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How To Make Composite Diamonds

Since the last issue, I received several requests for more instructions on making different shapes. So today, I would like to go over making simple and composite diamonds.

First, take two triangles of different fabric. We'll call them A and B.

Take the second piece, turn it upside down, and put on top of the first one as shown on the image below.

Shift the piece B (up and to the left) 1/4" away from the lower corner of the piece A. Both pieces will have their corners sticking out. Once aligned, sew the pieces together as indicated by the black line, which is also 1/4" away from the edge.

Unfold the pieces.

Cut the edges off (optional).

This is what the final composite diamond shape should look like.

Let's take this one step further and combine diamond shapes. Take two pieces of fabric. Again, we'll call them A and B.

Turn the piece B upside down, place it on top of the piece A, and shift it to the side. Once aligned, sew the pieces as shown with the black line. The line where you sew should be 1/4" away from the edge.

Unfold the pieces

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