Use a scant quarter-inch seam allowance throughout.
Make the "Striped" Units
- Sew a 1-3/8" x 43" black strip lengthwise to each side of a 1-3/4" x 43" batik strip. Press seam allowances towards the black strips. Make another identical strip set.
- Square up one end of each strip set and cut a total of twenty-four 3-1/2" segments.
Make the "X" Corner Units
- Gather the triangles you cut by dividing the 3" squares in half once diagonally. Fold each in half along its longest edge to find the midpoint. Finger press.
- Fold a 6" long black bar in half crosswise to find its midpoint. Sew it between two batik triangles as shown, matching midpoints carefully. Press seam allowances towards the black bar.
- Cut the unit apart diagonally, with the cut traveling across the black center bar as shown in the illustration.
- Fold to find the midpoints along the long edges of the pieced triangles. Fold a 6" bar in half crosswise to find its midpoint. Sew the bar between the pieced triangles, matching midpoints carefully. Press seam allowances towards the black bar.
- Download the PDF Trimming Template. Transfer it to a piece of see-through template material and tape it to the corner of a square ruler. The template includes a 1/4" seam allowance.
- Line up the sewn "X" unit so that the sides of the "X" are matched to the lines on the template. The dashed lines show you how the "X" will flow into the seam allowance. Trim the unit to match the template, flipping the unit around as needed to make the cuts.
If you prefer, mark the template on your ruler in a different way -- narrow masking tape is one option. You'll probably find additional suggestions in the forum discussion.
- Make twenty-four "X" units.