Part 5

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In this last section of the course you will start your own project by creating a quilt block! 

Trying something out, along with reading about it and looking at pictures, is one of the best ways to learn something new.

tools iconTools needed: 

• You can do this with your fabric, scissors, a needle and thread.

Additional helpful tools are:

  • rotary cutter
  • large ruler
  • cutting board
  • sewing machine

activity iconActivity 1-Make a 9 square quilt block:

Cut out 9 squares of fabric. They should be 2 1/2 inches wide x 2 1/2 inches high.

1. Cut out 5 squares of one fabric.

2. Cut out 4 squares of a different fabric.

3. Align squares in an alternating pattern.

quilt squares

4. Sew squares together. Start with 3 in a row. Use a 1/4 inch seam. (A seam allowance is the area between the fabric edges and the line of stitches. If you use a 1/4 inch seam on all the squares, your final block will measure 7 inches by 7 inches.)

Two squares sewn together, highlighting the 1/4 inch seam allowance.
Two squares sewn together, highlighting the 1/4 inch seam allowance.
One row of three quilts squares sewn together - front or top view.
One row of three quilts squares sewn together – front or top view.
One row of three quilts squares sewn together - back of fabric view.
One row of three quilts squares sewn together – back of fabric view.

5. When you have three rows with three squares in each, sew those rows together to create one large square, or block.

3 rows

This is what your finished block should look like:

finished block

activity iconActivity 2-Post your project here in the community pages!

You have completed Section 5! Great job.

In this section you:

  • Started a project
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