New Community Service Mystery Scrap Quilt project (easy).
Your quilt can be 42" x 42" or 42" x 66". 
This will be a very scrappy quilt and will make you feel great about using small pieces of fabric.
Gather your scraps and sort them into light, medium and dark values.
The largest pieces you will need are 7-1/2" squares. These will be used later.
There will be three different sets of instructions before you finish the quilt top.
First set of instructions:
You will be making nine patch blocks from medium and light 2 1/2" squares or strips. 
Using 4 lights and 5 mediums make a nine patch block.  Measure it to make sure it is 6 1/2".
Remember "SCRAP QUILT"- the fabrics do not have to match.
For the smaller quilt, make 8 blocks.  For the larger quilt, make 13 blocks.  
Check back for the second set of instructions.

** Sizes of cut fabrics needed for Community Quilts**

5" and 2 1/2" squares or

5" or 2 1/2" strips at least 12" long.


If you have scraps you'd like to contribute to Community Quilts, please cut to the sizes above.

Our goal in community quilts is to provide members with the opportunity to help create quilts for our charity donations. In 2017, we donated a record number of 127 quilts to various organizations such as Meals on Wheels, Genesis House and veterans at St. Francis hospice.


Instead of asking members to create an entire quilt individually, we make available various projects each month. It can be as simple as a bag of scraps to cut into specific sizes, blocks to be pieced, a quilt to be quilted, binding to be attached, etc. Instructions are included with each project.


There are no deadlines, no forms to fill out, no quilt police to critique your work, only a grateful community which appreciates the end result of many hands. Feel free to take a project; learn a new technique; practice your skills and contribute at the same time. All efforts are appreciated.


When you turn in your project, don’t forget to put your name into the community quilt box for the monthly prize and the big “annual” gift.


 Peaceful Rail Fence instructions

(Click on the above link to download the instructions.)

 This shows how to make the placemats.


Kit includes all pieces to complete one block.  The block will be 12.5" when sewing is complete.

Lay out the fabric as in the example at left.  The following instructions are for sewing together one quadrant (upper left)

Sew the small square to a rectangle on the short side.  Sew the large square to a rectangle.  Then sew these units together as shown.

This unit must now be trimmed to a 6.5 x 6.5 square.  Line up  your ruler so that you can trim two sides. The small square will not be trimmed.

Do this to each quadrant as you finish them.

Position the quadrants as shown.  (This is the same layout as the first picture, just rotated.)

Sew together as you would a four patch.

Lay out the side borders.

Sew  on the borders.  

If you are making a completed placemat, layer the backing and batting with the top "envelope style". Quilt thru all layers.  







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