4 7/8" x 9 3/4" rectangle of the background fabric

one 4 7/8" x 9 3/4" rectangle of fabric A

five 4 1/2" squares of fabric A

eight 2 1/2" squares of fabric B

eight 2 1/2" squares of the background fabric

Piecing the Block 1) Place the two 4 7/8" x 9 3/4" rectangles with right sides together, lightest of the two fabrics on top. Lightly draw a straight line 4 7/8" from the short edge dividing the rectangle in half and forming two squares. Then draw two diagonal lines through the center of the two squares as shown. Instead of drawing on your fabric, you can also use Easy Piecing Triangle Templates.


2) Still holding the two rectangles together, sew a 1/4" away from the diagonal line on both sides.

3) Cut the rectangles apart on the drawn lines creating four half square triangle components. Press the seams to the darker fabric. The finished units should measure 4 1/2".

4) Lightly mark a diagonal line on the wrong side of the eight 2 1/2" squares of fabric B and on the eight 2 1/2" squares of background fabric. 5) Take one of the 4 1/2" squares of fabric A and one of the 2 1/2" squares of fabric B and place them right sides together with the marked diagonal line placed as shown. Sew on the marked line.

6) Trim 1/4" away from the sewn line and press the seam allowance toward the smaller square. Repeat Steps 5 and 6 three more times for a total of four units.

7) Using the unit completed in Step 6, take one of the 2 1/2" squares of background fabric and place on the unit as shown, right sides together with the marked diagonal line placed as shown. Sew on the diagonally marked line.

8) Cut 1/4" away from the sewn line. Press the seam toward the background fabric. Repeat Steps 7 and 8 with the three remaining units from Step and three 2 1/2" background squares.

9) Take the unit completed in Step 8 and one of the remaining 2 1/2" squares in fabric B and place, right sides together with the diagonal line placed as shown. Sew on the diagonal line. 10) Cut 1/4" away from the sewn line as illustrated. Press the seam toward fabric B. Repeat Steps 9 and 10 with the remaining units from Step 8 and the remaining 2 1/2" squares of fabric B.


11) With the unit completed Step 10, place one of the remaining 2 1/2" squares of background fabric as shown, right sides together. Sew on the diagonal line.

12) Trim 1/4" away from the sewn line as shown. Press seam toward the background fabric. The resulting unit should measure 4 1/2" square. Repeat Steps 11 and 12 with the remaining units from Step 10 and the remaining 2 1/2" squares of background fabric for a total of four units.

13) Using one of the units completed in Step 12 and two of the squares made in Step 3, create the top row of the Block by piecing the units as shown. Press the seam allowance toward the outer units. Repeat with the two remaining Step 3 Blocks and one more of the Step 12 Block to create the bottom row of the Block. 14) Using the remaining two units completed in Step 12 and the 4 1/2" square of fabric A piece the center row of the Block as shown. Press the seam allowance toward the center fabric A Block.

15) Piece the three rows created in Steps 13 and 14 together as shown to complete the Hidden Star Block. The finished Block should measure 12 1/2" which includes a 1/4" seam allowance on all sides.


Kansas Star

Fabric The Kansas Star Block uses three different fabrics. Fabric - A Fabric - B One background fabric


Cutting the fabric This Block requires:

five 4-1/2" squares of fabric A

four 4-1/2" squares of background fabric

twenty 2-1/2" squares of background fabric

sixteen 2-1/2" squares of fabric B

Piecing the Block 1) On the wrong side of the twenty 2-1/2" squares of background fabric, lightly mark a diagonal line as shown. 2) Take one of the 4-1/2" squares of fabric A and one of the 2-1/2" squares of background fabric and place them right sides together with the marked diagonal line placed as shown. Sew on the marked line. Repeat with the four remaining 4-1/2" squares of fabric A and four more 2-1/2" squares of background fabric. 3) Trim 1/4" away from the sewn line and press the seam allowance toward the background fabric. 4) Take one of units completed in Step 3 and one of the 2-1/2" squares of background fabric and place them right sides together with the marked diagonal line placed as shown. Sew on the marked line. Repeat with the four remaining Step 3 units and four more 2-1/2" squares of background fabric. 5) Trim 1/4" away from the sewn line and press the seam allowance toward the background fabric. 6) Take one of units completed in Step 5 and one of the 2-1/2" squares of background fabric and place them right sides together with the marked diagonal line placed as shown. Sew on the marked line. Repeat with the four remaining Step 5 units and four more 2-1/2" squares of background fabric.


