This makes a 10" 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 Joseph's Coat Block! You will need to print out two copies of the template page per block you want to make on very lightweight paper. Fat Quarters should be plenty!

** Preparing the Pieces and Sewing the Block ** 


Start by speed piecing the Quarter Square triangles, stacking the Color 1 and Color 3  3-1/4" x 13" strips, right sides together and all edges aligned. On the back of the top strip, lightly mark the 3-1/4" square lines and mark the diagonals in the direction shown at left. Now sew a SCANT 1/4" above and below the marked diagonals, pivoting at the square lines. Now cut apart on the  3-1/4" square lines only. Using a ruler and rotary cutter, cut each square on the opposite diagonal from the way you sewed. Then cut apart on the drawn diagonal between the rows of stitching. Each square will give you four quarter square triangles. Press seam allowances towards the darker fabric...


Sew the quarter square triangles right sides together in pairs as shown at  far left, using a scant 1/4" seam. Press seams to one side. Square these off to measure 2-1/2" if needed. Sew pairs of quarter squares together as shown at near left, again using a scant 1/4" seam. Make four units like this...on to Page 2!


Feb 15 2003 Marcia Hohn

Traditional Block