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Forging Steel


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The traditional anvil block gets a modern update in this patchwork quilt that includes instructions to learn multiple methods to construct half square triangles. There is plenty of negative space give space for special fabrics or quilting to shine! Pattern written by Heather Seminelli of Quilts Actually. The pattern for the placemats originally appeared in Make Modern Magazine, issue 8. This updated version includes illustrated in depth instructions, and additional sizes. Cover quilt pieced and quilted by Heather Seminelli. If you make this quilt, please share it with #forgingsteelquilt or by tagging me @QACreations. You can also email me pictures or a link to your blog post at quilts actually(at) I would love to see what you make! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Basic Sewing Machine Skills 1/4" Seams SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Lap: 45" x 57 1/2" Twin: 72" x 92" Queen: 92" x 92"

Recommended with this pattern

  • See material requirements in photo section
  • Rotary Cutter, cutting mat, and ruler
  • Iron & Ironing Board, Starch (or starch substitute)

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I am a former Army helicopter pilot turned quilter and future librarian. I love sewing, quilting, and helping others learn to create. I am a longarm quilter, and pattern designer in New York. Check out my website for more projects: