I Sew For Fun Project Tutorial: Two-Piece Block Quilt
Celebrate March as National Quilting Month and sew a super-easy quilt, with six fun fabrics, and Nancy Zieman’s I Sew For Fun Two-Piece Quilt Block Tutorial (below). Precut your fabrics; then set a stitching date with your little sewing partner!
Two-Piece Block Quilt Sewing Tutorial
Approximate Finished Block Size: 8″ x 8″
Approximate Unfinished Block Size: 8½” x 8½”
Approximate Quilt Finished Size: 36″ x 44½”
- ⅜ yd. Fabric A-blocks
- ⅜ yd. Fabric B-blocks
- ⅜ yd. Fabric C-blocks
- ⅜ yd. Fabric D-blocks
- ⅜ yd. Fabric E-blocks
- 1-3/4 yd. Fabric F—blocks and backing
- 36″ x 44½” batting
Optional: Spray-starch fabrics with a starch alternative, such as June Tailor Quilter’s Starch Savvy.
Please read all instructions before beginning. Use the width of the presser foot as the depth of the seam allowances.
1. Prepare and cut fabrics:
- Press and straighten fabrics.
- Using a rotary cutter, ruler, and mat:
– Cut two 4½” crosswise strips from Fabrics A–F.
– Cut one 50″ x 41-1/2” rectangle from Fabric F, for backing with self-binding. Set aside.
2. Pair the following sets, right sides together, long edges aligned:
- Stitch each pair along one lengthwise seam to form strata.
- Press seam flat, then toward darker fabric.
- Subcut each strata into 8½” blocks.
– Cut seven A/B blocks.
– Cut six C/D blocks.
– Cut seven E/F blocks.
3. Arrange blocks as diagrammed below.
4. Assemble quilt top:
- In each row, place blocks from Column B onto Column A and Column D onto Column C, right sides together aligning cut edges.
· Chain stitch block sets.
– Stitch lengthwise edges of one pair, guiding presser foot along edge of fabric.
– Kiss a second pair to the first and continue stitching. Repeat until all pairs in each column are joined.
– Clip threads between blocks.
-Repeat steps for Column C & D
- Press block seams in odd rows in one direction and even rows in opposite direction.
- Place stitched blocks from columns C/D onto stitched blocks from columns A/B, right sides together. Stitch two block units into rows.
- Press seams flat, then press seams in the same direction at the block seams. Press all block seams in odd numbered rows in the same direction. Press all block seams in even numbered rows in the opposite direction.
- Stitch rows, right sides together, nesting seam allowances to create quilt top. Press seams flat, then press seams open.
5. Finish quilt using your favorite binding technique.
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