See How We Sew

If you have ever wanted to make a pieced quilt block in a different size than those that you are able to find in books or magazines, I think you will find this easy, step-by-step tutorial helpful. I suspect that there are still some of you out there who are not using computer software to design quilts. I’m a traditionalist who still enjoys designing with paper and pencil–the process is simple and can certainly open doors to many design possibilities.

Since I will be teaching drafting in my Craftsy class in March, I wanted to expand on the lesson here and share another block.

Here are the tools you will need:

  • 8- squares-to-the inch graph paper
  • Pencil and eraser
  • Drafting ruler (thinner than the rulers we use for cutting fabric)
  • Optional, depending on design: compass, protractor, Flex-Curve, fine-line permanent pens in a variety of colors

To begin, you will need to select a pieced quilt block…

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