Inspector CluesewÕs Case #113 ©1998 Merry May
PART 3
Go back and find your Light and Medium 5 1/4Ó squares which you cut during Part 1 of this series.
On the wrong side (back) of each Light square, draw a pencil line diagonally
from corner to corner as shown at right.
Layer one of these Light squares so itÕs right sides together
with one of your Medium squares. Sew 1/4Ó seam on
each side of the diagonal line you just drew.
Next, cut the unit in half on the line you drew. (You should
now have two half-square triangle units.) Repeat with your remaining 5 1/4Ó square sets.
Press seam allowances toward your Medium fabric.
Draw a diagonal line which crosses your first seam on half of the
half-square triangle units you just made.
Layer one of these right sides together with one of your
unmarked half-square triangle units so the diagonal seams
butt up against one another. In other words, the Medium fabric
in one unit should lay on top of the Light fabric in the other unit.
Once the seams are butted together, again sew a 1/4Ó seam on each side of the diagonal line you just drew. Cut the unit in half on the line you drew. Repeat with your remaining units. Press seam allowances to one side.
You should now have a total of 12 (20) [30] quarter-square triangle units
which each measure 4 1/2Ó square.
GO ON TO PART 4.