Today I have a mini tutorial, a link to a great free pattern and a link to a great free tutorial for you.
I made this sewing spools mini quilt wall hanging using this pattern. I changed the order of the blocks because for me it didn't make sense to have a "lighter" block (as opposed to the heavier spool blocks) down on the bottom, so I moved it up a row.
My mini tutorial: I also did not piece the sewing machine. I knew the finished blocks were to be 6" square, so I drew a 6" square on graph paper, found a sewing machine silhouette on Google and sketched it free hand on the paper with a pen. Then I cut around my template and with right sides together (using my main fabric and my non-seen background fabric) I stitched directly on the lines of my drawing, all the way around. I then trimmed around the seams, clipping rounded edges. Then I pulled the fabrics apart and cut a slit in the background fabric, turned right side out, ironed and top stitched to a solid block. Whew... that was winded.
this tutorial. I still need to go get a dowel for hanging.
You know... it's not perfect, the binding isn't perfect, the quilting isn't perfect, but nothing I make is. But I love it just the same. I'm really happy with the way this came out.
Finished size: 17 1/2" Square
(smaller than it's supposed to be because I did make a cutting mistake... LOL)