Do you have your pattern? Do you have your fabric? Are you ready to start cutting out your “Sparrows” quilt? Yay! Let’s get started.
The cutting instructions in the pattern are good and are written for using yardage/FQs for your quilt. The pattern has a handy guide on page 3 for cutting out your pieces from fat quarters to maximize your fabric use and ensure you have enough fabric for each part. You know what they say, measure twice, cut once. Use the chart carefully because it is a tight fit and there isn’t a lot of room for mistakes.
Are you using scraps? No problem! It isn’t hard to adapt to that. Here
are some tips we have for you.
If you are making your sparrows completely scrappy, put your fabrics wherever they make you happy! If you want things to be a little more planned out, remember that pieces B,C,D and E all make up the head of the sparrow so you will want those cut in sets. [I have a bird on my quilt that I didn’t have enough fabric to make it all the same] If you want the heads to be made from the same fabric, make sure to cut the right number of each of those pieces. You may have noticed that there are a LOT of pieces to cut out. The pattern has a handy page of “tags” to label each of your pieces. Simply cut out the paper pieces and attach the tag to the pile with a pin or wonder clip. The tags are helpful because they have the piece letter, the dimensions, and which fabrics the piece should be cut from.
Need help cutting? We will have the next help session Sunday, August 15th from 10 am to 12 noon. During the help session I will be available to help with questions you might have, I will try to help solve any problems that
have come up, or just to cheer you on as you make progress.
Once you are finished cutting, it is time to start sewing! Tune in next time for some sewing tips.
PS: If you can’t make it to the help session, pop in anytime, we’re always happy to help!
Read Step One Again: RIGHT HERE!