This is a great piecing technique for beginner as it doesn't
require matching any seams!
several coordinating fabrics in to 3 sizes of blocks.
block is 3-½" wide by the following lengths: 3-1/2, 5-1/2 & 7-1/2.
our "Blue Cats" jacket we used 1/4 yard of 9 different prints and
a variety of each fabric in all three sizes.
your pieces in a pleasing arrangement, taking care NOT to have any seams that
sure to make the vertical rows long enough to fit your longest pattern piece.
sewing each vertical row, right sides together in a 1/4" seam. Press seam
to one side.
I like to stack the pieces of my rows top to bottom, so I don't lose track of
doing only 2 rows at a time to avoid confusion.
the vertical rows together, right sides together in a 1/4" seam. Press
seam to one side.
pattern pieces out of pieced fabric. This is where you'll determine how much
additional to piece. You may find you'll need to add a row or two
garment as per patterns instructions.