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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

That Time I Made a Tube Sock


A tube sock quilt.. would be warm! And interesting for sure. If they were NEW socks, or freshly laundered socks. But I'm thinking a quilt of THESE tube socks would be a better option! :D Okay, maybe just a block. I'll stop at just one block. Because today is National Sock Day! 🧦



Meet the latest addition to my slow growing stack of National Days quilt blocks! I couldn't pass up National Sock Day. This block reminds me of my son and his crinkled up socks before he puts them in the laundry. It's also a nod to all the single socks who start the laundry process as happy couples and come out the other side separated and forever estranged. At least at our house.    




Like the other National Days blocks, it's an 8" finished block and super scrap friendly. Which is the main reason for these blocks. I made a plan for the quilt last night, and decided it will be KING size, so we can use it on our bed, so I will need LOTS more blocks! LOTS! Approx. 144! I'm in no rush though, so will just make a block here and there, and watch them slowly grow. And maybe, just maybe my scrap bins will be less full when it's done!

Oh! ((💡)) I should really make one of these into a cushion cover for my friend Nicole, who calls her small farm "Tube Sock Acres".🤣🤔

Here's the tutorial for a crispy clean, although it appears rumpled, tube sock.
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Background (Fabric A):
(2) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(1) 1 1/2 x 2" (#)
(1) 2" sq.
(1) 2 x 6"
(1) 3" sq.
(1) 4 x 6"


Sock (Fabric B):
(2) 1 x 3 1/2" (>>>)
(2) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(1) 2 1/2" sq. (##)
(1) 3 x 5"
(1) 3 1/2 x 4"


Stripes (Fabric C):
(2) 1 x 3 1/2" (>>>)






Right Lower Clip & Flip

1. Place square at lower end or right lower corner of rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
2. Stitch from right upper to left lower corner.
3. Clip, flip & press.




~Using the above method, a 2 1/2" sq. of Fabric B and a 4 x 6" rect. of Fabric A-short edge at the top, make one right lower corner clip & flip unit.

~Repeat using a 1 1/2" sq.of Fabric B and a 3" sq of Fabric A.



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Double Upper Corners

1. Place a square at the left end or left upper corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
2. Stitch from right upper to left lower corner.
3. Clip, flip & press.
4. Place a square at the right end or right upper corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
5. Stitch from left upper corner to right lower corner.
6. Clip, flip & press.




~Using the above method, (2) 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A-short edge at the top, make a double upper corner clip & flip unit.

~On this same unit, with your double upper corner flips at the top, using a 2" sq. of Fabric A, and the below method, make a left lower corner clip & flip.


Left Lower Clip & Flip

1. Place square at lower end or left lower corner of rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
2. Stitch from left upper to right lower corner.
3. Clip, flip & press.




~The final unit will look like this:




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Assemble as shown below. You will have an 8 1/2" (8" finished) sock quilt block!



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I used three different scrap pieces of Riley Blake fabric for this one. 


My National Days block count is up to seven now.. I just kind of started doing this on a whim, for fun, to use scraps but I'm so glad I did. It's turning out to be a lot of fun and they stitch up pretty fast! 






I'll be back when another day inspires a block. 😊 If you want to follow along with my National Days Scrap Project, you can find the page where I'm keeping all of the block posts organized *HERE*. If you make any of the blocks and post them on social media, tag me, I'd love to see! @kellifanninquilts on IG, or my FB page *HERE*

Thanks for popping in! 

And huge thanks to everyone who shopped on Small Business Saturday! I appreciate your support for my little business.🙏 The Stitch Happens enamel pins are flying out of my shop! I'm so excited that you like them as much as I do. If you ordered one, they are shipping off to you this week. :)



I'll be back in a few days with a new bonus Harry Potter block. It's time to make the Hogwarts Express! It's all straight seams, and not as hard as it looks!




See you soon & Happy Stitching!

xoxo
 


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