Two similar looks, but very
different construction methods!
||For Harlequin Border A, you need
two squares, each 1 1/4" larger than the finished width you
want your border. Stack these squares right sides together and all
edges aligned. On the back of the top square lightly draw the
diagonal, and sew a scant 1/4" away from the marked line, on
each side of it. Cut this apart on the drawn line between the rows
of stitching. Stack the units as they are, and using a rotary cutter
and ruler, cut them from the corner to the mid way point of the
longest edge. Sew together pairs of quarter square triangles to make
each pieced square...
||To make Harlequin border version
B, sew strips of fabric together along the long edges, using a scant
1/4" seam. The outer strips should be 1/2" wider than the
center strip. Press seams towards darker fabric. Cut this apart as
shown at left at intervals the width of the size you cut your center
||Sew the pieced strips together
staggered, keeping the points of the center square aligned. Using a
ruler and rotary cutter and mat, cut off the excess fabric 1/4"
beyond the top points.
EXAMPLE: For a roughly 4"
border, cut center strips 3 1/2" wide...cut outer strips
4" wide...cut these into 3 1/2" widths, then stagger...
one Karlene made!
Nov 6 2001 Marcia Hohn