Sunday, April 3, 2011

Swiss Chocolate Tutorial

Welcome Sew2Speak girls! Here is the tutorial for the Swiss Chocolate block for April.

1.   Sew a   5” rectangle to a 5” square using unlike fabrics. Repeat to create 4 sets.
2.   Sew a  7” rectangle (matching the first rectangle) to the block above making a “L” shape. Repeat to create 4 sets.
3.   Layout-- Placing matching fabrics away from each other. Sew 2 together. Repeat. Sew 2 halves together.

4.   Trace 4 petals and 1 center circle on the back of the fusible interfacing. Cut out shapes.
5.   Score the back of the petal with sharp scissors, making sure not to cut through the fabric. Bend fabric and peel away the paper layer.
6. Place petals and center on the block. Please place similar to the picture.

7.   Iron on pressing straight down with no steam.

8.   Sew around the outside edges of petals and center.

You can use whatever stitch you like.  Please use a matching thread.  

9.   Visit here for appliqué help   If you don’t want to appliqué or are not comfortable just send the block back and I’ll finish J  

If you have a few scraps in red, white and blue PLEASE make a block for our soldiers (see previous post) If you send them to me with this block I will send them all in :) Thanks