Welcome to week 2 of the Sew Loved quilt along. It's time to make the heart blocks! If you are behind, don't worry! You can jump in at any time. Check out last week's post for cutting tips.
For beginners: Be sure you have an accurate 1/4" seam allowance before getting started. The Inquiring Quilter has a great method for testing your seam allowance.
If your sewing machine does not have a laser light guide, it is important to mark the diagonal lines on your fabric A and C squares. Diagonal Seam Tape from Cluck Cluck Sew is also handy.
Chain piecing is a great time-saving method. Chain piecing is like an assembly line to streamline your sewing. You just keep sewing without cutting the threads, creating 1 long "chain" of pieces. Then you cut between them and move to the next step.
When connecting your heart halves, pay special attention to lining up the points first. Use pins or clips to keep them in place while you sew.
I like using Magic Quilting & Crafting Spray to keep my blocks smooth and flat.
Now for the week #2 prize! One lucky winner will receive a stack of 8 organic sateen fat quarters from Little Cocalico. Pick from any collections on their site!
Check out these adorable bunnies:
They make me want to start an Easter quilt!
Enter to win:
Make sure your Instagram account is public
Post a photo of your fabric pull or cut fabric on Instagram before January 26th at noon CST
Next week, we will be making the spool blocks!
Don't forget that you can send your finished Sew Loved quilt tops to Trace Creek Quilting before the end of March and receive 25% off longarm services!