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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Part and Parcel Mystery Sew-Along - Part 6

Part 6, WooHoo! We are moving right along!

If you are just joining us, WELCOME! You'll want start with the Introduction and Strip Stash cutting instructions.

Here's a schedule. Follow the treasure map to previous posts:
Give your self extra brownie points (or Brownies!) if you are sewing with gumshoes...or gum on your shoe... or if you are chewing gum.... but not at the same time as the brownies. Please, no!

Clues to demystify the blocks

Anatomy of a Part and Parcel Block

The blocks have 4 parts:
  1. Center(s),  the piece in the center of the block
  2. Spacers, pieces between multiple centers to make 1 center piece.
  3. Sides, pieces on the left and right vertical sides of the block.
  4. Top and Bottom, pieces on the top and bottom of the block. 
Order of sewing: 1)Spacers if needed, 2)Sides, 3)Top/Bottom. You'll always know which direction the block goes by the direction of the seams... Another clue.

All seams should be a scant 1/4". That means 1 or 2 threads shy of 1/4" to allow for the thickness of the fabric when folded into seams. If you find your units are not ending the right size. Check your seam allowance for accuracy. Here's a tutorial.

Sewing with the sashes toward the feed dogs may keep your units more square, and will give more control over the direction of your seams.

Press toward spacers. Press all other seams outward, unless otherwise specified.

Never sew across a seam that has not been pressed.

After cutting for this section, remaining fabric can be returned to the strip stash, label intact. In future cutting, you can use scraps first if you like.

Cut larger pieces first for best use of fabric.

For Section 6 you'll need the following strips from the Strip Stash:
Fabric 1) 1/2 strip @ 4 1/2"
Fabric 2) 2 strips @  4 1/2"

Fabric 3) none
Fabric 4) 2 strips @ 2 1/2",  1/2 @ 4 1/2"
Fabric 5) 2 strips @  4 1/2"
Fabric 6) none
Fabric 7) 1 @ 12 1/2" square

Cross-cutting Section 6

Fab 1) 3 @ 4 1/2" square

Fab 2)   2 @ 4 1/2" x 20 1/2",  2 @ 3 1/2" x 12 1/2"

Fab 3) none

Fab 4)  2 @ 2 1/2" x  20 1/2", 1 @  2 1/2" x  4 1/2",  1 @ 4 1/2" X 12 1/2"

Fab 5)  2 @  4 1/2" x 20 1/2", 2 @ 4 1/2"square

Fab 6)  none

Fab 7)  1 @ 12 1/2" square

Sew the Blocks
Section 6 Block 1
Section 6 has 3 blocks.

Block 1

Center: 1 Fab 4 @ 4 1/2" x 12 1/2"

Round 1: sew 2 Fab 5 - 4 1/2" squares to the short ends of the center.
Sew 2 Fab 2 - 4 1/2" x  20 1/2" strips to the top and bottom of the block

Block 1 should measure  20 1/2" x 12 1/2".

Section 6 Block 2

Block 2

Center: 1 Fab 7 - 12 1/2" square

Round 1: Sew 2 Fab 2 - 4 1/2" x 12 1/2" strips to the sides of the center unit.
Sew 2 Fab 2 - 12 1/2" x 20 1/2" strips to the top and bottom of the block

Block 2 should measure  20 1/2"square

Section 6 Block 3
Block 3

Center: 3 Fab 1 @ 4 1/2" square

Spacers: Sew the center squares between the 4 Fab 4 - 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles to create a row of Spacers alternating with center squares, spacers on each end.
Sew the 2 Fab 4 - 2 1/2" x 20 1/2" to the top and bottom of the block.

Block 3 should measure 20 1/2 " x  8 1/2".

Let's get together, yeah yeah yeah! (Parent Trap?... anyone else hear Haley Mills in your head when you read that? No? Just me again...😕...)

Back to Section 6 then...

Sew Block 1 to the top of Block 2.

Sew Block 3 to the bottom of block 2.

Section 6 should measure 20 1/2" x 40 1/2".

In the top left corner, label this unit Section 6 and set it aside until assembly.

Were making great progress!

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We'll be back to the the Part and Parcel Mystery Sew-along Section 7 in two weeks. We are SO close!

See you next time!


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