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 4: Bend the paper pattern out of the way and trim away any excess seam allowance beyond the 1/4″ needed.
Step 5: Flip fabric 2 in place behind piece #2 and press flat.
Step 6: Trim away the excess fabric, leaving a generous 1/2″ beyond what is needed.
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.)
Above, you can see that piece #3 is stitched, pressed in place, and the excess fabric has been trimmed. Continue to add pieces in numerical order.
Above you can see that section C is now completed.
Trim the seam allowance 1/4″ from the red line. Segment C will be sewn to Segments A and B along the red lines.
Step 8: This a close up showing how I match the seam lines for segments A and B. Poke a straight pin through the seam line of segment A and match it with the seam line on segment B.
Pin the segments together. Sew on the seam line.
Rip off the paper that is in the seam allowance on each side.
Press the seam to one side. Here is segment A and B sewn together and pressed.
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These friends from Wisconsin Rapids attended my Paper Piecing Workshop last Saturday. As you can see from their lovely smiles, we had so much fun! Attendees ranged from beginners to novice, but all enjoyed creating adorable Christmas blocks from my latest book, “Sew Yourself A Merry Little Christmas“.
We also put together the “Gift Sack” pattern, using one of the blocks we had just created.
This is a small tote to be used for gifts or decorating.
Aren’t these Halloween Trick or Treat Sacks too cute? These were made by my customer, Marilyn. She used an assortment of my Halloween block patterns and the same Gift Sackpattern from my Christmas bookHere’s a close-up of two of the totes. Adorable!
Thanks to all my new friends in Wisconsin Rapids for hosting my workshop.
Visit me on Etsy and Craftsy to see more Made By Marney patterns and books.
Cute as can be and just in time for Christmas, this table runner sports “3 Dogs and 1 Sassy Cat“. Animal lovers will enjoy this sweet holiday project. It’s easy to make, and the borders resemble a “scallop”, but is pieced. So easy!
Stocking Hat Dog
Candy Cane Dog
Turtleneck Dog (hint* If you are new to paper piecing, start with this dog)
And the Sassy Cat!
Here’s a close-up of the scalloped border.
I love this border so much, I am using it in my next table runner design…tune in next time 🙂
“3 Dogs and 1 Sassy Cat” pattern is available on Etsy and Craftsy.
Welcome to the 3rd Annual Row Along hosted by Seams to Be Sew.A hugeThank You toMarian 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.
Here are photos of the 4 blocks that make up my row. Remember, when paper piecing, your finished block always turns out the opposite of the original pattern.
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:
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 love designing Halloween patterns. Here are some of my favorite designs from 2017.
Batty Bat is sold as part of the “Boo Collection“. I love the simplicity of this design. It sews together easily, and it would make an adorable potholder or pillow.
Spooky Spider is so darn cute. This pattern is also found in the “Boo Collection“. I used pin stripe white and black fabric for his teeth, but they could also be stitched on top of white fabric with black thread, or drawn with a black permanent pen.
Fraidy Cat is 1 of my favorite cat patterns, and I have designed many cats!
The “Boo Collection” is a table runner/potholder pattern which includes 6 different Halloween blocks. I’ll share more Halloween block photos next time, including that adorable “Skat Cat” in my featured image. Stay tuned…
Some of my favorite paper pieced dog patterns have been inspired by my sweet customers and friends.
This Pit Bull design was inspired by the photo below, sent to me by a loyal customer.
What a sweet heart of a pit bull! I’ve never owned a pit bull, and, admittedly, it wasn’t on my list of dog patterns to tackle. But when I saw this adorable pup, I was in love.
These pillows were made by Edie Fagg, a super sweet customer, using my Pit Bull pattern. I love to see how others interpret my patterns, choosing their own fabrics to express themselves in a creative manner.
Here’s a pillow created by Julie Rosenthal. Love that tiny checked fabric on the dog’s face! Super cute choice, Julie!
Please keep sharing your photos. It’s so much fun to see what you are creating.
After spending a relaxing week at my cabin in norther Wisconsin, I was going “looney”. No, not crazy looney… I now have a pair of loons at Morgan Lake. Prior to this, there was only 1 lonely loon every year. Falling asleep every night to that soulful loon’s call was magical. I was motivated to create “Loon on the Lake“.
I will add this to my collection of other northwoods paper pieced animals.