Update/Correction: The video the batting is cut to the same size as the front and back fabric – the batting should be smaller and fit within the hole in the block maker, only the front and back fabric should get stuck to the tape!
Last Saturday’s blog showcased how to use the Monster Block Maker with one of the included embroidery designs. This post is an expansion to last Saturday’s blog. This time, we will create a quilt block using software.
This exercise uses Perfect Embroidery Pro with My Quilt Embellisher to create the quilt block.
- Launch Perfect Embroidery Pro.
- Using the art tools, create a 4.8” square.
- Right click on the square. Click Convert To / Run.
- Change the stitch length to 4.8 mm. Click Apply.
- Click on the arrow underneath the My Quilt Embellisher Icon on the right side of screen. Select Embellishments.
- A new window will appear. Click on Butterfly. Click the second image, Embellishments 10_Circle.
- Your block will look similar to the image below.
- Select the first outline.
- Right click. Select Utility. Create Outline.
- Leave the default .08. Click Ok.
- The image will look similar to the one shown.
- Select the new outline. Right click. Select Utility. Create Outline. Keep the default .08.
- The design should look similar to the one shown.
- Select both artwork outlines. Right click. Select Convert To / Run.
- Select the second element in the design as shown. This is artwork. Right click. Select Convert To / Run.
- Rearrange the thread sequence so that the butterfly section stitches second, followed by the outline stitches.
- I like using different colors, so I selected different thread colors for each of my outlines. Change the thread colors as you wish.
Follow the directions included with the Monster Block Maker to prepare the template with double sided adhesive tape. Watch the short video clip to see the steps where I made the quilt sandwich. The double sided adhesive tape lasts for multiple blocks. (hence my tape looks a wee bit messy, but it does keep the fabric secure). Once the tape loses its stickiness just change the tape.
The next video shows the the outline being stitched. This step secures the quilt sandwich.
Here’s the finished block.
Remove the block from the Monster Block Maker template.
Here’s a look at the finished trimmed block.