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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Lovely Fussy Cut Economy Blocks { free pattern link}

If you have never made Economy Blocks or Square in a Square blocks, STOP whatever you are doing at this moment and pay attention!

These sweet little blocks are fast, fun, and a fabulous scrap buster to boot! There is no end to the variety that can be created with this simple pattern.

I have found that choosing the fabrics, in some cases, takes longer than sewing these precious blocks up!


The pattern is free and available in multiple sizes on Generations Quilt Patterns. I have been making the 4" blocks.

To make the perfect fussy cut centers, I have a tutorial for How to Create Perfect Fussy Cut Economy Blocks that is a must see! It takes all of the guesswork out cutting into your favorite fabrics and eliminates the " will it fit" question.





The few blocks I made today have fussy cut fabrics by Kimberly Kight and the frames are Liberty of London Lawn fabrics.

Working with Liberty Lawn fabrics is a little different than quilters cotton. Lawn fabrics are thinner and move more. When using them, especially with bias cuts, starch is your best friend!

I use the cheap whatever is the 3 pack at Costco and have honestly never had an issue. So don't fear using Lawn cotton, just do the prep work to make the fabric easier to use.

 

The strawberry is my favorite today with the Fall weather hitting hard and cold in Virginia!




My goal is 100 Economy Blocks. There are more cut out and in the line up on my cutting table.  Wondering if I can make that happen by next week!

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Ada Kopitopoulou said...

Cute those little blocks. Maybe an idea for all the scraps I have.

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