January 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Double X Block Tutorial

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January 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Double X Block Tutorial

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January 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Double X Quilt Block Tutorial at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

Introducing the first of 12 FREE! Quilt Block Tutorials in our NEW! 2021 Nancy Zieman Productions Free! Block of the Month Mystery Quilt Series! The “Double X” Block is a great block to start off the new year and our NEW! Monthly Mystery Quilt Series! Earlier this month, Team NZP introduced our NEW! 2021 Nancy Zieman Productions Free! Block of the Month Mystery Quilt Series. Visit our January 2 Blog Posting to review the Basic Supplies & Tools Listing. 

Our NEW! 2021 Nancy Zieman Productions Free! Block of the Month Mystery Quilt Series is a great way to finish a quilt in manageable monthly installments. One block at a time is an easy approach to creating a quilt. Whether you’re a beginner quilter or seasoned quilter, Team NZP’s block of the month series is a great opportunity to get stitching in the new year. In 2021, The NZP Team is honored to continue Nancy Zieman’s Block of the Month series with our first Christmas-themed quilt titled, Merry Christmas All Year Round Quilt!  We’ll be sharing a quilt block tutorial on the third Saturday of each month, and we’ll be keeping the finished quilt design a mystery until later in December 2021!

 

Nancy Zieman Productions 2021 Block of the Month Mystery Quilt Series Announced at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog - join today!

 

No-Hasssle Triangles Gauge and No-Hassle Triangles Ruler available at Nancy Zieman Procuctions at ShopNZP.com

All blocks will feature fabrics from the NEW! Merry Little Christmas Fat Quarter Bundle, along with our New! Exclusive No-Hassle Triangles Ruler by Team NZP and Nancy’s No-Hassle Triangles Gauge by Clover. Follow along as we share step-by-step how to create the January Double X Quilt Block!

 

 

January Double X Quilt Block

January 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Double X

Keep your fabric choices sorted using this handy Fabric Planner diagram. Download the planner HERE. Make notes or pin swatches to remind you of the fabric placements.

2021 Block of the Month Merry Chistmas All Year Round January: Double X PDF

Merry Christmas All Year Round Quilt! January 2021 Block of the Month Double X Quilt Block PDF

Note From Team Nancy Zieman ProductionsThis block is 15-1/2″ square; 15″ finished square – when sewn into finished quilt. Finished quilt will include the Merry Little Christmas Fabric Panel and will measure approximately 80″ x 97″ (or 70″ x 87″ – your choice).

This month we’ll feature one block design made in two color-ways. Follow along as we demonstrate how to create Block A.

For the Merry Christmas All Year Round Quilt: January Double X Quilt Blocks, select the following four fat quarter fabrics from the NEW! Merry Little Christmas Quarter Bundle along with the New! Exclusive No-Hassle Triangles Ruler by Team NZP.

January 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Double X

January 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Double X

Merry Little Christmas Red Writing Red, Merry Little Christmas Plaid Cream,  Merry Little Christmas Trees Black, and Merry Little Christmas Flowers Green.

JT445_01 Quilter’s Starch Savvy available at shopnzp.com

Note From Team Nancy Zieman ProductionsPrepare your fabrics! Pre-shrink fabrics by steaming and pressing. Then, stabilize fabrics for the sewing process by pressing and starching fabrics with June Tailor’s Starch Savvy.

 

No-Hasssle Triangles Gauge and No-Hassle Triangles Ruler available at Nancy Zieman Procuctions at ShopNZP.com

Note From Team Nancy Zieman ProductionsCreate super-simple Half-Square Triangle Quilt Blocks using our New! Exclusive No-Hassle Triangles Ruler by Team NZP and Nancy’s No-Hassle Triangles Gauge by Clover!

Cut Fabrics for Block A

January 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Double X

Cut Fabrics for Block B

January 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Double X

Construct One Block A

All seam allowances are scant 1/4″ unless otherwise stated.

Half-Square Triangles (HSTs)

Create six 1/2-square triangle blocks:

 

No Hassle Triangle Gauge

January 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Double X

 

Stitch Blocks

January 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Double X

  • Rotate blocks 180 degrees, stitch along other side of center markings.

January 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Double X

 

  • Clip threads between chain stitched blocks.

January 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Double X

January 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Double X

January 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Double X

  • Press seams flat.
  • Open blocks and press seams towards darker fabric using a Tailor’s Clapper to set the seams.

January 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Double X

January 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Double X

Assemble Blocks

  • Layout half-square blocks, and solid 5-1/2″ blocks, following diagram. Rotate blocks as necessary.

January 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Double X

Join Squares

  • Place blocks from left column onto middle column, right sides together, in pairs. Pin.
  • Chain stitch from one block set to the next. Clip threads between.
  • Press seams flat, then press open or to one side, using a Tailor’s Clapper to set the seams.

 

January 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Double X

  • Place half-square triangle sets from right column onto middle column, right sides together, in pairs. Pin.
  • Chain stitch from one square set to the next. Clip threads between.
  • Press seams flat, then press open or to one side, using a Tailor’s Clapper to set the seams.

