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Wednesday 4 April 2018

Free Tute - HST Spinning 9 Inch Block {Scavenger Hunt BOM}

HST Spinning 9 Inch Block - Free Tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com

If you're taking part in the IAQ Scavanger Hunt BOM, hi, and yes, you've found your April block.

What do you say we let everyone else in on what's going on?! 
Throughout 2018 the International Association of Quilters (IAQ) are running a Scavenger Hunt BOM.  On the first Wednesday of each month, the Guest Designer for the month releases a 9" (finished) block.

As the IAQ's Guest Designer for April (read more about it here), today it's my turn, and I'm sharing the tute for my HST Spinning 9" Block but, of course, you don't have to be an IAQ member to follow my tute and make the block too.

Possibly you're new to my blog; if so welcome, I'm Chris Dodsley, a sewing teacher blogging about my textile crafts and travel adventures here at made by ChrissieD.  I love to share my tips, tutorials and projects, and I hope you'll take some time to have a look around - my right-hand sidebar is a great place to start.

Enough about me, now let's get on with the pattern; after all, that is why you're here 😆 

HST Spinning 9" Block

A: (8) 3-7/8" squares of solid fabric (I've used white)
B: (8) 3-7/8" squares of print fabric 
C: (1)  3-1/2" square of print fabric

My fabrics:
I've used a white solid alongside the Dear Stella Welcome To The Jungle fabric collection.
Huge thanks to the girls at Cotton Cuts who, on request, filled my subscription box with this great collection for this project.

HST Spinning 9 Inch Block - Free Tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Pair each of the A + B (solid + print) fabrics, right sides together.  

HST Spinning 9 Inch Block - Free Tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Sew each pair diagonally using the HST method I detail in the tute below - click the image, follow my instructions and don't forget to sew an extra line and earn yourself some 'bonus' HSTs!!!

Meadow Dance Table Runner Tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Place HSTs as shown in the diagram below and sew together in 3 rows;
then join the 3 rows.

HST Spinning 9 Inch Block - Free Tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com
 HST Spinning 9 Inch Block - Free Tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com 

Press all seams open or to the side - to your preference.  
Not sure which method to use when?  
Here are links to some guides and tutes I've put together to help you make up your mind.

Pressing Seams Open Or To Side - Guide by www.madebyChrissieD.com How To Nest Seams Tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com How To Join Open Pressed Seams Accurately by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Trim block to 9-1/2" (unfinished) - it will measure 9" (finished) when it's sewn up into a quilt or pillow.

HST Spinning 9 Inch Block - Free Tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Here's a blank copy of the design that you can print out and use to colour/plan your own block.

HST Spinning 9 Inch Block - Free Tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Materials + Tools
My fave sewing and quilting tools, notions and books, along with some of the fabrics I've used in this tute and more, are detailed here on my Amazon Influencer Page.


Note: I'm an Amazon affiliate and will receive a small commission, at no additional cost to you, on any purchase made by following an Amazon link.

Today, I'm also sharing pics of my latest quilt pattern, Tilted Nine Block Quilt, available with limited exclusivity immediately to IAQ members and for sale in my pattern store from 4 July. So when you're done here, skip over to this blog post and take a look.

If you're a newbie, thanks so much for popping over, I hope you've enjoyed your visit and will stop by again, and to regular readers, thanks for your continued support 😙

HST Spinning 9" Block

HST Spinning 9 Inch Block - Free Tute by www.madebyChrissieD.com

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  1. Such a pretty block, it looks like one of those paper windmills that we had as kids.

  2. So cute! I love those fabrics.
    Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.


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