Dresden Plate Quilt Block

The Dresden Plate quilt pattern was one of the most popular quilts made during the 1920s and 30s. It was first published in the 20s but not always under the name Dresden Plate. … This block is made with fabric sewn in a series of radiating “petals” with flat sides.

 

The Dresden Plate Quilt Block is a fun and easy block to make with either pre-cut squares or even using your own fabric scraps! Let me show you how!
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For this quilt block, I cut my fabric pieces into these petals (or blades), sewed the top of the blades to create the point, and then joined them together.  Then I created and adhered a middle piece.  Finally, I will either hand appliqué or machine appliqué the plate onto the background fabric.

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MATERIALS LIST


SUPPLY LIST

  • Sewing Machine
  • Cotton Thread (I recommend Aurifil 50 wt)
  • Rotary Cutter with sharp blade (no kidding about a sharp blade)
  • Cutting Mat (I love my rotating mat for this project)
  • Iron & Wool Pressing Mat (if you don’t have one – get one!)
  • Sewing Pins or Wonder Clips
  • small piece of cardboard for the circle template
    • I used a glass from my kitchen as the template

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Here is a fun video, that shows you how to make the Dresden blades quickly and easily!

Happy Quilting!

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Here is another project that uses the dresden ruler!

Valentines Day Mug Rug

 

 

 

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Sarah’s Choice Quilt Block

Sarah’s Choice Quilt Block is a wonderful star quilt block. Sarah’s Choice incorporates a lovely pinwheel in the center and can be made in a number of combinations.  Using squares and half square triangles, this fun and easy block comes together in a breeze!  In this picture tutorial, I will show you how to put together this fun and easy quilt block.  Grab your pattern and let’s get started with Sarah’s Choice Quilt Block Tutorial!

Sarah's Choice Quilt Block

To get your cutting measurements, you have a couple choices:

Option 1: Download for free.

To download the cutting measurements for free, you can subscribe to the Sew Much Moore Newsletter.  AFTER you sign up, you’ll get a confirmation email – and you have to confirm or my email service can’t send you the free pattern access email. But once you do confirm, you’ll get access to not just this but several other free patterns. Woot!  (If you are already a subscriber, all you need to do is enter your info in the email subscribe box.  You will automatically be directed to your free cutting measurements – plus you won’t be double subscribed!)

(PS – if you have trouble finding the pattern as a new subscriber, please check your spam folders or simply contact me)

Option 2: Purchase this PDF pattern

Use this link to purchase the fabric cutting instructions. You’ll be emailed a download link for a file that references the instructions in this tutorial and provides the cutting measurements for this pattern.  You’ll also be able to download this file in my shop.

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Sarah’s choice Quilt Block Supply List

  • Quilt Block Pattern
  • Qty (2) Fat Eighths of Contrasting Fabrics (I used Add It Up and Robert Kauffman Kona)
  • Qty (1) Fat Eighth of Background Fabric (I used Add It Up)

Basic Sewing Supplies Needed

Sarah’s Choice quilt block tutorial

Iron your fabrics nice and flat to remove any and all wrinkles.  Sometimes, I like to spray my fabrics with my favorite spray starch to make it easier to manage.  Use your cutting measurements to get your pieces all cut and in order.
Using the cutting measurements in your pattern, cut out your background and contrasting fabrics.  Set your (4) smaller background fabric squares (corners) aside.

With a water soluble marking pen, draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of each larger square piece.  With right sides together, place the following fabric pieces together:

  • (2) Background Fabric with (2) Contrasting Fabric 1
  • (2) Background Fabric with (2) Contrasting Fabric 2
  • (2) Contrasting Fabric 1 with (2) Contrasting Fabric 2

Using a 1/4″ seam allowance, sew 1/4″ on each side of the marked line of each square set.

Sarah's Choice Quilt Block - Step 2 Sarah's Choice Quilt Block - Step 3

Cut each sewn set along the marked lines.  Press each set open and square these blocks to the measurements indicated on your pattern.

Sarah's Choice Quilt Block - Step 4 Sarah's Choice Quilt Block - Step 5

Gather your Background squares (corners) and your sewn half square triangle sets.  Line up your pieces, as indicated in the image below.  Sew these pieces together, row by row, using a 1/4″ seam allowance.  Press each row seams opposite of the last row.  This will help you match your points.

Sarah's Choice Quilt Block - Step 6

Simple and Beautiful!  Once you have your block assembled, you can square this up to 12.5″.

Sarah's Choice Quilt Block

The fabric combination possibilities are truly amazing!  Check out these fun Sarah’s choice quilt blocks that I have pinned on my Pinterest Board:

Sarahs Choice example 1 Sarah's Choice example 2
Sarah's Choice Example 3 Sarah's Choice Example 4

Be sure to show your completed Churn Dash Quilt Block in my FaceBook Group!

We would love to see your work!

Modern Quilt Block of the Month Group

ps – If you can tell me the origin of this quilt block – I would soooooo appreciate it!  I could not find this in my research and love to know the history of quilt blocks!  Comment below!

Until next time, Happy Quilting!

