Thursday, February 7, 2013

16 Patch block tutorial.

Easy peasy 16 patch quilt block. This one finishes at 8" square and is easily cut from fat quarters. All seams are 1/4". Enjoy the terrible night-time photos!

Before you begin make sure your machine is set to sew a scant 1/4" seam. Here is a good tutorial on how to check.

Start by cutting two strips of fabric 2.5 x 22 inches. You may want to starch the fabrics so they don't shift when you sew them together.

Sew the two strips together with 1/4" seam. I pinned the two fabrics together with about 4 pins to make sure they didn't shift.

Press your fabric towards the darker fabric

 Cut into 2.5" strips.

You should get 8 strips

And have a little leftover piece. Cute little nubbin.

Now arrange your pieces like so...

Sew together your squares. Make sure the centers line up. You can pin at this junction.

 Sew together and press the seam.

Sew together the halves

And press...

Sew the final seam. I pinned at each spot where the squares meet.
ta da! ta done!

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