siggy block tutorial.

04 January 2010

siggy block tutorial.

yayyy!!!
a siggy block tutorial.
on your marks...get set...go!!!

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yall will need:
ONE 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" square of a white fabric.
{my white fabric of choice is bella solids by moda...my fav!!!}
& TWO 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" squares of a awesome print.
{this yellow print is by the amazing kate spain...it's her verna line.}

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draw a line, corner to corner, on the WRONG side of your 2 1/2" squares.

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lay one of your 2 1/2" squares on your 3 1/2" square, like so.

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stitch across your drawn line.

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rinse & repeat for the second 2 1/2" square.

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press the 2 1/2" square towards the outside of your 3 1/2" square.

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trim your excess fabric off 1/4" from your stitched line.
{this saves from bulkiness when quilting.}

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stand back and look how pretty it is.
moving on.

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now autograph it.
& tada...your very own siggy block.

for those inquiring minds:
the aqua print is by the talented patty young...it's her mezzanine line.
{i highly recommed getting a whole fat quarter bundle of it.}

pssst...come closer...
modern siggy swap sign ups are later this week.
are yall excited yet???


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49 comments:

badlandsquilts said...

My mom was just telling me when she has those little corners (like geese too), she sews again 1/2 from the first stitching line, cuts in middle to end up with a bunch of tiny HSTs... Haven't tried it yet, but anything to get more blocks in an easier fashion!

Debbie taylor said...

How cute! I can't wait! When do we sign up?? Come on, let's go!

Debbie

Rosana Becker said...

Lovely !! I would like to sign up too !!
Happy 2010
Rosana *Ü*

thegrahams6 said...

Not sure what I'm signing up for - but I'm game! Leslie

Needled Mom said...

Yep....I am excited!

ferne said...

Love the simplicity of this. What kind of pen are you using to sign your block with? I have some quilt labels to make and I need to know.

You don't need to sign me up...I kinda have my hands full of projects at the moment. Thanks!

Dena said...

Great job on the tutorial!

Trudi said...

Very Pretty! Looking forward to this :)

PunkiePie said...

Very nice! Can't wait for official sign-ups!

Nichole said...

cute idea! :)

Sherri said...

Can't wait!!!

angela said...

Great tutorial - I'll be stalking you for sign ups!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Great tutorial! I love the look of the fabrics you chose.

I love signature block swaps :)

jaybird said...

super cute... especially the hunky dory.

TaraB said...

I'm excited to do this swap... Can't wait!!

The Quilt Shoppe said...

Too cool.
Can't wait to sign up ... already have my fabrics picked out!
Lani

Kritta22 said...

Hola chica! I'm surfacing from the depths of New Mexico for a few! how's your world?

I love the rinse and repeat. Made me giggle!

Anne said...

Happy new year Rachel, I have not been on line over the holidays,. I would like to sign up too please.

Cheers
anne

Claire said...

SEW Freakin' Cute!...All of your stuff is though and also inspiring ....and I was curious as to where S. Amherst, OH, so I googled it....only about 3 hours from my hometown of Hicksville, OH (yes, this is the actual name of the town...close to the IN border)

Your Siggy Tutorial is so cute...I was wondering what you use to sign the block?

Anonymous said...

Oh--this looks like fun--thinking I'd like to sign up. Can't wait.

Cheri in NY

Rachel Carlson said...

oh goody, thanks for sharing the tutorial. cheers to siggys!

SewCalGal said...

Nice tutorial for Siggies!

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Katie B. said...

So cool! I'd also love to know what kind of pen you use. Thanks for the tutorial!

rachel griffith said...

my pen = ultra fine point sharpie permanent marker

i have NEVER had a problem with writing on fabric with them.
i have NEVER had one bleed. EVER.

micron pigma pens are made specifically for writing on fabric, but i don't use them.
i'm addicted to my sharpies.

hope this helps.

ktquilts said...

Sew funny that I posted on a signature quilt today. When I checked out google reader and saw your post I nearly fell off my chair! I would love to join the swap! I have some modern fabric calling me to cut into it!
You can check out my post here:
http://ktquilts4fun.blogspot.com/2010/01/on-design-wall.html
Blessings,
KT

rachel griffith said...

testing, testing 123.

