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Summer Sampler 2017: Block 12 – Ombré Star

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It’s Monday, so it’s Summer Sampler block day! And we’re on Block 12 already! This week we’re doing Ombré Star, designed by yours truly.

IMG_1882And it’s a cool little block if I do say so myself! I love what it looks like on point, too. (Want to make your own Ombré Star block? Click here to purchase the Summer Sampler 2017 pattern!)

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For this week’s tip, let’s talk about how to make the most of your limited sewing time. The flying geese units in this block are really easy to chain-piece—I like to line up all the pieces next to my sewing machine. Then I go through and sew one side of all the units in a row, chain-piecing them for maximum speed. When I’m done, I pressed all 8 units, trimmed the excess, and then chain pieced the other side of all 8 units. You’ll find that the block goes much faster this way!

Happy sewing, and see you next Monday! Don’t forget to tag your progress on Instagram with #summersampler2017!

 

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