Education Sampler Sew-A-Long

Sampler Quilt for Beginners Instruction Begins

Check out the new heading Sampler Quilt Along 2018, sub title Beginner Sampler Quilt – Getting Ready – Going Shopping and join the adventure of making a simple sampler to develop fabric selection methods, cutting accuracy, piecing skills, perfecting the 1/4″ seam, understanding the process of basic block construction and multiple configurations to design blocks.  Promise you will have fun while learning so much!  Jump right in and get shopping!  You will find the fabric shopping list under the …Going Shopping heading.

Cutting is next and accuracy is essential to accurate piecing so everything fits together just as planned.  If this is your first time using a rotary cutter or you’ve been at it for awhile, I suggest watching https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoBKOv3Azzw for a great explanation on cutting straight strips.  Sounds easy, but before you learn a bad habit, learn the correct way!  You may need to copy and paste the address.  It is a You Tube video entitled Quilt Show Tutorials: Power Cutting.

Sunday I will list the sizes of pieces you will cut from each of your fabrics with a few helpful ideas how to avoid wasting fabric!  You will be cutting the pieces for all blocks this week, bagging and labeling so when it is time to sew you won’t be spending time cutting!