January 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Double X

  • Place top row onto middle row, right sides together. Pin.
  • Stitch.
  • Press seam flat, then press open or to one side, using a Tailor’s Clapper to set seam.

 

January 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Double X

  • Place bottom row onto middle row, right sides together. Pin.
  • Stitch.
  • Press seam flat, then press open or to one side, using a Tailor’s Clapper to set seam.

Construct One Block A

January 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Double X

Repeat Steps above and construct One Block B

 

January 2021 Team NZP Block of the Month: Double X

Our Merry Christmas All Year Round Quilt: January Double X Quilt Blocks are complete!

 

Note From Team Nancy Zieman ProductionsNote: Depending on the direction of the diagonally center marked lines in the block construction steps above, one or both of your January blocks may form opposite blocks as shown, below. No worries! Both Double X Block designs (above and below) will work well in the finished quilt!

January 2021 NZP Block of the Month: Double X Block Tutorial

 

2021 NZP Block of the Month Mystery Quilt Series

Watch Stitch it! Sisters No-Hassle Triangles in Quilts Program 118 with Deanna Springer

Save 50 Percent Off Red Elegance Fabric By the Yard at Nancy Zieman Productions at ShopNZP

Nancy Zieman Productions 2021 Block of the Month Mysery Quilt Supplies available at ShopNZP.com

 

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Nancy Zieman Productions The Blog Giveaway

Stitch it! Sisters 5" Fabric Squares Giveaway at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

For a chance to be the random winner of a Stitch it! Sisters 5″ Fabric Short Stack with S!S button & sticker, please leave a comment below sharing your thoughts about the NEW! 2021 Nancy Zieman Productions Free! Block of the Month Mystery Quilt Series.

Nancy Zieman Productions will give away one Stitch it! Sisters 5″ Fabric Short Stack to one US resident in the 48 contiguous states. Winner must reply within 30 days to the official giveaway announcement email message – sent from Nancy Zieman Productions.

 

The randomly selected winner of a Roll ‘n Press from Clover, from the January 9 & 12 Blog posts: NEW! Stitch it! Sisters Quick Quilting in the Hoop: Winter Snowflakes Program 202 and NEW! Stitch it! Sisters Quick Quilting in the Hoop: Winter Snowflakes Mini Wall Quilt Embroidery Tutorial, is Gabrielle.

I Sew For Fun Roll 'n Press by Nancy Zieman Productions for Clover

Her comment is: Loved the snowflakes blog. The roller would be very useful for my sewing projects.

 

 

Happy Quilting!

Team Nancy Zieman

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15 Comments

  • Charlotte Nydegger
    January 16, 2021

    I am so looking forward to making another block of the month. I didn’t see the printable blank block like there used to be. I always downloaded that for referring to in the future when I wanted to repeat that pattern and when I wanted to change up colors. Please include that in the future months for those of us who recreate in other fabrics and use again on future quilts.

  • Karen Tucker
    January 16, 2021

    This is a very cute block of the month. I would like to be able to purchase just the panel, because I have about a gazillion fat quarters of Christmas fabrics already! I look forward to making this quilt.

  • Dixie
    January 16, 2021

    Looking forward to making this quilt.

  • Karen
    January 16, 2021

    I will be very glad to receive the new ruler. that I have recently ordered. This ruler will make cutting and sewing quilts such as these much more accurate.

  • Carolyn T
    January 16, 2021

    SiS! tutorials take the mystery out of quilt patterns for this beginner and make them doable. Thanks!

  • Tracy
    January 17, 2021

    I was looking for a block of the month to get into quilting. Thank you. I’ll ordering the triangle gauge.

  • Rita
    January 17, 2021

    I love this block of the month. It looks like a fun quilt to make.

  • Deane Kinsel
    January 17, 2021

    In the cutting instructions it says cut 5 1/2 squares. In the block assembly it says 3 1/2 in. squares. And I don’t see what size the block should finish. Thank you for having another block of the month I have done 2 with you so far using my scraps and I love them both.

  • CM
    January 18, 2021

    Having a block of the month is an exciting idea and adds something enjoyable to anticipate which is all the more helpful to maintaining positive mental health during the Covid pandemic. Thank you for your contributions.

  • Linda
    January 19, 2021

    I have made both blocks. I just found the blog. This is great.

  • Susan
    January 22, 2021

    NEW! 2021 Nancy Zieman Productions Free! Block of the Month Mystery Quilt Series have great instructions for such a fun project.

  • Gail
    January 22, 2021

    This sounds like a fun BOM. I love Christmas quilts. Thank youi

  • Rosalie Galvez
    January 27, 2021

    “Nancy Zeiman, a great quilter who contributed to quilting greatly, passed away on 14 November 2017. But even after her death, her blog still remains a great source for people who are passionate about quilting. ”

    Indeed an inspiring blog, Thanks!

    https://5amily.com/quilting/blog/12-best-quilting-blogs-updated

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