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Flannel Stars and Trees

Flannel quilts are just the right weight to carry to an outdoor event or curl up with by the fireplace, making them the ultimate cover-ups for cool fall days. Designer Peggy Kotek sprinkled 25 pieced blocks—trees, stars, and bow ties—among assorted setting squares to make a generous-size throw.

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Cut and Assemble Tree Blocks


The following instructions will make one tree block. Repeat to make six tree blocks total. Click on "Download this Project" for patterns.

From one light print or plaid, cut:
1 each of patterns A and A reversed
2—2x3" rectangles

From green-and-cream plaid, cut:
1 of Pattern B

From one medium brown print, cut:
1—1-1/2x2" rectangle

1. Referring to Diagram 1, sew together the light print or plaid A triangle and the green-and-cream plaid B triangle. Press seam toward B triangle. Add the A reversed triangle to make treetop unit; press as before.

2. Referring to Diagram 2, join two light print or plaid 2x3" rectangles to medium brown print 1-1/2x2" rectangle to make trunk unit. Press seams toward brown print rectangle.

3. Referring to Diagram 3, sew together treetop and trunk units to make a tree block. Press seam in one direction. The tree block should be 6-1/2" square including seam allowances.

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