7) Trim 1/4" away from the sewn line and press the seam allowance toward the background fabric. 8) Take one of units completed in Step 7 and one of the 2-1/2" squares of background fabric and place them right sides together with the marked diagonal line placed as shown. Sew on the marked line. Repeat with the four remaining Step 7 units and four more 2-1/2" squares of background fabric. 9) Trim 1/4" away from the sewn line and press the seam allowance toward the background fabric. These completed units should measure 4-1/2" square. 10) On the wrong side of the sixteen 2-1/2" squares of fabric B, lightly mark a diagonal line as shown. 11) Take one of the 4-1/2" squares of background fabric and one of the 2-1/2" squares of fabric B and place them right sides together with the marked diagonal line placed as shown. Sew on the marked line. Repeat with the three remaining 4-1/2" squares of background fabric and three more 2-1/2" squares of fabric B.

12) Trim 1/4" away from the sewn line and press the seam allowance toward fabric B.

13) Take one of the Step 12 units and one of the 2-1/2" squares of fabric B and place them right sides together with the marked diagonal line placed as shown. Sew on the marked line. Repeat with the three remaining Step 12 units and three more 2-1/2" squares of fabric B.

14) Trim 1/4" away from the sewn line and press the seam allowance toward fabric B.

15) Take one of the Step 14 units and one of the 2-1/2" squares of fabric B and place them right sides together with the marked diagonal line placed as shown. Sew on the marked line. Repeat with the three remaining Step 14 units and three more 2-1/2" squares of fabric B.

16) Trim 1/4" away from the sewn line and press the seam allowance toward fabric B.

17) Take one of the Step 16 units and one of the 2-1/2" squares of fabric B and place them right sides together with the marked diagonal line placed as shown. Sew on the marked line. Repeat with the three remaining Step 16 units and three remaining 2-1/2" squares of fabric B. 18) Trim 1/4" away from the sewn line and press the seam allowance toward fabric B. The completed units should measure 4-1/2" square.


19) Take two of the square units completed in Step 18 and one of the units completed in Step 9 and piece together as shown to complete the center row of the quilt Block. Press the seam toward the center and the Step 9 unit. The completed row should measure 41/2" x 12-1/2". 20) Take two of the square units completed in Step 9 and one of the units completed in Step 18 and piece together as shown to complete the top row of the quilt Block. Repeat with the remaining step 9 and Step 18 units to form the bottom row of the Block. Press the seam away from the center and toward the Step 9 units. The completed rows should measure 4-1/2" x 12-1/2". 21) Piece together the rows completed in Steps 19 and 20 as shown to completed the Kansas Star quilt Block. Press the seam allowances toward the center of the Block. The completed quilt Block should measure 12-1/2" square which includes a 1/4" seam allowance on all sides.


Star

Fabric The Star Block uses two different fabrics. One focus fabric One background fabric

Cutting the fabric This Block requires: five 3-1/2" squares of focus fabric sixteen 2" squares of background fabric sixteen 2" squares of focus fabric eight 2" x 3-1/2" rectangles of background fabric four 2" x 6-1/2" rectangles of focus fabrics one 2-3/8" x 4-3/4" rectangle of focus fabric one 2-3/8" x 4-3/4" rectangle of background fabric

Piecing the Block 1) On the wrong side of the 2-3/8" x 4-3/4" background fabric, lightly mark a line 2-3/8" from one of the shorter sides. This should divide the rectangle into two 2-3/8" squares. Then mark a diagonal line through the center of the squares as shown. 2) Place the marked rectangle of background fabric, right sides together, with the 2-3/8" x 43/4" rectangle of focus fabric, making sure that all of the edges are even. Sew 1/4" away from the marked diagonal lines as shown.


