English Rose Garden QAUG Large Blocks
English Rose Garden QAUG Large Blocks Tutorial
English Rose Garden QAUG Large Blocks are perfect to make a large quilt. The English Rose Garden Large Blocks are made by creating a fabric sand- wich, which is then marked to position 4 pieces of one design to make up the large block. I didn’t use any stabilizer for these blocks and the sandwich creates a thick enough fabric to em- broider on. The blocks are embroidered and quilted all in hoop. All that is needed to create these large blocks is a bit of alignment.
Follow this lesson to see just how easy it is.
This set contains 5×5, 6×6, 7×7 and 8×8 designs
You can create the following sized English Rose Garden QAUG Large Blocks (measurements are in inches)
From the 5×5 designs you can create 10×10 blocks
From the 6×6 designs you can create 12×12 blocks
From the 7×7 designs you can create 14×14 blocks
From the 8×8 designs you can create 16×16 blocks
What You Will Need For This English Rose Garden QAUG Large Blocks Technique
Cotton fabric, Thin batting, Temporary Adhesive Spray (I use Madeira MSA1100 spray) Print of the design, Fade out or wash out fabric marker.
Lets Get Started
First by cutting 2 large squares and a piece of batting to go in between the two pieces of fabric. To do this, I suggest using this calculation:
Size of finished square + 2-3 inches per side for hooping (this will depend on the size of your hoop. Rather have a bit extra than too little)
Ie: square is 10” + 3(2 for each side)
Use spray glue to “glue” the fabric to both sides of the bat- ting. I used some hand basting stitches down and across the centre of the sandwich. I also did some along the sides. Use water soluble thread to make it easier to remove later.
Cut out the printout of the design. Place the printout into one of the corners, working from the centre out. Mark the centre of the design with the fade out marker. Continue working around the block, marking the centre of the design as you go. You will be placing 4 designs to make up the large block. If you want and your machine or embroidery software allows, you can also mirror the design for a more symmetrical look
This photo is the placing of my first design – bottom right quadrant.
This is a photo of my second placing. Top right quadrant.
Continue to place and mark the design for the other two quadrants.
Once all quadrants are marked, you are ready to hoop and stitch.
Hoop the sandwich using the marking lines as a guide. Try to get the centre of the first quadrant into the centre of the hoop, making sure that the marking lines match the centre notches on the hoop. The fabric needs to be straight. If the sandwich is at a slant, your design will not come out straight.
Once the sandwich is hooped, align the needle to the cen- tre marking on the fabric. Always trace your design before beginning to be sure your design in its correct place. This way you can always make small hoop position changes if needed.
Stitch the first design. When the first design is stitched, simply rehoop the sandwich with the next quadrants ma- kings in the centre of the hoop and stitch the design. Con- tinue in this method to complete the block
And then you are done!
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