how to make a modern Simple sampler quilt by Sharon McConnell
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Summer Blockbuster: Finishing the Quilt Top

Thank you for following along this month as we quilt along on the Summer Blockbuster, making our sampler quilt blocks into a finished quilt top! Last week we finished sewing the blocks with the sashing strips and blue setting triangles. This week it is time to arrange those blocks, sew the rows and finish the top. 1. Arrange your blocks as you want them to appear in the final quilt. If you are sewing with me: for the 72 block quilt you will make nine rows of eight blocks. For the 36 block quilt, you will have six rows of six...

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Simple Sampler Block #34

  Welcome to the second block of our May edition of the Super Simple Sampler. This month we are finishing up our 6" sampler blocks! Almost ready to turn them into a quilt. Here is how to make block #34. Cutting from the dark blue: cut (4) 2 1/2" x 1 1/2" rectangles; (8) 1 1/2" squares from the aqua print: cut (4) 2 1/2" squares from the yellow: cut (1) 2 1/2" square; (4) 2 1/2" x 1 1/2" rectangles   Sewing right sides facing, 1/4" seam, press well after each seam 1. Place one dark blue 1 1/2" square right sides facing a yellow 2 1/2" x...

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how to make Simple Sampler six inch quilt block with strips
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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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how to make Simple Sampler six inch quilt block with strips
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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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super simple sampler six inch quilt block by Sharon Mcconnell, color girl quilts
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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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