Monday, March 18, 2024

Mercantile Sampler Sew Along - Week Eight - Churn Dash Block!!


"Side Border Blocks"

"Corner Border Blocks"

Border Block tutorial 
is this week as well!

Welcome to week EIGHT 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 my Churn Dash cut and ready to sew!

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

I'm going to show you my 
favorite way to sew a churn dash...
it's super simple:)

Let's start by sewing the
 "B" and "D" squares together.

Press the seams open.

Set the "A" squares aside and
 lay out the rest of the squares 
for the block like this
 and sew it together...

Like this:)
Now let's turn it into a churn dash.

Draw a line from corner to corner 
onto the back of all "A" squares.

Now let's add four easy 
corner triangles to complete the block.

Trim and press towards
 the easy corner triangles.

Back of my block:)

Sew the borders...

And turn it into a circle:)

Sew the 4-Patch block for the background.

Let's prepare for applique!

Use a long ruler to center your block
 with the seams in the 4-Patch.

Pin and Sue Glue into place.

Ready for applique:)

As per usual...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 15 blocks completed!
That means that you can 
sew three rows together 
and we will move on to 
 row four this Friday:)

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

Now that we are over halfway finished 
with our blocks I've started working 
on the border pieces so that all of the 
easy corner triangles will be sewn on 
each border piece by the time that 
I'm finished with all of the blocks.

You can mark a single line on
the back of all 
152 - 2 1/2" squares
 like this...

Or use the center line of your
 Seams Sew Easy Guide
 like I usually do.

It really comes in handy 
especially when you have a lot of ECT's 
to sew on like we do for the border.
You would need to mark 152 lines... 
It saves so much time 
not having to mark each one!

Remember I have just been 
marking some of mine 
for the sake of the tutorials...
I usually use my Seams Sew Easy Guide 
whenever I can.

*When you are sewing the ECT's onto the
 four corner squares remember that the
 Easy Corner Triangles 
go on opposite sides from each other...

And when you are sewing them onto each 
border rectangle they are both 
sewn onto the end next to each other 
so you will need to sew one side
 first before you can add the other one.

I pressed all of my seams open on these
 as well as the corner squares:)

*Remember that all measurements and instructions
 for adding the borders
 are on pages 13 and 14 of the 
Sew Along Guide

So you will be ready to go
 when all of your blocks are completed!

I'll meet you right back here
on my blog this Friday for the 
Flower Pot Block tutorial...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I’ve just found you! I feel like we might be color/creative twins!! My mom taught me to quilt years and years ago. My grandmother was a seamstress as well. Mom passed away a couple of years ago and after all of these years, I’m wanting to quilt again and wishing I had all of her sewing stash. I do have two featherweights of hers and have just purchased an old 70’s Bernina Record to get sewing again. It’s amazing how once you learn the skill, it’s like riding a bike and it all comes back! Again, thankful to have found you for inspiration! Oh! I collect old toys, too!!!

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