3) With the rotary cutter, carefully cut the sewn rectangles apart on the marked lines as shown. Press the seam allowance toward the focus fabric. This should yield four 2" halfsquare triangles. 4) On the wrong side of the sixteen 2" squares of focus fabric, lightly mark a diagonal line as shown. 5) Take one of the 2" x 3-1/2" rectangles of background fabric and one of the 2" squares of focus fabric and place them right sides together with the marked diagonal line placed as shown. Sew on the marked line. Repeat with the seven remaining 2" x 3-1/2" background fabric rectangles and seven more of the marked 2" squares of focus fabric. 6) Trim 1/4" away from the sewn line and press the seam allowance toward the focus fabric. 7) Take one of the units completed in Step 6 and one of the 2" squares of focus fabric and place them right sides together with the marked diagonal line placed as shown. Sew on the marked line. Repeat with the seven remaining Step 6 units and the seven remaining marked 2" squares of focus fabric. 8) Trim 1/4" away from the sewn line and press the seam allowance toward the focus fabric. The completed units should measure 2" x 3-1/2". 9) Take two of the units completed in Step 8 and one of the 3-1/2" squares of focus fabric and piece together as shown. Press the seam allowances toward the focus fabric square. 10) Take one of the units completed in Step 8 and two of the half square triangles completed in Step 3 and piece together as shown. Repeat with one more Step eight unit and the two remaining half square triangles units from Step 3. Press the seam allowances toward the half square triangle units. 11) Take the unit completed in Step 9 and the two units completed in Step 10 and piece together as shown to completed the center unit of the Star Block. Press the seam allowances toward the center and the Step 8 unit. The completed center of the Block should measure 6-1/2" square. 12) On the wrong side of eight of the 2" squares of background fabric, lightly mark a diagonal line as shown. 13) Take one of the 2" x 6-1/2" rectangles of focus fabric and one of the marked 2" squares of background fabric and place them right sides together with the marked diagonal line placed as shown. Sew on the marked line. Repeat with the three remaining 2" x 6-1/2" focus fabric rectangles and three more of the marked 2" squares of background fabric. 14) Trim 1/4" away from the sewn line and press the seam allowance toward the background fabric. 15) Take one of the units completed in Step 14 and one of the remaining marked 2" squares of background fabric and place them right sides together with the marked diagonal line placed as shown. Sew on the marked line. Repeat with the three remaining Step 14 rectangles and three remaining marked 2" squares of background fabric.


16)Trim 1/4" away from the sewn line and press the seam allowance toward the background fabric. The completed rectangle units should measure 2" x 6-1/2". 17) Take two of the remaining 2" squares of background fabric and one of the units completed in Step 8 and join together as shown. Repeat with the three remaining Step 8 units and 2" background fabric squares. Press the seam allowances toward the background fabric squares. 18) Take one of the units completed in Step 16 and one of the units completed in Step 17 and piece together as shown. Repeat with the remaining Step 16 and Step 17 units. Press the seam allowances toward the Step 17 units. The completed units should measure 3-1/2" x 6-1/2". 19) Take two of the units completed in Step 18 and join to the Block center that was completed in Step 11 as shown to completed the middle row of the Star quilt Block. Press the seam allowances toward the center of the row. This completed row should measure 61/2" x 12-1/2". 20) Take one of the remaining Step 18 units as piece together with two of the 3-1/2" squares of focus fabric as shown to completed the top row of the quilt Block. Repeat with the final Step 18 unit and 3-1/2" focus fabric squares to create the bottom row of the Block. Press the seam allowances toward the focus fabric squares. The two completed Block rows should measure 3-1/2" x 12-1/2". 21) Take the center row completed in Step 19 and the top and bottom rows completed in Step 20 and piece together as shown to completed the Star quilt Block. Press the seam allowances away from the center row of the Block. The completed quilt Block should measure 12-1/2" square which includes a 1/4" seam allowance on all sides.


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