This summer, we’re making our way through the Quilt USA quilt! We have 50 states block patterns all ready to go, and an applique center proudly displaying the USA. Click Here for all the blocks and goodies including fabric requirements. To help you along, we’re bringing you a different technique each week that will help you with different blocks. This week, we’re working on English paper piecing our state blocks.
Put those fantastic English paper piecing skills to work with these fun state blocks. Gather your fabrics and use the links below to access the patterns. Let’s get started.
Work with the block in sections
When piecing, split the block in half following a seam line so you to have two sections. It won’t necessarily divide the block with two symmetrical sides.
Split one of the sections in half again, this is a quarter.Build the quarter sections first, then build the halves.
When putting to halves together, there can be more bulk as the points come together in the center. Don’t worry about the seam allowances until the block is sewn together. Then coax the seam allowances into a twirling pattern, rotating around the center point.
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