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July Blocks for Nichole

Last night I was finally able to finish packing up my fabric for my blocks.  I will be mailing them Monday!  Yay!

I’m asking for each of you to make a scrappy spiderweb block  (tutorial here: http://quiltville.com/spiderweb.shtml).

I am sending a precut center piece and strips that are 1.25″ to 2″ wide, so all you need to do is supply the paper and sew away.  I should have sent more than enough fabric, but I would prefer if you sent the usable leftovers back.  I am going to be making more of these blocks so it will be nice to have the precut scraps.  If you desire to, feel free to use scraps from your own stash.

If you have any questions, please let me know.  I’m looking forward to seeing how this turns out!

I have received blocks from:

  • Sorrel
  • Sharon
  • Anna
  • Dorrie
  • Bronwen
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  1. Sharon
    July 6, 2010 at 12:07 am

    Awesome! I cant wait to try out the string piecing.

  2. sorrelina
    July 6, 2010 at 3:47 am

    I saw a tutorial recently (a la mode???) that made it look so easy. I’m looking forward to trying it out, too.

    • July 6, 2010 at 3:53 am

      I did provide a link to a tutorial for your reference as well: http://quiltville.com/spiderweb.shtml The blocks are pretty simple to do. Personally, I find the most difficult part to be removing the paper without wrecking my stitches.

  3. Sharon
    July 6, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    I bought some really cute paper at the dollar store that i thought that I would use to send out a family letter at holiday time but when I opened it it was so thin and flimsy that I really could not use it for a letter. It tears really easily but is stronger than tissue paper. I am going to try it for this project. I think it will be the perfect weight.

    • July 6, 2010 at 5:19 pm

      that sounds like a good plan! i’d be interested in hearing how it does. i have heard spraying the paper with water before you tear it off helps too. i bought myself a water bottle to try it out on the next block i make.

  4. Bateau
    July 7, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    Hurray! I’ve been wanting to try a string block. This will be fun. I do have to apologize to Dorrie and Sorrel, though. My sewing machine and I will be in different locales for another 2 weeks, so my blocks for you will be seriously late. I hope this doesn’t infringe on your sewing schedule too much.

  5. July 10, 2010 at 5:10 am

    This is a fun block. I just finished one for another bee I’m in. It’s a great stash burner!

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