Panel Magic II - Week 2 September 11 2018

 Congratulations, Agnes H., you are the draw prize winner!

Agnes H.

Wow, what a great response. Here are a few of the entries.

Cathy S.                         Kim B.                     Marg P.

Let’s continue with the cutting.

Prepare fabric B for cutting as we did last week. Please note that the larger cuts are listed first as sometimes an unused portion can be used for a smaller sized piece. To avoid confusion later, label all of the cuts. 

Continue cutting fabrics C, D, E, F and G.

Oh, by the way, is your rotary blade sharp?

This OLFA® Endurance Rotary Blade cuts TWO TIMES as long as our standard rotary blades.

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 It is always a good idea to read over the pattern instructions before beginning. We are going to be rebels and not start at step #1 but at steps #20 to #25 on page 3.

 Find the panel squares, the 2 sets of fabric D framing strips and the 2 sets of fabric B 3” rectangles.

 With right sides together, pin a 1½” x 10½” Fabric D frame strip to each side of a 10½” square panel piece. If you have the “needle down” feature on your sewing machine, engage it. This keeps your fabrics in place if you happen to stop sewing mid-way. Sew the 2 side frames with an accurate ¼” seam allowance. Press towards the frame.


Repeat this step with the remaining 5 panel pieces.

Sew a 1½” x 12½” a Fabric D strip to the top and bottom. Press towards the new strip.

Using a 12½” or larger square ruler, square the block to 12½”.  If you have a little problem at an area, mark it with a pin so you will be aware when adding the next piece of fabric.


Panel Blocks

It is more important to pin as the pieces get larger. Pin and sew a 3” x 12½” Fabric B strip to each side of the 6 pieces made above.  Press towards the strip.


Add a 3” x 17½” a Fabric B strip to the top and bottom. Press towards the new strip.


The 6 Panel Blocks to should be 17½” square.

To enter this week's draw for this fabulous prize! Email  a picture of your 6 framed panel blocks.

Deadline: midnight Saturday, September 15th.



Set aside.