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Striking Black-and-White Quilt

Opposites attract attention on this mostly black-and-white batiks throw. A splash of red in the sashing and border accents the quilt perfectly!

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Assemble the Sashing Units


1. For accurate sewing lines, use a quilter's pencil to mark a diagonal line on the wrong side of 142 of the red print 2-1/2" squares. (To prevent the fabric from stretching as you draw the lines, place 220-grit sandpaper under the squares.)

2. Align a marked red print 2-1/2" square with one end of a black batik 2-1/2x8-1/2" sashing rectangle (see Diagram 1; note the placement of the marked diagonal line). Stitch on the marked line; trim away the excess fabric, leaving a 1/4" seam allowance. Press the attached triangle open.

3. In the same manner, align a second marked red print 2-1/2" square with the opposite end of the black batik 2-1/2x8-1/2" rectangle (see Diagram 1, again noting the placement of the marked line). Stitch on the marked line; trim and press as before to make a sashing unit. The pieced sashing unit should still measure 2-1/2x8-1/2", including the seam allowances.

4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to make a total of 71 sashing units.

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