Friendship Quilt Along | Dependable Quilt Block

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Wow, it’s already week 4 in the Friendship Quilt Along and I am sharing my finished Dependable quilt block. This little block is so simple to make and perfect for personalizing!

The Friendship Quilt Along is perfectly designed for all skill levels! Today, I am sharing the Dependable quilt block. Come sew with us. Pattern by Amanda Herring.

Many readers have written in throughout the years, asking for advice on how to start quilting. I always suggest finding a simple pattern they love and start slowing. The goal is to build skills overtime and ensure success at the machine. This Friendship quilt is perfect for that. Each week you will make a simple block that can be tailored to your creative hearts desire.

Friendship Quilt Along Details:

 

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Each week throughout the summer, I will be joining the Friendship Quit Along fun with friends from around the industry.  We hope to inspire you to stitch along and make a few new friends along the way. Each Friday, a new block will be released and in the end, they will create this whimsical pattern.

  • Finished Quilt Size: 42″ x 42″
  • Number of Blocks: 14 blocks
  • HASHTAG: #FriendshipQAL, #BestBuds, and #BestFabricFriends

Hello Lovely- talk about happy mail! This bundle pack is the perfect quilt kit. I can not wait to start the Friendship Quilt Along. Come sew with us. Pattern by Amanda Herring.

Supplies:

*Or you could skip all that and just order the complete quilt kit here

Dependable Quilt Block:

 

This week’s quilt block is all straight lines and pressing. The block is made from 3 fabrics. I choose to keep my center white and am planning on embroidering a special note in the center before I hand off the finished quilt to a friend.

Sometimes straight lines can be daunting but with the help of my Quilting Foot, also know as the quarter inch presser foot with guide, I was able to ensure perfect seam allowance on every stitch!

The markings on your quilting foot can take your topstitching to a new level. Learn their meaning and how to use. The Sewing Loft

Another way to ensure accuracy is to test your seam allowance before starting your project. This is an easy test that will take less than a minute.

Double check your seam allowance. Is it the right size bite? Learn how to create a perfect 1/4" seam allowance every time. The Sewing Loft #sewingtip

Once you know your seam allowance is correct, it’s time to start stitching.

The Friendship Quilt Along is perfectly designed for all skill levels! Today, I am sharing the Dependable quilt block. Come sew with us. Pattern by Amanda Herring.

I like to lay my pieces out to for easy sewing. It is important to press after joining each seam. This will help set the stitches and ensure the block lays flat.

Dependable Quilt Block Pressing

Since my center is white I pressed my seam allowance to the outside to prevent the green from showing through. Just look at how it turned out!

The dependable quilt block is part of the Friendship Quilt Along. Each block is easy to make and perfect for building your skills.

The Friendship Quilt Along is perfectly designed for all skill levels! Today, I am sharing the Dependable quilt block. Come sew with us. Pattern by Amanda Herring.

Now, be sure to see what how my friends stitched up their dependable quilt block. You can see the full line up here.

 

 

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. Donna Fairchild says:

    I noticed you are using free motion appliqué for some blocks. I have always wanted to try it. I am working on a Row by Row quilt what all 8 rows (blocks this year) have applique. Even though I would like to get it done to hand in it for a prize, I might try it. Thank-you. Happy Creating. Donna

  2. Rosemary says:

    I love this pattern. I tend to like quilts that have different size blocks. I was going to sew along but I can’t buy the templates right now. Wish I could make it without having to buy them. I’d happily buy the pattern. In fact, I have several of Lori Holt’s patterns that I haven’t been able to make for the same reason. Oh, well. I will follow along and enjoy your progress. I love it.

  3. Thanks for sharing! So neat!

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