Let's put those hourglass units together now.
Begin by laying out 25 units in a 5x5 grid.
I alternated each unit so that one would have the darks vertical and the next would have them running horizontally. Do not look closely though or you will see where I goofed with that plan!
I then assembled them first as 4-patch units.
You may opt to assemble in rows.
You may need to clip and flip seams so that they will be opposed.
I collapsed the seam intersections in the four-patch units.
If you need a tutorial on how to do this, go here.
Finish assembling the center of the little quilt.
It should measure 10 1/2" square.
Now it is time to apply the borders.
Cut 2 strips 1" x 10 1/2", and sew to the sides of the quilt center.
Cut 2 strips 1" x 11 1/2", and sew to the top and bottom of the quilt center.
Remember to measure your quilt center and adjust your inner border lengths as necessary.
From the striped border fabric, cut:
2 strips 2 1/2" x WOF, and then subcut into
4 strips 2 1/2" x 11 1/2".
Remember to measure your quilt center and adjust your border lengths as necessary.
Layout the outer borders and 4 more hourglass units as seen below,
The binding is cut from the same fabric as the inner border.
A small quilt should have a single fold binding. To do so, cut:
2 strips 1" x WOF
For a double fold binding, I cut my strips at 1 7/8" wide. You will need 2 strips at this width as well.
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