Stashery: First Ladies Setting Idea


We recently introduced you to the new Stashery program offering a curated collection of fat quarters and three 12″ block patterns in a mystery package. Each month we reveal the 12″ blocks, click here to see the blocks in Stashery: Cubed, and offer a free setting idea using one of the blocks.

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Take a look at this stunning setting using twenty-five 12″ blocks using the Stashery: First Ladies blocks.

stashery setting idea

Edith Wilson’s Choice

80″ x 80″

Fabric Requirements*

*Additional fabric required for blocks

Tan –  1 1/8 yards
Navy –  2 yards
Binding – 3/4 yard
Backing – 9 yards or 2 3/4 yards of 108″ backing

Cutting Instructions

Follow the Stashery: First Ladies block instructions for sizes

25 Blocks

From the tan fabric, cut:

(10) 2 1/2″ x Width of Fabric (WOF) subcut into:
(80) 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″

(7) 1 1/2″ x WOF sewn together and then subcut into:
(2) 1 1/2″ x 68 1/2″
(2) 1 1/2″ x 70 1/2″

From the navy fabric, cut:

(1) 2 1/2″ x WWOF subcut into:
(16) 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″

(5) 2 1/2″ x WOF subcut into:
(40) 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″

(8) 5 1/2″ x WOF sewn together and then subcut into:
(2) 5 1/2″ x 70 1/2″
(2) 5 1/2″ x 80 1/2″
From the binding fabric, cut:
(9) 2 1/2″ x WOF strips


Following the block instructions that come in Stashery: First Ladies, make 25 block 12 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ unfinished. We’re using Edith Wilson’s Choice in our pictures, but we show what the quilt looks like with Eleanor Roosevelt’s Favorite and Martha Washington’s Star below.

stashery setting idea

stashery setting idea

Setting Block

Sew a tan 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangle to the left and right side of a navy 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ rectangle.

Setting block measures 2 1/2″ x 12 1/2″ unfinished. Make 40.

Quilt Assembly

Set the blocks together in rows of five blocks with sashing blocks in between. Make 5 Block Rows.

Set the remaining sashing blocks together in rows of five sashing blocks with navy 2 1/2″ squares set in between. Make 4 Sashing rows.

Once the rows are complete, sew the rows together to make the quilt center. Center measures 68 1/2″ x 68 1/2″ unfinished.

Sew on the tan inner border.

And then sew on the navy outer border.

Layer the quilt top, batting and backing. Quilt as desired and bind using preferred method.

stashery setting idea

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