Kansas Dugout - Page 2


Begin making the first square by aligning a Color 2 square atop the corner of a large Color 1 square, right sides together. Mark a diagonal line bisecting the Color 2 square, as shown, and sew on this line...

You may then cut off the seam allowance, or you may leave it in place for stability. Continue to add Color 2 squares to each corner of  the Color 1 large square in the same manner. Press all seams towards center square...(Make FOUR of these center units for the whole Block!) 


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Then add a 3-1/2" calico rectangle to your center unit, right sides together, sewing with the standard scant 1/4" seam. Add another rectangle to the bottom of the center unit. Press seams towards center...(You need FOUR of these for the entire block, each using a different print!)

Now to make the side rows, align, right sides together, a Color 1 small square atop a calico 6-1/2" x 2" rectangle. Mark the diagonal, and sew on this line. 

Again, you may cut off the excess seam allowance, or not, your choice! Press seam allowances towards calico. Add another Color 1 small square to the other end of the calico rectangle. You need TWO of these for each quarter Block... ( EIGHT for the entire Block, using different calicoes)



Now you can piece the first quarter-block unit!. This is done in columns, as shown! Sew with a scant 1/4" seam and press seam allowances towards center column. Make FOUR of these units...


Sew  them four units together to make one Kansas Dugout block!...on to Page 3!

Sept 1999 Marcia Hohn

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Traditional Block