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Tutorial for PP Carpenter's Wheel block

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by Kassaundra, Oct 3, 2014.

  1. Kassaundra

    Kassaundra Sonic screwdrivers are cool! 7 Years

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    I was asked to show a tutorial of how to assemble the carpenter's wheel block w/ the paper pieced pattern I made so here it is hope it isn't to many pics.

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    First of all here is the pattern this shows 1/4 of the block, so you will need 4 of these to make one 12 1/2 inch block. The individual rectangles should measure 2 inches by 3.5 inches from outside edges (not the sew line) This will make the 12.5 inch block.

    If your working with a fabric that is directional use the arrows for directional placement as well as fabric choice.

    The blank selection I marked as "very dark" really is background and doesn't have to be the darkest fabric


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    Each rectangle will be sewn first in regular pp fashion

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    An easy way to trim the long tail at the correct spot is to fold back, not at the sewing line, but a seam allowance past the sewing line.


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    Just repeat this w/ the correct colors and placement X 32


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    Now place A with B, C-D, E-F, and G-H together


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    Use the picture for correct placement, but you will have to have the paper side up or things will be backwards and you (at least I do anyway) will get confused.

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    Pin them at corners to keep everything lined up and straight.


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    Each step from here on out can be chain pieced

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    When pressing just press where the majority of the seams that you are sewing across are laying opposite for easier sewing and lining.


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    Once the sets are finished then you sew AB - CD, EF - GH


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    Now ABCD to EFGH


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    Now you have the 4 quarters

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    Press the center in a spiral it will lay flatter

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    There it is finished.
     
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2014
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager 5 Years

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    Really neat. I love to quilt but do the quick and easy. Thanks for your post.
     
  3. CherMoz

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    Very beautiful!! [​IMG] Although I am a quilter, I have not yet tried paper piecing. My job gets getting in the way of things I want to do
     

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