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Bitty Bow Ties

Miniature versions of a classic block make for a dapper table topper.

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Assemble Bow Tie Blocks

1.    Use a pencil to mark a diagonal line on wrong side of each assorted medium or dark print 3⁄4" square.

2.    Align a marked medium or dark print square with one corner of a cream shirting 1-1⁄4" square (Diagram 1; note direction of marked line). Stitch on drawn line and trim seam allowance to 1⁄4". Press open attached triangle, pressing seam toward darker print, to make a corner unit. The corner unit should be 1-1⁄4" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make a second matching corner unit.   

3.    Referring to Diagram 2, sew together two corner units and two matching medium or dark print 1-1⁄4" squares in pairs. Press seams away from corner units. Join pairs to make a Bow Tie block. Press seam open. The block should be 2" square including seam allowances.

4.    Repeat steps 2 and 3 to make 48 Bow Tie blocks total.

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