Thursday, October 28, 2021

National Days Quilt Blocks: Flip Flop Quilt Block Tutorial


So I drew a flip flop quilt block for my National Days scrap project / National Flip Flop Day! Which was on June 17th... I'm a little late. ha! Better late than never right?




Here's how I did it. It has lots of small scraps. I'm really sad I can't sew right now because I really want to make some scrappy blocks and use up some small scraps!


Fabric A - Background
(6) 1" sq. (~)
(2) 1 1/4" sq. (+)
(3) 1 1/2 x 3 3/4"
(2) 1 1/2 x 8 1/2"
(2) 1 3/4 x 3 1/4"
(1) 2 x 3 1/4"


Fabric B - Sole
(2) 1" sq.
(4) 1 x 1 1/2" (>)
(4) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(2) 1 1/2 x 3"
(2) 2" sq.
(2) 2 1/2 x 3 1/4"


Fabric C - Thong
(2) 1" sq. (~)
(2) 1 x 1/2" (>)
(2) 1 1/2 x 2" (#)
(2) 2 x 2 1/4" (>>)


(Match symbols in cutting instructions: *, #, etc. to the coordinating pieces in the block assembly diagram.)




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 above method, 2 1/2 x 3 1/4" rect. of Fabric A-short edge at the top, and (2) 1" sq. of Fabric C, make one unit. Repeat for total of two of these units. (Note how units will be oriented in block if using directional fabric.)

--Repeat using 1 1/2 x 3" rect. of Fabric B-long edge at the top, 1 1/4" sq. of Fabric A-left upper corner, and 1" sq. of Fabric A-right upper corner.

--Repeat using 1 1/2 x 3" rect. of Fabric B-long edge at the top, 1" sq. of Fabric A-left upper corner, and 1 1/4" sq. of Fabric A-right upper corner.


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Left Lower/Right Upper Double

1. Place a square at the left end or lower left corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
2. Stitch from left upper corner to right lower corner.
3. Clip, flip & press.
4. Place a square at the right end or upper right 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 above method, 1 1/2 x 2" rect. of Fabric C-short edge at the top, 1" sq. of Fabric B-left lower corner, and a 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric B-right upper corner, make one unit.



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




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Left Upper/Right Lower Double

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







--Using above method, 1 1/2 x 2" rect. of Fabric C-short edge at the top, 1" sq. of Fabric B-right lower corner, and a 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric B-left upper corner, make one unit.



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



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Assemble block as shown below, using scant quarter inch seams





And you  have an 8 1/2" (8" finished in quilt) pair of scrappy fabric flip flops!



I'll be back soon with some more scrappy quilt block tutorials. Hope you've had a great week so far. Thanks for reading! 

Happy Stitching!


xoxo
 


P.S. I love to see blocks and quilts that are made with any of my patterns. If you make any and post on social media, please come find me in any of the places listed below, and tag me so I can see! :) If you're on YouTube, check out the short musical video tutorials of some of these blocks. I'm hoping they might inspire kids, or anyone really, to learn to sew. :) Plus, they're just fun to do.



I'm keeping all of these blocks organized on the National Days quilt blocks page *HERE* if you're looking for any of the other blocks. If you know someone who loves Minecraft, Pokemon, and or Harry Potter, check out these free sew alongs. :)



4 comments...:

these are cute. thank you. hope you can get back to sewing soon.

Unknown said...

They are wonderful. Thank you. I love all your wonderful work that you do. Take care. All the Best.

Naomi

KatieQ said...

Our weather has been rainy and cold all week. It's nice to have a reminder that summer will return eventually. Thank you for the fun block.

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