Well hello there!
Are you ready to bake up a few more blocks this week?
Let's do this!!
Preheat your ovens...
Grab your kit...
Your supplies and
And Let's Bake!!
and when you are finished
with the blocks that I have
given instructions for up to
this point in the sew along...
you can sew section one together:)
With that being said..
sew at your own speed because
it's more important to enjoy
making each block...
instead of rushing through
and feeling like you are
always trying to keep up.
We all have different schedules
and different priorities
depending on the week.
Just know that the tutorials
are here for you
when YOU are ready!
First up is the Rolling Pin Block.
I talked about this block
in the cutting posts
right before the sew along started.
If you have not done so...
you need to trace a
1 1/2" x 8" rectangle
for the rolling pin part:)
Pin it to your fabric as usual...
Turn and press:)
Run the green strip through the 1/2" bias tape maker and cut two pieces 2 1/4" long.
Press one end under 1/4". These are your handles.
Place the rolling pin
in the center of
your fabric and pin into place...
Place the handle under
the left end like this.
The raw edge is underneath the
rolling pin and the folded edge
is on the outside end of the handle.
Use the Sue Daley Glue and
glue baste into place.
Repeat for the right side as well.
Run the nutmeg striped fabric strip
through the 1/2" bias tape maker.
Cut two pieces 1 1/2" long and
press under each end 1/4" like this.
Tuck it under the rolling pin
and on top of the handle...
and glue baste.
Repeat for the other side
and now you are all basted
and prepared for appliqué!
For this quilt I have chosen to
hand appliqué using the
traditional appliqué stitch.
When I appliqué by machine...
I just use a tiny zigzag stitch.
With either method...
I always match my thread to
each appliqué piece.
With machine appliqué...
I only change the top thread
and leave the bobbin white.
You can use your favorite method!
Your rolling Pin Block should measure
2 1/2" x 12 1/2"
BEFORE sewing into the quilt.
Now let's beat some eggs!
Use the embroidery pattern
on page 11 of your
Sew Along Guide and trace it
onto your background fabric
Grab a 1/2" green button from the
Run the widest strip through the
3/4" bias tape maker for the handle.
Run the medium strip through the
1/2" bias tape maker
for the bottom bracket.
Run the smallest strip through
the 1/4" bias tape maker
for the center bracket.
Prepare the large strip for handle by
cutting and pressing the ends under
so that it measures
2 1/4" long when finished.
The medium strip should measure
1 1/2" long after cutting and
pressing the ends under.
The smallest strip should measure
1" long after cutting and pressing.
Glue baste the strips either
before or after embroidery:)
I used a backstitch and
all 6 strands of my gray
Your Eggbeater Block should measure
4 1/2" x 8 1/2"
BEFORE sewing it into the quilt.
now let's do the
Large Apron Block...
or what I like to call
You will need the
E-1 E-2 E-3
Sew Simple Shapes
Run the 3 bias cut strips
through the 3/8" bias tape maker.
Run the yellow graph paper print strip through the 1/2" bias tape maker.
Sew... trim...and turn your shapes.
There are no inner curves or
cleavage areas in the
seam allowance to clip...yay!
Use the turning tool to shape them
and press to prepare for basting
onto the background.
Start by placing the bottom edge
of the skirt in the center
and 3/4" up
from the bottom edge
of your background.
The top of the apron goes
right above the bottom skirt...
just touching but not overlapping.
Finish up the pieces by basting
the yellow top apron and
red pocket into place.
I glue basted mine...
but not all the way to the edge
because I wanted to leave
plenty of space to tuck under
the ties and the vintage trim.
At this point ...
grab your design boards!
When you are glue basting blocks
that have vintage trim like this one...
you will want to do it
on a design board so that you can
pin straight down into it.
It makes this process SOOO much easier!
This is what the block looks like
all basted and ready for appliqué.
You can glue baste your apron strings
and neck down first before
the vintage trim.
All raw ends are tucked underneath
appliques and the ends showing
are pressed under...
just like in the rolling pin block.
If you have NOT participated
in my previous appliqué sew alongs...
or if you need a refresher on making straight and curved bas tape...
to watch my video where I
show you how in detail.
I do all of the bias tape
in all of my quilts the exact same way:)
The video is from week one of my
Bee Happy Sew Along.
So after placing drops of glue down...
I place the vintage trim on top
of the glue and tucked underneath the appliqué piece like this.
I do about 2 inches at a time
and pin straight down through
all of the layers and into the
design board to hold
into place as I go along.
When doing the bottom edge of apron...
Trim the raw ends of the vintage trim
even with the apron bottom sides and put fray check on them after appliqué:)
These are the pins I use when doing this.
They are the
Appliqué Pretty Pins
that will be here soon!
They are longer than my
because I often need the extra length...
especially for this step.
The heads are easy to grasp and
they are strong enough to pin into
the design boards without bending.
Use some that you have now
that are similar...
and I'm sure they will work fine!
I continue working my way around ...
pinning and glueing as I go:)
I keep all of the pins in until
the glue is completely dry...
about 10 minutes:)
Now you can appliqué!
In the photo above you can sew
the neck strap appliqué is completed.
I'll bet you are wondering how
to appliqué the edges where there
is vintage trim...right?
I do one stitch right in-between
each scallop of the trim
and going into the background..
taking a bite into the
appliqué edge at the same time.
This is what the back looks like.
I tried to take side views
very close up so that you can see...
although the stitches are
so tiny that it's hard to!
And that's the way it should be...
but no worries...they are secure!
Large Apron Block completed!!
It should measure
8 1/2" x 12 1/2" BEFORE
sewing into your quilt.
Now you can sew the
first section together...
I'm sew happy!!
We will start on section two
during next weeks tutorials:)
Have fun baking!!