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Sew some strips, cut into shapes, stitch and add a little appliqué to make this cunningly creative Halloween design. Ideal as cushion or table mat.
Cut: One 1½ x 22” strip - Orange. Two 1½ x 22” strips - Purple. Join all three strips to make striped band. Use ¼” S/A (Seam Allowance). Press seams open and flat.
Place EZ 45 degree triangle on strip. Align top of template with edge of fabric strip. Cut one triangle. From remainder of fabric strip cut seven more triangles.
Join the triangles in four sets of two. Press seams open and flat.
Cut one 3½” strip in Green. Using Easy Angle triangle. Cut four half square triangles.
Sew one triangle to each corner of octagon.
Place 12½” acrylic square on sewn block. Trim any excess fabrics back to form 9½” block.
Cut: Two 2 x 9½” strips - Green
Two 1½ x 12½” strips - Green
Sew short strips first to sides of block, open out then attach remaining longer strips. Press seams towards outer edge.
Applique or couch black wool or a thin bias binding over the seams. Extend appliqué to edge of fabric.
Cut: Two 1½ x 12½” strips - Yellow
Two 1½ x 14½” strips - Green
Sew to sides of block as Step 8.
Press all seams, mount onto wadding.
Add extra interest with some machine or hand quilting.
Finishing For cushions: Sew round outer edge of both layers to hold wadding and fabric firmly together. Cut cushion back from either the remaining Fat Quarter (if using 6 pack) or join whatever fabric is left. For table mats: Sew round outer edge of both layers to hold wadding and fabric firmly together. Use the last FQ or make up the backing fabric from remaining materials. Pin all layers together and tack round outer raw edge. Bind raw edge in your preferred fashion.