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Monday, October 12, 2020

Pretzel Quilt Block Tutorial for National Pretzel Day


Hello! 

It's a new week, and I've got another block for my National Days scrap quilt all diced up. This one is making me hungry! It's a great big 8" pretzel! 🥨





National Pretzel Day was back on Apr. 26, so here is my pretzel block and how it goes together. I'm so excited to be almost through the April blocks! This block had to have quite a few clip and flip corners, and some small pieces, but I'm finally happy with it looking like a pretzel.




Fabric A (background):
(2) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(1) 1 1/2 x 8 1/2"
(2) 2" sq.
(1) 2 x 3"
(2) 2 1/4" sq.
(2) 2 1/4 x 3 1/4"


Fabric B (pretzel):
(4) 1 1/4" sq. (+)
(4) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(1) 1 3/4 x 3"
(2) 1 3/4 x 3 1/4"
(2) 2 x 4 1/2"
(1) 2 1/2 x 3 1/4"
(2) 3 1/4" sq.





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, 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A-left upper corner, 2" sq. of Fabric A-right upper corner, and 2 x 4 1/2" rect. of Fabric B-long edge at the top, make one unit.


*Repeat using 2" sq. of Fabric A-left upper corner, 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A-right upper corner, and 2 x 4 1/2" rect. of Fabric B-long edge at the top.


*Repeat using (2) 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric B and 2 x 3" rect. of Fabric A-long edge at the top.


*Repeat using 1 1/4" sq. of Fabric B-left upper corner, 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric B-right upper corner, and 2 1/4 x 3 1/4" rect. of Fabric A-SHORT edge at the top.
*Place a 1 1/4" sq. of Fabric B in the right lower corner of this unit, right sides together. Stitch corner to corner. Trim, flip & press. You will have this unit.



*Repeat using 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric B-left upper corner, 1 1/4" sq. of Fabric B-right upper corner, and 2 1/4 x 3 1/4" rect. of Fabric A-SHORT edge at the top.
*Place a 1 1/4" sq. of Fabric B in the left lower corner of this unit, right sides together. Stitch from corner to corner. Trim, flip & press. You will have this unit.



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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, 2 1/4" sq. of Fabric A and a 3 1/4" sq. of Fabric B, make one unit. *Repeat for total of two of these units.

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Assemble as shown below, using scant quarter inch seams.




You'll have an 8 1/2" (8" finished) pretzel block! For National Pretzel Day. If you make a pretzel or any of these National Days quilt blocks, or any of my designs, and post pics of them anywhere, please come tag me/find me at any of these places, I'd love to see! 😊


If you'd like to see lots of blocks made up from this, or the MinecraftHarry Potter, or Pokemon sew alongs, come join the sew along group on my FB page. Everyone there is super kind, supportive and helpful! 

I'm still sitting here in disbelief that I actually designed a pretzel block. Or that pretzels have a National Day! But that's the fun of this scrap quilt for me. It's challenging to design all of the blocks, many that I never would have though of even doing, if it hadn't been for this project. It's a good exercise in creativity. 

Oh! And I also heard from Chyree when I shared the preview of the pretzel in the last post, that her high school mascot was the pretzel! How fun! This block might make a great zip pouch or book bag for someone whose HS mascot is/was the pretzel! You could even embroider a little smiley face on the pretzel somewhere! Maybe some tiny rosy cheeks. How cute would that be!?

Alright, I'd better get going! I'll be back soon, with more blocks! I believe the next block on deck for this project is for Superhero Day. I googled and found an image of a Minecraft style Wonderwoman, and I think I'm going to make that into the Superhero Day block. 

See you back here soon! Have a great week, and Happy Stitching!

xoxo



3 comments...:

Lori said...

Oh what a fun block. This will go wonderful with the "food" placemats I am making for my sister and niece for christmas. My niece's daughter is three and loves pretzels. PERFECT. Thanks again. I am loving your quilt blocks.

We are traveling and stopped at a quilt shop in West Plains, MO yesterday. Hubby saw a cool pattern, and I told him that it was your pattern (your sewing machine).

Patti said...

Every time I head to do shopping my son say "get some pretzels" I think it will be a mug rug for him! I just love getting you blocks.

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