Assemble an 8-3/4" Robbing Peter to Pay Paul block.

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Materials

  • 11" square each of solid red and muslin

Finished block: 8-3/4" square

Cut the Fabrics

Click on "Download this Project" above for pattern pieces. To make a full Pattern A, fold a sheet of paper in half and trace Pattern A on folded paper. Cut out on traced lines and unfold.

From solid red, cut:

  • 1 of Pattern A

From muslin, cut:

  • 4 of Pattern B

Assemble the Block

When pinning curved seams, use slender pins and pick up only a few threads at each position.

1. With a muslin B piece on top and right sides together, match the center mark on the curved edge of the B piece with the center mark on one curved edge of the solid red A piece (Diagram 1). After pinning the center of the seam, pin each end; then pin generously in between (Diagram 2).

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2. Sew together the pieces, removing each pin just before the needle reaches it. Press the seam allowance toward the solid red piece.

3. Add the remaining muslin B pieces to the solid red A piece in the same manner to make a block (Block Assembly Diagram).