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Fan Quiltalong Part 4: partial seams, blocks, quilt center

Welcome to part four of the series on making a "twirling fans" quilt. if you are just joining us, click here to see the previous steps. Please sew along!! This is a tutorial on using partial seams to set in the square at the center of this block. If you have not already done so, cut the center squares from your chosen fabric (mine is the light gray circle print). In the last step, you should have sewn your fan units to the white background fabric rectangles. 1. place the center square right sides together with the first fan unit. The square should be...

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Twirling Fan Quilt Along: Part 3

This is the third installment of the tutorial for creating the "twirling fan" quilt. If you are just tuning in, click here to see the first two steps. I hope you join me! At this point you have made the fan units. 1. Lay the pieced fan unit so that the straight edges line up with the edges of the background. Below is one option for setting the fans: four fans in the corners of a square block. 2. Apply the center arc unit (see  below) so that the straight edges line up with the corner of the white fabric and the curved...

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Fan Quilt Along Pattern, part 2

If you are just tuning in, the first segment of this tutorial is published here. At the end of the first step, you should have fans like the units shown above. Today we will add the center arc shape to complete the fan units. cut arc pieces (gray floral) 1. use the arc template that you created during preparation for sewing to cut out the fabrics for the arc pieces. Remember that the template DOES NOT include seam allowance on the curved edge. Add 3/8" to that edge when you cut out your fabric. 2. on your ironing board, lay the arc fabric...

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Twirling Fans by Color Girl Designs
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Fan Quilt Pattern: part 1

Welcome to the tutorial series on the Twirling Fan Quilt by Color Girl. These are the instructions for making these fans: supplies needed: basic quilting tools: sewing machine, iron, rotary cutter and mat, rulers, thread For this step, we will make the components of the fans. First, you will need to make templates. print the templates from the pattern on heavy card stock and cut out. I recommend reading all the instructions and then cut a few pieces, make one fan and then go from there rather  than cutting all fabric at the beginning. Sewing!! Here we go. Piece with right sides of fabric together with...

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