New Free Pattern From Kaye- Looking Through The Windows

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Quilting the Kaye Wood Way

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Looking Through the Windows

 

A scene (fabric or embroidery) is fussy-cut and viewed through an octagon shaped window.

Size: 33" x 44" without borders

Supplies:Fussy-cut or embroideries enough for 12 8" octagons.accent Strips red ¼ yd green ¼ yd 1st border strips red block ¼ yd green block ¼ yd 2nd border strips red block ¼ yd green block ¼ yd Corners beige View & Do™ Octagon Shapes Starnaker™ 8 Master Template
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Center the fabric design or embroidery inside the opening of the 8” Octagon View & Do™ shape. Rotary cut around the outside.Want a larger octagon? Use one of the XTender® to trace a new cutting line for a 9" to an 11" size octagon.
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Accent Strip:Cut a 1" wide strip.Fold the strip in half lengthwise, wrong sides together. Use Kaye’s QuickFold technique to do this quickly. Stitch at ¼" the raw edges of this folded strip to one side of the fabric octagon. Trim the accent strip even with the outside edges of the Octagon Shape. Continue adding the accent strip to each side of the octagon.
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First Border Strip:Sew a 1¼" wide strip to 1 side of the octagon. Press the seamallowances toward the strip and away from the octagon.Line up the outside edges of the fabric octagon with the outside edges of the Starmaker™ 8 Master Template. Cut the ends of the strip. Sew a strip to every other side of the fabric octagon; press and trim. Sew a 1¼" strip from the same fabric to the other 4 sides of the octagon. Press; trim the ends using the Starmaker 8.
Second border:Sew a 1¼” strip to the 4 sides with the shortest 1st border strips.Press the seam allowances toward the 2nd border. Trim the ends using the Starmaker 8. Sew a 1¼” strip to the other 4 sides of the octagon. Press; trim the ends using the Starmaker 8.
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Corners.Cut 30 5" squares (2 for each block).Cut each square diagonally to get two triangles. Sew one triangle to each upper and lower corner. Press the seam allowances toward the corner.
Trim the corners by lining up the outside edges of the Starmaker 8 with the outside edges of the octagon.
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Sew the blocks together into rows, alternating colors.Sew the rows together.Add borders as desired.

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