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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.
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.