Fabric Baby Blocks – Live Replay

Fabric Baby Blocks – Live Replay


Um so I’m excited about today’s project.
This was actually one of the first things I made when I did my very first
live video and I did it over on Life Sew Savory which I think was Naptime
Creations then. I was so nervous, I was terrified. I had no idea what I was doing.
Anyways, but like I said we’re making gifts this month and until you know
gift-giving season. We’re gonna be making some gifts. Oh Laura thanks you guys, you
guys are the best. You guys are so awesome I I love that you guys are still
around hanging out with me sewing. Iit’s so fun. So these are super easy to make
and they’re a great gift and they’re not just for the holidays you can make them
for baby showers too which um I think is fun and they’re they’re way easier than
they look. And I was thinking this morning, you could also make them and put
like rice like we did last week or beans. Um we could do rice – you can do rice or
beans and use them as like pattern weights. So that would be a great idea,
they’re super versatile. Um you could put, you could make them and like put the
lavender in and just make them into like scent satchels and you know leave them
or put it on your desk as a paperweight. So anyways, This is a good way
to use up these, this is a mini charm pack. And I know Moda has them, I don’t know who else has them. But this is
the one I’m using. Moda Creekside. This is actually kind of old. I got it when I
went to Quilt Market a while ago, so like over a year ago I guess. So Moda
Creekside is what I’m using. They’re little two and a half inch squares like
this and this one’s super cute and really pretty look at this one. I
like this one in the bag so we’re just gonna make some baby blocks or pattern
weights or whatever you want to call them so we need all you need two things
if you’re making the blocks is these and some polyfill this is perfect loft
Pelin perfect Loft is my favorite sorry it’s kind of better and it’s upside down
I opened it on the wrong side so I’m gonna scoot you down
good morning so that you can see what I’m doing right like that this is another quick I kind of want to
focus on quick projects so that I mean it’s you don’t have a ton of time to
make everyone gifts but if you can make a quick and easy gift you know one a day
you’ll have everybody done in no time so I’ll show you this one more time here is
our charm pack so for one block you need six charms you could totally cut these
squares um cut squares you don’t have to get a mini charm pack if you can’t find
it if you’re looking for one hi Wanda the link for the blog posts everything
written out is in the description of this video so if you want it written
some people need it written some people are fine with the video either way
whatever works for you but I’ve linked to some mini charm packs in the post
just so you can see it or you can just cut them to two and a half inches or you
could be a rebel and come to three inches or 4 inches the blocks would be
pretty big if you did um 4 inches and it would take a lot of filling but they’d
still be super cute um if you want to do a bigger box
um these would be cute to make like dice fabric dice out of so anyways I’m just
trying to get these so you can see them we’re just gonna make one block but I’m
gonna go back and do more with these so I’m just gonna grab you need 6 so I’m
gonna grab 6 varying prints so that I have a good selection let’s do this so
I’m gonna use these six the way I laid them out so you can see them and now
they’re so so six block six squares and you’ll have to decide how you want them
there’s four around and one on top and one on bottom so line them up however
you can you guys see this is good right line them up however you think for
however you want them to look so all we’re gonna do is grab two sets of two
so I’m just gonna put two together and then two more together
like this and I’m going to sew a straight line to sew these together I’m
going to set these aside this whole thing you guys aren’t gonna believe how
quick these are okay and then using a quarter inch seam allowance I’m going to
sew these two together and you can back stitch a touch just to make sure that it
stays you guys know I like to sew matching game that would be that’s a
good way to use these them mini-tramp X you could iron on a bunch of different
images be super cute okay so we’ve got our two together okay
like this we don’t need to press them yet so I’ve got I’m gonna just put these
together like this and so one more time so we should have four actually I’m
gonna sew twice on this so here and here along the bottom so this is what I’ve got and then I’m so
one more time here on this side like this so we’re
attaching it like so now let me show you so this is what we’ll have you can open
it up and turn it into a little square hi Tracy hi Erica square right like that
okay and you’ll just leave it leave it as is inside out for now then we’re
