Block of the Month – Block 12

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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23 Comments on Block of the Month – Block 12

  1. Patricia Gabhart
    July 27, 2019 at 9:05 am (3 months ago)

    There’s no stitch files in the zip.

    Reply
    • eileenroche
      July 30, 2019 at 11:13 am (3 months ago)

      Hi Patricia, the files have been updated.

      Reply
  2. Lynette
    July 27, 2019 at 11:36 am (3 months ago)

    Yes, no files.

    Reply
    • eileenroche
      July 30, 2019 at 11:13 am (3 months ago)

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

      Reply
  3. Linda Texada
    July 27, 2019 at 4:10 pm (3 months ago)

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

    Reply
    • eileenroche
      July 30, 2019 at 11:14 am (3 months ago)

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

      Reply
  4. Rose Edgar
    July 27, 2019 at 5:23 pm (3 months ago)

    No files? Opens in my Lacemaker,

    Reply
  5. Karen
    July 28, 2019 at 12:48 pm (3 months ago)

    I have files in my download.

    Reply
    • Linda
      July 28, 2019 at 1:39 pm (3 months ago)

      I still have cut files only.

      Reply
  6. Carol
    July 28, 2019 at 11:45 pm (3 months ago)

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

    Reply
    • eileenroche
      July 30, 2019 at 11:14 am (3 months ago)

      Carol – all the files are now updated.

      Reply
  7. Lynette Wilson
    July 29, 2019 at 3:10 pm (3 months ago)

    There were no design stitch files in the download.

    Reply
  8. Lynette
    July 30, 2019 at 5:17 am (3 months ago)

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

    Reply
    • eileenroche
      July 30, 2019 at 11:15 am (3 months ago)

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

      Reply
      • Linda
        July 30, 2019 at 2:18 pm (3 months ago)

        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.

        Reply
        • eileenroche
          July 31, 2019 at 10:13 am (3 months ago)

          Thanks for sharing that, Linda. Good to hear!

          Reply
  9. Rose Edgar
    July 31, 2019 at 4:15 pm (3 months ago)

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

    Reply
  10. Bethany Kalb
    September 5, 2019 at 8:35 pm (1 month ago)

    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!

    Reply
  11. Maryann Williams
    September 13, 2019 at 2:20 pm (1 month ago)

    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!

    Reply
  12. Kristie Roux
    September 15, 2019 at 5:41 am (1 month ago)

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

    Reply
  13. Rose Edgar
    October 2, 2019 at 3:15 pm (2 weeks ago)

    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.

    Reply
  14. Linda Texada
    October 2, 2019 at 4:32 pm (2 weeks ago)

    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?

    Reply
  15. Susan Tinnerello
    October 17, 2019 at 1:01 pm (2 days ago)

    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.

    Reply

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