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Seaside Cottage

Kick back and relax! Precut bundles make it easy to create a scrappy throw that’s perfect for lying out on the beach or keeping cozy on crisp evenings.

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Cut and Assemble Blocks

The following instructions make one A block. Repeat cutting and assembly instructions to make four A blocks total. 

 

From one assorted print 2-1⁄2×44" strip, cut:

•     14—2-1⁄2" squares

From a second 2-1⁄2×44" strip, cut:

•    14—2-1⁄2" squares

From a third 2-1⁄2×44" strip, cut:

•    6—2-1⁄2×6-1⁄2" rectangles

From a fourth 2-1⁄2×44" strip, cut:

•    6—2-1⁄2×6-1⁄2" rectangles

 

1.    Sew together six 2-1⁄2" squares, alternating colors, to make a short row. Press seams in one direction. The short row should be 2-1⁄2×12-1⁄2" including seam allowances. Repeat to make a second short row.

2.    Repeat Step 1 using eight 2-1⁄2" squares to make two long rows. Each long row should be 2-1⁄2×16-1⁄2" including seam allowances. 

3.    Join short rows to opposite edges of a center unit (Diagram 2). Join long rows to remaining edges. Press all seams toward center unit.

4.    Aligning short edges, sew together three 2-1⁄2×6-1⁄2" rectangles to make a 2-1⁄2×18-1⁄2" border unit, alternating colors as desired. Press seams in one direction. Repeat to make four border units total. 

5.    Add border units to center unit using a partial seam technique. First sew a border unit to one side of center unit, stopping about 3" from raw edge of center unit (Diagram 3).

6.    Working in a clockwise direction, add remaining border units to remaining edges (Diagram 4). Press all seams toward border units. Complete stitching of first, or partial, seam to make block A. Block A should be 20-1⁄2" square including seam allowances.