Sew Alongs

BlockBase Sew Along – Block 7 Link Up!

Posted 01-18-2013 by | Posted in: Block 7 BlockBase Sew Along

It’s Block #1774 link up time! We started 2013 out with a doozy—65 patches in this block! I’ve been making my sew along blocks in two sizes- 5″ and 10″. I think you can guess which size I choose for this block. I promise block #8 will be a bit more tame! To Link Up Your Photo Scroll down to the comment form at the end of this post. Fill in your info and make sure you select an image for your comment (this will be the photo of your block). If you have a blog, make sure to add your site too. If you wrote a post for this block, please link directly to that post. Let’s visit each others’ blogs and all get to know each other! You can link up your Block 7 photo at any time. But for those who link up by Monday, January 21,

BlockBase Sew Along – Block 7

Posted 01-07-2013 by | Posted in: Block 7 BlockBase Sew Along

I hope everyone had a nice holiday season and is ready to jump back into the sew along! Block #1774 *Remember, if you’re keeping all your sew along blocks in the same project, open the project now so you can add this new block.* Let’s try out one of the Search tools we haven’t used before. Click the Search by Keyword tool. In the drop-down menu under Search Category, choose Nature. In the box below, scroll down and choose Weather. Click Search. There are 37 weather-related blocks in BlockBase. Our block also goes by the name Thunder and Lightning, which explains why it shows up in a search for weather blocks! Click on the #1774 block to select it. Click the Print Block tool and choose your pattern type. Type in your  finished size (BlockBase adds the seam allowance for you). Preview your printout and then click Print. If you’re

BlockBase Sew Along – Block 6 Link Up!

Posted 12-21-2012 by | Posted in: Block 6 BlockBase Sew Along

I hope everyone found time in their busy holiday schedules to sew up block #2354! I see lots of interesting ways to color this block, so I’m anxious to see how everyone else approached it. I’ve got Christmas on the brain, so the whole time I was sewing this block, I kept picturing this: Add an appliqué bow and you’ve got a wreath! I’m trying to keep all my sew along blocks coordinating (in a scrappy sort of way), so the wreath version will have to be a project for another day! To Link Up Your Photo Scroll down to the comment form at the end of this post. Fill in your info and make sure you select an image for your comment (this will be the photo of your block). If you have a blog, make sure to add your site too. If you wrote a post for this

BlockBase Sew Along – Block 6

Posted 12-10-2012 by | Posted in: Block 6 BlockBase Sew Along

We’ve reached the halfway mark of the sew along! I hope everyone has enjoyed making these blocks and, most importantly, that you’re getting to know the BlockBase software a little better. Block #2354 *Remember, if you’re keeping all your sew along blocks in the same project, open the project now so you can add this new block.* This block is also called Crazy Pieces. It sounded like an appropriate block for this time of year as the holidays can be quite hectic for many of us (and maybe even a little crazy at times!). Let’s try out another one of the search tools in BlockBase and do a Wildcard search for the word crazy. Open BlockBase and click the Wildcard Search tool. In the window that appears, type crazy and click the Search button. All of the blocks with the word crazy in the name appear on the Search Results

BlockBase Sew Along – Block 5 Link Up!

Posted 12-07-2012 by | Posted in: Block 5 BlockBase Sew Along

Block #1755 link up time! Fabrics used: Green: Andalucia by Patty Young for Michael Miller Fabrics; Red: Lark by Amy Butler for Westminster Fibers; Light Blue: Montecito by Jenni Calo for Connecting Threads; Dark Blue: Pearadise by Jenni Calo for Connecting Threads As I did with block #4, I made this block 5″ and I used the foundation printout as my pattern. It’s not an ideal size for a block built on a 3 x 3 grid, but the foundation pattern keeps you accurate! To Link Up Your Photo Scroll down to the comment form at the end of this post. Fill in your info and make sure you select an image for your comment (this will be the photo of your block). If you have a blog, make sure to add your site too. If you wrote a post for this block, please link directly to that post. Let’s

BlockBase Sew Along – Block 5

Posted 11-26-2012 by | Posted in: Block 5 BlockBase Sew Along

Ready for Block 5? Block #1755 *Remember, if you’re keeping all your sew along blocks in the same project, open the project now so you can add this new block.* Open BlockBase and click the Search by Number tool. Type in 1755 and click Search. The block appears on the Search Results tab. Click the Print Block tool and choose your pattern type. Now type in your  finished size (BlockBase adds the seam allowance for you). Preview your printout and then click Print. If you’re saving all your sew along blocks in the same project, click the Add to Project tool and then the Save Project tool. —————————————————– BlockBase & EQ7 It sounds like many of you participating in the sew along also have EQ7, so today I’m sharing some information about using BlockBase and EQ7 together. If you have both programs, BlockBase appears as a link in your Block

BlockBase Sew Along – Block 4 Link Up!

Posted 11-23-2012 by | Posted in: Block 4 BlockBase Sew Along

Let’s link up those #2049 blocks! Fabrics used: Blue & Green Floral: Petal Pushers by Whistler Studios for Windham Fabrics; Dark Blue Floral: Modern Workshop by Liesl Gibson of oliver + s for Moda Fabrics; Light Blue: Petal Pushers by Whistler Studios for Windham Fabrics; Green: Pearadise by Jenni Calo for Connecting Threads; White: Calypso by Maywood Studio My previous 3 blocks were 10″, but I went a little smaller this time and made this block 5″. All these squares and rectangles were perfect for rotary cutting, but I’m glad I could use the foundation pattern when working with such small pieces! To Link Up Your Photo Scroll down to the comment form at the end of this post. Fill in your info and make sure you select an image for your comment (this will be the photo of your block). If you have a blog, make sure to add

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