The Many Designs of Friendship

Diagonal Stripes Quilt Block

Diagonal Stripes  - Template Method
Size:  6" Finished (Make 16)

February 2004 Quilt Block of the Month Free from BlockCentral.com The Many Designs of Friendship

You have a choice of techniques with this block.  You can paper-piece the block or you can use templates.  The instructions on this page are for Template Piecing.  Click here for Paper Piecing instructions.

Cutting Instructions (for all sixteen paper-pieced blocks):

*Fabric:

Template:

Number to Cut:

1

A

16

1

B

16

6

A

16

3

B

16

*See Fabric Requirement Chart for fabric key.

Sewing Instructions:

Before you start, print out a copy of the templates.  Click here for the templates in .pdf format.  Place a sheet of clear template plastic over the printed templates and trace the templates onto the plastic.  Cut templates from the plastic and label.

Step 1:  With right sides together, layer a Fabric 1-A (dk green) on a Fabric 6-A (cream).  Using a scant 1/4 seam, stitch along the longest side.  Press seam toward the darker fabric.

Step 2:  With right sides together, layer a Fabric 1-B  (dk green) on the Fabric 6-A (cream).  Using a scant 1/4 seam, stitch along the longest side.  Press seam toward the darker fabric.

Step 3:  With right sides together, layer a Fabric 3-B (red) on the Fab. 1-A (dk green).  Using a scant 1/4 seam, stitch along the longest side.  Press seam toward the darker fabric.

Step 4:  Repeat Step1 through Step 3 fifteen times more for a total of sixteen Diagonal Stripe blocks.


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