Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Building a house


For a house that finishes at 4”*5” you’ll need a 4 ½”*5 ½” rectangle and two 2 ½”*2 ½” squares.
I have used thin, white muslin for the small squares, and done the sewing by eye to add a bit of whimsy. I you like your triangles straight, draw a diagonal line on the back side of the squares, and sew along the line.

Place the first square in one top corner of the rectangle. Sew a diagonal seam.
Flip the triangle and press the seam. I have kept all the three layers of fabric as I want the white triangles a bit fluffy (like snow). Cut the mid layer away if you like. If you mark and sew a perfect triangle, you can cut away both back layers if you prefer.
Place the second square in the other top corner. Sew a diagonal seam.
Flip the triangle and press the seam.
Turn the house block on the back, and cut away any excess fabric outside the rectangle.

Your house is done!
You'll find the free "Building A Village" table runner pattern using these houses here.

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