Monday, June 24, 2024

How to Build a SCARECROW Sew Along - Week Six!!




"HAT and APPLES BLOCKS"



"SHIRT BLOCK"



Let's make some more blocks!!


Welcome to week six of the 
"How to Build a Scarecrow"
Sew Along!

Are you ready to sew with me?

I hope that you will join me here 
each week when I will be 
doing tutorials every Monday!

Of course because we are all sewing 
from all around the world  
we all have different time zones...
But I will be posting each Monday 
right here on my blog 
and you can follow my tutorials 
any time during the week that 
 is convenient for you.


We are making the 
How to Build a Scarecrow Quilt
74" x 86"





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

I hope that you all have all 
received your 
fabric kits by now...
 and that we are all ready to begin!!


If you still need one ...
just do a quick google search for 
"How to Build a Scarecrow
 Quilt Kit"
to find shops who still have some left.



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 Guide

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


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 
 Crow 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...
click on subscribe and click on the bell
 to be notified whenever
 I post another tutorial:)


I already did the tutorial for 
these border blocks to get us started!
if you haven't watched it yet:)


 "MOON and STARS BLOCK"
for that tutorial



"GLOVES - SUNFLOWER and
SCARECROW WORD BLOCKS"
for the tutorial


"TOOLS- BANDANA and 
GUNNY SACK BLOCKS"
for that tutorial


"CORN - LEAVES and FACE BLOCKS"
for that tutorial


"OVERALLS"


"BOOTS"
for those tutorials



Remember that cutting each block is easy
because of the sew along guide
that is provided for you.




Each applique block is now 
detailed for you in the 
sew along guide for your convenience! 



 HAT Block
 all cut and traced:)



READY - SET - SEW!!


After sewing... trim the seam allowances.
 You will need to clip the
   inner curves in the hat and band 
and also the cleavage areas in the 
bottom of the hat before turning.


Here's my shaped and pressed hat and hatband... 


And easy peasy pinned and glued!!


Make sure that it fits within your
 7 1/2" Trim-It Ruler for height...


And the 15 1/2" Trim-It Ruler for width.


My hat is all ready for applique:)

Afterwards I'll press from the back and
 then trim it down to 
7 1/2" tall x 15 1/2" wide
so that it can be sewn into the quilt:) 


Now let's make the Apples Block.
Mine is cut and traced and ready to sew.
*Take Note to press your stems in half
and glue them together.


Let's sew them!


After sewing...
 trim the seam allowances.
 You will need to clip the inner curves 
 in each apple before turning.


Turned - shaped and pressed.


Pin and Sue Glue each one by 
using the 3 1/2" Trim-It Ruler
 as your guide.:)




My apples are ready to be appliqu├ęd.

Afterwards I'll press each from the back 
and then trim them down to 
3 1/2" x 3 1/2"
so that they can be sewn into the quilt:)



 SHIRT Block
 all cut and traced:)
There are a few things to detail
about preparing this block...
Trace one of the collar shapes
 in reverse and add the
 8" between the dashed lines 
on the shirt shape as directed
so that it's as long as needed!


LET'S SEW!!

Before you sew the sleeves add the cuffs
 to the bottom with a 1/4" seam allowance
 and press open.
You can choose to make the stripes 
horizontal or vertical...
they look cute either way!


Line up the seam line with the 
cuff line on the shape before sewing.


Sew the rest of the shapes and 
afterwards trim the seam allowances.


 You will need to clip 
inner curves 
in the bottom of the shirt 
and the curve on the back 
of the collar
 before turning.


Shaped and pressed...
 let's go lay out our block!



I thought it was easier to 
start laying this block out upside down 
so that I could see the collar area best.

I used my measuring tape for the 
widest part of the block which is from
 cuff to cuff and it measures 
about 14 1/4" wide.
You will want them to fit within the
 15 1/2" wide Trim it Ruler.

 Again...I took a bunch of photos
 and measurements of my layout process
 along the way in hopes it will 
help you when doing yours.

I stacked up 2 design boards 
and I pressed my background fabric
 in half because this block is centered.


Okay...here's my pics!!












The shirt measures about 18 1/2" long
and that will work out just fine within
 the 20 1/2"Trim-It Ruler for the height.


I pinned everything into place first 
and then glued very last after I 
adjusted everything along the way.



I'm using 11 of these dark gray
 1/4" Cute Little Buttons 
and spacing them about 1 1/4" apart.
I will sew them on after 
my quilt is quilted.



My shirt is ready for applique:)

Afterwards I'll press from the back and
 then trim it down to 
20 1/2" tall x 15 1/2" wide 
so that it can be sewn into the quilt:)
  


I hope that you enjoyed week six and 
my tutorial for these blocks:)


Now we have 16 applique blocks completed
and all of the border blocks done!!
Of course I can only fit eight of those on my design wall now:) 






I am in love with this quilt!!...
 thank you sew much for joining me
for week six of the... 



How to Build a Scarecrow
 Sew Along

I'll meet you right back here
on my blog next Monday for the 
Hay and Pumpkin Block...
the very last one!!
xx
Lori


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