Welcome to my paper piecing tutorial “#2: Sewing Segments Together”. My step by step directions are designed to help you use my “Made By Marney” paper pieced patterns.If you are piecing a combination block, you will have to paper piece each segment in the pattern, then sew these segments together. Watch “Tutorial #1: Paper Piecing a Segment” if you are a beginner before watching this tutorial.
The Penguin block I am using in this tutorial is a FREE download and will be available on my website starting on Tuesday, February 6.
Step 7: Position the fabric for piece #3. Again, I am bending the pattern on the stitching line so I can peek under the pattern to help place my fabric to allow about 1/2″ of seam allowance. (I am always generous with this seam allowance, especially for beginners.)
Pin the segments together. Sew on the seam line.
Rip off the paper that is in the seam allowance on each side.
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My step by step directions are designed to help you use my “Made By Marney” paper pieced patterns. Tutorial #1 gets you started on paper piecing a segment. I cannot fit all of the photos in one post, so Tutorial #2 shows how to finish the segment and sew it to a second segment. The pattern I am using can be found as a FREE download on this website starting Tuesday, February 6.
Let’s do a tutorial on paper piecing right now. Set the stitch length on your sewing machine to 1.5 (that’s about 20 stitches per inch).
Step 1 : Make 3 copies of the original pattern. (I use cheap copy paper.) Cut it into the 3 segments A, B and C, shown by the red lines. I like to add 1/4″ seam allowances between the segments. This is not a necessary step, but I find it a helpful reminder as I paper piece. If you prefer, you could just make 1 copy of the pattern and cut it apart on the red lines. Just make sure you are allowing plenty of fabric along the edges for the 1/4″ seam allowance as you paper piece. I will be paper piecing Segment C.
Step 2: Pin a scrap of fabric behind piece #1. Hold the pattern up to a light source so you can position the piece behind piece #1 on the pattern. The right side of the fabric is facing away from the back of the pattern. Note that the scrap is larger than piece #1 to allow for seam allowances.
Hello to my friends everywhere! Today I am giving a special shout out to my friends and customers from Australia. I was fortunate enough to have my latest book, “Sew Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” previewed in their magazine, “Down Under Quilts“.
I am very busy working on some cute designs for Valentines/Winter. There is an upcoming BLOG HOP that I want to share with you. In February, I will be participating in the “Put A Little Love In Your Heart” Blog Hop from February 5-8.
This is right around the corner. Everyday different quilters will be sharing a FREE pattern with a heart in it. This sounds like so much fun. I can’t wait! I will keep you posted as this fun event approaches. Some of the sights, including mine, will be offering give-aways, too.
I’ll let you know what my give-away will be next week! Stay tuned…
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I just can’t stop!!! Designing these Halloween blocks is so much fun! Here are 4 more paper pieced blocks which I am calling my “Black and White Series”.
These are 8″x 8″ unfinished blocks. I used them for potholders, but they also work great in my pillow pattern
or could be used in my “Boo” Table Runner pattern.
These FREE blocks can be found on Craftsy and Etsy. Or you may download them here: BLACK-AND-WHITE-BLOCKS-MERGED-AND-UPDATED.pdf (1079 downloads) .
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Welcome to the 3rd Annual Row Along hosted by Seams to Be Sew. A huge Thank You to Marian Penn for organizing this event. Also, thanks to our sponsors, Northcott Fabrics and Calibre Art . Our sponsors are wonderful and we owe them a HEAP of gratitude. Read to the end of this post to find information about the Give-Aways from Northcott and Calibre.
This is your chance to download tons of free row patterns. I am just 1 of many pattern designers involved in this row-along. This year’s row-along will last for 6 weeks, ending with a “Show and Tell” day Tuesday, October 10. Starting September 5, every Tuesday and Thursday 5 (some days 4) different pattern designers will be offering a FREE row pattern. All rows will measure 30 1/2″ long, so all will consistently fit together into the quilt of your choosing.
Each row is designed with a specific Christmas carol in mind. My row was inspired by “Jolly Old St. Nick”. I love to paper piece images of Santa, and this is the perfect song. The pattern is paper pieced and is very easy to assemble. If you are new to paper piecing, I suggest you watch my free tutorial on sewing a Simple Paper Pieced Block, found on my “Tutorials” page.
The pattern explains how to tie a “knot nose” using a scrap of muslin. So cute! My finished row shows the “Jolly Old St. Nick” row finished as a table runner with an inner and outer border. Also, consider using just the “HO HO” block for a pillow or potholder!
