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An attic window quilt block is a beautiful and popular design that creates a three-dimensional effect, giving the impression of looking out of a window. Here are the steps to sew an attic window quilt block:
Materials you will need:
- Fabric for the window frame (color of your choice)
- Fabric for the window sash (color of your choice)
- Fabric for the background (color of your choice)
- Rotary cutter and mat
- Iron and ironing board
- Sewing machine
Cut the fabric for the window frame into four strips, each 2.5 inches wide and the length of the block.
Cut the fabric for the window sash into two strips, each 2.5 inches wide and the length of the block.
Cut the fabric for the background into one square, measuring the finished size of the block plus 0.5 inches on each side. For example, if you want to make a 12-inch finished block, cut a 13-inch square.
Arrange the window frame strips around the edges of the background square to create a window frame. Place the strips right sides together with the background square and pin in place.
Sew the strips to the background square using a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Press the seam allowances towards the window frame.
Cut the center of the background square along the vertical and horizontal axis, creating four equal-sized smaller squares. Be sure not to cut through the window frame strips.
Fold the sash strips in half lengthwise and press to create a crease down the center.
Place the sash strips over the cut edges of the window frame, aligning the crease with the cut edge. Pin in place.
Sew the sash strips to the window frame using a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Press the seam allowances towards the sash strips.
Repeat steps 8 and 9 for the other two sides of the window frame.
Press the entire block, being careful not to stretch or distort the seams.
Your attic window quilt block is now complete! Repeat these steps to create additional blocks and assemble them into a quilt top.
How to Resize Quilt Blocks: