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Fat Quarter Slide
Annie'sCopyright © 2015 Annie's
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Quilt Size: 71 ½" x 86 ½"
Block Size: 15" x 15" finished
Number of Blocks: 20
20 coordinating fat quarters
½ yard dark tonal
1 3/8 yards coordinating light print
Backing to size
Batting to size
Basic sewing tools and supplies
Read all instructions before beginning this project.
Stitch right sides together using a ¼" seam allowance unless otherwise specified.
Materials and cutting lists assume 40" of usable fabric width.
From each fat quarter:
Referring to Figure 1 for layout, cut 1 (10 ½") A square, 2 (5 ½" x 10 ½") B rectangles, 1 (5 ½") C square and 1 (2 ¼" x 18") binding strip.
From dark tonal:
Cut 7 (1 ½" by fabric width) D/E strips.
From coordinating light print:
Cut 8 (5 ¼" by fabric width) F/G strips.
Completing the Blocks
1. Select one each A and C square and two B rectangles, all from different fabrics.
2. Sew A to B and the other B to C referring to Figure 2; press.
3. Sew the A-B unit to the B-C unit to complete one Slide block referring to the block drawing; press.
4. Repeat steps 1–3 to complete a total of 20 different Slide blocks.
Completing the Quilt
1. Arrange and join four Slide blocks to make a row, turning blocks referring to the Assembly Diagram; press. Repeat to make a total of five rows.
2. Join the rows as stitched to complete the quilt center; press.
3. Join the D/E strips on the short ends to make a long strip; press. Subcut strip into two 1 ½" x 60 ½" D strips and two 1 ½" x 77 ½" E strips.
4. Sew D strips to the top and bottom and E strips to opposite long sides of the quilt center; press seams toward strips.
5. Join the F/G strips on the short ends to make a long strip; press. Subcut strip into two 5 ¼" x 62 ½" F strips and two 5 ¼" x 87" G strips.
6. Sew F strips to the top and bottom, and G strips to opposite long sides of the quilt center to complete the quilt top; press seams toward F and G strips.
7. Create a quilt sandwich referring to Quilting Basics on back page.
8. Quilt as desired.
9. Bind referring to Quilting Basics on back page to finish.
Take this quick and easy block design and plug in bright batiks for a quilt any teenager would love. This quilt could easily be adapted with special photos or T-shirt blocks in the A pieces placed in a random pattern to make it perfect for any occasion.
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