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Sports Fan Quilt

Piece together blocks of novelty fabrics for a quilt that's perfect for a sports fanatic. Fabric are from the Sew Sporty and Sew Sporty–The Works collections by Dan Morris for RJR Fabrics.

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Assemble Quilt Top


1. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram for placement, lay out blocks in five horizontal rows; note orientation of blue, red, green, and black rectangles in each block. Sew together blocks in each row. Press seams in one direction, alternating direction with each row. Join rows to make quilt center. Press seams in one direction. The quilt center should be 36-1⁄2x60-1⁄2" including seam allowances.

2. Cut and piece brown tone-on-tone 2-1⁄2x42" strips to make:
2—2-1⁄2x60-1⁄2" inner border strips
2—2-1⁄2x40-1⁄2" inner border strips

3. Sew long inner border strips to long edges of quilt center. Add short inner border strips to remaining quilt center edges. Press all seams toward inner border. Quilt center should now be 40-1⁄2x64-1⁄2" including seam allowances.

4. Sew sports-theme stripe 5-1⁄4x64-1⁄2" middle border strips to long edges of quilt center. Press all seams toward middle border. Add blue print 5-1⁄4" squares to ends of sports-theme stripe 5-1⁄4x40-1⁄2" middle border strips to make two pieced middle border strips. Add pieced middle border strips to remaining edges. Press seams toward middle border. Quilt center should now be 50x74" including seam allowances.

5. Cut and piece brown tone-on-tone 2-1⁄2x42" strips to make:
2—2-1⁄2x54" outer border strips
2—2-1⁄2x74"outer border strips

6. Sew long outer border strips to long edges of quilt center. Add short outer border strips to remaining edges to complete quilt top. Press all seams toward inner border.

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