Island Chain - 5 - Cutting May 23 2020

This session you will be cutting the reminder of the fabric pieces.

You will need:

              - all of your remaining fabrics

              - a rotary cutter with a sharp blade

              - cutting mat

              - a ruler

Rather than jumping between pages, the cutting instructions have been consolidated into charts below.

Also, the pattern designer suggests cutting small 1½” squares for the nine-patch blocks. You can go ahead and do this if you wish, but a less labour intensive method would be to make the nine-patch blocks from strips, as will be tackled in session #6. The cutting charts below show cutting for the strip method.

 

 

Version 1

Background fabric

9 - 9½” x WOF strips → sub-cut into 84 - 9½” x 3½” rectangles (sashing)

8 - 1½” x WOF strips (Inner Border)

16 - 1½” x half WOF strips

Island Colours fabrics

From a variety of fabrics, a total of 20 - 1½” x half WOF strips

Outer Border

9 - 3½” x WOF strips

Binding

9 - 2½” x WOF strips

 

 

Version 2

Background fabric

6 - 9½” x WOF strips → sub-cut into 60 - 9½” x 3½” rectangles (sashing)

3 - 4½” x WOF strips → sub-cut into 23 - 4½” squares (Border).

                                         Put into container B

5 - 4” x WOF strips → sub-cut into 46 - 4” squares (Border).

                                         Put into container C

11 - 1½” x half WOF strips

Island Colours fabrics

From a variety of fabrics, 46 - 4½” squares (Border). Put into container A

From a variety of fabrics, 13 - 1½” x half WOF strips

Binding

8 - 2½” x WOF strips