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Checkerboard Addition

Checkerboard block backgrounds step forward to garner attention over the plus signs in this wall hanging. Fabrics are from the Highland collection by Lynette Anderson for RJR Fabrics.



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Inspired by Plus Postage from designer Susan Ache

Quilt tester: Laura Boehnke



•    9—9×21" pieces (fat eighths) assorted light prints in tan, white, and yellow (blocks)

•    9—9×21" pieces (fat eighths) assorted medium and dark prints in red, blue, and yellow (blocks)

•    9—1⁄8-yard pieces assorted red and blue prints (blocks)

•    1⁄4 yard red-and-yellow print (inner border)

•    1⁄2 yard blue-and-red print (outer border)

•    3⁄8 yard binding fabric

•    2-3⁄4 yards backing fabric

•    47" square batting


Finished quilt: 38-1⁄2" square

Finished block: 10" square


Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width.

Measurements include 1⁄4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.

Press seams in directions indicated by arrows on diagrams. If no direction is specified, press seam toward darker fabric.