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Holiday Mystery Project ~ Part 1
by Shelly Hazard
Step 1: Fabric Selection
For this pattern, you will need a small amount of a bunch of fabrics. Try to avoid directional fabric and large designs. You'll need:
This design will also need a small amount of blue floss, and if desired, 1 yard of narrow gold ribbon. Note: The pink print, dark pink print, and maroon print may be substituted for any other colors of the same contrast medians.
Cutting the Fabric
Read through all of the instructions before you begin. For this mystery quilt, you will be doing a combination of cutting and piecing throughout the project, rather than cutting everything and then piecing it all. Machine piecing is recommended. To download the templates required for part 1 of the project, click here. These templates are actual size so you may cut them out and use them directly. NOTE: There is no seam allowance on these templates. You must add a 1/4" seam allowance to all fabric!
You may use a rotary cutter, but remember to add the seam allowance. For rotary cutting, you'll need a rotary cutter, a cutting mat, and a long cutting ruler with 1/8" markings.
Note that each of the templates has a letter written on it. Throughout these instructions, the templates will be referred to by the letter written in each one. For example, you may be asked to cut four blue A pieces. Also, some templates you may be required to cut out a reverse piece as well. These will be signified by the letter plus an "r". For example, you may be asked to cut two blue A pieces and two blue Ar pieces.
Step 2: The Beginning
To start, you must cut out some pieces and then you will sew them together. This section is set-up in a step format to make it easier.
You have now completed Part 1 of the Mystery quilt. The second part will continue with some cutting and some sewing and the third part will contain instructions for putting it together.
Note: If you wish to use the gold ribbon, cut it into twelve pieces each 3" long. Part 2 of the Mystery quilt will explain where to appliqué the pieces into place.