gonna grab I’m gonna trim up these threads so they’re not too much in the
way cuz they’re annoying I’m I’m for some reason holding my scissors backward
which makes it really awkward to cut apparently okay
oh yes Tracy this would be perfect and you can find a bunch of cool little own
fabrics too or you could use scraps just cut your scraps into two and a half inch
squares that would be perfect okay so I’m gonna put this one on top so to
start I’m just going to try to do this backwards I’m gonna open it up like this
and I’m gonna line wrongs wrong sides out right sides together I’m gonna line
these up and I’m gonna make sure it’s hard to see I’m gonna make sure that
this that the whole the whole square is lined up so it should be straight and
lined up can you see how everything is even so the ends of both of these are
lined up can you see that and then I’m gonna keep using my quarter inch and I’m
gonna sew that one in place and you can start start all the way at the corner if
you can sew start all the way here on the quarter inch with a quarter inch
seam and you can you should pin you should
pin it in place you know me I’m and you’re just making sure that
this is all out of the way so you’re pushing the two side ones out of the way
and just really focusing I’m focusing on the blue and the coral block right now back up to the end okay and then I’m
gonna go all the way again with this other side out of the way okay then you
can back stitch to hold those in place but this is what we’ve got we’ve got
that attached to that one now what we’re gonna do so we’ll pull this out and then
I want you to just kind of like manipulate the corner and you’re gonna
line it up with the next one so for me that’s a white square so now I’m gonna
line it up right like that so then I’ll have two attached I’m gonna do the same
thing from here to here all the way and you can back stitch here you’re just
going to make sure so you won’t really have to worry about this blue side but
you want to still make sure that this is out of the way and then we’re gonna just
do the same thing I guess I’m going kind of backwards around the square doesn’t
really matter okay it really doesn’t take that long but I’m
chatting trying to explain it takes longer than actually just doing it so so
then when I get to the scene I’m gonna just back stitch to make sure that we’ve
got here so we’ve got these two attached these two edges attached here this is
hard to show on here there we go so we’ve got those two attached and then we
have these two still to go so I’m going to do the same thing I’m just going to
push this side out of the way and line this up so then we’ll have three sides
attached so I’m going to sew this side in place and I’m pushing the extra out
of the way so we don’t accidentally catch it anywhere the left side that’s
left to sell so these are called Y seams if you’re looking for a name to Google I
find that that’s one of the hardest parts of learning to sew it’s weird one
of the hardest parts of learning to sew is what do I search for I don’t know
what that’s called oh my god I don’t know what that technique is called if I
knew it was called I’d probably know how to do it good morning so if you’re
curious these are called ycs why I don’t know and then last or we will just we have
this yellow one left and it should be fairly straightforward we’re just gonna
kind of pull and then it will be ready to be sewn just because we see we have
all three of those in place so I’m just gonna do this last one sturdy and then
I’ll be able to show you now we’ve got our square sewn in place all the way
around yeah so this is what it should look like and you can see inside this is
what we have is this little square so we’re gonna repeat those steps almost
exactly on the other side the only difference is we have to leave a little
spot open to where’s this to stuff it and turn it out we’ll turn it out first
don’t stuff it and then turn it out that would be disastrous okay so we’re gonna
grab our last square and I’m just gonna repeat the same thing going around like
three and a half of the sides and I don’t like to leave a corner open to so
so when I do leave one open I’m gonna leave it I’m gonna start let me try and
achieve a chain I’m gonna start here and go this way and all the way around and
then gonna go this way too and leave a school
this part this part open so I don’t have to finish a corner when I turn it out
does that make sense I mean you could but it’s just a pain so I don’t like to
do that so I’m gonna just barely start the corner here so I’m not worrying
about that corner and make sure you back stitch and then I’m gonna go all the way
around and barely finish this corner and then we’ll turn it out so I’m gonna do
it really quickly not explain it as much on this side cuz it’s literally the
exact same thing except for in just starting at the edge here so the other
thing while I’m doing this I’m excited about in the description I’ve also
