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Web Extras: Red Hats




Purse Pattern


Shoe Pattern

Download the PDF file

The July/August 2004 (#98) issue of Quiltmaker magazine featured a milestone-marking quilt pattern called Red Hats. Complete your quilted ensemble with a coordinating handbag and set of shoes! Use your favorite form of applique to complete the handbag block, and see Basic Lessons for foundation-piecing information to complete the shoe block.

If you missed the July/August 2004 issue, or are not yet a subscriber to Quiltmaker, back issues may still be available at www.VillageQuiltShoppe.com.

View and print the purse and shoe patterns by clicking the links at left, or download a PDF file of both patterns.

Use these helpful hints when constructing the Steppin' Out shoe foundation-pieced block.

Cutting
When you sew and then flip the fabric for patch 6, its placement may surprise you. To avoid this surprise: From the background fabric, cut a piece 7" x 8". Then with the fabric right side up, cut this patch as shown (fig. 1).

Use the large piece for patch 6 (fig. 2) and the smaller one for patches 2, 3 and 5.



Sewing
Notice the variety of heel styles indicated by the colored lines on the shoe foundation-piecing pattern. Choose the one you want and position the fabric for patch 1 to extend at least 1/4" beyond the appropriate line.

See the March/April 2001 (#78) issue of Quiltmaker magazine for the complete Steppin' Out quilt pattern. If you that issue is not available in your own archives, check www.VillageQuiltShoppe.com for back issue availability.