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Super Simple Sampler Quilt Block #15

Quilt Block #15 of the six inch super simple sampler quilt series is here, and I will tell you how to make it! Cutting from light prints: cut (1) 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangle; (2) 1 1/2" x 4 1/2" strips; (1) 2 1/2" x 1 1/2" rectangle; (2) 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" squares from yellow: cut (2) 1 1/2" x 4 1/2" strips; (2) 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" squares from pink: cut (1) 6 1/2" x 1 1/2" strip Sewing right sides facing, 1/4" seam, press after each seam 1. Pair each light fabric 1 1/2" square with a yellow 1 1/2"...

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Super Simple Quilt Sampler: Block 14

Time for the Super Simple Sampler, six inch quilt block #14. Today I am continuing our theme for this month with another Strip block. Cutting From dark blue: cut (2) 2 1/2" x 6 1/2" strips From aqua/pink floral: Cut (2) 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" rectangles from pink: Cut (2) 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" rectangles Sewing right sides facing, 1/4" seam, press after each seam 1. Arrange the fabric pieces as shown above. Sew the pink rectangles to the aqua floral rectangles along one long side. Press toward the pink. 2. Sew the units made in step 1 together at the center (short side). Make...

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Super Simple Sampler Quilt: Block 13

  Hi, There! This month of the Super Simple Sampler quilt series we have six inch quilt blocks made with strips. I made the first four from our Book Club book, Tula Pink's City Sampler (see them Here). Today I have the first of four strip blocks that I created to share with you. If you want to sew along with me, you can make all the blocks or just make the ones I am publishing (if you don't have the book). I will provide a pattern for setting them all together into a quilt next summer. Cutting from pink: (3) rectangles...

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Simple six inch Sampler block #12

Today I have for you the last of our November blocks for the super simple sampler series. This is our fourth "squares" block, and I think it might be my favorite! Cutting: from each, pink, yellow, blue: cut 1 strip 1 1/2" x 9" from white: cut 3 strips 1 1/2" x 9" Sewing: 1. pair each color strip with a white strip and sew together along the length. Press toward the color strip. 2. cut each strip set into (6) 1 1/2" sections 3. Sew the six two-patches of each color together in pairs, making four-patch units and arrange them as shown below.   4. Sew the...

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Super Simple Sampler Block #11

Today is the day: our third six inch sampler quilt block for November. You can find all the other blocks on the Super Simple Sampler page. Cutting: from each, dark blue, pink, light blue, yellow: (1) 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" square; (1) 2 1/1" x 1 1/2" rectangle; 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" rectangle from white: (2) 2 1/2" x 1 1/2" rectangles; (2) 1 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles Sewing (1/4" seam allowance, right sides facing): 1. Sew the 1 1/2" pink square to the dark blue square. Sew the 1 1/2" light blue square to the yellow square. Press toward the...

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Six Inch Sampler Block #10

thanks for tuning in again today for the November Super Simple Sampler. Today I have block number 10, continuing the theme of the month, Squares. Cutting: light pink print (block center): (1) 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" square;   (4) 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" squares dark pink (corners): (4) 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" squares from each, light blue, gray, dark blue, yellow: (1) 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" rectangle; (1) 1 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangle Sewing (1/4" seam allowance, right sides facing): 1. Arrange block center as shown below. Sew the 2 1/2" x 1 1/2" yellow rectangle to the bottom of...

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Super Simple Sampler Quilt: Block #9

For November, the Super Simple Sampler blocks theme is "Squares", so today I have the instructions to make this cute six inch block. Find the instructions to make the first eight blocks Here (we did Crosses in September and Triangles in October). Cutting: Yellow: cut strip 9 1/2" x 1 1/2" dark blue print:  cut strip 9 1/2" x 1 1/2" light gray print: (2) 3 1/2" x 2 1/2";    (2) 2 1/2" x 2 1/2";    (4) 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" Sewing (1/4" seam allowance, press after each seam): 1. Sew the blue and yellow strips together along length. Cut into (6)...

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Super Simple Sampler block #8

Today is the last day of the Super Simple Sampler series for October. I created the four blocks above to go with the theme of triangles. Today I have the instructions to make our last triangle sampler block, which is the one center left in the photo above. Cutting from each of the light gray and dark blue prints: (2) 3" squares, cut diagonally to yield four half square triangles of each color. from the yellow: (1) 3" square, cut diagonally to yield two half square triangles (HST) from the pink: (4) 2 1/2" squares Sewing 1. Arrange the fabric pieces as shown above.  Match...

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Super Simple Sampler block #7

Here we go: block #7 of the Super Simple Sampler series, continuing our theme of triangles for October. Cutting from the pink: (2)  3 1/2" squares from the blue check: (2) 3 1/2" squares from each of the yellow and the gray: (3) 2" squares Sewing 1. Arrange the yellow and gray squares so that they cover the corners of the larger squares as shown. Turn the yellow and gray squares over and mark a diagonal line on the wrong side (I do this by finger pressing a crease, but you can use a pencil, too). Replace the yellow squares, right sides facing their respective...

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6″ Sampler Quilt Block #6

Another day in October and it is another triangle block for the Super Simple Sampler! If you missed the other blocks in this series, you can find all of them Here. These are six inch quilt blocks I have designed and I am publishing the instructions to make four each month, then a sampler quilt next summer with all of them. Block #6: Cutting from each of the light and dark blue: (1) 3 1/2" square, cut diagonally to yield two half-square triangles of each (HST). I used the leftover triangles from the last block and cut two more so they would...

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