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Monday, May 9, 2022

TQC Journal | issue 47

 
While I await the arrival of my next collection I have
 decided to try a few new things. I am going to spend a little
 time Slow Stitching and thought you might like to join me.
 I have been hand quilting my small quilts for quite sometime
but I have never hand pieced a project. If you would like
  to come along for the ride here are a few details. 

Slow Stitch Sampler
Finished Quilt 13" x 15"
New Posts each Monday for four weeks. 
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Getting Started
Make six Half-Square-Triangles
For each block, cut:
2 squares, 2-7/8" x 2-7/8"
Cut each square diagonally once,
you will have two extra triangles. 

Keep in mind I have never done this before and
I am definitely winging it! Here are a few tips. 

1. Because of your tiny hand stitches
there is no room for squaring up. 

2. I marked my 1/4" seam allowance to
 help me keep things straight. I used a 
Pilot Frixion Pen for this. 

3. Once you have completed six blocks
 piece them together in a vertical row.  




12 comments:

  1. I love piecing small quilts by hand. I'll be joining you but have lots going on right now at home. Hope I can keep up! Your piecing looks perfect, I've never used a Pilot Frixion pen but will be on the lookout for one! Jan in MA

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    1. I got my pen at Staples. You can find them at Target and Walmart too.

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  2. I think I'm going to try this! I always hand pieced with my grandmother and haven't tried in a long time. I think this might just be the project I'm looking for. Hope I can figure it out! Wish me luck!! Thanks so much!!

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  3. I just got my 'Beyond Baskets' quilt back from the quilter. It is just beautiful. Thanks for that fun BOM.

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