Pattern for Traditional Blocks
Free Projects & PatternsBlocks - Pattern - Assembly
This post is one idea of what to do with our printed traditional blocks. I chose to use Janet's Star, Jack in the Pulpit, and Hope of Hartford and a gray tiny patterned print for the background. The pattern is under the free projects and patterns tab or click here.
I cut out all the pieces and then placed the pieces in order. This helped to sew the correct triangle to the correct side of each block. It's easy to get confused even when some pieces are already assembled!
I stitched a needle width on the inside of the printed line so you can't see the printed line on the front.
The triangles are cut larger than needed but that makes it much easier to sew. The outside seam allowance is bigger than 1/4" and is trimmed down after the quilt is sewn together.
Layer - Pin Baste
My favorite way to anchor layers is to use the tried and true pin basting method. Here I have attached the quilt back, right side down, to a Lifetime table using Super Multi Basting Clips and masking tape. Having the back taut prevents pleats on the back of the quilt.
I usually place pins about 4 or 5 inches apart. The pins sometimes get in the way of rulers but they can be moved easily. After I stitch in the ditch, i remove a lot of the pins.
Quilt as Desired
Rulers - Rulers - Rulers
Now for the fun part - - - deciding what to quilt where. I used my Nested Circles Quilters Rule Nested Circle Set and my Quilters Groove Pro Mini for quilting the blocks. Each block and the background will be on the next few blogs and I will post video tutorials on our Quilting Traditional Blocks with Rulers page and our RGA Design Quilts You Tube channel.
We have a new home and a new look for our RGA Design LLC website and blog. We have added some new products, free projects, and video tutorials.
Our old website served us well but as we often say in our family, "It was good but it is gone." (That quote works great for old cars, apartments, toys,
and even for our kids' old girl or boy friends.)
The old blog rgadesignquilts.blogspot.com is still active with older posts.
Skillbuilder Filler Finesse (36" x 43") is our new panel designed to develop and hone free motion quilting skills. The panel has hooks, loops, straight lines, s-curves, arcs, pebbles and feathers. The lines are wide giving some wiggle room for some wobbly quilting and it even has some subtle arrows to give direction. We can brag that it was eco-friendly digitally printed in the USA. Price $15.00 Introductory Sale $13.50
Traditional 16" Blocks
Another new product we are introducing is six different printed blocks. These blocks are the perfect project to practice using rulers and templates or free motion quilting. They may be purchased individually or all six as a packet.
Watch for videos tutorials which we will post on our website with ruler, design,
and pattern suggestions.
These blocks are also digitally printed in the United States with an eco-friendly process
and without harmful chemicals.