This makes a 12" block, and it's paper piecing and appliqué!  !

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Click here for templates A!

Click here for templates B!

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 Beaded Chain Block! You will need to print out four copies of the template A page and one of the B Page per block you want to make on very lightweight paper.

** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block ** 

Cut eight  Piece A units, paying attention to the direction of the grain...

Then cut eight Piece B units...

Turn under and press a 1/4" seam allowance on the curved edge of all Piece B units. (To do this, and to help keep this curved edge smooth, you may, if you like, sew a scant 1/4" seam on the curved edge, and then turn under along your sewn line.) 

Now baste the Piece B's to the Piece A's, wrong side of B to right side of A, keeping the curved edge free for now...

Next do all the paper piecing. Sew a paper pieced triangle unit to the left and right of each piece A+B units...

...on to Page 2!

July 30 2004 Marcia Hohn

Original  Block