Construction Paper Checkerboard

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And by that I mean that I have created 16-patch blocks like so: The 16-patch blocks have been pieced using a simple strip set technique which eliminates the need to work with tiny squares; it is quicker and less fiddly, and in turn I find it more accurate.You will need 4 strips of fabric - 2 solid and 2 printed fabric strips - each fabric strip measuring 8 inches x 1 3/4 inches.

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I have used Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton in White as my solid contrast fabric, although I think that Kona Snow would be a good substitute and in keeping with the era of the prints.

And then you are ready to start sewing your units into 16-patch blocks.

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.

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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).

With the new Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie in production, I thought it would be fun to put a twist on this classic project. Fold the white square in half and starting at the folded side, cut slits one-inch apart reaching almost to the end of the paper. Weave the black strips into the white paper in an over/under pattern.

If you want to make the cardboard tube superheros pictured here too, you can find them at the end of this post. That means if you happen to buy something, a small percentage of that sale goes back into this site, which enables me to continue to bring you free tutorials such as this one. After weaving in the seventh strip, careful cut the slits of the white paper through the end to open them up.

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