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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Home Sweet Home – String a Flower Garden Sashing Bonus

Continuing on in the sashing tutorials for the Home Sweet Home Quilt Along – Diane has come up with a few really fun additions.  Here’s the first one from her:

String a Flower Garden Sashing

from Diane Lapacek

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I chose a wide variety of bright fabric strings to make this Flower Garden sashing.

Cutting Instructions:

· An assortment of fabric strings. They should be at least ¾” wide and no wider than 2”. These are small pieces, so narrow strips will work best. They do not need to be straight.

· 4 paper foundations 3½” x 3½”. Any paper will work, but something lightweight like newspaper will be easier to remove.

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Lay one of your strings diagonally across the first foundation paper.

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Lay another strip right sides together with the first, linig up one edge.

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Stitch and press.

Continue to add strips to each side until the paper is covered. Make sure each strip goes past the edge of the paper.

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Remove the paper. My 4 year old granddaughter, Capri, did this for me. She loves this job and is very good at it and I don’t think it’s all that fun so it works out great for both of us.

Spray starch the piece lightly and press it flat.

Square it up to 3½”.

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Make 3 more squares.

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Join the squares together to form a row and you’re done.

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