I have two tutorials, but I suspect it will make for a much too lengthy post, so this is the tutorial for the rail fence cat mat, and I will post the second mat, a double 4-patch, tomorrow. Click here for the original post on both designs. Here is what we are making:
--two width of fabric (WOF) strips cut at 1.5" of each of your 3 colours
--a roughly 13X19 rectangle of fabric for the backing
--a roughly 13X19 rectangle of batting, or scraps pieced together to make that size
Construction1. Sew the strips together using a scant 1/4" seam. Press to one side or open, your choice.
2. Straighten the one end.
|I put the entire strip under the ruler, so you see I'm using the 1/4" guide along the top grey strip. This stablizes the entire strip, a tip I learned from Pat Sloan.|
|Ta da! Quilt top complete.|
I'm sure you've heard of the fabulous sale going on at Craftsy today (and you know I am an affiliate so get a small compensation for any purchases made through clicking the link) and all weekend. Um, at up to 60% off some of their best-selling kits and supplies, this is going to be a tough one for me not to take advantage of...and yes, I'm enabling again...because as I said with the Connecting Threads sales this week (no affiliation) I love/need some company in my
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