This makes an 8" block and is partly paper pieced !

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The first thing that I would recommend that you do, is go to the Practice Paper Piecing Page.  When you feel comfy with paper piecing, come on back and try a Best Friends Block! You will need to print out one copy of the template page per block you want to make on very lightweight paper. Fat quarters will be fine for this!

** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block ** 

 

 

Start by marking and cutting the Color 2  1-1/2" x 6" strip into four 1-1/2" squares...

 

 

Next mark and cut the Color 3  3" x 10" strip into eight 1-1/2" x 2-1/2" rectangles...

 

 

Now sew together the Color 2 and Color 3  1-1/2" x 12" strips right sides together along one long edge using a scant 1/4" seam allowance. Press seam to darker side. Cut this at 1-1/2" intervals to get eight pieced units...

 

 

Now sew together pairs of pieced units to make four patches, using a scant 1/4" seam allowance. Make four units like this...

 

 Now sew a small Color 2 square right sides together to the end of four Color 3 rectangles, again using a scant 1/4" seam, and pressing seam towards the squares...

 

 

Sew the remaining Color 3 rectangles to the right side of the four patches and press seam towards the four patch. Sew a rectangle-with-square strip to the bottom of this, and press seam towards strip. Make four corner units like this...on to Page 2!

July 28 2003 Marcia Hohn

Original  Block

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