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A Novel Idea Television Block


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 August Television block

Television (B)
Television Show (N)


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

Television Block Fabrics

Dark Bookcase fabric (A) ~ 2½" x 12½"
Television fabric (B) ~ approximately 10½" x 12½"
Television Show fabric (N) ~ approximately 8" x 10½"

2. Prepare the appliqué shape [Cardboard Templates ~ For Piecing] as follows:


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Television fabric (B): Fold the frame fabric in half, both ways, to mark the center lines.
Align the 1¼" mark of a ruler along the top edge of the fabric.
Place the cardboard template over the center of fabric, with the top edge along the ruler.
Draw around the template, onto the right side of the fabric with a chalk pencil.

Television Block Frame Fabric

Cut out inside the drawn line [Cardboard Templates ~ For Piecing] as instructed.

Television Block Preparing for Applique

3. Finger press the seam allowance of the inner television, over to the back, around the edge, and baste in place [Stitches - #3c] all the way around.

Television Block Preparing for Applique

4. Place the Television Show fabric (N) behind the center of the television.
Baste the inner television to the Television Show fabric.
Tip: Placing the template within the opening, while basting, keeps the television are in shape.

Television Block Preparing for Applique

5. Using 18" of thread [Stitches] that matches the television, blind-stitch [Stitches - #1] the inner edge, to the television show fabric.
End with a knot on the back of unit, behind the appliqué patch.

Television Block Preparing for Applique

6. Remove all the basting stitches, and carefully trim down the television show fabric on the back.
Press [Pressing - #2].

7. With right sides together, pin the Dark Bookcase fabric unit (A) to the top edge of the television.
Sew them together [Machine Piecing Basics].
Press the seams open.

8. Block [Blocking] the Television block at the finished size of 12" x 12".

9. Add two button on the button right of the television, as the knobs.

Buttons added as Television Knobs


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