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