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Wall hangers are easy to create. The minute size quilts once created will
make a nice gift and/or decoration for your home.

Once you have your parts together, as well as have your tools you can get
started making a wall hanger. If you are new to quilting, do not worry
since the hanger we are making is one of the easier groups of craft to
create.

Do not forget to get your rotary cutters on hand, since throughout your
quilting project you will need to cut ¼-inch allowances for your seams.
Now, assuming you have your green, tan, blue, yellow, and peach print in
order we can get started making your top section of the quilt.

Briefly, I will go over the sections to help you prepare. You should have
two, 2 ½ x 19 ½ inches of upper and lower borders in the green prints.
You should have another two borders in green at the size of 2 ½ x 27 ½
inches. You should have the value of 36 for your D Square and the size at
1 ½ x 1 ½ inches. Tan print has six parts, i.e. A-strip, B piece, C-
Strip, D-E square, and F-strip. Blue only has one part, while yellow has
three and peach has one. The yellow is C-strip, D-square, and the last
value of four is the cornerstone. C values eighteen, and measures at 1 ½
x 1 ½ inches, while D values 12 and measures at 2 ½ x 2 ½ inches; F is
the peach strip, Peach, which values four and its gauge is 1 ½ x 3 ½
inches. Peach has the G-strip, which values four and measures at 2 ½ x 5
½ inches. The rust prints include the value of six, which makes up the
sashing #1 vertical at measures to 1 ½ x 13 ½ inches. The second sashing
creates three and measures to 1 ½ x 21 ½ inches, while the last H strip
values four and measures at 1 ½ x 7 ½ inches.

You will need to cut these pieces of your quilt out. Use the guide above
to achieve a precise cut. Now you can crown your quilt. Start by creating
a row and a block. Use your block, row, and begin stitching your D-Blue
Square to attach to the A-Tan narrow pieces. (Strips)

Continue to the next color arrangement to complete the second block. Use
the D-Yellow Square in the second block and create a couple of narrow
pieces per color arrangement.

Now stitch two pieces of the tan print together to create a starting row
two and in the first block. Use Tan B, a couple of Blue Cs, a Yellow C
and overturn so that the yellow/blue has a gateway through the color
arrangement at the second block. You want to create double narrow pieces.

In the third row, create a couple more rows and arrange the colors
according in the blocks. In the fourth row, create another two rows so
that you have a nine pattern in your color arrangement, which should
extend crosswise. Alternating, add stitches to the blocks (2) and make
your center by creating #2 sashing narrow pieces equaling three. Now
press your fabric. Use an iron without ironing, rather pressing as you
move along.
You are ready for your borders. Starting with the #2 border, stitch the
narrow pieces so that it moves left to right, and to the sides at the
right of your quilt, stitching toward the middle. Add 2 ½ x 2 ½ inches,
by stitching the yellow print square. Stitch along the shorter ends
linking it to your dual borders. (Strip #1) Moving along, at the edges
along the top and bottom, stitch the narrow pieces, stitching along the
middle. You are now ready to complete your project.

				
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