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Traditional Block Thursday: Quilt Construction

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Now that you have all of your blocks made, I want to show you one way that you can stitch them together. Are you as excited as I am to finish this project?

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This is the best part – when everything comes together. With this option, the finished quilt will be 76″ x 90″.

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Here is what you need to get started:

Blocks: Twenty 12″ quilt blocks
Sashing / First Border: 2 Yards
Second Border: 5/8 Yard
Outside Border: 1 3/4 Yards
Binding: 3/4 Yard

Cut your sashing and border fabrics into the following pieces:

Sashing: Cut twelve 3″ strips x WOF (width of fabric) Cut strips into segments: Thirty-One 12 1/2″, twelve 3″.
First Border: Cut seven 3″ strips x WOF
Second Border: Cut seven 2″ strips x WOF
Outside Border: Cut eight 6 1/2″ strips x WOF

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Lay out your blocks as desired in 5 rows of 4 blocks each.

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Stitch 3″ x 12 1/2″ sashing pieces on the right side of the first 3 columns of blocks. (You don’t stitch the sashing on the last column of blocks because there will be a long border piece there.)

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Press to sashing.

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Stitch 4 blocks and 3 sashing pieces together to complete the row. Press to sashing. Repeat for all 5 rows.

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Here is my completed bottom row.

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Stitch three 3″ x 3″ sashing pieces between four 3″ x 12 1/2″ sashing pieces to make a sashing row. Repeat to make 4.

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Press to larger sashing pieces.

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Stitch sashing row to block row. Repeat to make 4. (Remember you don’t need sashing on all 5 rows – just in between the rows.)

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Press to sashing row.

Stitch 5 block rows and 4 sashing rows together.

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The center of your quilt is finished! Now we’re going to work on the borders. First, cut the selvage edges off all of the border rows.

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Stitch seven 3″ first border strips together end to end. Press.

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Cut into the following segments: Two 70 1/2″, two 61″.

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Pin the 70 1/2″ pieces to right and left sides of quilt center.

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Stitch seven 2″ second border strips together end to end. Press to border pieces. Repeat to pin, stitch, and press 61″ border pieces to top and bottom.

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Stitch seven 2″ second border strips together end-to-end. Press.

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Cut into the following segments: Two 75 1/2″, two 64.”

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Pin the 75 1/2″ pieces to the right and left sides of the quilt.

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Stitch pieces to quilt.

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Press to border pieces. Repeat to pin, stitch and press 64″ pieces to top and bottom.

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Stitch eight 6 1/2″ strips together end to end.

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Cut into segments: Two 78 1/2″, two 76″.

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Pin the 78 1/2″ pieces to the right and left sides of the quilt.

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Stitch pieces to quilt.

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Press to border pieces. Repeat to pin, stitch and press 76″ pieces to top and bottom.

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Now it’s time to get the quilting and binding done. Check out the finished project!

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It has been so fun to teach you these Traditional Blocks using the beautiful Penny Rose Fabrics!