Tuesday, August 20, 2013

sewing pumpkins......

yes i finally started some new quilt projects today, thought i would share with you how i put together blocks that use freezer paper templates......


i trace my design onto the paper side of the freezer paper......


then i cut all the pieces apart on the traced lines.....


next i iron the templates onto the right side of my fabric, leaving space between pieces for seam allowance......i stack my fabrics so there are four layers under each temple......


laying the 1/4" line of the ruler on the paper's edge i cut out all templates with my rotary cutter adding the 1/4" seam allowance on all sides......



i lay the template pieces for the pumpkin block out as it will look, removing the paper before sewing, i start sewing all the pieces together...... save the template pieces as they can be used again for the next stack.....






and before you know it you have made four pumpkin blocks, i'll be making more for a fun Halloween quilt......
enjoy

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6 comments:

annie said...

thanks for the visual, it helps me see how it all goes together! it's pumpkin time!

Susy said...

Thank you Cheri... I think I can, I think I can... do it too!
I'm looking forward to making pumpkins with you at the San Diego Quilt Show.
I hope you can come to The Country Loft this weekend (8-24-13) for their big Outdoor Quilt Show and Sew for the Cure Sale. Thanks for donating!
Cheers, Susy

MERUMO said...

How fun you're making pumpkin blocks! I'll have to start dusting my sewing machine before getting there :O

Kath said...

what a good idea!

Little Quilter said...

Thank You for this little tutorial. How fun to be able to create your own blocks: ) I will definitely give this a try.

HomeSpunPrims said...

Cheri,
This is how I do my piecing with angles too. So easy really and very accurate. Your pumpkins are neat. Can't wait to see what you come up with. Fall is in the air! We have some leaves turning already as we've had some unseasonably cold nights in early August. Hugs, Lori