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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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1.    Layer quilt top, batting, and backing; baste.

2.    Quilt as desired. Machine-quilter Patti Trygg stitched back-and-forth lines in each piece of the strip sets. She stitched a loopy design in the inner border and an allover double-swirl pattern in the outer border. Once the quilting was done, designer Roseann Meehan Kermes trimmed each corner in a gentle curve. (Trace around the edge of a small dinner plate to mimic this curve. Trim quilt edge along traced line.) Handle trimmed edges carefully so quilting doesn’t unravel.

3.    Bind with red diagonal stripe binding strips. Roseann liked the look of the diagonal stripe fabric so much, she chose not to cut her binding strips on the bias (as you’d normally do for binding curved edges). As she sewed the binding to the quilt top, she eased in extra fabric along each curve so the binding strip would have enough stretch to turn over the curved edge. 

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