linked a video I have like something super exciting that is just launching
like well today yesterday today um so I know lots of you are probably somewhat
familiar with your machine because you’ve been here with me for a while but
I know you probably have friends who are always hassling you or how I don’t know
what I saw I don’t know how to sell I know I do so I have just launched a
course for very very super intro to sewing like basically learning how to
use your machine how to thread your machine all the things that you were
super intimidated to do or you might still be you might be lurking here
wishing you know how to sew even though you don’t but you’re just too scared to
use your machine so I have a course for you or for your
friends so go I linked the video so you can go
over there and if you have a friend who you know might need it or if it’s you
you can grab the course and I’m super super super excited because that’s one
thing I hear so often is like I have a machine I’m just so scared to use it and
that hurts my heart because oh thanks Linda um here’s my heart that people are
scared to use their machines because it’s I know it’s scary but we can fix it
I can help you fix it I can teach you or you did your friend because I mean let’s
be honest it’s hard to teach people things I’m not if you’re not like a born
teacher which I’m not but I think I’ve gotten this video thing down so I am I’m
excited for my for the course and then if you do know how to so weeks two weeks
we are launching our membership site so that is gonna be kind of like these live
videos but even awesomer even more awesome
so I cannot wait and I kind of I did the course first because I want to be able
to those people who are terrified um they’re sewing machine I want them to be
able to sew with us and play with us so I did the course so that they could
learn how to use their machines and I think two weeks is a good amount of time
for them to learn how to use their machines what’s happening here
stand by i back stitched and then I got off my spot so two weeks they have two
weeks to get that machine out of the thing learn how to thread it we’re gonna
do the bobbin and then they’ll be ready and then they’ll be ready to join our
membership Linda that’s what I’m talking about it’s just like that um
it’s gonna be my monthly site and we’re gonna do a different project every month
and I’m gonna walk you through it and answer all your questions tell you
everything you need and where to get it um and help you through it
even on a more like personal level than this because there’s kind of a lot of us
in here I don’t have a ton of time always to answer questions but I’ll be
able to answer even more questions and we don’t have a separate group so you
can ask whatever questions you have so this is it we’ve gone all the way around
we’ve got a little cube if your seams are a little wonky you can trim like in
the corners here to make them not like see how it’s kind of like attached right
there you can just trim out that so yeah so share the course video if you are so
inclined or join the course if you’re lurking I know I have lurkers who just
like to watch me so and don’t necessarily know how to sew but I want
you to sew with us I want to sew together I want to do it together I just
look like I think it’s my favorite thing when people are like look I this is the
one you said and I made it um like I made the one you said to make so I I
just love it so um that’s why I want to do the membership so that I can see what
you guys make every single month and you can sell with me because I love sewing
together that I’m not sitting alone in my in my house but I would love to sew
with you so I turned it out this is what we’ve got
I mean is this the cutest thing in the world or what so yeah I’m excited that I
use all those tumor fabrics now we’ve got to UM you can oh I know where it is
I put it somewhere in it gone so now we’re gonna stuff it so our holes not
super big but that’s okay if you’re gonna do rice and or beans to make it
like a weight um you could use a funnel for this you’re probably well I guess
you wouldn’t so when I say you’re probably use a
funnel for this but you can’t I don’t think you could you can I mean I guess
you could shove it if it was a wide funnel good like a shove it down in I
really like this filling because it’s like if you can see it’s like individual
pieces so it doesn’t get real clumpy like some of the feelings like clump
together and you know those old pillows that you have that are like the filling
is junk and you’re like this feels miserable it’s just like one large mound
in the wrong spot on the pillow I feel like that’s how some so to sign up for
either you can um I will I will put I’ll respond to you with a link but if you go
to the video that I linked in the description of this video and click
through there’s a way to sign up for email list and you can be I do have a
purple thing but it’s hiding you can be notified as soon as the membership comes
