Thursday, August 5, 2021

Macaron Mystery ++ Cutting Instructions


Is everyone ready to start cutting their fabrics?  

Welcome to the first month of instructions for the Macaron Mystery Quilt! The Macaron Mystery Quilt is a free quilt-along that will run from July 2021 through April 2022 with a set of directions revealed the first Thursday of every month. The Macaron Mystery is a lap size design, that can easily be made larger with the addition of borders.  

There is plenty of time to join in on the quilt along, we are just getting started! You can find all of the information about the Macaron Mystery, including schedule, past instructions, links to the Facebook group, sneak peek, and more at the Macaron Mystery Page.
Here is a link to a printer friendly, pdf version of the cutting instructions...





Cutting Instructions




FABRIC A

1. Cut 1 strip 5 ½" x WOF.
a. Sub-cut the strip into 3 squares 5 ½" x 5 ½".

2. Cut 4 strips 5" x WOF.
a. Sub-cut the strips into 27 squares 5" x 5" (each strip can yield 8 squares).


FABRIC B

1. Cut 3 strips 5 ¼" x WOF.
a. Sub-cut the strips into 15 squares 5 ¼" x 5 ¼" (each strip can yield 7 squares).


FABRIC C

1. Cut 3 strips 5 ¼" x WOF.
a. Sub-cut the strips into 15 squares 5 ¼" x 5 ¼" (each strip can yield 7 squares).


FABRIC D

1. Cut 2 strips 2 ⅜" x WOF. (Cut the strips to 2 ⅝" x WOF and the squares to 2 ⅝" x 2 ⅝" if you like to oversize the triangles used in square in a square blocks.)
a. Sub-cut the strips into 26 squares 2 ⅜" x 2 ⅜" (each strip can yield 16 squares).

2. Cut 3 strips 2" x WOF.
a. Sub-cut the strips into 52 squares 2" x 2". (each strip can yield 20 squares).


BACKGROUND FABRIC 1 (Bg1)

1. Cut 1 strip 5" x WOF.
a. Sub-cut the strip into 3 squares 5" x 5".
b. Use the remainder of the strip to cut 4 squares 4 ½" x 4 ½".

2. Cut 1 strip 4 ½" x WOF.
a. Sub-cut the strip into 8 additional squares 4 ½" x 4 ½" (for a total of 12 squares 4 ½" x 4 ½").

3. Cut 5 strips 2 ⅞" x WOF.
a. Sub-cut the strips into 60 squares 2 ⅞" x 2 ⅞" (each strip can yield 13 squares).

4. Cut 1 strip 2 ⅝" x WOF.
a. Sub-cut the strips into 13 squares 2 ⅝" x 2 ⅝".


BACKGROUND FABRIC 2 (Bg2)

1. Cut 1 strip 5 ½" x WOF.
a. Sub-cut the strip into 3 squares 5 ½" x 5 ½".

2. Cut 4 strips 5" x WOF.
a. Sub-cut the strips into 27 squares 5" x 5" (each strip can yield 8 squares).

3. Cut 14 strips 3 ½" x WOF.
a. Sub-cut 4 strips into 8 rectangles 3 ½" x 17" (each strip can yield 2 rectangles).
b. Sub-cut 2 strips into 4 rectangles 3 ½" x 15 ½" (each strip can yield 2 rectangles).
c. Sub-cut 8 strips into 24 rectangles 3 ½" x 12 ½" (each strip can yield 3 rectangles).

4. Cut 5 strips 2 ⅞" x WOF.
a. Sub-cut the strips into 60 squares 2 ⅞" x 2 ⅞" (each strip can yield 13 squares).

5. You will have a good amount of Bg2 fabric left (at least 19" x WOF).  Save this fabric for a later step.



Many thanks to the generous sponsors of the Macaron Mystery Quilt!




Any questions? Leave them in a comment below or post them to our Facebook group page. I look forward to seeing everyone's fabric selections. The next set of instructions will be published on the first Thursday of September, the 2nd.




4 comments:

  1. This is my first Meadow Mist Mystery quilt. I do not want to know the pattern, but was wondering if there are any Half Square Triangles and if your cutting instructions allow a bit bigger for squaring up? Thanks so much.

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    1. The HST are cut on the 1/2 or full inch, instead of the 1/8” exact measurements so there is a little room for trimming. If you would like, skip cutting this month and then cut the pieces for each month as they come to make sure you oversized pieces you would like to. Thanks!

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  2. I'm looking forward to getting started on this year's mystery.

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  3. Hello! I am really excited about the mystery quilt. I enjoyed your videos last time - and picked up a few tricks! Will you be posting your live videos to youtube?

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