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2021 Sew With Me – Rolling Stone – Block #3

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Happy Thursday friends! It’s time for another block in my 2021 Sew With Me Sew-a-long series! Join me as I teach you how to make some of the most fun and classic quilt blocks!

Throughout this series, I hope to teach you some new skills, tips, and tricks, and at the end of the series, we will have a fun selection of blocks to sew together into a sampler quilt! 

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Block #3 is a super easy and cute quilt block. It is called the Rolling Stone block. This is classic quilt block originated somewhere around 1880’s. It is part of the equal 9-patch family of blocks, however, this block can also be adjusted to involve an uneven nine-patch grid. Depending on fabric placement, and grid size this pattern can result in more than 20 different names!  

As with our other blocks, the Rolling Stone also has had a variety of names over the years, some being the Letter O, Wedding Ring, Johnnie-Round-The-Corner, and Squirrel in a Cage to name just a few. As you will see in the video, this block can transform into so many different configurations just depending on your fabric selection!

But let’s get back to this our Rolling Stone block! This classic quilt block is so much fun to make, and it is a great block for beginners. Today I will be showing you a new technique called the “snowball” technique. We will also strip-piece the side blocks making this block so fast and easy to put together! 

Ready to get started? 

Dive into your scrap bins and come sew with me!

->>Download the Rolling Stone Block PDF Pattern here!

Watch the 2021 Sew With Me – Rolling Stone – Block 3 video tutorial here! 

Supplies Used in this video:

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2021 Sew With Me – Churn Dash – Block 2

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Happy Thursday friends! Today is so exciting because I am launching my 2021 Sew With Me Sew-a-long! Join me as I teach you how to make some of the most fun and classic quilt blocks!

Throughout this series, I hope to teach you some new skills, tips, and tricks, and at the end of the series, we will have a fun selection of blocks to sew together into a sampler quilt! 

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Block #1 is a super easy and cute quilt block. It is called the Churn Dash block. This is classic quilt block originated somewhere around 1800 to 1849. It is part of the equal 9-patch family of blocks. Its name is a result of the resemblance of the block to a butter churn, with the middle block resembling the “dash” (the stick that churns the butter).

This block also had a variety of names over the years, some being the Monkey Wrench, Shoo Fly, Hole in the Barn Door, Lincoln’s Platform, and the Quail’s Nest to name just a few. Folklore has it that the Churn Dash or Monkey Wrench block was used as a clue to gather all tools required for a fleeing slave’s journey to the Underground Railroad. Other quilt blocks such as the Flying Geese, Bear Paw, Bow Tie, Log Cabin, North Star, and more all had different meanings for those traveling by Underground Railroad as well. If you are curious about these legends, do an internet search for “Quilt Codes Underground Railroad” and you’ll find a fun rabbit hole to journey through!

But let’s get back to this our Churn Dash block! This classic quilt block is so much fun to make, and it is a great block for beginners. Today I will be showing you a new technique called the “four at a time” half-square-triangle technique. Of course, you can make the half-square-triangles in a variety of ways, but the four-at-a-time method will make this block so easy! We will also strip-piece the side blocks making this block so fast and easy to put together!

Ready to get started? 

Dive into your scrap bins and come sew with me!

->>Download the Churn Dash Block PDF Pattern here!

Watch my 2021 Sew With Me – Churn Dash Block – Block 2 video tutorial here! 

Supplies Used in this video:

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2021 Sew With Me – Sawtooth Star – Block 1

2021 sew with me sawtooth star block 1

Happy Thursday friends! Today is so exciting because I am launching my 2021 Sew With Me Sew-a-long! Join me as I teach you how to make some of the most fun and classic quilt blocks!

Throughout this series, I hope to teach you some new skills, tips, and tricks, and at the end of the series, we will have a fun selection of blocks to sew together into a sampler quilt!

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We will be starting off with a super easy quilt block, the Sawtooth Star block. This is a fun and classic quilt block that has had many different names throughout the years. It was originally called the Sawtooth Star block back in 1884 when it was published in the Farm & Fireside magazine. Since then it has also been referred to as the Variable Star, North Star, and Evening Star.

Regardless of what it is called, this classic quilt block is so much fun to make! And today I will be showing you a new technique called the “four at a time” flying geese technique. Of course, you can make the star points in a variety of ways, but the four-at-a-time method will make this block so easy!

Ready to get started?

Dive into your scrap bins and come sew with me!

->>Download the Sawtooth Start PDF Pattern here!

Watch my 2021 Sew With Me – Sawtooth Star – Block 1 video tutorial here!

Supplies Used in this video:

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2021 Sew With Me – Sawtooth Star – Block 1

2021 sew with me sawtooth star block 1

Happy Thursday friends! Today is so exciting because I am launching my 2021 Sew With Me Sew-a-long! Join me as I teach you how to make some of the most fun and classic quilt blocks!

Throughout this series, I hope to teach you some new skills, tips, and tricks, and at the end of the series, we will have a fun selection of blocks to sew together into a sampler quilt!

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We will be starting off with a super easy quilt block, the Sawtooth Star block. This is a fun and classic quilt block that has had many different names throughout the years. It was originally called the Sawtooth Star block back in 1884 when it was published in the Farm & Fireside magazine. Since then it has also been referred to as the Variable Star, North Star, and Evening Star.

Regardless of what it is called, this classic quilt block is so much fun to make! And today I will be showing you a new technique called the “four at a time” flying geese technique. Of course, you can make the star points in a variety of ways, but the four-at-a-time method will make this block so easy!

Ready to get started?

Dive into your scrap bins and come sew with me!

->>Download the Sawtooth Start PDF Pattern here!

Watch my 2021 Sew With Me – Sawtooth Star – Block 1 video tutorial here!

Supplies Used in this video:

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