Tuesday, September 12, 2017

EQ7 Tutorial Tuesday–different sampler quilt


Have you ever wanted to make or design a sampler quilt with different sized blocks?

Here’s a fun one I made a while back.

sampler quilt beaquilter

I’ve also shown a tutorial in 2012 on how to create one here

The technique is basically the same

You start with a CUSTOM SET LAYOUT quilt and set the size to whatever you want, here I picked 48x48”


You start by adding a bunch of blocks to the sketchbook and then pick a block and on layer 1, while holding down SHIFT, you click and drag and put in your block, I had the grid ON


with the adjust tool on the right bar,


select the block and at the top bar, click to change the size of the block to a nice even number, I picked 8” x 8”


you also want to make sure the position is 0 x 0 (the position is to the left of the size at the top bar)


I copied and pasted this block and moved it down to the bottom right corner (position is 40 x 40)


Then you can select another block from the sketchbook and instead of clicking and dragging again, you just click on this 2nd block and the new block will replace the old one!


This is a good way to do it so you make sure the size of the block remains 8”

Now add more blocks in different sizes, I have some that are 4”, 8”, 12” and 16”


Then fill it up with more blocks and move them around, just copy and past the existing blocks as the sizes are correct!

Here’s mine all filled up


Now go in and replace the blocks with other fun blocks.

here’s mine


It looks completely different once you pick a fabric line or color combination to color in all the blocks

Here’s Dear Stella Blossom


Try out making a sampler, they are fun!!


Vicki in MN said...

Custom set is something I have not done a lot with, so this will be fun to play with when things settle down a bit! Thanks for the tutorial on it.

KaHolly said...

Thanks for this post!