Friday, September 8, 2017

Snowflakes Quilt Along - WEEK 2

Ready for week two of the quilt along? Also I do apologize for being one day late. I swear the world ended Thursday and Friday. I've had a horrible few days. Everything just feel apart, my long-arm machine is currently down, and yesterday our internet was on the fritz. Boy oh boy yesterday was a trouble some since we only have internet no cable. Not only it was boring but I couldn't do anything! So sorry but now we are back on track. =)




Step 1:
Go to the website here. Download the FREE PDF template files if you haven't already. Check out is required but no payment information will be taken from you. You'll be printing out two pages. Make sure to print at "Actual Size" just in case your printer changes the settings. To test to make sure the are the actual size, Take template "C" and from the dark back lines measure point to point and it should be 6 1/2" inches.

Step 2:
With your templates, cut on the light grey line. You'll be piecing template "D" together since it's wider than a standard paper size. Template "D" will not line up side by side, you need to take the right side and slowly move it towards/on top of the left side of template "D" until it lines up. You should be roughly 1/2" overlap. Shown Below.

Image Below shows that they don't match side by side.

Image below shows me slightly moving it towards the left side. (Bottom touches BUT the top curve doesn't, so move it closer. =P)


Then TA-DA! They match! Use tape or glue to hold them together while your make your template from the cardboard or template plastic. =)





Step 3:
Using either the card board backing from your background layer cake or a 10" x 10" plastic template, place template "D" and "C" shown below. Use a pen, pencil, or marker to outline your templates. Once done use regular scissors to cut your templates out. Re-label templates.I recommend cutting two template "C's" to make it easier.



Step 4 :
With 36 - 10" background squares, place template "D" then "C" shown below. Place template "D" all the way down to the bottom left corner and cut, then place template "D" in the top right corner and cut. You'll now be left a huge orange peel. Before you cut template "C", I recommend laying two template "C's" down to make sure you have enough room for templates just in case. With your rotary cutter CAREFULLY cut along your templates. Watch your fingers and I also recommend only cutting two layers at a time. Notes: Carefully watch your fingers and slowly move your rotary cutter. Using either a cardboard template or plastic template it is fairly easy for your rotary cutter to move on top of your template. If you are having troubles cutting the fabrics, try using a smaller rotary cuter. Sometimes I like using a 28mm rotary.






There you have it! Second week, next Friday September 15th will start Week 3! Week 3 we will be now sewing!! Ready?



1 comment:

  1. Hi Krystal,
    I'm working on the background 10"square for template C & D. When I place template D on the square the tapered ends will overlap. There isn't a gap. They don't overlap by much but they don't abut each other. I did make sure my templates were the correct size ( C measures exactly 6.5 inches black point to black point ) I am going to hold off cutting until I get your insight. Thanks so much. I'm enjoying the challenge!!! Anne

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