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Designs in Machine Embroidery

Block 12 – Star Block Instructions

We’re up to Block 12 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 12, 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 12

Materials Needed – for 1 block

Base Block 9” square – muslin or No Show Mesh

Back Block – 9” square

Front – all cut parts from MBP

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

Block 12

1 – Back Block

2 – Bottom Base Muslin

3 – Top Base No Show Mesh

4 – Batting

5 – Background

6 – Corner

7 – Star Points

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. Place glue at the seam for
fabric #6.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Place fabric #6, right side down, and
stitch color #11. Place glue at fabric #6.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flip open fabric #6 and finger press
the seam. Smooth the fabric and stitch color #12.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLOCK EMBELLISHMENT

Stitch colors #14, 15 and 16 – the
embellishments

Congratulations, your Star Block is complete!

 

 

 

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26 COMMENTS

  • Patricia Gabhart

    There’s no stitch files in the zip.

    • eileenroche
      AUTHOR

      Hi Patricia, the files have been updated.

  • Lynette

    Yes, no files.

    • eileenroche
      AUTHOR

      Lynette – you’re all set. The files have been updated.

  • Linda Texada

    Please let us know when embroidery files are uploaded. Thank you.

    • eileenroche
      AUTHOR

      Lynette – you’re all set. The files have been updated.

  • Rose Edgar

    No files? Opens in my Lacemaker,

  • Karen

    I have files in my download.

    • Linda

      I still have cut files only.

  • Carol

    As others have stated, the files to run the block 12 are again missing from the Zip file. Please fix!

    • eileenroche
      AUTHOR

      Carol – all the files are now updated.

  • Lynette Wilson

    There were no design stitch files in the download.

  • Lynette

    Still no files, tried all sorts, no stitching files.

    • eileenroche
      AUTHOR

      Hi Lynette – the files are now updated (July 30, 2019, 11:00 am)

      • Linda

        Thank you so much for the complete set of Blocks of the Month. I don’t want you to think you only hear from us if something is wrong. We do appreciate your help.

        • eileenroche
          AUTHOR

          Thanks for sharing that, Linda. Good to hear!

  • Rose Edgar

    Thank you so much for the very special quilt blocks of the month. I really appreciate all the hard work you put into this.

  • Bethany Kalb

    I received my Sept/Oct 2019 magazine today. I am unable to locate the files/post about the sashing and cornerstones. Are they available yet? Thank you so much for this project!

  • Maryann Williams

    I also received my DIME magazine on 9/06/19, and have been checking the blog every day for the sashing and cornerstones in the different embroidery languages. I need PES. Estimate when they will be available? Thank you and DIME for the free quilt/embroidery blocks. This has been a great project!

  • Kristie Roux

    I am unable to locate blocks 9 and 10. I know that I am a bit behind. I did search.

  • Rose Edgar

    I have my September/October Designs magazine and have not been able to locate the final instructions on the download of the sashing and cornerstone templates from blog(www.dzgns.com/blog). Thank you for any assistance in this matter.

  • Linda Texada

    I have been searching for the sashing and cornerstones as mentioned in DIME Sep/Oct and can not locate them. Where do I find them?

  • Susan Tinnerello

    Hello, may I please ask when the sashing and cornerstones will be uploaded and where I might find? Thanks so much! Great job and a fun versatile project.

  • B Ellert

    Where are the files for sashing and cornerstones as mentioned in DIME Sep/Oct?

    • Maryann Williams

      I already have Sept/Oct DIME issue. Received in Sept. It shows the Sashing and Cornerstone designs. What month are they scheduled to appear on your blog. My husband has had a massive stroke and I am at the hospital every day, and I do not want to miss them.

    • Maryann Williams

      I already have Sept/Oct DIME issue. Received in Sept. It shows the Sashing and Cornerstone designs. What month are they scheduled to appear on your blog. My husband has had a massive stroke and I am at the hospital every day, and I do not want to miss them. Yes, I have had block 12.

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