Peg tidy tutorial – part I

April 12, 2010 § 1 Comment

Ok, so you’ve gathered your fabrics. I used 2 pieces of white cotton twill as the “carrier fabric” and 8 x 6.5″squares of patchwork fabric. You can use whatever fabric scraps you have as long as you can sew them into 6.5″ x 12.5″ rectangles.

18.5" x 12.5" rectangles

18.5" x 12.5" rectangles

8 x 6.5" squares

8 x 6.5" squares

Construct the patchwork rectangles

Sew the patchwork fabrics together to make 4 rectangles  12.5″ x 6.5″. Press the seams flat.

Patchwork rectangle 6.5" x 12.5"

Patchwork rectangle 6.5" x 12.5"

Check the dimensions and trim if necessary. Lay one of the patchwork rectangles face down on the “carrier fabric”  6.25″ from the top edge.

Patchwork face down 6.25" from the top edge

Patchwork face down 6.25" from the top edge

Then sew it down with a .25″ seam. Then press the rectangle towards the top of the carrier fabric so that the right side is visible. The top of the patchwork should be level with the top of the carrier fabric. See illustrations below.

Patchwork pressed towards top of the carrier fabric

Patchwork pressed towards top of the carrier fabric

Do the same to the other piece of carrier fabric with one of the other patchwork rectangles. We’ll attach the next patchwork rectangle in the next tutorial.

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