My Block Piecer: Block 12 – 1904 Star Sewing Instructions

My Block Piecer
Block of the Month: Block 12 1904 Star
Sewing Instructions

Block 12, 1904 Star, is the most ambitious block of the My Block Piecer Sampler Block of the Month as it consists of nine-units. As you know, My Block Piecer splits some blocks into smaller units when a patch shares seam allowances with more than one patch. Piece the nine units in one hooping and sew together on a sewing machine with ¼” seam allowance. In the software instructions for Block 12, we merged the nine separate units into one embroidery design and combined the placement guides for all of the units into the first color of the merged design.

Hoop tear-away stabilizer in a large hoop. Retrieve the merged Block 12, 1904 Star design on the machine. Stitch color 1, the placement guides for all units.

Place patch 1 fabric, right side up, over patch 1 in the first unit. Stitch color 2, the tackdown.

Place patch 2 fabric, right side down, over patch 1, aligning the raw edges. Stitch color 3, the seam of patch 1 and 2.

Flip the patch open and finger press the seam. Stitch color 4, the tackdown.

Place patch 3 fabric, right side down, over patch 1, aligning the raw edges. Stitch color 5, the seam of patches 1 and 3.

Flip the patch open and finger press the seam. Stitch color 6, the tackdown.

Place patch 4 fabric, right side down, over patch 1, aligning the raw edges. Stitch color 7, the seam of patches 1 and 4.

Flip the patch open and finger press the seam. Stitch color 8, the tackdown.

Place patch 5 fabric, right side down, over patch 1, aligning the raw edges. Stitch color 9, the seam of patches 1 and 5.

Flip the patch open and finger press the seam. Stitch color 10, the tackdown. The first unit is complete.

Depending on how you merged the individual units into the hoop, your next unit may be different than the sample. However, the construction for this corner unit will be the same. There are four repeats of this unit. Place patch 1 fabric, right side up, over patch 1 of Unit 2.Stitch color 11, the tackdown.

Place patch 2 fabric, right side down, over patch 1, aligning the raw edges. Stitch color 12, the seam of patch 1 and 2.

Flip the patch open and finger press the seam. Stitch color 13, the tackdown.

Place patch 3 fabric, right side down, over patch 1, aligning the raw edges. Stitch color 14, the seam of patches 1 and 3.

Flip the patch open and finger press the seam. Stitch color 15, the tackdown.

Place patch 4 fabric, right side down, over patches 1, aligning the raw edges. Stitch color 16, the seam of patches 1 and 4.

Flip the patch open and finger press the seam. Stitch color 17, the tackdown. Unit 2 is complete. Duplicate these steps for other three repeats of the corner unit.

The third unit will also be repeated four times. Here’s the color sequence, starting with the first color of the unit.

Place patch 1 fabric, right side up, over patch 1 of Unit 3.Stitch color 1, the tackdown.

Place patch 2 fabric, right side down, over patch 1, aligning the raw edges. Stitch color 2, the seam of patch 1 and 2.

Flip the patch open and finger press the seam. Stitch color 3, the tackdown.

Place patch 3 fabric, right side down, over patch 1, aligning the raw edges. Stitch color 4, the seam of patches 1 and 3.

Flip the patch open and finger press the seam. Stitch color 5, the tackdown.

Place patch 4 fabric, right side down, over patches 1, aligning the raw edges. Stitch color 6, the seam of patches 1 and 4.

Flip the patch open and finger press the seam. Stitch color 7, the tackdown. Unit 3 is complete.

Duplicate these steps for other three repeats of the corner unit.

If you have any remaining units to repeat, do them now.

Remove the block from the hoop. Trim the units on the outer stitched line. Sew the units together at the sewing machine.

Make three more blocks if you’re making the large quilt.

Created by Nancy Stansbury

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2 Comments on My Block Piecer: Block 12 – 1904 Star Sewing Instructions

  1. Deanna Davis
    December 14, 2018 at 10:44 am (8 months ago)

    Even though I only have the trial of this block piece software I have thoroughly enjoyed each session you have published. Thank you so much….am thinking of purchasing full version of the software…

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    • eileenroche
      December 16, 2018 at 4:25 pm (8 months ago)

      I’m so glad you enjoyed, Deanna! Happy Holidays to you.

      Reply

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