Helen Howes Textiles

Free Tutorial - Laptop Sleeve Page 2


Turn the blocks and cut again (I made little stacks, but you can do them one at a time)
I used the other pale colour to make the crossing strip, and sewed together.
Note, if your seam-allowances are too generous you may end up with rather small blocks. Try to be fairly consistent.
I pressed the seams INwards this time

Blocks should look like this

I trimmed the blocks to 3-3/4 inches with a cutter and ruler, then cut an equal number of 3-3/4 inch plain squares in the same 7 colours
NOTE, if you are using more conventionally-sized starting pieces you can begin with 4-1/2 inch squares and trim to 4 inches.. Works with smaller blocks, too (3-1/2 inch start?) Bigger blocks may want a thicker insert strip

I then sewed these into rows of four with alternate cross and plain squares..
As is my usual way, I did little or no arranging of colours apart from not sewing 2 the same in any row..

Like so.. Note the pressing
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01508 548137
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