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Thread: Tutorial on Hickory Nut quilt blocks

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    Continue working around and pressing the fabric down with the iron.
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    Keep on going until you have a kite shape like this.
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    Now, go back to the edge you started with and unfold that edge and then fold the backing fabric back onto itself by 1/2" and finger press down.
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    Now, fold that edge over again so that you now have a 1/2" wide border on top that has a finished edge next to the window fabric (since there is 1/2" of backing fabric folded under that). Finger press this down.
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    Working counter-clockwise, do the same double folding thing with the next edge. Pay attention to the size of the borders you're creating, as they should all look a uniform 1/2".
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    Continue working your way around. The fold of the edge you just finished will help hold down the previous edge you folded.
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    Keep going....
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    There, we have our kit shaped block all finger pressed now.
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    Press with a steam iron to set the folds.
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    Now, we're going to stitch down those folds in a counter-clockwise pattern. So set the needle down into the fabric so that it is just inside the fold line and just less than 1/2" from the edge of the window fabric.
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