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Sew Scrappy Sampler ~ Block 8

quilt block with partial seams tutorial

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer!  I think it’s a little harder to keep up with sewing when the weather is nice and there is so much to do outside!

I did get my block 8 finished for the Sew Scrappy Sampler…

~ Tying the Knot ~

tying the knot quilt block

For this block we will be working on partial seams (not to be confused with set-in seams)… They are quite simple and you can use the technique for future quilting projects once you know how to do it… so here we go…

This small block uses partial seams ~

partial seams tutorialStart with a center square and the surrounding four rectangles –

quilting partial seams tutorialPartially sew one rectangle to the square, right sides together.  I usually sew a little better than half the width of the center square.

quilting and piecing partial seams tutorial

Press the seam open and add the next rectangle (second seam) working around the center square.   partial-seams-015

Keep sewing in the round…partial-seams-017partial-seams-022When you have all the rectangles attached sew the remainder of the partial seam to complete the block!



tying the knot quilt blockThere are a couple different ways to configure this block… My block uses the top example in the diagram below ~ if you put the two blocks together it creates a linking pattern…

tie the knot quilt blockHope you enjoy these partial seams!

Find the Pattern in MY SHOP .

Here are some of the previous blocks…



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