A little walk through of how to sew the roof... i knew you'd want one!
The pattern has ALL the sizes and Directions, so follow in the pattern for that (you get it here)
- In order to avoid flipping a triangle around the wrong way, lay the block out next to the machine as you sew
- Sew one side
- Press, this is important. If you don't press, you block is not flat so you create issues when you sew on the next triangle.
- Did you ever sew on that next triangle and find you were not on the straight and narrow? But instead had swerved outwards at the end? If you trim that point off by lining up the ruler along the roof piece before sewing the next background triangle, you avoid that issue, tricky eh?
- Line up
- Sew and press!
The roof unit is over sized.. time to trim!
The trim sequence here is one that will give you a nice tidy roof. Make up a bunch of roof units, then grab a revolving mat and have a trim party!
- Line up the ruler so that the right side gives you at least a 1/4" .. or maybe a 'smidge' more. What is a smidge? like a thread or two.
- Next you will create the FINAL width and trim off the bottom
- The unit has to have both ends evenly trimmed. Divide the width amount by 2. Line up that number AT the point so you know you are in the center of the block Trim the end.
- Now reposition the ruler and trim the remaining end.
Here is a collection of houses to go with Lil Red!
Next up I need to cut a whole new group of them then I can sew them as I do other things!
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My prior articles, and in a few weeks I'll post the Challenge & prize, woohoo! You'll have a few weeks to make a village.. this is the most adorable quilt ever!
Buy the goods and sew up those Charm packs with me!!
- BUY the Pattern to sew along! (NOTE - if the link doesn't take you there, that means we are waiting for more to come in, so just check back later!)
- Lil Red charm pack on the front (I've pulled out a few for my Splendid Sampler!)
- More Charm packs.... sale ones first so grab them up!
- A revolving mat, treat yourself, best tool ever!
- The little white with black dots I'll use as the background
- My favorite iron, it's cordless!
- Check out all my Pat's Picks... i added some fun new things!