Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Tooth Fairy Quilt Block Tutorial

Today's quilt block tutorial for my National Days scrap quilt project is for National Tooth Fairy Day, another August block. 

I can already think of so many uses for this block. There's the obvious.. a little tooth fairy pillow, with maybe a pocket to put a tooth in on the back.. or a zipper pouch for your dental hygienist, etc. A travel pouch for toiletries..

This one brought back lots of years ago memories of the improv, scrappy, hideous tooth-eating-money-puking tooth fairy monster I made my son prior to losing his first tooth. haha! Armed late one night with an improv stuffies book and various scrappy things including three buttons from my grandma's button jar.

He loved it so much! He vowed to use it for every tooth and started leaving it around the house with notes in its mouth. He had high hopes for the tooth fairy. haha!

He ended up losing his first tooth on vacation. In a hotel in San Diego. The tooth fairy monster hadn't made the trip, unfortunately, so he had to wait until we got home to realize that the tooth fairy doesn't dole out 100 $ bills. haha!

Ahh... memory lane...

Here's how this guy goes together. He's obviously a baby tooth, as evidenced by his short roots. lol

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

Fabric B - White
(3) 1" sq. (~)
(2) 1 x 2"
(2) 1 1/4" sq. (+)
(2) 2 x 2 3/4"
(2) 2 1/2 x 3"
(2) 2 3/4 x 3 3/4"

Fabric C - Black (eyes)
(2) 1" sq. (~)

Fabric D - Red (mouth)
(1) 1 x 2"

--Match the symbol (~,* etc.) in the cutting instructions with the symbol in the assembly diagram.

Using the simple corner flip method illustrated in the video above, and fabric and sizes indicated on units (in units that have two corner flips be aware of which size goes in which corner if the two smaller squares are different sizes), make the following:

For this final unit, note that the two upper corner flips overlap.

Now you should have all of the units you need to stitch up this little tooth. Be sure to use 
SCANT quarter inch seams.

And here he is!

A sweet tooth. :) 8 1/2" sq. at this point, 8" finished in quilt.

That's it for today! The next block on deck is for National Dog Day. I've already done one for puppy day so this will be a different dog block. See you then!

Happy Stitching!


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 90 or so blocks I've posted so far. Getting closer to my goal of 144 blocks! If you know someone who loves MinecraftPokemon, and or Harry Potter, check out these free sew alongs, too! :) And if you're looking for any of my print patterns, or other fun quilty gifts, check out my Etsy shop here. Be back soon!


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