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The Merry Go Round Quilt

May 04, 2020
right hi I'm Jenny from Missouri Star Quilt Company check out this fun

quilt

behind me isn't it funny isn't it pretty? I mean it's just a great

quilt

the whole quilt is a charm pack quilt so easy you're going to love it it's one of those quilts that looks like you worked really hard but it's so easy it's basically made of two blocks here it is this block right here you can see just that one and then there's a guillotine block right here right here so it's just two separate units and I'm going to show you how to do this so to make this quilt you're going to need a pack of printed charms here and this is the Valerie Welles wish for the free spirit we use and just a charm pack so you're going to need some white charm squares right here you're going to need about a hundred charm squares which is like two and a half packs of charms so it's not like a ton it's too much a pack of charms F or you can use yards and that's like two and a quarter yards it will also need a pop color we chose this teal and again they're just charms 5 inch letos and I think on this one you need like 48 squares so just a little over a pack of charms and that would be about a yard of fabric also if you're doing yardage for your first border you'll need about let's see a half yard for the first border and then a yard in an eighth for this second border so it's a really quick and easy quilt the fun thing about this quilt is you need three block units you'll need the color pop and your white we'll call it teal and white you'll need a teal and its color and this block is then will become this block so they're all done the same and really easy so for starters I'm going to show you how to make this unit here and so that's how all the units are done and i'm just going to show you on this one you're going to put your white and your pop color together on the right sides and then we're just going to sew d own sides that's all we sew down the sides s, so let's go over the top of the sewing machine and sew those sides a quarter of an inch.
the merry go round quilt
I'm going to flip this over now and go in the other direction and then I'm going to cut that and I'm going to cut this thread here and so you can see that I've seeded right around the sides and then we're going to cut this unit in half here same as this slide our ruler we're putting our half mark on the edge of the fabric and it's two and a half inches because it's a five inch charm pack and we're cutting it right down the middle then we're going to press these open , so we head over here and just Press these to open them.
the merry go round quilt

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the merry go round quilt...

I put my dark fabric on top so the seam is now pressed to the dark side so you don't see it through the back and that's our first unit for this block. need to sew our dark color to our pop fabric or our patterned color I mean we're going to sew one of these to this and we're just going to ng to do the exact same way and I've already done that with this one and cut it in half like so so now to make this a square block that's going to fit in the corner, we're going to cut off a half inch. so we're just going to come here and put our ruler on the half inch line and go ahead and cut this so it's just this little piece but it makes the block square and that's what we want is a square block so you need to do a snowball in two of the corners and make a snowball in the corners you will need a two and a half inch white square and you can take it out of your yardage so we will put it on opposite sides one on the blue side and one on the printed side and we need a seam line so we go to the ironing machine and iron them in half diagonally and I've already done that with two of these here so you can see that I'm going to put these here so you can see that we have the iron line we're going to sew right on that line and I have two of them b Because I'm fast that way and then we're just going to sew here and here now one of the things I want to mention is you want to make sure that when you sew these always is have the same corners on it so i like you know take my blocks and make sure my blue is facing me and my corner goes on the right side and charm pack side it will go up on the left side if you get those mixed up it won't work just trust me I can't even tell you how I know it will work you all know how I know it's not right so we're just going to sew on this line. gives us a nice straight square and I'll just flip it over and do the other side and you'll just align your corner with the side of your block and then stitch right on that diagonal that you've ironed in there you can also draw the line if you're more comfortable with that and then we're going to cut out these extra pieces here like this and I just play I put my ruler.
the merry go round quilt
I line up the stitches on the quarter inch line and then cut them so you know it gives you a little more room so your stitches don't pull and then I'm going to iron this. open it up wide to make this block we've got all our pieces ready we're ready to assemble the block you're going to need four of those and you're going to need four of your blues and whites and you're going to need a white piece for the center so we're going to start by putting our white piece in the center and you'll love how when you see how they come together it's cool so you're going to put your blues and you're going to put the white next to the white just like that and I like to do I like to put the block together first instead of do it in rows i like to do it in part so i can look at how it's putting together.
the merry go round quilt
I don't know if it made any sense to you, but it makes sense to me and then we're going to get our little blocks. I like this and we're going to put the charm pack side and the white side towards the white so this on the charm pack side with the white half triangle going towards the middle and I'm going to put it there and the same with this one here and there so look how cool that is that easy it comes together and then you sew it like you've sewn every other 9 patch you know in your life and so we just put them right sides together on this and i'll make a line up so you can see how it goes like this quarter inch we never lose our quarter so we'll do this here and sometimes just like this when i took it out of the sewing machine it was upside down so i'll bring it here and I'll make sure I'm in the right place because checking is easier than choosing, so it looks good and we'll stitch that together, okay.
I'm going to push this open and I'm going to push these out to the sides because my one half pushes in the most important thing when you push is that it lays flat that's what you're looking for you're looking for a flat block so now is the only time that you're pairing comes into play and what you're going to do is when you bring these rows together like this you're just going to make sure these little seams nest right here if you want to put a pin in there you can still nest nice and easy and then you can navigate down the side of that and then it won't take you long there we go and then you can sew that row and then you can sew this row so now we're at the end of this row here and we can just pull our pins out and then iron it open and we'll have a finished block so let's take a look at this iron this open baby I love my esteem shot and there we have our finished block so remember again I told you that this quilt is made up of two sets of blocks so here's our first block so the next block we're talking about is the there's a frame block here and it's very easy so to make this block you're going to have your five inch center charm and you're going to take a regular charm square and a white square and you're going to sew them together on the sides just like we did with the other blocks so we're going to sew it right up the sides and cut it in half and I have one here that I cut in half you can see it was originally was a charm and it has the stitching on the sides and I cut it in half and then we're going to press these open and we're going to sew them on each side like so now obviously I have two of the same pack of charms but you'll want to mix them up and make different ones so it looks really scrappy and cute like this one here so I'm going to show you how I designed them because that's the fun part so what? we're going to do with these let me move some of my stuff around so i can show you what this is going to look like between each block as we put them in it's going to be a guillotine block so i'm just going to put three of them here so you can see where I'm going with this because it gets pretty big pretty quickly let me start here come on put one here and then a guillotine block in the middle like this and then a guillotine block in the middle and you can see I have some facts here and that's how the rows go like this your block your guillotine block you block your guillotine block your block I mean as many as you want as big as you want then for the next row it's just as easy because you're going to put you're going to put a guillotine block let me flip it to this one so we mix them up your guillotine block and your five inch square and your guillotine block and your five inch square like this and then you start over with your block your guillotine block Lotin Your Block I mean it's as easy as that, we hope you enjoyed this tutorial on the

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-go-round quilt from the all-star quilt company of Missouri, the

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