Friendship Knot is pieced per the directions on page 39 and templates on page 111.
Leslie says: I chose to applique this block. To make corners for the center square A, cut (2) 4” squares and cut each square in half diagonally to form 4 triangles. Sew those triangles to the sides of square A. Use the inside dotted line on template C to make the rhombuses. Fuse all pieces in place and edge stitch as desired.
Diane says: I like turn under appliqué. I traced template D-7 Friendship knot B onto freezer paper. Cut out the 4 templates, pressed them to the back side of my fabric and cut out the fabric adding ¼” all around the template. Using a Q-tip to apply some liquid sizing the ¼” around the template and then fold over the ¼” onto the freezer paper. You may need to clip around the inside curve to get it to fold over. When dry, I removed the freezer paper. I then placed the appliqués on the center square and did a very small zig-zag around the appliqué.
When following the instructions on page 37 for putting the 4 corner sections together, DO NOT do the stitch-pivot-stitch method of sewing your Y-seams. These pieces are far too small to accurately sew them this way. Instead stitch ½ the Y-seam then readjust the pieces and finish the seam.
For template C I drew on freezer paper, cut out and pressed onto my fabric and cut around the template. You can stack several layers of fabric to cut down on the amount of times you have to cut out the template pieces.
Jen says: I did a cross between English Paper Piecing and Hand Appliqué for this block. I traced the corner section templates onto card stock. The curves I traced and used the same method as Diane did except I hand stitched them down instead of topstitching by machine.
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