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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Part and Parcel Mystery Sew-along - Section 3

Hey there Part and Parcel Mystery Thrill Seekers! Ready for Round 3?

If you are just joining us, WELCOME! You'll want start with the Introduction and Strip Stash cutting instructions.

Here's a schedule. X marks the spot to previous posts:
Give your self extra brownie points (or Brownies!) if you store your mystery in a briefcase.
Briefcase handcuffed to your wrist? Share a photo on Facebook!

Clues to Demystify the Blocks: 

Anatomy of a Part and Parcel Block

The blocks have 4 parts:
  1. Center(s),  the piece in the center of the block
  2. Spacers, pieces between multiple centers to make 1 center piece.
  3. Sides, pieces on the left and right vertical sides of the block.
  4. Top and Bottom, pieces on the top and bottom of the block. 
Order of sewing: 1)Spacers if needed, 2)Sides, 3)Top/Bottom. You'll always know which direction the block goes by the direction of the seams. Another clue.

All seams should be a scant 1/4". That means 1 or 2 threads shy of 1/4" to allow for the thickness of the fabric when folded into seams. If you find your units are not ending the right size. Check your seam allowance for accuracy. Here's a tutorial.

Sewing with the sashes toward the feed dogs may keep your units more square, and will give more control over the direction of your seams.

Press toward spacers. Press all other seams outward, unless otherwise specified.

Never sew across a seam that has not been pressed.

After cutting for this section, remaining fabric can be returned to the strip stash, label intact. In future cutting, you can use scraps first if you like.


Cut larger pieces first for best use of fabric.

Let's get on the case... the Briefcase that is.  😉

For Section 3 you'll need the following strips from the Strip Stash:
Fabric 1) none
Section 3 complete
Fabric 2) 1 strip @ 4 1/2"
Fabric 3) 1 strip @ 8 1/2"
Fabric 4) 3 strips @ 2 1/2" and 1 strip @ 4 1/2"
Fabric 5) 2 strips @ 2 1/2"
Fabric 6) none
Fabric 7) 1 strip @ 2 1/2"

Cross-cutting Section 3

Fab 1)  None

Fab 2)   3 squares @ 4 1/2"

Fab 3) 3 squares @ 8 1/2"

Fab 4)  4 @ 2 1/2" x  8 1/2",  1 @ 4 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Fab 5)  4 @ 2 1/2" x  4 1/2", 2 @ 2 1/2" x 20 1/2"

Fab 6)  None

Fab 7)  2  @  2 1/2" x  4 1/2",  2  @ 2 1/2" x 12 1/2"

Sew the Blocks

Section 3 has 3 blocks.


Section 3 Block 1
Block 1

Center: 1 Fab 4 - 4 1/2" x 8 1/2"

Round 1: sew 2 Fab 7 - 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" strips to the sides of the center piece.
Sew 2 Fab 7 - 2 1/2" x 12 1/2" strips to the top and bottom.

Block 1 should measure 12 1/2" wide x  8 1/2" tall.




Section 3 Block 2
Block 2

Center:  Sew 3 Fab 2 - 4 1/4" squares alternately with 4 Fab 5 - 2 1/2" x  4 1/2" rectangles.
 

Round 1: Sew 2 Fab 5 - 2 1/2" x 20 1/2" strips to the top and bottom of the center unit.


Block 2 should measure 20 1/2" wide x 8 1/2" tall.




Block 3
Section 3 Block 3

Center: Sew 3 Fab 3 - 8 1/2" squares between 4 Fab 4 - 2 1/2" x  8 1/2" rectangles.


Sew remaining Fab 4 -  2 1/2" x 32 1/2" strips to top and bottom of the block.


Block 3 should measure 32 1/2" wide x 12 1/2" tall.

Let's get it together
Section 3 DONE!

Sew Block 2 to the right of Block 1.

Sew Block 3 to the bottom of the Blocks 1 and 2 unit.

In the top left corner, label this unit Section 3 and set it aside until assembly.

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We'll get back the the Part and Parcel Mystery Sew-along Section 4 in two weeks.

See you next week!

RaeLyn
RB

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