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Churn Dash Quilt Block

The Churn Dash Quilt Block is a very basic block which has stood the test of time. The Churn Dash is a very old 9-Patch quilt block pattern, originating between 1800 and 1849. Its name is a result of the resemblance of the triangle and rectangle perimeter of the block to a butter churn and the center square to the stick (or “dash”) of the butter churn.  In this picture tutorial, I will show you how to put together this fun and easy quilt block.  Grab your pattern and let’s get started with this Churn Dash Quilt Block Tutorial!

Churn Dash Quilt Block - Pinterest Pin 2

To get your cutting measurements, you have a couple choices:

Option 1: Download for free.

To download the cutting measurements for free, you can subscribe to the Sew Much Moore Newsletter.  AFTER you sign up, you’ll get a confirmation email – and you have to confirm or my email service can’t send you the free pattern access email. But once you do confirm, you’ll get access to not just this but several other free patterns. Woot!

(PS – if you have trouble finding the pattern as a subscriber, please contact me)

Option 2: Purchase this PDF pattern

Use this link to purchase a pattern file. You’ll be emailed a download link for a file that references the instructions in this tutorial and provides the cutting measurements for this pattern.  You’ll also be able to download this file in my shop.

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Churn Dash Quilt Block Supply List

  • Quilt Block Pattern
  • Qty (2) Fat Quarter of Contrasting Fabrics (I used Add It Up and Yours Truly by Cotton + Steel)

Basic Sewing Supplies Needed

Churn Dash quilt block tutorial

Iron your fabrics nice and flat to remove any and all wrinkles.  Sometimes, I like to spray my fabrics with my favorite spray starch to make it easier to manage.  Use your cutting measurements to get your pieces all cut and in order.
Churn Dash Quilt Block - Step 1

Sew your (2) long strips of fabric together like in the image below (right sides together).  Next, cut your sewn strip of fabrics into (4) equal parts.  For exact cutting measurements, please reference your pattern.  Press open.

Churn Dash Quilt Block - Step 2 

Take your large square fabrics and line up, right sides together.  Sew a 1/4″ seam allowance all around the perimeter of the square.  Next, make (2) diagonal cuts and press each piece open.

Churn Dash Quilt Block - Step 4 Churn Dash Quilt Block - Step 5

Now it is time to assemble your blocks.  I recommend sewing each row together first and then assembling the three rows.  I have shown below the recommended pressing direction for optimal assembly.

Churn Dash Quilt Block - Step 6 Churn Dash Quilt Block - Step 7

Such a fun and easy quilt block!

Churn Dash Quilt Block - Step 8

Have fun with this block and try all kinds of fabrics!

Be sure to show your completed Churn Dash Quilt Block in my FaceBook Group!

We would love to see your work!

Modern Quilt Block of the Month Group

Until next time, Happy Quilting!

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Hashtag Quilt Block Tutorial

The Hashtag Quilt Block is a Modern Quilt Block and very simple to make!  The first use of the Hashtag (as a means to search) became popular with Twitter.  Now Instagram, Facebook and just about every social media platform has integrated this symbol to help users to quickly find their keywords.  In this picture tutorial, I will show you how to put together this fun and easy quilt block.  Grab your pattern and let’s get started with this Hashtag Quilt Block Tutorial!

Hashtag Quilt Block Pinterest Pin

To get your cutting measurements, you have a couple choices:

Option 1: Download for free.

To download the cutting measurements for free, you can subscribe to the Sew Much Moore Newsletter.  AFTER you sign up, you’ll get a confirmation email – and you have to confirm or my email service can’t send you the free pattern access email. But once you do confirm, you’ll get access to not just this but several other free patterns. Woot!

(PS – if you have trouble finding the pattern as a subscriber, please contact me)

Option 2: Purchase this PDF pattern

Use this link to purchase a pattern file. You’ll be emailed a download link for a file that references the instructions in this tutorial and provides the cutting measurements for this pattern.  You’ll also be able to download this file in my shop.

This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. 🙂 Read my full disclosure policy here.

Hashtag Quilt Block Supply List

Basic Sewing Supplies Needed

hashtag quilt block tutorial

Iron your fabrics nice and flat to remove any and all wrinkles.  Sometimes, I like to spray my fabrics with my favorite spray starch to make it easier to manage.  Use your cutting measurements to get your pieces all cut and in order.  
Hashtag Step 2Hashtag Step 1

Sew all your light fabrics and only 2 of your dark fabrics together like in the image below.

Hashtag Step 3 Hashtag Step 4

Next, cut your block 3 times.  Your cutting measurement will match the width measurement of your original strips.  You will discard one of your strip sets.

Hashtag Step 5

Finally, you will add the remaining dark strip pieces in between your (3) units (as pictured below).  Sew these together and press.

Hashtag Step 6 Hashtag Step 7

Such a fun and easy quilt block!

Be sure to show your completed Hashtag Quilt Block in my FaceBook Group!  

We would love to see your work!

Modern Quilt Block of the Month Group

Until next time, Happy Quilting!

