how to make a modern Simple sampler quilt by Sharon McConnell
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Free Quilt Patterns, Quilting Interest, Summer Blockbuster 2015

Summer Blockbuster Quilt-Along: A Simple Sampler

It is finally time to make the Summer Blockbuster of 2015! This is the third annual summer quilt-along here at Color Girl, a quilt along for finishing those orphan blocks you might have laying around, or an opportunity to make something new and fresh. This year, I am using all the blocks I made throughout this year in Quilters' Book Club and the Super Simple Sampler series. There are few out there who have made the simple sampler blocks with me, so I hope you will quilt along with me this month and get those blocks finished into a quilt....

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how to make four patch square simple six inch sampler quilt block tutorial
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Free Quilt Blocks, Free Quilt Patterns, Super Simple Sampler Quilt Blocks

Super Simple Sampler Block #27

  Here we go on our third four-patch simple sampler block, and 27th overall. To see the other tutorials on making these fun blocks, visit the Super Simple Sampler quilt along page. Here's how to make block #27: Cutting from each of eight different fabrics for the four patch units: cut (2) 1 1/2" squares from the blue prints: (2) 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" rectangles, (2) 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" rectangles from gray prints: (2) 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" rectangles, (2) 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" rectangles Sewing: 1/4" seam, sew with right sides facing and press after each seam 1. Arrange the 1...

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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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