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A Novel Idea Free Block of the Month Series - A Bookcase Quilt Using Novelty Fabrics

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For the whole bookcase quilt:
Main Bookcase fabric
- 1¼ yard
Darker Bookcase fabric (A) - 1 yard
(this is an estimate, but I believe that would be plenty)

Plus...for the October Book blocks

Book Fabrics (B)
Book Bands Fabrics(C)
I also used novelty 'book' fabrics, as well as a few stripes, as some of my books.

Book Fabrics

 

Row #1 - Book Block 1

1. Cut the fabrics for this book block [Rotary Cutting] as follows:

Book Block Fabrics

Dark Bookcase fabric (A) ~ 2½" x 8½"
Book fabric (B1) ~ 2½" x 6½"
Book fabric (B2) ~ 2½" x 6½"
Book fabric (B3) ~ 2½" x 6½"
Book fabric (B4) ~ 2½" x 6½"
Yellow Book Band fabric (C1) ~
2½" x 1½"

2. Layout the patches as pictured above.

3. Gently fold and finger press the edges of the book band fabrics over towards the back and pin in place, across two of the book fabrics.

Book Block Fabrics

4. Using 18" of thread [Stitches] that matches the book bandss, blind-stitch [Stitches - #1] them to the book fabrics.
End with a knot on the back of the patch.

5. Remove the pins and carefully trim the book band fabric even with the background, if necessary.
Press [Pressing - #2].

6. Machine stitch [Machine Piecing Basics] the patches in numerical order.
Press the seams open.

Book Block Fabrics

7. Block [Blocking] this book block at the finished size of 8" x 8".

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Row #1 - Book Block 2

1. Cut the fabrics for this book block [Rotary Cutting] as follows:

Book Block Fabrics

Dark Bookcase fabric (A1) ~ 1½" x 2½"
Dark Bookcase fabric (A2) ~ 1¾" x 2½"
Dark Bookcase fabric (A3) ~ 3¼" x 2½"
Book fabric (B1) ~ 2 - 1½" x 7½"
Book fabric (B2*) ~ 6 - 2½" x 6½"
*I used the same fabrics for 5 of these patches, to make it look like a 'set' of books.

2. Layout the patches as pictured above.

3. Machine stitch [Machine Piecing Basics] the patches in numerical order, into units.
Press the seams open.
Stitch the units together in numerical order.

Book Block Fabrics

4. Block [Blocking] this book block at the finished size of 8" x 12".

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Row #1 - Book Block 3

1. Cut the fabrics for this book block [Rotary Cutting] as follows:

Book Block Fabrics

Dark Bookcase fabric (A1) ~ 2" x 6½"
Dark Bookcase fabric (A2) ~ 3½" x 4½"
Dark Bookcase fabric (A3) ~ 1½" x 3½"
Book fabric (B1) ~ 2" x 6½"
Book fabric (B2) ~ 2 - 2" x 9½"
Book fabric (B3) ~ 2½" x 10½"

2. Layout the patches as pictured above.

3. Machine stitch [Machine Piecing Basics] the patches in numerical order, into units.
Press the seams open.
Stitch the units together in numerical order

Book Block Fabrics

4. Block [Blocking] this book block at the finished size of 8" x 10".

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Row #1

Machine stitch the three book blocks to the jar and flower pot blocks, as shown above, along the sewing lines.

 

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Row #5 - Book Block 1

1. Cut the fabrics for this book block [Rotary Cutting] as follows:

Book Block Fabrics

Dark Bookcase fabric (A1) ~ 1½" x 4½"
Book fabric (B1) ~ 2" x 7½"
Book fabric (B2) ~ 2 - 1¾" x 7½"

2. Layout the patches as pictured above.

3. Machine stitch [Machine Piecing Basics] the patches in numerical order.
Press the seams open.

4. Block [Blocking] this book block at the finished size of 4" x 8".

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Row #5 - Book Block 2

1. Cut the fabrics for this book block [Rotary Cutting] as follows:

Book Block Fabrics

Dark Bookcase fabric (A1) ~ 1¾" x 3½"
Dark Bookcase fabric (A2) ~ 2½" x 4"
Dark Bookcase fabric (A3) ~ 1½" x 2½"
Dark Bookcase fabric (A4) ~ 2½" x 3½"
Dark Bookcase fabric (A5) ~ 2" x 3"
Book fabric (B1) ~ 2 - 2" x 7¼"
Book fabric (B2) ~ 2" x 6½"
Book fabric (B3) ~ 2½" x 6½"
Book fabric (B4) ~ 2½" x 7½"
Book fabric (B5) ~ 3½" x 6½"
Book fabric (B6) ~ 2 - 1¾" x 6¾"

2. Layout the patches as pictured above.

3. Machine stitch [Machine Piecing Basics] the patches in numerical order.
Press the seams open.

4. Block [Blocking] this book block at the finished size of 8" x 14".

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Row #5 - Book Block 3

1. Cut the fabrics for this book block [Rotary Cutting] as follows:

Book Block Fabrics

Dark Bookcase fabric (A1) ~ 2½" x 10½"
Dark Bookcase fabric (A2) ~ 2" x 1½"
Book fabric (B1) ~ 2" x 9½"
Book fabric (B2) ~ 3 - 2" x 10½"

2. Layout the patches as pictured above.

3. Machine stitch [Machine Piecing Basics] the patches in numerical order.
Press the seams open.

4. Block [Blocking] this book block at the finished size of 8" x 10".

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Row #5 - Book Block 4

1. Cut the fabrics for this book block [Rotary Cutting] as follows:

Book Block Fabrics

Dark Bookcase fabric (A1) ~ 1½" x 4½"
Book fabric (B1) ~ 2" x 7½"
Book fabric (B2) ~ 2 - 1¾" x 7½"
Tiny Stripes Book Band fabric (C1) ~ 1¾" x 1½"

2. Layout the patches as pictured above.

3. Gently fold and finger press the edges of the book band fabrics over towards the back and pin in place, across two of the book fabrics.

4. Using 18" of thread [Stitches] that matches the book bandss, blind-stitch [Stitches - #1] them to the book fabrics.
End with a knot on the back of the patch.

5. Remove the pins and carefully trim the book band fabric even with the background, if necessary.
Press [Pressing - #2].

6. Machine stitch [Machine Piecing Basics] the patches in numerical order.
Press the seams open.

7. Block [Blocking] this book block at the finished size of 4" x 8".

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Row #5

Machine stitch the four book blocks to the basket and scrapbook blocks, as shown above, along the sewing lines.


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