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We can now sew the first three blocks together. First take blocks 2 and 3. Fold and pin back the backing and batting from the seam edge. Pin the two sides together and sew a 1/4″ seam. This can be done either by hand or machine.

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Press the seam – if you used basting spray then use a pressing cloth to prevent the glue burning onto the iron.

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Lay one pice of batting back towards the seam and trim it as close to the folded backing as you can. IMPORTANT: First check that the batting on the other piece will reach all the way across. If it doesn’t then trim so they meet.image image image

Then fold the other piece of batting across to meet the first one. If it’s too big then trim it.

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Fold one of the backing fabrics across to meet the fold of the other backing fabric.

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Then fold the other backing fabric across. Cut the excess fabric, leaving enough to turn 1/4″ under and then sew the seam down using an applique style stitch. It’s important to note that for the quilt to not “flop around” at the seams, that the front seam, the meeting place of the batting and the back seam are all staggered and not one on top of the other.

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Press the blocks.

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Using the same technique, sew block 1 to the bottom of the other two blocks.

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This makes up the bottom left hand corner of our quilt.

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