Hi there! Welcome to "Piece a Quilt" by Joey Strange. This blog is going to be about my love of quilting!! And hopefully helping you to start one of your own. I once was a beginner and would love to help you too. Also I'll be giving tips, posting pictures of quilts, anything else pertaining to quilting, and sewing projects. Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Which block to start with?

This was the first site that I went to and you can get free patterns and instructions. Its called Quilter's Cache.
Please follow her rules. But enjoy the vast of patterns that she has done for the site.

If you are a beginner, and would like to know which blocks to start with. Then I will let you know a few of them. So that you can practice your sewing that 1/4" seam. Very Important!!

Here is the first and it is called the 9 patch...

 This one is called the Rail Fence.

This one is called the Ohio Star you can practice the quarter triangles.

All the pictures where taken from The Quilter's Cache/Marcia Hohn. She gives very clear instructions that anybody calling themselves a beginner can do!! Enjoy and visit her site.

Tip: Press your seam allowances towards the darker fabric. This will help for your seams to butt up against each other when the seam allowances are in opposite direction. Also it will create less bulk at the intersection.

Enjoy stitchin',