Octagon 0.75 inch
Print Octagon 0.75 inch with triangles and squares on fabric to make Lucy Boston’s Keyboard Patchwork without octagon templates.
Sew by hand with a running stitch or English Paper Piecing.
Print Octagon 0.75 inch on fabric for better results than with octagon acrylic templates and other traditional methods. Sew this small size by hand with a running stitch (recommended) or print templates for English Paper Piecing .
PDF DOWNLOAD – SHAPES 5 MB
System Requirements – Windows or Mac with Adobe Reader (not a phone or tablet) and any ordinary color Inkjet printer or all-in-one.
This Octagon 0.75 inch PDF includes three shapes with 0.75 inch sides—Octagon, Square, and Quarter Square Triangle (QST). There are octagons in other shape collections too (Index of Shapes).
Features of this Shape Collection (PDF)
- shapes to print on fabric
- diagrams showing how much fabric you need
- shapes without seam allowances to print on freezer paper (just in case you want templates)
- use a rotary cutter or scissors
- a great portable project
- ideal for small scraps and Jelly Rolls
- precise crosshairs printed on the fabric to mark the seam endings
- alternate layouts for triangles to use scraps efficiently
Requested by Inklingoists Cathi Godwin
Cathi asked for these shapes so she could make The Keyboard Patchwork from The Patchworks of Lucy Boston, the wonderful book by Diana Boston.
This download does not include instructions but there are photos of the whole quilt and detail like this photo too.
Cathi finished her own version of The Keyboard Patchwork by following the photo of the quilt in Diana Boston’s book. You can see her Harpsichord Quilt on the Quilt Obsession blog. If you click on the photo there, you will be able to see the music-themed fabric Cathi used.
Cathi has probably printed, cut, and stitched more Inklingo shapes than anyone else, and she blogs about Inklingo regularly on Quilt Obsession. She has also been the hostess for several Inklingo swaps, and designed and wrote the free pattern for Emma’s Butterfly Stars.