QOV Mystery 22 - Clue #2
Cutting Instructions: 

White.................(12) 1 1/2" x 12 1/2"

Sewing Instructions:

Make Braids by using the 2" x 6 1/2" Patriotic strips,  following the illustrations below:
Place (1) 2" strip over one end of another 2" strip, right sides together, aligning edges.                      Sew 1/4" seam, and press open.                                                                                    
Place another strip, right sides together, and sew 1/4" seam.  Press open.              Next, add another strip, as shown.  Stitch, & press open.
Continue adding strips, alternating one side, then the other, pressing as you go.    When your Braid is 14" long, stop adding strips and Press using
sizing or spray starch.  This will help stabilize your braid when trimming in the next step.
Place a long ruler over your braid, centering it for a 5 1/2" wide section.  To do this, find the center of your braid by folding braid in half and finger pressing center,  then meaure 2 3/4" on each side of center line.  This will be your cutting line.  Be very careful not to stretch your braid, as both sides are on the bias.
Sew (1) 1 1/2" x 12 1/2" White striip to each side of braid.
Trim your braid to 5 1/2" x 12 1/2"
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Cutting Line           Center             Cutting Line

Make 6
Make 6
This ends Clue #2
Cutting Instructions for Clue #3: 

White...............(12)  1 1/2" x 12 1/2"