Thursday, February 6, 2014

Hand Stitched 4-Patch Blocks - Free Pattern

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It's a VALENTINE'S Quilt Tutorial, I'm going to do a bit of a how to hand stitching and sharing a pattern for a table topper over the next few days. 

I'm showing hand stitching, but you can do it on a sewing machine too !

Table Topper finished size 29" x 34"

Cut 80 - 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" squares
Piece together to form a 4-patch block

how to hand stitch a quilt square

I started with cut size 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" squares, I like a soft gray thread, needle and thimble.
 Cut the thread about 20 inches long, 

knot one end of the thread

I don't mark a  sewing line, I measure the outside edge of my left thumb in and use that as my guide.
As long as you do the entire project, it's just fine to do it this way. Group project, draw the 1/4" seam line, I use a pencil line, if line is drawn. 

At the edge

I make what I call a circle knot, a loop and through, 
do it once or twice. 

I don't cut my thread just work into the next piece

Do another circle knot to start this piece. 

You will have 40 - 2-patch blocks

Open up the 2-patch blocks, press the seam to the 
dark fabric side
and add another 2-patch

Matching up the seams, open to check and 
make sure before sewing

You will have 20 - 4-Patch blocks

I am the Author of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection
and Little Quilt Ladies Quilt Patterns

1 comment:

  1. This is SO lovely! Wonderful job!
    ~Rachel {stopping by from the Freedom Friday link party)


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