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I couldn’t decide just how far I wanted to go with the post so I’m just going to go ahead and do both parts. What made up my mind was the fact that I could only pin so many squares before I had to stop and sew so that I could have those pins back. Since I’m sure most of you, like me, don’t have thousands upon thousands of pins at the ready this tutorial will be a bit more in-depth.
Part 1 – Pinning your squares together
To start, place your squares together with the larger one on the top. We won’t be turning them (because it is easier not to) so you’ll place the squares with the right sides facing out and the backs of the fabric facing each other. I prefer to do a bunch at a time so that I’m not grabbing from multiple piles when I’m pinning.
Put a pin in each corner, pinning both pieces together. This will create a parachute looking thing. I encourage you to take a quick break at this point and play with it. I highly recommend putting things inside it and dropping your squares to the ground. It’s good fun.
Now that you’ve got pins in each corner, you need to add three more. Make a pleat in three of the sides and pin together. I recorded a quick YouTube video to show you how because it is rather hard to explain. One side will be left open for us to stuff.
Your last step is to sew up three sides, leaving one open for stuffing. Remember to pull your pins out as you go or it could break your needle. Good luck!
Before I leave you, I had to introduce Dino-Dude. He guards my thread. And I love him.
Be sure to join me next week for the next step in making a Puff Quilt (a link will be edited into this post at that point for your convenience).