Block of the Month – Block 10

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Now back to business, read below for the Block 10 instructions of the Block of the Month series:

Block 10 – Zig Zag Block Instructions

We’re up to Block 10 in the Block of the Month series from the July/August issue of Designs in Machine Embroidery.  You’ll find everything you need for Block 10, video instructions, step-by-step instructions and all download files.  Enjoy!

If you prefer watching the video directly on YouTube, click here.

Download the files for block ten here: Block 10

Recommended fabric for 1 Block

Base Block – one 9” square – muslin or No Show Mesh

Back Block – 9” square

Front – all cut parts from Block 10/Cut Files

Warm and Natural or White Batting – 7 7/8” square

Block 10 Supplies

1 – Back Block

2 – Bottom Base Muslin

3 – Top Base No Show Mesh

4 – Batting

5 – Background

6 – Center

7 – corners

LOADING THE MONSTER BLOCK MAKER

Follow the directions included with the purchase
of Monster Block Maker to apply the Maker to a 200mm x 200mm Baby Lock/Brother
Snap Hoop Monster.

 

Place the muslin flat on the work surface. Center
the Monster Block Maker on the muslin.

Insert the batting into the opening of
the Maker. Place the Top base No Show Mesh over the batting.

 

Working from the center out, firmly
press the No Show Mesh (top) and muslin (bottom) onto the adhesive tape on
the edges of the Maker.

 

Attach the hoop to the machine.

 

STITCHING THE BLOCK

Stitch color #1, the block layout.  Place glue at fabric #1 as shown in blue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Place fabric #1, right side up,
aligning the fabric edge with the stitched outline. Stitch color #2, the
tackdown. Place glue at the seam for fabric #2.

 

Place fabric #2, right side down, aligning
the raw edges and stitch color #3, the seam.  Place glue at fabric #2.

 

 

 

 

 

Flip fabric #2 open and finger press
the seam. Smooth the fabric and stitch color #4, the tackdown. Place glue at
the seam for fabric #3.

 

Place fabric #3, right side down, and
stitch color #5, the seam. Place glue at fabric #3.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flip fabric #3 open and finger press
the seam.  Smooth the fabric and stitch
color #6, the tackdown. Place glue at the seam of fabric #4.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Place fabric #4, right side down, and
stitch color #7, the seam. Place glue at fabric #4.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flip fabric #4 open and finger press
the seam. Smooth the fabric and stitch color #8, the tackdown. Place glue at
the seam for fabric #5.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Place fabric #5, right side down, and
stitch color #9. Place glue at fabric #5.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flip open fabric #5 and finger press
the seam. Smooth the fabric and stitch color #10.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADDING THE EMBELLISHMENT

Stitch colors #12, 13, and 14, the
embellishments.

Congratulations, your Zig Zag block is complete!

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11 Comments on Block of the Month – Block 10

  1. Linda Texada
    July 10, 2019 at 11:55 am (5 months ago)

    I just downloaded 2019 block of the month Block 10. Only cut files were included, no embroidery files. Please let me know when embroidery files are uploaded.

    Reply
    • eileenroche
      July 12, 2019 at 6:51 am (5 months ago)

      Linda, look for updated files at the end of today. Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

      Reply
    • eileenroche
      July 12, 2019 at 10:20 am (5 months ago)

      The files have been updated – enjoy!

      Reply
  2. Maryann Williams
    July 10, 2019 at 1:59 pm (5 months ago)

    Yes, I need the embroidery files too – in PES
    Thank you.

    Reply
  3. Virginia (Ginger) Frazier
    July 10, 2019 at 3:51 pm (5 months ago)

    I too only received the cut files.

    Reply
  4. Carol
    July 11, 2019 at 12:08 pm (5 months ago)

    Please fix the link to include the embroidery files

    Reply
  5. Maryann Williams
    July 11, 2019 at 3:46 pm (5 months ago)

    Got the download for Block 10, but it does not include embroidery files for PES.
    Blocks 1 through 9 included files for PES and other embroidery languages. I am in my 70’s and not interested in learning how to digitize. I like to piece-quilt using embroidery files.

    Reply
  6. Lynette
    July 12, 2019 at 12:45 am (5 months ago)

    I also cannot open any of the design files. Please help. My software down not regocnise any of it, tried Artista and Wilcom

    Reply
    • eileenroche
      July 12, 2019 at 10:21 am (5 months ago)

      Please download the files again – they have been updated.

      Reply
    • Lynette
      July 12, 2019 at 10:49 pm (5 months ago)

      Thank you so much

      Reply
  7. Vernia I Clements
    August 19, 2019 at 10:46 am (4 months ago)

    It says to download and get free design but I can not find the design. please help

    Reply

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