Welcome back to my blog:)
It's week eight of the
Vintage Housewife Sew Along
if you need to download the
Sew Along Guide and
if you are just joining us and
need to read the Bee Prepared post
that tells you all about this sew along:)
We are using Vintage Happy 2 Fabric...
And my new Sew Simple Shapes
To make the
Vintage Housewife Quilt
74" x 82"
These are the blocks that
we have done so far:
Are you ready to get started
on the Sewing Block?
Sew Simple Shapes
used for this block:
For the ruler work
you will need to trace a rectangle
3 1/2" x 4" and 2" x 10"
onto the interfacing (page 12)
Prepared Straight Bias Strips:
1" aqua -
2" long after pressing
both ends under for dial.
2 - 2" no pressing under
just press them both
in half for the feet.
1" green -
1 1/2" long no pressing
ends under for large spool.
3/4" yellow -
1 1/4" long no pressing
ends under for small spool.
1/4" gray -
3/4" long after pressing
both ends under for
presser foot bottom
1 1/2" no pressing under for the
top of presser foot.
1/4" lt.brown -
2 - 1 1/2" long after pressing
both ends under for large spool
1 1/4" long after pressing both ends
under for small spool
You will need assortment of tiny
Cute Little Buttons
for the pin heads
and also a red Cute Little Button
for the knob center:)
Before you sew this shape that you
traced for the bottom
of the sewing machine...
You will need to sew these two
fabrics together and press the seam open.
After sewing...turn...shape and press!
Here is the piece that you traced
for the patchwork block.
Place it just like this onto your mat ...
and then draw a diagonal line
from corner to corner like this.
Place all of your 1 1/2" squares
(ten of them) onto your design board
like this and then sew them into rows...
and then sew the rows together.
Press the seams open for
less bulk in the appliqué.
Now you can pin onto the
traced interfacing like this.
This is what the back looks like
with the seams pressed open:)
After sewing trim off the excess...
Turn and shape:)
Now you have a cute little
patchwork block for your sewing machine!
Sew all of the remaining shapes and trim.
Before turning you will need to
clip the inner curves and cleavage areas
on these 3 shapes that I have on my mat.
All shaped and pressed and ready to go!
The following are photos of my pinning and glue basting process...
Use the ruler to ensure that
your shapes do not "grow"
I used a backstitch and 3 strands of gray for the embroidered pins.
Cute Little Buttons for the pin heads
and also one in the center of
the tomato pincushion top.
And a larger red one for the knob center:)
All ready for applique...
Trimmed...borders on and buttons added:)
should measure 14 1/2" square
before we sew it into the quilt.
I hope you have fun putting this
block together...I certainly did!
Next week we will begin the
I just have to show you this classic photo of Lucy and her sewing machine because it's a favorite of mine.
Scroll down to enjoy vintage ads
and photos of the sewing vintage housewife:)