accent pillow case baby home and living Quick and Easy Christmas Quilt- Block 2 decorative pillow shams

 accent pillow case baby home a     |      2020-04-27

Welcome back! If you are just joining in, check out Block 1 of the Quick and Easy Christmas Quilt. It covers much of what we’;ll be talking about here today.

Now onto block 2! Half Square Triangle Star.

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For this block, we will be using the same method for creating HSTs as we did in Block 1.

For each of these 24″; blocksaccent pillow case baby home and living, we need 24 HSTs. Each block uses 8 red HSTs and 16 green ones, so we will need more green than red. We need a total of 72. As before, we are going to make 8 at a time and if you’;re accurate in your cutting and your piecing, you won’;t even need to trim them down.

I kept track of my colors and what I needed to cut by drawing out the block and writing in what I needed. (Clearly I was drinking coffee to stay focused as evidenced by the stain…;)

Once again, to make 8 at a time HSTs, figure out what size FINISHED?HSTs you need. For this block, they are 4″; finished. Add 7/8″; to your 4″ measurement. That’;s 4 and 7/8″;. Multiply your total by two. That equals 9 and 3/4″;. So we need to cut 9 and 3/4″; squares to get 8 4 and 1/2″; HSTs (with seam allowance).

Cut 9 and 3/4″; squares as follows:

You’;ll also need to cut the following:

Piece your HSTs as shows in Tutorial 1.

Put on your?Patchwork foot #97D with seam guide. Make sure your needle position back to 0.

Lay out your block. You can use the same method of stacking the blocks on one another to chain piece them if you are so inclined (see Block 1).

Starting on the left and right of the center stars, piece the HSTs together and press the seams in opposite directions.

Nest your seams and piece these two pieces together.

Do the same for the other side and attached to the center of the star.

Now piece each row.

Press the seams in opposite directions as in the last tutorial so we can next them together.

Piece the top rows together and bottom rows together.

Add them to the center section.

Make all three blocks. You are almost done with your blocks!

Everyone needs a shopping bag. Here's a useful tote with an internal pocket and a one-piece waterproof base so you can put it down on the ground without getting a soggy bottom. Made from a pretty furnishing fabric with webbing handles and a lining, it's attractive yet strong enough to carry a few bottles of beer or several pounds of potatoes.

There are a lot of cardboard box ideas all around the internet but not many tutorials on how to make fabric liner with divisions so I thought I will share my take on how to make the DIY basket with a compartment. Also, I am challenged myself to use what I have on hand to make two DIY baskets( One as a diaper caddy and one as snacks basket). Because at 38 weeks pregnant, I couldn't craft much and also don't have the mood to go shopping for new supplies. But as a DIYer, I just couldn't simply pass time by watching videos or shows all the time. So, I took a lot of time(almost 4 to 5 days) to finish these baskets. You might find a different combination of supplies used here to make a single basket, that is because of the de-stash challenge that I created for myself to avoid shopping for new craft supplies. I mostly used the leftover pieces of materials from my previous DIY projects. Now, let us move on to the making.