Use Templates to Make Quilts in Love of Quilting

January/February 2002 issue

Fons & Porter's

This is the conversion information for the patchwork quilts in this month's issue that have patterns the same size as one of our templates. All of our templates are identified by number or letter. Numbers in the diagrams refer to a specific template. Follow the instructions in the magazine, substituting the following information where it applies.

Red Hot Flannel Page 14 Set B

For Hearts:
A = Template #8
B = #13
C = #9
D = #12
E and F = strips as wide as #12

Sweetheart Page 18 Set A and 6 1/2" Squaring Up Ruler for slightly larger quilt

I would switch to a 6" finished square and no paper piecing. Sew in the same order, using template pieces as marked, 1 5/8" cut strips for the Chevron work, and the 6 1/2" squaring up ruler to make a perfect square.

The quilt would be 5" wide and 7" longer so a little more fabric will be needed - since they are assorted, that should be easy.

Triangle 1 = Template #4
Triangle 10 = Template #6
strips #2 through 7 = strips cut 1 5/8" wide

You might prefer adding corners #10 and 11 before adding the Chevron strips #6 and 7.

Add and cut off ends of #6 and 7.

Line up #2 triangles at point of heart.

Hearts Afire Page 24 Set B; optional Set D

A rectangle = Template #25 Set D
B = #13 with Snowball Trick
C = strips as wide as #12 and 8 1/2" long
D = #9

Pop Stars Page 30 Set A; optional Set C

Bright unit:
Use the rectangle in Set C and 19 or cut a strip as wide as template #5 and as long as #1. Then add a #6 triangle using the Snowball trick method.

Use #5 and our speedy 4-patch method for the border. Download the PDF here.

Checked unit:
If you want to save fabric, you can actually use our templates to cut a parallelogram in the checked unit assembly. Or you can use the rectangle in Set C #19 and add #6 triangles on the end.

Colonial Cobblestones Page 30  

This is really best using the strip method. Try our 3" x 18" My Favorite Ruler for easy handling.

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