Friday, February 23, 2024

Mercantile Sew Along - Week Four - Soda Pop Star Block!!




"SODA POP STAR BLOCK"


Welcome back to week four of the 
"MERCANTILE SAMPLER"
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...
click on subscribe and click on the bell
 to be notified whenever
 I post another tutorial:)

 
ANGEL STAR BLOCK
for the tutorial and blog post



MAPLE LEAF BLOCK
For the tutorial and blog post

  
GRANDMA'S QUILT BLOCK
for the tutorial and blog post


PUZZLE BLOCK
for the tutorial and blog post

 
DUCK AND DUCKLINGS BLOCK
for the tutorial and blog post

 
SPOOL AND BOBBINS BLOCK
for the tutorial and blog post


Today we are making the 
SODA POP STAR BLOCK



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 easy corner triangles:).

Mark a line on the back 
of the "D" squares
and then sew them onto
 the "B" rectangles...


Like this.


Trim off excess and press the seams open.

These should still measure 
2 3/4" x 5"
which is size that you
 originally cut the rectangle.


Now sew the "A" squares to the "C" squares.



Press them open and 
then sew them to the rectangles...


Like this:)


Now we are going to add 
easy corner triangles using the 
8 remaining "A" squares.
Mark a line on the wrong sides
and sew them like the photo:)


Trim excess...


And press open.
All four segments should
 now measure 5" square.

Let's sew them together into a star!


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 too.


Let's make the circle!





That was sew fun!
Now we are ready to
 prepare our block for appliqué!


Line up the center seams like this.
Keep in mind that the star is rotated
from the direction that we sewed it.
If it helps...the denim pinwheels now
look like flying geese 
instead of half square triangles. 


Pin into place and glue baste:)


All 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 8 blocks completed.

YaY!


I hope that you will love 
sewing YOUR eighth 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 
Shopping Basket Block tutorial...
xx
Lori



Monday, February 19, 2024

Mercantile Sampler Sew Along - Week Four - Spool and Bobbins Block!!




"SPOOL AND BOBBINS BLOCK"


Welcome to week four of the 
"MERCANTILE SAMPLER"
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...
click on subscribe and click on the bell
 to be notified whenever
 I post another tutorial:)

 
ANGEL STAR BLOCK
for the tutorial and blog post



MAPLE LEAF BLOCK
For the tutorial and blog post

  
GRANDMA'S QUILT BLOCK
for the tutorial and blog post


PUZZLE BLOCK
for the tutorial and blog post

 
DUCK AND DUCKLINGS BLOCK
for the tutorial and blog post


Today we are making the 
SPOOL AND BOBBINS BLOCK



Here's mine all cut and ready to sew!



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




Let's begin by making two of the 
 corner segments in the block.

Sew the "F" squares to 
 the "B" squares first and then sew 
 to the "A" rectangles. 



Press them open and then mark a 
line on the back of the "C" squares.


We are going to sew 
easy corner triangles using the
 "C" squares onto the two segments.


Trim off extra and press open like this:)
Now mark a line on two of the "B" squares.


Sew them onto the outside 
pink squares like this and trim.

 
We are NOT pressing these 
smaller ones open but pressing 
towards the Easy Corner Triangle.

These segments should each
 measure 5" square:)


Okay now let's sew the remaining 
two corner segments for the block.

Sew them together like a four patch... 


And press the seams open.


Now let's mark the back of 
four "B" squares and two "D" squares.
(or use the Seams Sew Easy Guide 
instead of marking like I usually do!)


Sew an easy corner triangle across 
the green squares like this.
Trim away the excess.


Press seams open:)


Now let's add the red ones onto one corner.



Press towards the Easy Corner Triangles:)
These two segments should
 also measure 5" square.


Now we are ready to lay out
 our block on the design board like this
and sew it 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 too.


Let's make the circle!
With this block you can pin the
 traced circle on one of two directions.
 I chose this one:)





Okay we are ready to
 prepare our block for appliqué!


Line up the center seams like this.
Keep in mind that the "bobbins" 
(green quarter square triangles)
are at the top and the bottom. 


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.

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 accuracy!




And now we have 7 blocks completed.

Can you believe it?!!


I hope that you will love 
sewing YOUR seventh 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 
Soda Pop Star Block tutorial...
xx
Lori


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