Fit for a Hero Instructions #3

Fabric 5 – Cut 5 – 2″ strips.  Cut these into 48 – 2″ x 3-1/2″ rectangles.

Sew the Fabric 5 rectangle to the top of the pieces made in Instructions #2.  Press the seam allowances towards the pieced strip.

Make 24 with the pieced strip in this position:

1dMake 24 with the pieced strip in this position:

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Fit for a Hero Instructions #2

Fabric 1 – Cut 3 – 2″ strips.  Cut those into 24 – 2″ x 5″ rectangles.

Sew a rectangle to the top of the pieces from Instructions #1. Press the seam allowances toward the pieced strip.

1bFabric 5 – Cut 3 – 2″ strips.
Fabric 2 – Cut 3 – 2″ strips.

Using the Fabric 2 and a Fabric 5 strips, make 2-1/2 strip sets.  Press the seam allowances towards Fabric 2.

Cut these strip sets into 48 – 2″ pieces.

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Fit for a Hero Instructions #1

Notes:

  1. Make sure your seam allowances are 1/4″. Check it before you begin if you aren’t sure.
  2. When pressing those long strips, make sure to keep them straight. It’s real easy to get a curve going.
  3. Unless pressing instructions are specified, it doesn’t matter how you press your seams.
  4. When the instructions say to make 1-1/2 strip sets, that’s one full strip set and one-half of another strip set, as shown below.
Strip Sets

Strip Sets

The strip set in the front is a full strip made from strips cut across the width of the fabric. The back strip set is made from strips that were cut across the width of the fabric and then cut in half.  A full strip set should be about 40″ long and a half strip set should be about 20″ long.

 

Instructions:

Fabric 1 – Cut 3 – 2″ strips
Fabric 2 – Cut 2 – 2″ strips

Sew those together, with Fabric 1 strips on the outside and Fabric 2 in the middle, to make 1-1/2 strip sets.  Cut those into 24 – 2″ wide segments.
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Fit for a Hero Begins on Monday

Don’t forget that the next Quilt Along begins on Monday.

Before we talk about quilting, Boots wanted to say hello!

Boots

Boots

He’s getting so big!  He’s still so soft and cuddly and he’s still the sweetest kitty ever!  This morning, I was able to sit and knit for about 15 minutes before he decided to attack the yarn and chew up the sweater. It seems that every day he gets a bit calmer and easier to be around. It’s just so hard to put him down when he wants me to sit and hold him . . can’t sew, can’t do computer work, and can’t knit while holding Boots but what’s better than holding a purring kitty?

The Quilt Along for “Fit for a Hero” begins on Monday. Details can be found by clicking on the Fit for a Hero picture in the left sidebar.

Fit for a Hero

Fit for a Hero

Here’s the fabric I’ll be using.

Fit for a Hero Fabric

Fit for a Hero Fabric

My Fabric Chart is all glued up  .. which was easy since my fabrics are actually very close to the fabrics on the pictures on the chart but it really does help me to have a fabric chart for reference.

Fabric Chart

Fabric Chart