Beginning in 2009, HeartStrings will collect RWB blocks made according to these guidelines to make Quilts of Valor.
Starting with a 10 inch muslin foundation (other 100% cotton fabric can be used as long as it does not shadow through the strings).
Place a 2 inch blue center string right side up on the foundation.
Add a red, white (can be white, cream, beige, tan), or blue string – right side down . Pinning is NOT necessary but if it helps you get the first strips sewn you can use two pins to hold them in place.
Sew strings and press open.
Continue adding strings one either side until the foundation is covered. At this point, I add a string on each side of the center and then press before adding additional strings.
Try to avoid using very small pieces on the corners as they’ll get trimmed away when the block is squared.
Trim block to 9.5 inches. For instructions on squaring HeartStrings blocks click here.