Construction Paper Checkerboard

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Paper weaving and making a checkerboard pattern is an age old craft, often used to make placemats with children. Cut the black paper into one-inch wide strips (note, there will be one extra you will not use).

but as the fabric strip sets are smaller, and the seams have been pressed differently (due to the use of the contrasting white fabric), I thought that rather than send you there with a list of tutorial modifications, I would share this simple checkerboard technique with you here.

And in case you would like to work with smaller/larger patchwork units: 1 inch finished squares : : cut fabric strips 1.5 inches x 7 inches : : cross-cut the strip set at 1.5 inch intervals.

16-patch block measures 4.5 inches x 4.5 inches (incl. 1.5" finished squares : : cut fabric strips 2 inches x 9 inches : : cross-cut the strip set at 2 inch intervals.

16-patch block measures 6.5 inches x 6.5 inches (incl seam allowances).

She is a crafting expert and guru in the kitchen and has appeared online and in print publications many times over the years.Cutting fabric strips from many different fabrics can be time consuming but if you plan ahead and cut a strip every you pull out a fabric eventually you will have enough to get started.Or dive into your scrap bin and start busting those scraps.She is also the editor for the Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip and owner of Fun Family This 340-page paperboard packaging design handbook includes more than 700 detailed illustrations of carton styles and descriptions of folding carton characteristics.Folding an n ×n checkerboard pattern from a square of paper that is white on one side and black on the other has been thought for several years to require a paper square of semiperimeter n 2 [superscript 2].Indeed, within a restricted class of foldings that match all previous origami models of this flavor, one can prove a lower bound of n 2 [superscript 2](though a matching upper bound was not known).All photos and content are my own unless otherwise noted.Please DO NOT use or reproduce ANY content from this website without my written permission.2" finished squares : : cut fabric strips 2.5 inches x 11 inches : : cross-cut the strip set at 2.5 inch intervals.16-patch block measures 8.5 inches x 8.5 inches (incl seam allowances).

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