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Sew Scrappy Sampler ~ Block 1

quilt block sampler

Block #1 of the ‘Sew Scrappy Sampler’ is a Foundation Paper Pieced Block…

 ~Tallahassee Twist~

You can find the complete Pattern in My Shop

~Here are some Tips and Pics on assembly~

I made my block using this Velum paper…

vellum paper piecing

You can find the Vellum paper here on amazon: Simple Foundations Translucent Vellum Paper… But you can just as easily use regular copy paper (thinner is better for tearing away).  I’ve used regular copy paper in the past and thought I’d try this vellum paper to see what I was missing out on.  I don’t think it tears away any better, but it was a benefit to have it translucent, especially for beginners.

I cut my templates out just outside the 1/4″ seam allowance line so I can trim the finished unit on that line later…

foundation paper piecing

Cut your fabric first per the pattern instructions so you don’t have to guess at size of scrap to fit…

sampler block of the month

Place your center fabric right side up on the unprinted side of your template…

foundation paper piecing

Place your second piece in place right sides together.

block of the month Hold up to the light to check placement 1/4″ over A1/A2 line.

block of the month

Sew on line all the way to edges, backstitch at both ends to secure.

foundation paper piecing

Fold back the paper…

foundation paper piecing tutorial

and trim any excess fabric in seam…

foundation paper piecing tutorialI used this add a quarter ruler.  It has a little lip that rests along the paper fold to keep it in place while you trim the fabric.

When all corner pieces are all in place ~ trim away fabric (and paper) extending beyond outer seam allowance square/line. (cut right on that outer line)

paper piecing tutorial

After your trim your first A unit should look like this ~

foundation paper piecing Continue to complete block!

Don’t limit yourself to my color placement ~ with a little planning you could make your block like this ~

block alternate 2

Or even like this!!! ~

block alternate
Darn!  Wish I thought of this sooner!  I love this second layout… now I’m going to have to make another one! :)

You can find the Pattern in my Shop.



3 thoughts on “Sew Scrappy Sampler ~ Block 1”

    1. I have about 30 fabrics… some are fat quarters and some are 1/3 yard cuts. You really don’t need that many tho… I’m planning on using the more muted colors as the background and brighter more saturated colors as the featured part of the block, and I’m not using any solids. :)

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