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Peppermint Twist

Quick-pieced strip sets and a little clever cutting make this throw quilt’s vertical rows go round and round. 

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Assemble Quilt Center

1.    To make a rough plan of quilt center, lay out units A, B, and C in five vertical rows. Refer to Quilt Assembly Diagram for unit placement and rotation.

2.    Where units meet, cut ends in opposing 45-degree angles (blue lines on Quilt Assembly Diagram indicate which ends need to be cut). Using an acrylic ruler and a rotary cutter, cut each unit end as desired (Diagram 4). Be sure to save cut-off pieces to square up ends of rows if necessary.

3.    To join units, use diagonal seams. Offset angled ends of units about 1⁄4" then sew together (Diagram 5).

4.    Trim each vertical row to 6-1⁄2×72-1⁄2" including seam allowances.

5.    Cut and piece dark red batik 2-1⁄2×42" strips to make: 

•    4—2-1⁄2×72-1⁄2" sashing strips

6.    Alternating vertical rows and sashing strips, join pieces to make quilt center. Press seams toward sashing. The quilt center should be 38-1⁄2×72-1⁄2" including seam allowances. 

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