Leo’s Mane Sew Along

Friday 15 September 2017

Leo’s Mane Centre Diamonds Instructions.

Welcome to the first step of the Leo’s Mane Sew Along. I hope you are as excited to start sewing as I am to start sharing.
The first step is to do the diamonds for the centre. Your finished diamonds will look like this.

You will need 96 Centre Diamond papers to make these units. Cut 48 red diamonds and 48 blue diamonds from your fabrics. Baste them to the papers using your preferred method. Sew them together into 24 diamond units.


This is based on fat quarters. Cut 5 strips of 1 1/2 inches from each of the diamond colours. Stack the strips four high, wrong sides facing up. Using a washable glue slick of some sort, Elmer’s school glue will work for this, lightly glue paper diamonds down the length of the top strip placing them at last 1/2 inch apart to give the seam allowance.

Using a rotary cutter and ruler, cut the diamonds apart.
That’s it for this time. The next step comes out October 1st.


  1. Thank you for the first step.
    Have a nice weekend.

  2. Hi Cathy - my first diamonds are covered with fabric, at the weekend I can start to put them together.
    Have a nice Weekend, Martina

  3. I have covered my diamonds with fabric and have started to stitch them together. Loving it so far.


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