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Over & Under

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Over & Under is a great pattern to use up your stash. It gives you the opportunity to use several pieces of contrasting fabrics. Mix some of your older fabrics with some new pieces and be amazed at the results. This is a pattern that has lots of possibilities. It's worth a second look whether you are looking for a traditional project or for something a bit more contemporary. This pattern will fit the bill either way.

Design by Connie Rand

Project Specifications

Skill Level: Beginner

Quilt Size: 82" x 82"

Pillowcase Size: 30" x 20"

Block Size: 12" x 12"

Number of Blocks: 27

Fabric
Measurements based on 42" usable fabric width.
#Strips & Pieces Cut #Pieces Subcut
At least 5 assorted yellow fat quarters 27 2 1/2" x 21" A    
5 fat quarters total pinks, blues and oranges 27 2 1/2" x 21" C    
1 1/8 yards sage green mottled 7 2 1/2" x 42"
20 12 1/2" G strips
7 2 1/2" x 42" H    
  4 4 1/2" x 12 1/2" M    
  4 4 1/2" x 20 1/2" N    
1 1/8 yards red pin dot 17 2"x 42" 54 5 3/4" E
      27 12 1/2" F
1 1/8 yards grass green mottled 7 2 1/2" x 42" I/J    
1 5/8 yards white tonal 15 1 3/4" x 42"
108 5 3/4" D rectangles
15 1 3/4" x 42"   Cut in half for B
2 1/8 yards pink print 9 2 1/4" x 42" binding
20 12 1/2" G strips
4 2 1/2" x 20 1/2" O
   
  2 20 1/2" x 2 5 1/2" R    
2 1/8 yards floral print 8 5 1/2" x 42" K/L    
2 5 1/2" x 20 1/2"P    
4 10 1/2" x 20 1/2" Q    
Backing   88" x 88"    

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Supplies

  • Batting 88" x 88"
  • Neutral-color all-purpose thread
  • Quilting thread
  • Basic sewing tools and supplies

Over & Under Quilt

Completing the Blocks

Step 1. Sew a B strip between an A and C strip with right sides together along length; press seams away from B. Repeat to make 27 A-B-C strip sets

Step 2. Subcut the A-B-C strip sets into 2 1/2" units as shown in Figure 1.

Step 3. To complete one Over & Under block, select eight identical A-B-C units. Join two units with a D strip to make a corner unit as shown in Figure 2; press seams toward D. Repeat to make four corner units.

Step 3. To complete one Over & Under block, select eight identical A-B-C units. Join two units with a D strip to make a corner unit as shown in Figure 2; press seams toward D. Repeat to make four corner units.

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Step 4. Join two corner units with E to make a row as shown in Figure 3; press seams toward E. Repeat to make two rows.

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Step 5. Join the rows with F as shown in Figure 4 to complete one Over & Under block; press seams toward F.

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Step 6. Repeat steps 3-5 to complete 27 blocks; set aside two blocks for the pillowcases.

Completing the Quilt

Step 1. Join five blocks and four G strips to make a row as shown in Figure 5; press seams toward G. Repeat to make five rows.

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Step 2. Join the H strips with right sides together on short ends to make one long strip; press seams open. Subcut strips into four 68 1/2" H strips.

Step 3. Join the rows with the four H strips to complete the quilt center; press seams toward H.

Step 4. Join the I/J strips with right sides together on short ends to make one long strip; press seams open. Subcut strip into two 68 1/2" I strips and two 72 1/2" J strips.

Step 5. Sew I strips to opposite sides and J strips to the top and bottom of the pieced center; press seams toward I and J strips.

Step 6. Join the K/L strips with right sides together on short ends to make one long strip; press seams open. Subcut the strip into two 72 1/2" K strips and two 82 1/2" L strips.

Step 7. Sew K strips to opposite sides and L strips to the top and bottom of the pieced center; press seams toward L and K strips.

Step 8. Layer, quilt and bind referring to Finishing Your Quilt.

Over & Under Pillowcases

Completing the Pillowcases

Step 1. To complete one pillowcase, sew M to opposite sides and N to the top and bottom of one previously pieced Over & Under block referring to the Placement Diagram; press seams toward M and N strips.

Step 2. Fold O strips with wrong sides together along length; press. Baste an O strip to one long side of one each P and Q strip as shown in Figure 6.

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Step 3. Sew an O-P unit to one side of each block and an O-Q unit to the opposite side of the block to complete the pillowcase front as shown in Figure 7; press seams toward O-Q.

Step 4. Sew a Q strip to one short side of an R rectangle to complete the pillowcase back, again referring to Figure 7; press seam toward Q.

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Step 5. Sew the pillowcase back to the pillowcase front on one long side as shown in Figure 8.

Step 6. Fold the pillowcase along seam line with right sides together; stitch along the P end and on the long side as shown in Figure 9; press seams flat.

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Step 7. Fold under 1/4" on raw edge of Q and press; fold Q to cover the seam between Q and R and O-Q and the block as shown in Figure 10.

Step 8.Hand-stitch or topstitch in place to complete the pillowcase.

Step 9. Repeat steps 1-8 to complete a second pillowcase.

Finishing Your Quilt

When you have completed the quilt top as instructed with the pattern, finish your quilt with these four easy steps.

Step 1. Sandwich the batting between the completed top and prepared backing; pin or baste layers together to hold.

Step 2. Quilt as desired by hand or machine; remove pins or basting. Trim excess backing and batting even with quilt top.

Step 3. Join binding strips on short ends to make one long strip. Fold the strip in half along length with wrong sides together; press.

Step 4. Sew binding to quilt edges, mitering corners and overlapping ends. Fold binding to the back side and stitch in place to finish.

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Copyright 2008 Lots of Scraps: It's Time to Quilt, House of White Birches. All rights reserved.

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