how to make a modern sampler quilt using leftover quilt blocks and unfinished quilt blocks

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Free Quilt Patterns, Summer Blockbuster 2014

Summer Blockbuster Quilt: Take 3

It is week three of the 2014 Summer Blockbuster! Today I will show you how to sew your blocks together into a finished top. Click Here to see the first post, including fabric and cutting instructions Click Here to see the second post, sewing the sashing strips to the blocks *Sew with right sides of fabric facing, using 1/4" seam Making the four sides of the quilt (above): In the last step, you sewed strips of black and striped sashing on two sides of four of the sampler blocks. Since the blocks are on point in the finished quilt, you will add two setting...

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Free Quilt Patterns, Patchwork, Summer Blockbuster 2014

Summer Blockbuster take 2: Sashing Blocks

Happy Sunday! Last week I introduced this year's Summer Blockbuster quilt project: a setting design for finishing up your orphan quilt blocks. Get fabric and cutting instructions Here. Today, we start sewing! **if your blocks are different size from mine (which are 12 1/2" unfinished), read all the instructions before cutting fabric and then adjust measurements for your block size)   This design calls for nine pieced sampler blocks plus four "background" squares. You may choose to use 13 pieced blocks and no plain blocks (or any combination). First determine the layout that you want your blocks in the finished quilt. My favorite...

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Free Quilt Patterns, Summer Blockbuster 2014

Summer Blockbuster 2014

It's July! that means it's time for a summer blockbuster. This year I made my quilt with all the blocks I did for my monthly Quilter's Book Club during this past school year. The quilt finishes 62" square as shown. This month, I will be posting a series of instructions to make a top like mine. If you have orphan blocks or old block-of-the-month blocks you never put together, this is a great opportunity to turn them into a finished quilt! I will add options whenever possible and offer alternatives to mine. First, the blocks: I have nine pieced sampler blocks...

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