"I CAN TOTALLY MAKE THAT!" FREE PATTERN SERIES

Hello , Welcome to the RCQ blog. Today we have another free Big Block pattern for you, from the “I Can Totally Make That” pattern series.

Today it’s American Jane’s 4 star block ..scroll on for a mini tutorial on making Quarter Square Triangles

CLICK on the block or on the button below to download this free pattern.

CLICK on the block or on the button below to download this free pattern.

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We saw it, loved it, made it. Here’s RCQ’s 4 Star block..

I loved the scrappy look shown in the Jane block pattern, but deiced to use fewer color values.

I loved the scrappy look shown in the Jane block pattern, but deiced to use fewer color values.

Fabrics I used in this block are a  Bella Solid , 9900 200, and prints from  1930’s Favorites

Fabrics I used in this block are a Bella Solid, 9900 200, and prints from 1930’s Favorites

The 16 quarter square triangles in this block need to be 3 1/2” unfinished. The pattern pdf. doesn’t show howto make then so I have include how I did it here.

The 16 quarter square triangles in this block need to be 3 1/2” unfinished. The pattern pdf. doesn’t show howto make then so I have include how I did it here.

Match the triangles that you cut from your 6” frabric squares into pairs.

Match the triangles that you cut from your 6” frabric squares into pairs.

Place right sides together and sew together with a 1/4” seam on the long edge to create a half square triangle (HST).

Place right sides together and sew together with a 1/4” seam on the long edge to create a half square triangle (HST).

put 2 of these HSTs right sides together

put 2 of these HSTs right sides together

but turn the HST so that the dark and light triangles are opposite one another, (this won’t matter if your block is scrappy, they can go any which way)

but turn the HST so that the dark and light triangles are opposite one another, (this won’t matter if your block is scrappy, they can go any which way)

draw a line from corner to corner

draw a line from corner to corner

sew a 1/4” seam on both sides of your drawn line. Cut apart on the line

sew a 1/4” seam on both sides of your drawn line. Cut apart on the line

This will mke TWO Quarter Square Triangles. Trim them to 3 1/2” squares. You’ll need 16 of these to make your 18” 4 Star block

This will mke TWO Quarter Square Triangles. Trim them to 3 1/2” squares. You’ll need 16 of these to make your 18” 4 Star block

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OOPS! I always have to keep my seam ripper nearby

OOPS! I always have to keep my seam ripper nearby

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There is one more block left . We’ll be posting it here on the blog over the next few days.. Then, as a finale and as a courtesy to our readers, we will finish off this BIG BLOCK pattern series this weekend with a wrap up post that has links to ALL 15 free patterns in it, so if you haven’t already downloaded them all , you be able to find them easily in the same post.



More about the Big Block Free Pattern Series:

There are 15 ‘I Can Totally Make That’ patterns. All are free patterns courtesy of Moda Fabric and their designers.

All are BIG 18” blocks that could stand alone as a mini quilt , make multiples for a larger throw or bed quilt. Maybe…make all 15 blocks as a sampler quilt? So many ways to go- isn’t that what we love about quilts and quilting?

Please respect the designer’s individual guidelines and use these patterns only for your own personal enjoyment. Read more about this at MODA FABRICS

The designers will be sharing their blocks via social media and their blogs, along with their ideas for finishing in the coming weeks . Here on our blog is one of many places you’ll be able to download this free series. You can use the links provided to visit the featured designer’s blog. All the designer’s should be sharing starting 9-23-2019 and over the next 2 weeks.

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If you'd like to check out what the Moda designer’s will post about their blocks, here is the full schedule published by Moda:

9.23.19: Lella Boutique and Sherri & Chelsi

9.24.19: Kansas Troubles

9.25.19: Crystal Manning and Me & My Sister

9.26.19: Jan Patek

9.27.19: Robin Pickens and Corey Yoder

9.30.19: BasicGrey

10.1.19: Betsy Chutchian and Lisa Bongean

10.2.19: American Jane

10.3.19: Kathy Schmitz

10.4.19: Zen Chic and Deb Strain

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Thanks for reading! Until we blog again, be sure to take time out and Enjoy the Sew!® - Carol and staff @RCQ

 

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