February 17, 2014

Name That Quilt ~ Cutting


Cutting:



For the Lap:
(these instructions are for a 5 letters/stripes)

Starting with the stripes, cut (2) 3 1/2"xWOF strips from each color. (if using the same fabrics for the letters, cut 10" from one end before cutting your strips).
     Subcut into (1) 3.5"x32 1/2" strip and (1) 3 1/2"x12 1/2" strip.
From the background fabric, cut (6) 2 1/2"xWOF strips.
     Subcut into (4) 2 1/2"x32 1/2" strips and (4) 2 1/2"x12 1/2" strips.
Next, cut (1) 11.5"xWOF strip.
     Subcut into (1) 11.5"x25.5" rectangle (if you have more or less than 5 stripes, this will need to be adjusted to your width after piecing the stripes). From the remaining strip, trim to 10 1/2" wide. Trim to 15" in length.
Cut a new strip at 10 1/2"xWOF. Trim the selvedges. Trim to 41" in length.
From the remainder of the fabric, trim the length to 55 1/2" and selvedge end to 36 1/2" (if you have more or less than 5 stripes, this will need to be adjusted after piecing the rest of the top. You may want to hold off on cutting this piece until the next step).


For the Twin: 
(these instructions are for a 5 letters/stripes)

Starting with the stripes, cut (2) 4"xWOF strips from each color.
     Subcut into (1) 4"x42 1/2" strip and (1) 4"x17 1/2" strip.
From the background fabric, cut (6) 3 1/2"xWOF strips.
     Subcut into (4) 3 1/2"x42 1/2" strips and (4) 3 1/2"x17 1/2" strips.
Next, cut (1) 13.5"xWOF strip.
     Subcut into (1) 13.5"x29 1/2" rectangle (if you have more or less than 5 stripes, this will need to be adjusted to your width after piecing the stripes).
Cut (2) strips at 12 1/2"xWOF.
     Subcut into (1) 12 1/2"x40 1/2" rectangle and (1) 12 1/2"x32 1/2" rectangle.
From the remainder of the fabric, cut (2) rectangles 49"xWOF. Trim one rectangle (selvedge end) to 42.5" and the other to 30.5". You should have (1) 42.5"x49" rectangle and (1) 30.5"x49" rectangle (if you have more or less than 5 stripes, this will need to be adjusted after piecing the rest of the top. You may want to hold off on cutting this piece until the next step).

Next week we will start piecing!

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