Wednesday, June 27, 2012

love...Mamie 9 patches Part 1

Start with two 4 1/2" squares.

Put right sides together and stitch 1/4" seams down parallel sides of your squares.

Cut your square into 3 strips 1 1/2" wide...make sure your cuts are parallel with your stitching.  You'll end up with 2 stitched sections and 2 loose strips.

Press the seams toward the dark.

Add your 3rd'll end up with 2 blocks a light, dark, light and a dark, light, dark one.

You have 2 rail fence blocks but we have a little more to do.  Because we've pressed to the darker our seams will nest together nicely.  Pin and sew a 1/4" seam on the opposite sides of your block.

Give it a little press and we're going to cut again.

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