Block Party – Month 1!

Happy March 2020 and welcome to the first month of the OklaRoots Block Party!  To start the sew along, we'll work on a block that looks complicated, but can be completed in just a few steps.


 I wanted to go over as much quilting advice as possible, so this first video is a long one.  Make sure to check all the time stamps in the comments section! We're discussing the infamous "scant quarter inch seam allowance", how to press all those seams, and what to do if your block ends up too small. 

Below is the PDF file, which includes the templates you can trace on your fabric to build your blocks. I've also included a SVG file for those of you with automatic cutting devices.  In this video I'm demonstrating how to cut your fabric using the templates included in the PDF. Next month we'll go over how to cut these using a Cricut Maker. 

Let me know if you have any questions and have fun making these blocks! I can't wait to see what you create!


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  1. Jacquie | 2nd Mar 20

    So excited!!! YEAH! First block. Is there a Facebook group for us to share our blocks? Maybe we need to start one!!

  2. Petra Friede | 2nd Mar 20

    I am so exited todo this quilt!!! Thank you for coming up with this super great idea, Jess.
    Since I can’t leave a quilt store empty handed, I have quiet a bunch of fabric lying around, waiting for just this project!!
    Thank you again !!

  3. Marion | 3rd Mar 20

    Jess, I cant get either of the buttons to activate. I am using an iPad mini. Any suggestions? I would like to use the SVG. Thanks!

  4. Jessica Steed | 3rd Mar 20

    This looks like it will be a lot of fun to do!

  5. Catherine Drew | 6th Mar 20

    the fun has started – at your machine, go!

  6. Dorothy Hays | 17th Mar 20

    Downloaded svg it is smaller did I do something wrong

  7. Beverly Seabaugh | 17th Mar 20

    My blocks are ready to share but how do we do this????

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