Gather your orphaned Bee Blocks, Block of the Month projects or any other unfinished block project. This is a sew along designed to get those finished up into a quilt! The steps will help to turn your blocks into a beautiful quilt using the setting shown below.

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Finished Quilts, Patchwork, Summer Quilt Blockbuster 2013

April is for Finishes!

April is a new beginning for me. I finally quit my regular day job at the end of March. It was really a negative in my life, and I wanted to spend more time quilting and developing the potential in that (Huge Thanks to those who buy my patterns, visit my blog, and support my sponsor!), as well as focus more on quality time with my kids.I did start a new "real" job, but only very part time. I am spending my newly increased quilty time to get some of my unfinished projects finished.I have (finally) finished my Summer...

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how to make a modern sampler quilt
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Free Quilt Patterns, Summer Quilt Blockbuster 2013

Summer Blockbuster: Take 3

Let's finish this top! Welcome to the last step of the Summer Blockbuster sew along. Today I will show how to add the final borders to turn those blocks into a finished top, wahoo! In Take 2 we sewed the blocks together with the sashing strips. Next, If you haven't already cut them, cut 5 strips 1 1/2" by width of fabric from the Sashing B fabric. (you may need more or fewer strips depending on the size of your quilt at this point. These strips are for the inner border) Measure the width of the quilt to determine the length of the first...

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how to make a modern sampler quilt
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Free Quilt Patterns, Summer Quilt Blockbuster 2013

Summer Blockbuster: take 2

I am so excited at how quickly this quilt is coming together! who knew that having the blocks already sewn would be such a headstart?! ( -; If you just tuned in, click here to read about the summer blockbuster quilt In the previous scene, we cut sashing strips from three different fabrics and sewed the A sashing strips to the four edges of the blocks, framing them, like this: press toward the sashing strips (purple) Next, we will sew up the sashing B and C strips to create the center of our quilt. in the first step, you cut 6 strips of sashing B...

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how to make a modern sampler quilt
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Free Quilt Patterns, Summer Quilt Blockbuster 2013

Summer Blockbuster: fabric and cutting

Welcome to the first step of our Summer Blockbuster! For this sew along, I am going to publish the pattern and steps to set some of your orphan blocks into a finished quilt. See the intro post Here. For my version, I am busting some star blocks I made a while ago and then put away. Mine will also be a Stashbuster...I gathered all my sashing fabrics from my stash, wahoo! The pattern is for setting your blocks like the inspiration quilt below... You can make your quilt with any sampler, bee or other orphan blocks of any size. You need a quantity...

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Free Quilt Patterns, Summer Quilt Blockbuster 2013

Summer Blockbuster!

Here is your chance to have the fun of starting a new project and make yourself feel righteous for finishing a work in progress...all in one! Do you have a group of sampler blocks, block of the month project or Bee Blocks languishing on your W.I.P. list? This would also be great for a group of applique blocks that need a setting, or a beautiful large-scale print you want to display but not chop up... just cut it into squares! Starting this week I am going to publish periodic posts with the pattern and instructions to turn your blocks into a...

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