|Start with 2 quilted blocks, top strip (light color) 2" wide folded in half, bottom strip (dark color) 1 1/4" wide, both length of the block.|
|Attach the top strip folded to the right side of the first block (raw edges toward the seam)|
|Add the bottom strip on right sides together, unfolded.|
|Pin all layers together and stitch a good 1/4" seam|
|Pin the back strip to the 2nd block, right and back side together|
|IMPORTANT: Stitch together with a 1/4" seam. You will want the blocks to butt together without a gap or overlap!|
|Both blocks butt together without a gap or overlap.|
|Press the top strip over. Because the top strip was folded, there are no raw edges.|
|I really like to use Best Press (starch alternative) when I press.|
|I also used glue instead of pins (I use this method for stitching bindings. NO, it does not gum up your needle)|
|Top stitch your top strip down.|
|Voila! Blocks joined. I think if you had stitched the blocks with straight lines and used matching thread and busy fabric, you would be hard pressed to tell where the blocks were joined.|
I'm linking up with the wonderful Melissa at Happy Quilting for Try New Things (TNT) Thursday.
Color Me Quilty!