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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Shoo-Fly Tutorial

Here's a brief tutorial on making Shoo Fly blocks from a pair of 10" squares. The blocks finish 7 1/2".

Start with a light square and a dark square Right Sides Together.  Cut across the square 4" from each edge. This should leave a 2" square in the center with 2" x 4" rectangles on the sides.

Cut the pairs of squares in the corners once on the diagonal for half-square triangles ready to sew.

Sew the triangles together. Press. Trim the half-square triangle units to 3 1/2".

Arrange the pieces to make two blocks. Sew the pieces into rows then sew the rows together. Note that the rectangles are 1/2" longer than needed.

Press the seam allowances toward the dark fabric.

Square up the blocks to 8" by trimming the rectangles.

Sweet.  Simple.   Fun.


Dora, the Quilter said...

Okay, now I really want to try this!

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