Here is a tute for the toppper as requested. If you need a pattern for the Octagon,there is a tute here for that too.
OCTAGONAL TOPPER TUTE
( Pardon the purple marks on my ruler.Little hands did it!!(: )
You will need an Octagon and 2 sets of strips. My strips are 1 1/2 " wide for the first round,and 3 1/2" for the second round.
sew 4 narrow stips to opposite sides of octagon (these are about 7 inches)
Step 3 trim off at an angle,lining up edge of ruler along edge of octagon..do second narrow sides the same way
Step 4 square off all sides to 1 inch,lining up edge of ruler with edge of octagon
Step 5 add second set in same manner,but trim by lining ruler on FIRST STRIP instead of octagon
do opposite sides and trim before adding second sides...NOTE that the first strip will be narrower .This will match up after you sew on remaining sides.
Now trim final corners,lining ruler on edge of octagon again,,,mine trim off at 4 inches
You are ready to quilt....do not do anymore trimming until quilted,,,then line ruler up along egde of octagon again and trim all sides to 3 1/2 You are done and ready to bind.
These are my measurements,,,you may make wider or more strips as desired. Enjoy!!
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9/19/2010 12:34:26 PM