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THIS interesting block harks back to the neighborly custom of
begging one's friends for scraps of their frocks, or for the men's old
neckties to put into a quilt.
In piecing, first sew the small triangles onto those marked red,
to form an oblong exactly the same size as the one marked yellow.
Two of these oblongs and one yellow are pieced together as shown
to form the small square block. It takes eight of such pieced squares
and one plain center to form a beggar's block eleven inches square.
While these are marked in colors for a calico quilt, this is an
excellent design to piece with brighter colored scraps of silks and
wools, set together with black, navy or some dull color in the places
marked white. The patterns are the size of the pieces after they
have been sewed together, so cut each a seam larger on all sides.
Material estimate: There are 36 pieced blocks in this quilt set
together with white strips 11 by 3 3/4 inches, plus seams. Fill in at
the ends of the strips with squares of yellow, add strips top and
bottom for length. Your quilt will then complete about 84x91
inches. This will require 1 1/2 yards of yellow, 1 yard red and 6 1/2
yards of white-a total of 9 yards of material.