Wednesday, September 19, 2012

How To Set Blocks on a Wonky Tilt

When making scrappy quilts I like to add some interest by setting my blocks on a wonky tilt. You know me….I only do it if it’s easy peezy.

Supplies:
Fabric to make an extra wide border around your focal block
Ruler or pre-cut paper template the size of the finished block you want including the seam allowances

Step 1 – Add the Border
Add an extra wide border around your block. The wider the border the more of an angle you can tilt your block to. I used 2 and 3 inch borders.

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Step 2 – Trim the Block
Place the template at an angle over the block. Make sure the corners of the template are within the fabric square.
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Trim the block to it’s finished size.You can vary tilting blocks left and right.

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That’s all there is to it! Now you know the secret too♥

When you place the block vertical your inner focal block will be on a wonky tilt. How easy peezy was that?!

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Look how playful and fun it makes this row look.

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Same technique used here with small centers and really wide border strips. The border strips were sewn on “long cabin” style to make it even more visually wonky.

Have a Sew Crafty Week Everyone!

3 comments:

Carrie Me! said...

Thanks for sharing the technique! Love the Care Bears row, are you planning to make a whole quilt?

Lynne said...

Thanks for avert simple tutorial which gives a great result!

Pam said...

The bears look fabulous tilted and in a row. Thanks for showing how you did this.. couldn't be easier, but it looks VERY effective!