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Super Simple Sampler Block #26

Today I have the how-to on making the 26th block in the Super Simple Sampler. This month the theme is four-patch. Here we go! Cutting: from the bright yellow: cut (1) 2" x 6 1/2" rectangle, (1) 5" x 2" rectangle dark yellow: cut (1) 5" x 2" rectangle, (1) 3 1/2" x 2" rectangle light blue and pink (from each): cut (2) 2" squares Sewing: 1/4" seam, right sides facing, press after each seam 1. Pair each blue 2" square with a pink 2" square and sew together. Press toward the blue. 2. Arrange the blue/pink units to form a four patch (as shown above)...

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Super Simple Sampler Block #25

Welcome to the March edition of the Super Simple Sampler. We are already on block #25 and this month the theme is four-patch. This is the first of four block tutorials I will post showing how to make simple six inch quilt blocks using the four-patch unit. Cutting: from the navy blue: cut (6) 1 1/2" squares from each print, pink, yellow, aqua: cut (2) 1 1/2" squares from gray print: cut (2) 2 1/2" squares, (2) 4 1/2" x 2 1/2" rectangles Sewing: 1/4" seam, press after each seam. 1. Arrange the 1 1/2" squares as shown above, in three groups of four squares....

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Sampler Block #24: how to sew partial seams

Happy weekend! Today I have the fourth and last Super Simple Sampler block for February. All week I have been showing you how to make easy six inch quilt blocks featuring rectangles. For this block, you will use a partial seam to inset the center square. I will show you how! Cutting from each, navy and pink scraps: cut (1) 2 1/2" x 1 1/2" rectangle; (1) 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" rectangle from yellow scraps: cut (2) 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" rectangle; (2) 3 1/2" x 2 1/2" rectangle from gray print: cut (1) 2 1/2" square Sewing right sides facing, 1/4" seam,...

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Super Simple Sampler: Block #23

Today I have another easy six inch sampler block for you! This month our theme is rectangles, you can see the other blocks, Here, along with instructions to make each one. **the fabrics used for this block and throughout this sampler series are from the Figures collection designed by Zen Chic for Moda (fall 2014) Cutting: from each, yellow and blue: cut (1) 4 1/2" x 2 1/2" rectangle from pink: cut (2) 4 1/2" x 1 1/2" rectangles from gray print: cut (2) 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" rectangles   Sewing: right sides facing, 1/4" seam allowance, press after each seam 1. Sew a pink 4...

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Simple Sampler 6″ block #22

  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: 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 2. Decide on the distribution of your prints and colors. Arrange the rectangles as shown above. 3. Sew the print rectangle units together...

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Super Simple Sampler Block #21

Welcome to the February edition of the Super Simple Sampler series. Each month I am making a total of eight  six-inch sampler quilt blocks. They are all meant to be very basic and easy to sew. The first four each month come from Tula Pink's City Sampler book (see those posts Here). But for those who want to quilt along, but may not own the book, I am also publishing instructions to sew four of my own blocks each month. You can see those blocks, including instructions, Here. This month our theme is Rectangles. Here is our first rectangle quilt...

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Simple Sampler modern quilt block with Flying geese
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Super Simple Sampler Block #20

What a fun week making Flying Geese blocks for the Super Simple Sampler! These six inch blocks have been a great way to practice my precision piecing...some of the pieces are so tiny. We are just past half-way through making the blocks. This is going to be a really fun sampler quilt! Here is how to make this block... Cutting from the gray prints: cut (2) 6 1/2" x 1 1/2" strips; (1) 6 1/2" x 2 1/2" strip from light blue prints: cut (6) 2 1/2" x 1 1/2" rectangles from each, yellow and pink: cut (6) 1 1/2" squares Sewing I showed tutorials...

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Super Simple Sampler Block #18

Welcome to the second post of our January Super Simple Sampler block series! This month the theme is flying geese, you can see the tutorial for the first block, Here. If you are making a quilt with lots of flying geese units, you might like my quick tutorial on my favorite method for chain piecing flying geese blocks. Click Here to see it. Today, the block is kind of fun because the flying geese are not as obvious...as part of the whole block you see a star rather than the four flying geese. Let's make it! Cutting From the blue: cut (4) 3...

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Super Simple Sampler Block #17: Flying Geese

This month our Super Simple Sampler quilt blocks' theme is "flying geese". These are a bit more challenging than last month when we did strips, but very quick and fun to make nonetheless. This block is part of my monthly series of basic modern six inch sampler blocks. I will show you how to make four blocks with flying geese this week to add to what we have made in earlier months. They will also accompany the blocks I have made from Tula Pink's City Sampler Book (read those posts, Here). Here is how to make our first flying geese block: Cutting from...

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Super Simple Sampler Block 16

This is it! the last six inch quilt block for the December set of the Super Simple Sampler. Our theme this month is strips, and I have to tell you, I really like all the strip quilt blocks! They are fun and super quick to make and I have liked having slightly larger pieces of fabric to work with compared to previous months. Here is how to make this block. Cutting From each of the pink and the light gray: cut (2) 6 1/2" x 1 1/2" strips from the navy blue: cut (2) 2 1/2" squares from the yellow: cut (1) 2...

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