Thursday, July 11, 2019


Uppercase J and Lowercase j

Start with a chunk of background fabric (see the overlay below with the ruler), then snowball on the larger square (cut about 2″) to make the curve of the upturned stroke.  Press the fabric toward the corner after trimming the edges.  Sew on the lower bar, which is about 2″ wide.  Snowball on two lower corners of background fabric, with the square cut to 1 1/2.″

Cut a 2″ strip of letter fabric the length of the first assembly and sew it on the long righthand side of what has been created.  This is the long downward stroke of the J.

To the side of that, cut another 2" strip of background fabric, and sew it the right of everything thus far.

Trim to the desired width, then sew a 1 1/2"-wide strip on the top capof the capitol J.

The lowercase j is basically made from a lowercase i, with the lefthand side unit attached.  So do that now: make yourself a lowercase i.

Cut a rectangle 2 1/2" wide by the length of your lowercase i.  Sew these together.

Now you'll do two snowball-seams in a row. 
Cut a 3" square out of letter fabric.  Snowball that on the lower left corner.  Trim the seam to 1/4" making sure you cut off the excess from the back (not the front).

Now snowball on another corner, this time of the background fabric, cut to 1 1/2″ square.  Here is the order of sewing: #1 to #2, then snowball on #3, then snowball on #4.

Now you can Jump for Joy!

j is for Juxtaposition and jelly rolls and Jolly Old St. Nicholas

Juxtaposition, (No. 121), from here

Jolly Old St. Nicholas, (No. 125), from here