Monday, February 26, 2024

Mercantile Sampler Sew Along - Week Five - Shopping Basket Block!!


Welcome to week FIVE of the 
Sew Along!

Are you ready to sew with me?

I hope that you will join me here each week 
when I will be doing two tutorials
 weekly...every Monday and Friday.

We are making the 
Mercantile Sampler Quilt
88" x 88"

The quilt is made with my fabric
 collection called Mercantile:)

We are piecing all 25 blocks 
and then turning them into a 
12" circle to applique onto a
 4-Patch Block background!

I detail all of the supplies 
that you need to make the quilt in my
 Bee Prepared post right here on my blog.

I have already posted the
 post which not only details
 all of the supplies needed but
 explains how this sew along works.
I have also given the links there 
for the free PDF Download 
of the Sew Along Guides

to download the sew along guide
if you have not downloaded yet.
to download the sampler block
 sew along guide.

As per usual for the first block in my 
new fabric collection Sew Alongs
 that FIRST tutorial is a video.

Because I now have my own  
 I have posted the 
 Birthday Cake Block
Tutorial there.
to visit my channel and watch the 
tutorial and I hope that you love it!
Pretty please leave me a comment
over there and let me know:)

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and my other videos there...
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Today we are making the 

Here's mine all cut and ready to sew!

Cutting each block will be easy peasy
 because of the sew along guide
that is provided for you.

Let's begin with a four patch:)

Use the "G" squares
and two of the "C" squares.
Sew them together and press seams open!

Now grab 2 more "C" squares 
and mark a line on the back.
We are going to sew 
easy corner triangles onto the
 "G" squares in the 4-Patch.

Trim and then press open.

This is the top our basket...
aka the handles! 

Use the 5 1/2" Trim-It Ruler 
and make sure that it measures
 5 1/2" square at this point.

Okay let's make the segment
 for the bottom of the basket.
Sew these three together and 
press the seams open.

Use the 5 1/2" Trim-It Ruler 
for this one as well!

Now we are going to sew an 
easy corner triangle onto the bottom.
Mark your line on the 
wrong side of the "A" square.

Place it like this and sew.

Trim excess...

And press open.

You guessed it!
It should still measure 5 1/2" square:)

Okay now for the two segments
 for the sides of the basket.
Sew the "B" rectangles 
to the "D" rectangles.
Press seams open.

Mark lines on the back of the
 last two "C" squares to
 make easy corner triangles.

That you will sew them in 
opposite direction from the other 
so lay them out and sew them like 
I'm showing you in the photo.


And press open.

Trim each one to 5 1/2" square if needed:)
Now let's make a basket!

Place them on the design board like this
and sew together just like a 4-patch:)

Back of my block:)

Add the borders so that 
we can make our cute quilty circle:)

Make the 4-Patch background block:)

And make your circle!

Now we are ready to
 prepare our block for appliqué!

Place your basket like this 
and use the lines on the
 4-patch background for centering up. 

Pin into place and glue baste:)

Ready for applique!

And again...after applique
trim it down to 14 1/2" square 
using the 14 1/2" Trim-It Ruler.

Continue to line up the seams 
in the block 
with the lines on the rulers that 
go both ways...straight and diagonal 
for easy peasy centering!

And now we have 9 blocks completed.
We are making great progress!

I hope that you will love 
sewing YOUR ninth sampler block
for our sampler quilt...
and then turning it into a circle!

I'll meet you right back here
on my blog this Friday for the 
9-Patch Star Block tutorial...

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