Friday, May 10, 2013

Tutorial: Hourglass block without marking

Here is the tutorial to make { hourglass blocks without marking the fabric}. It is very accurate if you tape the washi tape/ masking tape straight and have the sewing machine set in 1/4" for seam allowance. This omit the drawing pencil lines on each square set and the process is quicker. I would recommend reduce sewing speed to half of your normal speed and avoid pulling fabric towards to you. Let the sewing machine take the fabric. It is similar method that I made for { double wedding ring quilt} by using washi tape/ masking tape as sewing guild line on the sewing machine. 

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 Enjoy hourglass blocks making~

Edit: as few of you comment that if the sewing machine doesn't have a extend sewing bed. Please try  tape all the way down the machine to the table top, as {jeifner} suggested! Let me know if that works for your machine.  
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18 comments:

  1. Wow, Chase, that was quick! Already you did the tutorial, and I thank you very much. I hate drawing lines, and this makes it so much quicker. Your little hourglass blocks are so pretty. Thanks again for your time and effort.

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  2. ouch..!! my sewing machine doesn't have the table like yours, :( too bad this method wont work for my machine.. *cross finger someone will buy Bernina for mother's day..

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    1. Hah.. oh my god!! Fitri, I thought you have disappeared from Flickr. I have miss you from Flickr.. :) but you are here always~ :) duh to me!

      I think this method would work for most of sewing machines. If your sewing bed is smaller/ shorter you can try to extend the tape on the side of the sewing throat, not sure if I explain it well. Then you can sew slowly and follow the guild tape. Let me know, if I can be more helpful~ xx

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  3. Cute blocks! I also do not have a bed attachment so if I'm sewing anything over two inches large the tape trick doesn't work for me either. Or maybe I could tape all the way down my machine to the table top.

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  4. Great tutorial Chase! Now I need washi tape :)

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  5. Lovely details. Doesn't seem to work so well without an add-on sewing table. Thanks for including which way to iron the seams to avoid too many lumpy bits.

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  6. Thanks for the great tutorial!
    Love all the photos!

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  7. Thanks for sharing this tutorial. Now I just need to get a roll of masking/washi tape. Have a great weekend. ;)

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  8. Thanks for this fantastic tutorial. I am learning so much from you, it has been really helpful.

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  9. Chase, you are really master! Great tutorial :) Thanks for sharing. I like this pattern and I think I will try it really soon :)

    Have a great weekend, Jola

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  10. I just adore your small hourglasses! Thank you for these tips and inspiration! x Teje

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  11. What a great tutorial! No more stretching my fabric with a pencil! I love your work Chase.

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  12. fantastic idea, Chase. Thanks for this wonderful tutorial.

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  13. Thank you so much for the great tutorial ... I've linked to it in one of my blog posts of an hourglass quilt. Your work is so beautiful! http://busybeeno16.blogspot.com/2013/07/a-short-tale-of-two-quilts.html

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