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Learning to Sew and Quilt

Learning to sew and quilt is a valuable skill!  Sewing has so many uses and there are different ways to do it!  One of the quickest ways to accomplish a sewing project is to sew with a sewing machine.  You can accomplish so many types of sewing projects with a sewing machine!  Home decor sewing, fashion/garment sewing, sewing for children/grandchildren, quilting, crafts, upcycling, and a lot of other sewing projects (I could go on and on).  It is certainly clear that sewing is a useful skill that is worth learning.

One the flip side, I also think there are many reasons people come to a terrifying halt when it comes to sewing. Things like threading a machine or winding a bobbin are just too much for them attempt (let alone to master).  They may feel like hyperventilating at the thought of inserting a zipper or making a buttonhole.  What happens with the bobbin runs out of thread or the needle breaks?  These are all very common reasons why people never learn to sew.

Well, I can promise you that the rewards of learning to sew outweigh the unfounded fears that cause people to shy away.  If you commit to learning the skill of sewing, you will find people who are more than willing to share their knowledge.  Take a class or sign up for a workshop today!

Private lessons

Learn to Sew

Based upon availability and your location, I can come to your home and teach as much as you would like to learn.  We can begin by exploring your sewing machine.  It is important to know how to thread your top thread and how to wind and use your bobbin.  We can also review your different stitch settings and practice some basic stitches.  Learning how to replace a needle and backstitching are also some basic skills we can cover in your private lesson.  Learning to Sew and Quilt is worth your time.  You will love it!

If you are a seasoned sewist, and would just prefer a private setting – we can chose a lesson that sounds fun and go from there.

Contact me to schedule your private lesson today!

Group lessons

Learn to sew with friends

I am located in the Northern Kansas City metroplex.  I host several sewing classes and quilting workshops almost every month!  You can find my upcoming events on my

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Hugs and Kisses Quilt Block

The Hugs and Kisses Quilt block is a fun and versatile quilt block!  These blocks have also been called “X & O”.  How cute!  You can make an entire quilt with either the ‘X’ quilt block or an entire quilt of the ‘O’ quilt block.  It is even better when you mix up the quilt pattern with a little bit of both!  Check out the materials list and get your pattern and let’s make some some fun quilt blocks!

To get your cutting measurements and specific sewing directions, you have a couple choices:

Option 1: Download for free.

To download the cutting measurements & specific sewing instructions for free, you can subscribe to the Sew Much Moore Newsletter.  AFTER you sign up, you’ll get a confirmation email – and you have to confirm or my email service can’t send you the free pattern access email. But once you do confirm, you’ll get access to not just this but several other free patterns. Woot!

(PS – if you have trouble finding the pattern as a subscriber, please contact me)

Option 2: Purchase this PDF pattern

Use this link to purchase a pattern file. You’ll be emailed a download link for a file that references the instructions in this tutorial and provides the cutting measurements for this pattern.  You’ll also be able to download this file in my shop.

Hugs and Kisses X BlockHug and Kisses O Block

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Hugs & Kisses QUILT BLOCK SUPPLY LIST

BASIC SEWING SUPPLIES NEEDED

This amount of fabric will make more than (2) quilt blocks, but that’s ok!  We love extra fabric!!!

Check out this video to give you an idea of how to make the quilt block.  You will love how easy it is to make and want to make more!

What about doing an entire quilt?  Wouldn’t that be great??!!??

Hugs and Kisses Quilt Top

Be sure to show your completed Hugs and Kisses Quilt Blocks in my FaceBook Group!

We would love to see your work!

Modern Quilt Block of the Month Group

Until next time, Happy Quilting!

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Free Monthly Quilt Club

Have you ever wanted to make a quilt?  Are you unsure of where to start?  Even if you have made quilts before, creating a quilt can be an overwhelming thought.  When you look at some of the available patterns, it can seem like an enormous process!  How much fabric should I buy?  What color or style of fabric should I choose?  How can I understand what this quilt pattern means?  These are all very real and valid questions!

I want to help with these questions and have some fun along the way!  The Block of the Month (BOTM) Club will be a very casual and fun group.  Each month, we will make one 12″ block, using traditional block patterns from various free patterns.

You can keep these finished blocks and combine them into a large quilt top , or you can easily turn each block into a fun project – a pillow cover, a mini quilt, or even the front of a tote bag.  Throughout the year, I would like to introduce different piecing techniques.  We will plan to mostly meet on the 4th Friday of every month (with a few exceptions).  Here are the monthly dates, which are subject to change:

  • January 27th
  • February 24th
  • March 31st
  • April 22nd
  • May 19th
  • June 23rd
  • July 21st
  • August 25th
  • September 22nd
  • October 20th
  • November 17th
  • December 15th

The part that is really fun is getting together and sewing!  Each club member will bring their own sewing machine and personal travel sewing materials (Rotary cutters, travel cutting mat, small iron and ironing mat, and basic sewing supplies).  This workshop is hosted in my home.  All the details are found in the link below!

Click Here to view pictures from the event!

Happy Sewing and Quilting!  I hope to catch you at the next event!

~Nicole~