Cutaway I Waxing & Waning Moon Quilt Sewing Tutorial at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

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Watch Stitch it! Sisters Program 112: Carefree Curves in Quilts!

 

Watch Stitch it! Sisters Program 112 – Carefree Curves in Quilts Video with hosts Deanna Springer and Dana Casey. In this video, the Stitch it! Sisters share step-by-step fabric cutting and stitching techniques for making Circle Blocks, Half-Circle Blocks, and Quarter-Circle Blocks with Classic Timesaving Tips by Nancy Zieman featuring our Carefree Curves Trace ‘n Create Template by Nancy Zieman for Clover.

Trace 'n Create Quilt Templates Carefree Curves Collection by Nancy Zieman

Stitch it! Sisters with Deanna Springer and Dana Casey Then, head over to ShopNZP.com and purchase Carefree Curves in Quilts Template Set by Nancy Zieman for Clover, a 5-yd. Pack of Pellon’s Sof-Shape Interfacing, and CLEARANCE Red Elegance Fabrics sold by the yard at ShopNZP.com.

The Carefree Curves in Quilts Template Set includes:
• 1/4 Circle/1/2-Circle/Circle Template—4″, 6″, and 8″ finished blocks / 8″, 12″, and 14″ finished blocks.
• Hearts & Gizzards Template—8″, 10″, 12″, 14″, and 16″ finished blocks.
• Wagon Wheel & Fan Template—16″, 18″, 20″, 22″, and 24″ finished blocks / 8″, 9″, 10″, 11″, and 12″ finished blocks.

Templates are made of sturdy, reusable plastic and are designed to be used over, and over again!

Quantities are limited.

 

Watch Stitch it! Sisters Program 112: Carefree Curves in Quilts!

Watch Stitch it! Sisters Program 112: Carefree Curves in Quilts!

Watch Stitch it! Sisters Program 112 – Carefree Curves in Quilts Video. See how easy it is to stitch Circle Blocks, Half-Circle Blocks, and Quarter-Circle Blocks with the Carefree Curves Trace ‘n Create Template by Nancy Zieman. Plus see a gallery of virtual quilt designs. The sewing is streamlined with Nancy’s Techniques and is an ideal project for beginning quilters!

Stitch it! Sisters Carefree Curves in Quilts Program 112 Blackbird Pie Quilt

 

Carefree Curves in Quilts Half-Circle Block Sewing Tutorial: 14″ Half-Circle Block – featuring The Waxing & Waning Quilt Block

Carefree Curves in Quilts Tools & Supplies:

To stitch our Carefree Curves in Quilts 14-Inch Half-Circle Block, follow the step-by-step instructions include with Carefree Curves Template Set, with Classic Timesaving Tips by Nancy Zieman – and see how using the right tools makes the sewing process enjoyable, even for beginning quilters!

 

Half-Circle Block Sewing Tutorial

NOTE: This block is 14-1/2″ square; 14″ finished square when sewn into finished quilt.

FREE! Half-Circle Quilt Block Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions BlogFREE! Half-Circle Quilt Block Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

NOTE: Quilt blocks are 14-1/2″ square; 14″ finished square when sewn into finished quilt.

Block Fabrics

Select three Red Elegance Fabrics sold by the yard at ShopNZP.com. Choose one Cream, one Taupe, and one Brick Red.

Red Elegance Fabric by Nancy Zieman Productions for Riley Blake Designs

Quilt Block Fabric Requirements are listed on the back of the Carefree Curves Template Set Package.

See Carefree Curves Template Package Pack for Carefree Curves Fabric Yardage

Note From Team Nancy Zieman ProductionsTwelve 14″ finished Half-Square Waxing & Waning Moon Quilt Blocks requires 2 yd. Cream Fabric, 2 yd. Taupe, and 5/8 yd. Brick, along with 4 yd. Pellon Sof-Shape. NOTE: Add additional fabric for backing, borders, binding, and for sashing strips between finished blocks.

