Feb
04

Simple Sampler 6″ block #22


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how to sew a simple six inch quilt sampler block with rectangles

 

Welcome to the second block of our February Super Simple Sampler! This month our theme is ‘rectangles’ and today’s block is super cute. Here’s how to make your own:

how to sew a simple six inch quilt sampler block with rectangles

cutting:

from eight different prints: cut (1) 2 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ rectangle

from the light blue print: cut (8) 1 1/2″ squares; (4) 1 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ rectangles

sewing:

(right sides facing, 1/4″ seam, press after each seam)

1. Sew a light blue 1 1/2″ square to one end of each print rectangle

how to sew a simple six inch quilt sampler block with rectangles

2. Decide on the distribution of your prints and colors. Arrange the rectangles as shown above.

3. Sew the print rectangle units together in pairs on long edge as shown below:

how to sew a simple six inch quilt sampler block with rectangles

4. The print rectangle pair units should measure 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″. Sew a 3 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ blue rectangle to one side of each print unit. Ensure the pieces are oriented as shown above.

how to sew a simple six inch quilt sampler block with rectangles

 

5. Each unit now measures 3 1/2″ square. Sew the units together first in pairs. Press toward light blue.

how to sew a simple six inch quilt sampler block with rectangles

6. Sew the two halves together to complete the block.

Although it has lots of little pieces, I think this block is totally worth the effort! I hope you like it, too.

Sharon


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Comments

  1. Jacque February 5, 2015 at 9:56 am

    Cute block! Love your fabrics, too!

  2. Cheri February 5, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    Thats one fantastic way to use scraps!

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