Neutral & Webby TUTORIAL

Ready to kick off my first tutorial!

We are going to make a spiderweb block! Let the games begin!
1. Prepare the Paper: Use thin copy paper. Cut two 8.5″ squares. Cut these diagonally so you have 4 triangles.

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2. Mark the Triangles: I use a thin light pencil line. Draw a center line through the triangle.

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Draw 1/4″ seam allowance along the long edge of the triangle.

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Mark 2 1/2″ from the corner.

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Draw a line from the 2 1/2″ mark to the intersection of the 1/4″ seam allowance and center line.

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Mark all four triangles.

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3. Prepare the Fabric: Cut various 1″, 1 1/2″ & 2″ strips for the spiderwebs. Because of the paper foundation, you can use straight of grain or bias cuts. Cut four 5″ charms for the center kite shapes.

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4. First Seam: Place your center fabric face up on the side of the triangle without writing. Align your first strip 1/4″ from the line you drew. Your fabrics should be right sides together. Align piece two so that once you sew along the line, it will fold back and leave 1/4″ seam allowance. (Most of piece two will be on the kite shape side of the line.) I hold mine in front of a lamp to see the lines and edges. Set your machine to a short stitch length; this will help when removing paper. I use 1-1.5 on my Bernina.

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Sew along the line.

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5. Trim & Press: Now trim off the excess fabric from your center fabric. I use the Add-a-Quarter ruler which I LOVE!

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Press using a dry iron.

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6. Adding Additional Strips: Align the edge of your next strip with the edge of strip one. Fabrics should be right sides together. I like to mix up the widths of the fabrics:)

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Sew a 1/4″ seam. Fold back & press. Repeat this step until the triangle is covered.
7. Cover the Second Half: Repeat steps 4-6 until the whole paper is covered.

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8. Trim: Turn over the piece.

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Trim off excess fabric following the edge of the paper.

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9. Make Three More: Repeat Steps 4-8 to make three more.

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10. Sew the Block Together: Now sew together two triangles. I pin at each end and at the edge of the kite shape.

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Remove the paper from only the seam allowance.

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Press seams open.

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Then sew the two halves together. I recommend NOT removing any of the paper until you have sewn your blocks together. Your block should measure 11 1/4″; it will be 10 3/4″ finished.
You’re done!! Now make many and post a link below:)

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Please let me know if you have any questions or if you want me to post another picture of something!! I hope y’all enjoyed my first tutorial:) My peeps at the bits and pieces bee are going to make some for me! I CANNOT WAIT!!! They are an über talented bunch!
xo LC

6 thoughts on “Neutral & Webby TUTORIAL

  1. I’m here!!!! I’m here!!!!! I’m reallly here!!!! The blog looks great and so informative! But seeing all you’ve done is making me tired. Keep up the good work. I have you now on RSS (but the little do-hicky thing on your blog didn’t seem to want to work–but maybe it was me or maybe RSS was just having one of those days). Thanks for coming today. . See you soon!

  2. Great tutorial! I think I’ll do a block using these exact dimensions before i make your recommended modifications for using the coveted Neptune jelly roll. Great to hang out yesterday! B

    • Great! Keep me posted!! I already did some more figuring so you could maximize the Neptune. A Neptune jelly roll must be respected! It was great seeing you; I can’t wait to get started on our sewing accessories projects!!

  3. WOW – this looks great Lee! Now, you need to make the block a pdf doc so we can just print it and paperpiece away. You’re there! I have plans to use this for a low volume pillow!

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