out and yeah I’m gonna have some it’s exciting and it’s gonna I want you guys
to be like founding members I want you to be founding members because you are
my people and like you’ve been with me for over a year so I’m opening it up to
you guys first before and then we’re gonna do it together and then eventually
it’ll be it’ll be more expensive but because you guys are my peeps
you’ll be grandfathered in at the price so um that’s why I wanted to tell you
about it so you can get in on it early okay so I filled it right like that and
then I am just going to you can clip it closed or pin it closed I’m just trying
to work the seams a little bit let’s see how it would be really awkward if there
was a corner involved here so let me just clip this my clips are gone so I’m
just gonna pin it so you can see it’s not gonna be as easy to see with the
pins okay so then we’re just going to top stitch
so you might want to use a coordinating thread so this is what so you should
have it finished like that it won’t be bent like that when you have to sew it
it’s just the pins are doing that so we’re just gonna close that edge off and
I’m just going to top stitch right along that unfinished edge to finish it off real quick and so I’m just gonna kind of
like push the whole block away let’s see if my hand looking out of the way like
that and then so so keep the bulk of the block off to the side like this if I can
show you it’s gonna be hard with the pins so Heather so if you guys don’t
know if you do have to step away or if you miss it you can always what I
recommend is to share the video to your wall and then when I’m when the video is
no longer live it’ll pop up there you know what this is like crazy when when
I’m done with the live it’ll pop up and you’ll be able to be able to watch it in
full that’s what I was just gonna say wouldn’t these be cute okay so you could
applique on to them or you could just do vinyl and iron it on that way you don’t
have to or you can embroider on all of them do letters and numbers or shapes
and animals all sorts of things they’d make a really cute little dice like baby
dice I mean how cute are they like and this
is what so you do the one edge this is what the finished
edge looks like and if you take your time a little bit more than I do then
you won’t have overlap there but I just think these are so cute and like I said
if you fill them with you could film with rice and they would kind of have a
little weight to them so you could use them as a pattern weight you could put
beans in them I don’t know that I would recommend them as like bean bags because
like all that throwing around I think you want to just do a flat square to do
a bean bag with beans in it but if you were just gonna do it as a weight you
could put beans in it to serve as a weight all sorts of things you could put
okay so you can put your lavender or whatever your fragrance Accession
fragrance of choice is in here and they’d be cute little they could just
sit on your nightstand or you know next to your next to your pillow to give it
some scent or in your drawers but mostly I just think they’re cute little baby
blocks and they’d be super cute with letters or animals or whatever you could
um you could hang them and make them like a mobile there’s so many cool
things you could do with it um yeah so this is a fun gift you can use her baby
shower it’s also fun for um fun for Christmas you could make it in Christmas
fabrics and then this would be super cute for like a Christmas baby photo
shoot something for them to hold on to so a prop or whatever yeah so guys check
out my new course if you’re in here hiding and you want to learn how to sew
and use your sewing machine go grab the course or go share the course with your
friends if you just want to help me out because I um if you love me as much as I
love you that would be awesome because I want to teach the whole world
how to use a sewing machine because it’s really not that hard and they can do it
um and then um go check out you can also on that same page sign up for emails so
that you’ll know the minute my membership launches and you can be a
founding member which will have all sorts of fun perks so I cannot wait to
see you guys if you make this come share a photo with me cuz like I said it’s my
favorite thing when you guys leave you taught me to make this I’m like oh it’s
so cool I love it so I hope you guys have a great day
I I’m pretty sure I’ll be here on Friday if it turns out that I’m not gonna be
able to do Friday I’ll do Thursday again like we did this week so Friday almost
positive if not Thursday so next week I’ll be here next week hi Karen we’re
just finishing so make sure you hit share um hit share so you can find this
before I end the live video hit share and then you’ll be able to find it once
I’m all because I’m almost done um yeah so I hope you guys have a good day and a
good weekend and I will see you next week

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