Monday, March 12, 2018

Let's Bake Sew Along - Week Eight!!

Good morning!
Are you ready for a few more block recipes?

I hope you're having fun
 baking each block with

Bake Sale 2!

And the Let's Bake 

Today let's start with
 this cute little
 vintage hand mixer:)

You will need 
E-8   E-15   E-19
Sew Simple Shapes
and the small Vintage Trim 
in red for the cord.

Run the strip through the 
1/4" bias tape maker 
and cut it 5" long.

Measure 3/4" up from the bottom 
of your mixer fabric
 and glue baste the strip 
right above it like this.

Now you can sew your shape 
just like you normally would
 and the trim is already sewn
 into the side seams...easy peasy!

After sewing these pieces...
measure in 2 1/2" from the 
bottom marked line and 
1 3/4" from the top 
and then draw a diagonal line 
from each point like this.

Also measure 1" in from the sewn line 
on the oval and draw a line.

Now sew across these newly drawn lines...
backstitching on each end to secure.

Trim...turn...shape and press!

Place your mixer 3/4" in from the left 
and 3/4" down from the top.

Pin or glue baste the inside handle space... taking note that it's 
not in the center of the mixer
 but over to the right more:)
Use the pattern on page 12 
to trace your beaters and the
 pattern on page 14 for the cord.

After tracing you can see
 where to place the plug.

Do the cord first...
it's done in the exact same way 
that we did with the large mixer. 
I used all 6 strands of my Aurifloss.

Leave a little extra on each end 
to tuck underneath the mixer...

And the this!

Now for the appliqué and embroidery!
I used all 6 strands of my 
gray Aurifloss as well.

I used a red 
Cute Little Button from the 
pink jar for the knob:)

Super cute!!!

You will need to trim your block down to
 6 1/2" square BEFORE 
sewing it into your quilt.

Use the lines on the ruler 
to make sure that you trim it straight 
and also use the 1/4" aqua frame
 around the outside of the ruler 
(that represents your 1/4" seam allowance) 
to see what the block will look like 
after you sew it into the quilt!

Now let's mix up 1/2 dozen cupcakes!

You will need the 
E-21 and E-24 
Sew Simple Shapes 
for this block.

Before sewing the cupcake papers...
measure in 1/2" from the bottom
 of your traced E-21 shape 
to make them a little shorter:)

Just sew all the way around 
like you normally would...
using your newly traced line
 for the bottom:)

Trim...turn...shape and press!

The small Vintage trim should be
 slightly shorter than the top edge
 of the cupcake papers...
so just under 2" long.

Place the cupcakes on the top row 
3/4" down and 1/2" in from the sides.
put a few drops of glue 
onto the bottom edge like this...

And place the cupcake paper on top...
overlapping it a little and 
then "sandwich the trim in between.

Here's a side view of the "sandwich"

Continue baking each cupcake!

When laying out the rest of the cupcakes...
 keep in mind that on the bottom row
the cupcake papers should measure
 3/4" up from the bottom edge of your background fabric.

All of the cupcakes should measure
 about 1/2" in from the sides 
and be about 
1/2" apart from side to side 
and top to bottom:)

Ready for appliqué!!!

If you are worried about the 
ends of the tim fraying...
just place a dot of fray check onto
 each end but only AFTER you appliqué.

I chose Cute Little Buttons 
for the cherries from these two jars:)
Your cupcake block should measure 
5 1/2" x 8 1/2" BEFORE 
sewing it into your quilt...

And looky how cute your block is in the quilt!!
Makes me want to have one of mom's cupcakes 
with a fresh glass of milk!

Now let's move onto 
cute kitchen storage 
and make some canisters:)

I know I have already told you this
 in the cutting but just in case...
for each canister you will need to
 trace onto the interfacing:
3" x 4 1/4" and 3 1/2" x 5"

You will also need the
 E-17 and the E-18 
Sew Simple Shapes 
for the labels.

Sew the red strips on top
 of the canister fabric pieces 
using a 1/4" seam allowance.

Press the seams open for less bulk.

Keep in mind that you want 3/4" 
of the lids to show
 AFTER sewing and turning.

You will have some fabric 
leftover at the bottom...
just trim it away:)

Trim all of your pieces...
turn...SHAPE and press!

Use the Light Box and the 
pattern on page 13 to 
trace your stitching lines. 

Prepare your vintage canisters 
for appliqué 
by placing them 
3/4" in from the top...
as well as bottom and sides. 

As you know...
I like to do the embroidery first:)


Now you have a place to 
keep your flour and sugar:)

Your block should measure 
6 1/2" x 8 1/2" BEFORE 
sewing it into your quilt:)

We are making great progress...
I love how these new block recipes 
fit into the quilt perfectly:)

Be sure to post your pictures on
 and use the hashtag
it's sew fun to look at
all the inspiration there!

Next week we will be making 
a stack of cute mixing bowls...
doing the spoon blocks 
and baking some donuts!!!

Until then...happy baking!

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