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Very Merry Christmas Quiltalong: Part 7
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Do you love the contrast of checkerboards, but find them a little tedious to piece?

In this Quilter's Skill Builders episode brought to you by Annie's Creative Studio, quilting expert Heather Valentine reveals a valuable technique to make checkerboards easy and precise—no matter the size.

In this episode, you'll learn how to:
  • Create strip units.
  • Match points.
  • Nest seams.
To purchase a kit to make this project, copy and paste this link into your browser: https://www.anniescatalog.com/detail.html?prod_id=150960

Finished Size: Quilt Size: 64" x 76"

Materials:
  • 1/8 yard pink solid
  • 1/3 yard navy dot*
  • 1/4 yard green snowman print*
  • 1/3 yard brown solid
  • 1/2 yard aqua print*
  • 2/3 yard light green print*
  • 1 1/2 yards red dot*
  • 1 1/2 yards aqua dot*
  • 1 1/2 yards white snowflake tonal*
  • 1 3/4 yards green dot*
  • 1 7/8 yards red print*
  • Backing to size
  • Batting to size
  • Scraps of low to mid loft batting
  • Fusible web with paper release
  • 12 (1/4"-diameter) white buttons
  • 12 (1/4"-diameter) black buttons
  • 10 (5/8"-diameter) black buttons
  • 6 (1/2"–3/4") carrot buttons
  • 23 (5/8") red buttons
  • 5 (3/4"-diameter) cover button kits
  • White embroidery floss
  • 1 package white medium 1/2"-wide rickrack
  • Petite (30mm) yo-yo maker (optional)
  • Template material
  • Thread
  • Basic sewing tools and supplies
*Snow Day fabrics from Moda Fabrics used to make sample.

Skill Level: Confident Beginner
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