Friday, October 31, 2014

Pine Tree Tutorial

Here is a quick little tutorial for the paper pieced pine trees from the Snow quilt along.

Set the brown fabric behind the template with “right” side facing out. Place the blue fabric so the “right” sides are facing each other. Just like you would for a normal piecing. Sew along the first seam line on the front of the template.


Fold back the paper along the seam line and trim the fabric to a 1/4” seam allowance.


Press fabrics without steam.


Next cut a 3” strip of green and stitch it in place. Fold back the paper, trim, and press.


Cut a 3” strip of white fabric. Before adding the white strip fold back the green fabric along the seam line and finger press to make a crease.


Then place the white strip so it overlaps the crease by approximately 1/4”. Stitch in place, fold back paper, trim, and press. The cut off left over can be used for the next green row.


Continue these steps until the tree is finished.

Cut a 6” x 9” piece of the blue fabric. Place and sew the long side of the rectangle to the block. Trim the seam and press.


Flip the block over and trim along the outer edge.


Use the left over piece you just trimmed off to complete the other side of the block.


Trim the block.


Finished block.


No comments: