Thursday, July 18, 2013

It's Charming

 Despite the fact that
I just got my Roseville applique going again,
and I've been embroidering on a Halloween project,
I wanted to do some simple sewing at the machine.

Using basically 2 Moda Charm packs and
1 Mini Charm pack,
it was time to "just sew".

I wanted to make scrappy nine patches, but
I wanted to make them quickly and without much effort.
I came up with a plan
to eliminate some extra cutting.

This isn't probably new, but it
worked for me.

I used a long 2.5" strip of white
and sewed
halved charm squares along the edge.

Then I added other halves to the
other side.
But I needed to careful and stop and think.

The second row needed to
be dropped 2 1/2 inches, so

when I went to cut strips
the cutting would line up perfectly.
 Top and bottom rows done.

I did the same thing with the middle row of the
nine patch.
But this time the sewing was easier.
No calculating.
And I used lots of those mini charms here.

Pressed towards the center and

Perfect nine patch blocks.
That was FUN!

Until Next Time-


  1. Fun and easy and gorgeous colors - how great is that! blessings, marlene

  2. Very clever way to get the 9-patches a little more scrappy looking - they look great! BTW - I think you just changed your blog background and I like it! (I hope you won't tell me you did it ages ago, cuz I'll feel really DUMB!)

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  4. What a great shortcut for making scrappy Nine Patches! Will have to try that sometime!

  5. very smart and great results~!
    I've come over from Inspired by Antique Quilts. congrats on your fun fabric win.


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