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About A Quilt Sampler # Final post : Piecing Quilt As You Go Blocks

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We are now at a stage where we can piece all the blocks together and finally bind the quilt!

For piecing all nine blocks together, you will need to cut from your background fabric :

6 pieces of 12.5" x 1" strips
6 pieces of 12.5" x 1.5" strips

For each joint, you need one of each strip

Cutting strips

Cutting strips - folding 2

Pin and sew all three layers together, the 1" strip, the quilted block and the 1.5" folded strip
pins before stitching three layers3

pins before stitching three layers

pins before stitching three layers2

Sew a quarter inch from the raw edges and press the front strip

prees front layers3

now, align theother raw edge of the front side strip to the other block sideas photo below

attaching block together

pin and sew a 1/4" seam

attaching block together2

now the front side is done. press.

Front side press

as for the back, fold and press the folded strip and pin down

Press back

blind stitch the folded edge to the quilt

Slip stitch the back

Attach three blocks together in the same manner to form one row so you will end up with three rows.

Do for all three rows - complete the slip stitches before attaching rows together

Now for the row's joint, you will need to cut from the your background fabric:

2 pieces of 37.5" x 1" strips
2 pieces of 37.5" x 1.5" strips

The method is exactly the same as the blocks except this time round it is with rows of blocks, so make sure you get those vertical strips to match and pin well before you sew.

strips of rows

Finally, blind stitch the row's joint and you are ready to bind!

pin before slip slitching

I used 2.5" strips folded in half for my binding and I slip stitch as well as I wanted the back to look as neat so that it can be hung reversible.

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Well, I hope it makes sense .. please do comment or ask any question if anything is unclear. 

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