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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Stitch and Flip Piecing

2018 -- 05 Stitch and flip is a piecing technique that uses squares or rectangles to make triangles. In this tutorial you learn to use the stitch and flip method to make the Snowball block and the Flying Geese unit. Here is the 60 second video.

Stitch and Flip Tutorial


Start with one 6-1/2" square for the snowball and four 2-1/2" squares for the background.


 
Mark diagonal lines on the wrong side of each of the small squares.


Place one small square on top of the large square, covering the corner as shown.

 

Stitch just inside the marked line.



This step is optional. If you want to use the corner to make a half square triangle, mark and stitch another line parallel to and 1/2" away from the diagonal line.
 


Next, cut 1/4" away from the diagonal line.
 

 

Press towards the small triangle.

 

Open the smaller piece and press to reveal a small half square triangle.
 

Repeat for the remaining corners to complete the snowball block.

Overlapping Stitch and Flip

In this section, we use the stitch and flip method to make a Flying Geese unit. This will also show how the small squares overlap each others as they are stitched. Start with one 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" piece for the geese and two 2-1/2" squares for the sky. Mark the diagonals of each of the small squares.



 
Place one small square in the corner, stitch just inside the marked line and trim.

 

Press toward the small square.


   Place the remaining small square in the opposite corner.

 

Stitch just inside the marked line and trim.

 

Press toward the corner.



Happy Quilting!
Carol

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