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City Map Wall Hanging

A novelty Italian map print is the focal point of this bright wall hanging. Latticework blocks in the middle border mimic the look of crisscrossing streets. Fabrics are from the Va Bene! collection from Dear Stella.


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Assemble Middle Border Blocks

1. Aligning long edges, sew together a solid white 1-1⁄2x21" strip and an assorted print or solid 1-1⁄2x21" strip to make a strip set. Press seam away from white print. Repeat to make 22 strip sets total.

2. Cut each strip set into twelve 1-1⁄2"-wide segments (Diagram 2).

3. Join two nonmatching 1-1⁄2"-wide segments to make a Four-Patch unit (Diagram 3). Press seams in one direction. The unit should be 2-1⁄2" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make 128 Four-Patch units total. (You will have eight segments left over.)

4. Referring to Diagram 4 for placement, lay out four tan stripe triangle-squares, four tan print triangle-squares, and eight Four-Patch units in four horizontal rows.

5. Sew together pieces in each row. Press seams in one direction, alternating direction with each row.

6. Join rows to make a border block. Press seams in one direction. The block should be 8-1⁄2" square including seam allowances.

7. Repeat steps 4–6 to make 16 border blocks total.