Monday, March 16, 2020

Vintage Housewife Sew Along - Week Eight!!

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
 Clothesline Block

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:)


Csincsilla said...

Hurray! This is what I expected most! :)

Amandalee said...

Love this post and all the sewing machine pics!:) My husband actually gave me my first sewing machine as a gift and I’ve never looked back!! Happy sewing!!:):):)

Cheryl Osborne said...

I am absolutely loving working on this quilt. I get so excited to receive the tutorial each Monday! Thank you,Lori, for the great directions. I love ALL your quilts!

Suzanne Kolhagen said...

This is my favorite block of the entire quilt! Such a beautiful sewing machine Lori :) My family owned the brown Singer machine in your ads. I learned to sew on that one and so many memories came flooding back from when I was in my teens. My first quilt was made on that machine! Thanks for the walk down memory lane. I had also never seen Lucy sewing before...must have missed that episode! Thanks Lori

Linda in Arkansas said...

I love this block - well, actually I love the whole quilt, your fabrics and your templates.

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