Please visit all of today’s Row-Along participants:
And now for the Give-Aways!
Give-Away #1: This prize comes from Purple Daisies.
This Give-Away will end on Thursday, October 5. The winner will be announced shortly thereafter. The rules and regulations of this drawing are found at
Guidelines-For-Entering-Giveaways.docx (438 downloads)
. You will be responsible for paying the shipping.a Rafflecopter giveaway
Give-Away #2: My “Dogs Only” paper pieced pattern. If you like to paper piece, and you like pets…this is the quilt for you! Eleven different dog breeds represented in one quilt.
Enter for the pattern here. This Give-Away will be sent to the winner via download and ends on October 5. The winner will be announced shortly thereafter. a Rafflecopter giveaway
For information about Give-Aways from Northcott and Calibre, visit Seams To Be Sew.
Thanks so much for visiting my website today. I love “comments”, so feel free to leave one.
Here is the complete list of all 44 designers offering free Row-Along downloads.
The Christmas Caroling Row Along Schedule
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Show and Tell Day
Bloggers will be announced at a later date
As promised, I am sharing more of my favorite Halloween paper pieced blocks this week.
This is Skat Cat, the craziest cat in my Halloween collection.
Bewitched is my favorite witch…and she is very easy to paper piece. This block is also available for sale as a single block.
The Haunted House is part of the Boo Collection, and is sold in a pattern with 6 other Halloween blocks, plus a table runner and potholder pattern.
And finally, here are 2 blocks that are FREE.
The Frankenstein and Dracula paper pieced block patterns are FREE and can be downloaded here: Count-Dracula-and-Frankenstein-MERGED.pdf (645 downloads)
Potholder directions are not included in this download, just the paper pieced block patterns.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy my fun Halloween creations. Attached is a photo of a table runner made from 3 of my Halloween block patterns. Thank you, Wanda, for sharing your cute table runner. And here’s an adorable table topper by Shelley, using all of my Halloween blocks.
Shelley used my Christmas Tree Skirt pattern to assemble this table topper so she could use 8 different Halloween blocks. Didn’t she do an awesome job?!?!
I love seeing my friends’ creations using my patterns. Please share by sending me photos at my email: email@example.com
I am obsessed with Halloween images! The Frankenstein and Count Dracula paper pieced block patterns are FREE for you.
Both blocks will be easy for an intermediate paper piecer. They make sweet potholders, pillows, table runners …and wouldn’t they make a great trick or treat sack? Use the “Gift Sack” pattern from my new book, “Sew Yourself a Merry Little Christmas“. The book is full of super easy projects.
Look for these free patterns on Etsy and Craftsy. Or download the patterns right here: Count-Dracula-and-Frankenstein-MERGED.pdf (645 downloads)
If you like them, please SUBSCRIBE to this website so you don’t miss any of my upcoming posts.
I hope you enjoy these Halloween images. I had sooo much fun making them…and watch for more Halloween blocks to come in the next couple of weeks! What’s your favorite Halloween theme?
The 2 Breezy Butterfly blocks pictured above can be found on my Craftsy and Etsy shops for FREE. These paper pieced patterns can be used for summer potholders, pillows, a table runner or even a butterfly quilt.
I am offering these free patterns as a thank you to my loyal customers…and if you haven’t been a customer in the past, I would value your patronage in the future. I would also love you to SUBSCRIBE if you have not previously done so.
I am on my way to Savannah, GA for QuiltCon and I couldn’t resist making some of the Mini Totes from my book, Cute and Clever Totes. They are the perfect size to hold a few essentials without being too heavy to lug around all day at the convention. I can’t decide which one I like better, so I have to pack them both and trade off each day.Please stop by the C & T Publishers booth, # 118. I will be signing my book on Thursday, February 23 between 12 noon and 1:00 pm. I would love to meet you!
All the patterns for the totes that I am holding are in the book, plus lots, lots more! I will be giving away free block patterns to anyone who purchases a book ( or brings one that’s already been purchased) and stops by the booth between the times mentioned above.
You can get these free block patterns at QuiltCon in Savannah if you purchase a book and ask me to sign it. These Happy Easter Bunny and Ducky blocks would make great potholders or pillows for spring, don’t you agree?
Hope to see you at QuiltCon!
Lots of Love from Made By Marney.