 

Prepare Fabrics

 

Timesaving Sewing Tips from Nancy ZiemanPre-shrink project fabrics by steaming and pressing, and steaming and pressing a second time, and then spray starch and press one more time – using June Tailor’s® Starch Savvy.


JT445_01 Quilter’s Starch Savvy available at shopnzp.com

 

Trace 'n Create Quilt Templates Carefree Curves Collection by Nancy Zieman

Select the “Circle” Template from the Carefree Curves Template Set by Nancy Zieman for Clover.

Cut Fabric for Blocks

Note From Team Nancy Zieman Productions To make Half-Circle Blocks, first create super-simple circle blocks with Cream and Taupe fabric squares, and Pellon Sof-Shape squares!

  • Cut 14-1/2″ background squares from Cream fabric.

Red Elegance Fabric by Nancy Zieman Productions Available at ShopNZP.com

  • Cut 11-1/2″ squares from Taupe fabric – for center circles.

Red Elegance Fabric by Nancy Zieman Productions Available at ShopNZP.com

FREE! Carefree Curves in Quilts Blocks Sewing Tutorial as seen on Stitch it! Sisters at ShopNZP.com

Construct Circle Blocks

Create Center Circle Appliqués

FREE! Carefree Curves in Quilts Blocks Sewing Tutorial as seen on Stitch it! Sisters at ShopNZP.com

Carefree Curves in Quilts Bundle Box as seen on Stitch it! Sisters at ShopNZP.com

FREE! Carefree Curves in Quilts Blocks Sewing Tutorial as seen on Stitch it! Sisters at ShopNZP.com

Note From Team Nancy Zieman ProductionsIt’s always easier to stitch smooth curves with a shorter stitch length, such as a 2.0 mm setting.
FREE! Carefree Curves in Quilts Blocks Sewing Tutorial as seen on Stitch it! Sisters at ShopNZP.com

Clover 45 MM Rotary Cutter Available at ShopNZP.com

  • Carefully cut away the center of the interfacing, leaving about 1″ of interfacing on the inside of stitching line.
FREE! Carefree Curves in Quilts Blocks Sewing Tutorial as seen on Stitch it! Sisters at ShopNZP.com
Note From Team Nancy Zieman ProductionsSave interfacing scraps for a later project when making, perhaps, smaller circles.
Point 2 Point Turner by Nancy Zieman Productions for Clover available at shopnzp.com
  • Press.

FREE! Carefree Curves in Quilts Blocks Sewing Tutorial as seen on Stitch it! Sisters at ShopNZP.com

FREE! Carefree Curves in Quilts Blocks Sewing Tutorial as seen on Stitch it! Sisters at ShopNZP.com

 

Topstitch Circle “Appliqué” to Block Background

  • Fold one 14-1/2″ Cream background square in half, then in quarters to determine the center, use a Roll ‘n Press, or ‘finger press’ along the folded edges.
I Sew For Fun Roll 'n Press by Nancy Zieman Productions for Clover available at ShopNZP.com
  • Open.

FREE! Carefree Curves in Quilts Blocks Sewing Tutorial as seen on Stitch it! Sisters at ShopNZP.com

  • Fold center circle appliqué in half, then in quarters to determine the center, use a Roll ‘n Press, or ‘finger press’ along the folded edges. Open.

I Sew For Fun Roll 'n Press by Nancy Zieman Productions for Clover available at ShopNZP.com

  • Layer the circle appliqué onto the background square, aligning fold lines. Pin.

Stitch it! Sisters Carefree Curves in Quilts Program 112 at the Nancy Zieman Blog

  • Thread sewing machine with Monofilament Thread in the top thread of your sewing machine, and regular all-purpose sewing thread in the bobbin.
  • Use a narrow blind hem stitch, blanket stitch, zigzag stitch, or straight stitch to “machine appliqué” the circle to the background.

