Have a Ball!
Make patchwork balls by hand or machine. Use the full-sized, pentagon pattern pieces for small (10"), medium (12"), and large (14.5") balls. They're great for babies to chew on; youngsters can toss them around the house, teenagers can use them to shoot hoops instead of wadding up their dirty socks. You could learn to juggle!
This ePattern includes assembly diagrams and photographs; plus tips for constructing patchwork balls for:
- English Paper Piecing - fold seam allowance over thick paper, baste, and whip stitch edges
- Traditional Hand Piecing - a running stitch on marked lines, then trim seam allowance to 1/4"
- Non-Traditional Hand piecing - rotary cut the shape and eyeball the 1/4" seam allowance from the raw edge
- Machine Piecing - rotary cut and machine stitch 1/4" from the raw edge
- Invisible Applique - a running stitch done "inside-out" as described in Ami's book
Pick your favorite technique. Learn a new one!
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