Monday, April 12, 2010
Texas Two Step Tutorial Part 1
We have started a swap group in my guild and the first swap is coming up so I thought I would write a tutorial on how to make the block for the swap. We are using Lynn Roddy Browns method and pattern for swapping. In her book, Simple Strategies for Scrap Quilts she gives instructions for using a 5 1/2" strip but since we want to make more than one at a time I am showing how to use fat quarters. This will also work for 1/2 yard pieces, just double the triangle paper. You can get 5 or 6 blocks from a fat quarter. Fabric width varies a lot these days and I was able to get 6 blocks from Moda fat quarters but only 5 complete ones from some other companies. So a half yard of a light and a dark will make at least 10 blocks which is what we have defined as a set.