Carefree Curves in Quilts Bundle Box as seen on Stitch it! Sisters at ShopNZP.com

  • Press.
  • Repeat steps above and create additional Circle Blocks (as many as you’d like) with Cream Backgrounds & Taupe Circle Appliqués. Set completed blocks aside.

Carefree Curves in Quilts Blocks as seen on Stitch it! Sisters at ShopNZP.com

Construct Opposing Blocks

Carefree Curves in Quilts Bundle Box as seen on Stitch it! Sisters at ShopNZP.com

  • Following cutting steps above, cut the same number of opposing circle blocks elements: Cut 14-1/2″ background squares from Taupe fabric, cut 11-1/2″ squares from Cream fabric–for center circles, and cut 11-1/2″ squares from Pellon Sof-Shape Fusible Interfacing.
  • Following sewing steps above, stitch the same number of opposing Circle Blocks (as many as you’d like) – with Taupe Backgrounds & Cream Circle Appliqués.

 

Construct Half-Circle Waxing & Waning Moon Blocks

FREE! Half-Circle Quilt Block Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

  • When Circle Blocks are cut in half, each Half-Circle Block will measure 7-1/4″ x 14-1/2″.

FREE! Half-Circle Quilt Block Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

  • Also cut each Opposing Circle Block in half. Each Opposing Half-Circle Block will measure 7-1/4″ x 14-1/2″.

FREE! Half-Circle Quilt Block Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

  • For each block, cut 1″ x 14-1/2″ Brick Red crosswise fabric strips.

FREE! Half-Circle Quilt Block Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

  • Place Brick Red crosswise fabric strip to Half-Circle Block, right sides together, aligning long edges. Pin.

 

FREE! Half-Circle Quilt Block Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

FREE! Half-Circle Quilt Block Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

  • Press seam toward Red Brick fabric strip.

 

FREE! Half-Circle Quilt Block Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

 

  • Place remaining long edge of Brick Red crosswise fabric strip to Opposing Half-Circle Block, right sides together. Pin.

FREE! Half-Circle Quilt Block Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

  • Stitch.

FREE! Half-Circle Quilt Block Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

  • Press seams to block center.
  • FREE! Half-Circle Quilt Block Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions BlogWaxing & Waning Moon Quilt Block is complete!

FREE! Half-Circle Quilt Block Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

  • Rotate Waxing & Waning Moon Quilt Blocks to achieve desired quilt design.
  • Sew Brick Red crosswise fabric strips between blocks – to achieve desired number of rows.
  • Sew Brick Red crosswise fabric strips between rows.
  • Add outer sashing and/or outer borders using Brick Red crosswise fabric strips – to create desired quilt size.

FREE! Half-Circle Quilt Block Sewing Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

Twelve 14″ Blocks makes a quilt top approx. 44″ x 58-1/2″

Note From Team Nancy Zieman ProductionsThe above virtual quilt is a “three-fabric” quilt. If you’re making a scrappy-style quilt with the Red Elegance Fat Quarter Pack, make assorted circle blocks by selecting three different fabrics, for each block: Cream for background, Taupe for Circle Applique, and Brick Red for center 1″ strips. Be sure to make the same number of Opposing Circle Blocks with Taupe Backgrounds, Cream Circle Appliqués, and Brick Red center 1″ strips.

Watch Stitch it! Sisters Program 112: Carefree Curves in Quilts!

Carefree Curves in Quilts Bundle Box as seen on Stitch it! Sisters at ShopNZP.com

Trace 'n Create Quilt Templates Carefree Curves Collection by Nancy Zieman

 

NEW! Carefree Curves in Quilts Tools & Supplies:

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Nancy Zieman Productions will give away one Stitch it! Sisters 5″ Fabric Short Stack to one US resident in the 48 contiguous states. Winner must reply within 30 days to the official giveaway announcement email message – sent from Nancy Zieman Productions. Email Team NZP at [email protected]

 

Happy Quilting!

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