Friday, February 16, 2024

Mercantile Sampler Sew Along - Week Three - Duck and Ducklings Block!!


Welcome back to week three 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:)

If you like what you see 
and my other videos there...
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 I post another tutorial:)

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Today we are making the 

Here's mine all cut and ready to sew!

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

Let's get started by making the 
four corner segments in the block.

Sew the four "D" squares to 
 four "B" squares first and then sew 
those to four of the "A" rectangles. 

And press open.

Now we are going to sew 
easy corner triangles using the
 "C" squares onto these four segments.

You can mark a line from corner to corner
 or use the Seams Sew Easy Guide.

Trim off extra using an 
approximate 1/4" seam allowance.

Press seams open and you can use the
 4" Trim-it Ruler to make sure that they
 each measure 4" square at this point.

Now let's add easy corner triangles
 using the four remaining "B" squares. 

Sew them onto the corners like this...

Trim off the excess and this time 
we are NOT pressing open but pressing 
towards the Easy Corner Triangle.

They should all still measure 4" square:)

Okay now we can sew our block together!

Lay out our block on the design board 
and sew it together just like a 9-patch!!

Back of my block:)

Add the borders so that 
we can make it into a circle:)

Okay let's go to the worktable and 
prepare our block for appliqué:)

Line up the center seams of the
 4-patch background with the center 
 of the block for placement. 

Pin into place and glue baste:)

All ready for applique!

After applique...
trim it down to 14 1/2" square 
using the 14 1/2" Trim-It Ruler.
Line up the seams in the block 
with the lines on the ruler 
for easy peasy accuracy!

And now we have 6 blocks completed.

I just love them all!!

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

I'll meet you right back here
on my blog next Monday for the 
Spools and Bobbins Block tutorial...

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