Monday, June 3, 2024

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



Let's make some more blocks!!

Welcome to week three 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:)

for that tutorial

for the tutorial

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! 

 Tool Block
 all cut and traced:)
I pulled out some gray 
1/4" Cute Little Buttons
to use for the nail heads.


After sewing... trim the seam allowances.
 You will need to clip cleavage areas
 in the rope and hammerhead and inner curves
 in all four shapes before turning.

Turned - shaped and pressed...

Back of my appliqués:)

I used my Easy Trace Light Box 
and the pattern in the guide 
to trace the nails and nail heads 
onto my background fabric.
Then I sewed the Cute Little Buttons
 on with the DMC Floss:)

When I traced I used my mechanical pencil
 and filled it in for hand satin stitch.
If you do not like to embroider...
you could just leave the pencil lines!
are the BOSS of your own quilt:)

Pinned and Sue Glued:)

After applique you will be
 trimming it to 10 1/2" tall 
so use your ruler that size 
when laying it out to make sure 
that your appliqués stay within the 
window of the ruler height wise.

You will trim to 9 1/2" wide 
so you can use that Trim-It Ruler 
for laying out as well.

My tools are all ready for applique:)

Afterwards I'll press from the back and
 then trim it down to 
10 1/2" tall x 9 1/2" wide
so that it can be sewn into the quilt:) 

Now let's make the Bandana Block.
Mine is cut and traced and ready to sew.
*Take Note that you will need to trace 
one of the R-37 in reverse.

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

Turned - shaped and pressed...

Pinned and Sue Glued:)

This block is easy to layout using the
 9 1/2" Trim-It Ruler.
Use it when laying out your block
to make sure everything is centered.

My bandana is ready to be appliquéd.

Afterwards I'll press from the back and
 then trim it down to 
9 1/2" tall x 9 1/2" wide
so that it can be sewn into the quilt:) 

I've cut my gunny sack and background for piecing the block.
*There are a few things to Take Note of:
For the background,instead of cutting
 2 - 2 1/2" x 9 1/2" you cut one 
and you cut 1 - 1 1/2" x 9 1/2"
Also the oval shape needed is 
NOT R-63 as pictured.
I actually cut and traced it 
and then sewed it before I realized 
it was too large and the wrong one.
The correct oval shape is R-54
It is a super easy fix without
 cutting new fabric and I'll show you
 when we get to that step.

Also... I prepared my 6 pieces of 
1/4" strips for the x's to measure 
1 1/2" long AFTER both ends 
are pressed under...
and my 1/2" strip for the 
top of the gunny sack to measure 
8 1/2" AFTER both ends are pressed under.

I like to place a little dot of glue 
on each one like this...

And pin them to my design board like this
 so that they are all ready to go
 when it comes time to lay out the block.

Now for the sewing!
First I added the side strips.
I pressed my seams open 
so they will lie flat.

Next I added the top and bottom strips.
Remember that one is cut 1 1/2" wide 
and the other is cut 2 1/2" wide...
both are 9 1 /2" long.

At this point after sewing and shaping
 my oval I still hadn't realized 
it was the wrong size lol

Remember that R-54 is the correct one.

Because it's smaller 
you can use your same fabric...

Even if you've already sewn it 
you can turn it wrong side out again
 and trace the smaller size onto
 the interfacing and sew it again!! 
Easy peasy:)
***NOTE*** The R-54 is a bonus shape 
in the set and is used for something
 that I'll tell you about at a later time:)


This step is optional but I think it's cute.
 I drew stitches onto the edge of the oval
 and will use the gray DMC floss 
to embroider it.

I pinned and Sue Glued the 
x's across the center of the oval
 and then the oval onto the 
center of the gunny sack.

I also pinned and glued 
the green strip across the top.

My oval, x's and top strip are 
ready for applique but there will not
 be any trimming up needed 
because the block is pieced:)

Sew cute!!!

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

Now we have 8 applique blocks completed
and all of the border blocks done!!

I'm sew very excited 
to make this quilt with you...
 thank you sew much for joining me
for week three of the... 

How to Build a Scarecrow
 Sew Along

I'll meet you right back here
on my blog next Monday for the 
Corn, Leaves and
Face Blocks...

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