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How to Piece a Houndstooth Quilt


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I enjoy wearing my vintage houndstooth tweed jacket. It makes me feel as though I am covered in shooting stars. The intricacy of the weave has always intrigued me. Now that the classic look of houndstooth is back in vogue, I wanted to "weave" my own version of it in fabric. This is a pattern I released in 2010. My friend Kim of Persimmon Dreams made hers using hand dyed fabrics divided into lights and darks. I think the effect is stunning. Click on the second photo to see it. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Use quilting rulers and rotary cutter Sew a straight line SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Yardage and instructions given for these sizes: Wheelchair Lap 37"x45" Picnic 49"x69" Twin 69"x89" Full 77"x93" Queen93"x101" King 108"x108"

Supplies Needed

  • The wheelchair lap size quilt needs 1.5 yards each of 2 contrasting fabrics for the quilt top
  • Larger quilts need more fabric
  • 4.5" square quilting ruler

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Like so many sewists I know, I have been sewing since the age of 6. I started at my mother's feet, fashioning her scraps into doll clothes. By age 16, I was spending Summers sewing my wardrobe for the coming school year. I was known as a creative dresser. I wrote my first sewing pattern in 2006 as part of applying for a patent. Now I have thousands of satisfied sewing pattern customers and am very happy to be part of the bourgeoning online sewing community. See books that feature my work and follow my various adventures on my blog. Find printed versions of several of my patterns in the current Simplicity Catalog.