Kaye Prince said...

I'm definitely thinking I'm gonna want to take part in this! As soon as I get the dates I'll be making a final decision. Thanks for the awesome tutorial Rachel!

Sandy said...

Can't wait! Great tutorial. Thanks for the info on the pen...I have used the micron pigma pens and they "drag" on the fabric...even when backed with freezer paper. I'm in Medina County!!

Patty said...

Yay! Can I Play?

Dawn said...

Yey!!

Rene' said...

So excited!! Can't wait!! Thanks for the tutorial!

Eileen said...

I want to sign up, too! :) ~ I've fallen a little behind on my Irish Flood Quilt during the holidays...but, I'm close!

House of Mouse said...

Can't wait to sign up......

Desi said...

Very simple tut, love it. However I do have a question. What kind of pen are you signing with. I find when I sign it is hard because it never really stays put like paper, so I have to put freezer paper to the back? And yes where do we sign up, here? Like i Need something else to sign up for lol! :P

Desi said...

OK sorry I went back and read all throuh the comments and found the answer lol. I love my sharpies too and will test them on fabric this time. THanks!!!!!!!!

Kyla said...

oh this is cute and simple! i'd love to do it!

fiberdoodles said...

Great idea! Love the blocks!!

synnove75 said...

Thank you sooo much for the tutorial! Don't know if I will have the time to participate in a swap, but I think I will make good use of this tutorial anyway! I'm getting married this summer, and I'm thinking of making siggy's for every guest to sign so I can make a quilt filled with good memories:-)

Diane said...

Great tutorial! Hope to get in on sign ups later in the week.

Bonnie P. said...

Me, me, Me (with my hand up and waving.... ;^) I look forward to the sign ups!!!

Beverly said...

I loved the tutorial, but what excited me the most was when I saw where you live...I live in Lagrange, Ohio! small world.

Meerkat said...

THANX, this is very helpful and pretty too!

Emily said...

So since I was pretty late on the draw...you should host another swap! ;)

Linda said...

ARe you going to do another modern siggy block swap? I'm sooooo in if you do. Obviously, I found this block so very, very late.

Linda Fleming

marian said...

Hi Rachel, i'm a first time visiter to your blog and i must say i LOVE it! i've had a quick squiz around & i MUST say i think your tutorials are FABULOUS..super easy to follow, that's what i like!
i'm popping you as a shortcut on my desktop..would hate to lose you lol!
you're a breath of fresh air and btw i too break out into random song & dance..it's FUN isn't it! ((:)) cheers, Marian from downunder x

Debbie said...

I just discovered your site and love this tutorial! I belong to a group and we have been talking about wanting to do some type of quilt but a lot of the gals worry they aren't talented enough. I think this idea would be fantastic!

Thank you so much for sharing!
*hugs*

Debbie

Karin said...

I went to 'Pin' this post because I love these siggy blocks, but the pics say ''cannot pin'' when trying to pin? ::sadness::

Juju Bag Lady said...

Love your tutorial. I am working with your idea with a twist. I am making a siggy quilt for a friend who has recently been diagnosed with cancer. I purchased shades of purple fabrics to make 60+ squares. I have asked friends and family to donate $2 per square to cover costs and take one and sign it. I will assemble the quilt with binding and backing of purple, ending up with a lap sized siggy quilt. Another friend is putting together a scrapbook of notes and pictures from the participating families to send with the quilt. I chose to use 6" white squares and 5" colored squares. My limitation was that for many fabrics I had one 5" of a color. After experimenting a bit I figured out a solution. Instead of using two colored squares per square, I used one cut in half diagonally. I have a great cutting ruler with a 45 angle on it that I used to place the triangles for sewing. They have set up perfectly. Less waste too! (though next time if I used your method I will certainly try the HST idea from one of the posts here. Thanks for such a terrific tutorial and idea!

Jamie Gupton said...

I LOVE this!! Now, how do I Pin ya?? :)

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