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Paradise Lane SAL: Week 3

 

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Welcome back to the Paradise Lane Sew-along (SAL)!!!  
  
  
Just joining us?  Catch yourself up on previous posts:
Together, we'll continue making our Small Throw quilt tops over the next four weeks.  Feel free to work ahead or behind; these blog posts will always be here for reference.
  
It's Week 3, and I'm talking about sewing those rectangle points on your flowers. 
   

We're going to make five blocks this week so you'll be a pro when you're finished!  If you have directional fabrics, you may want to save those blocks for next week when I discuss how I work with directional fabrics in this pattern.

Anytime I sit down to work on a Paradise Lane quilt, I like to start with all of my marking first.  Pick the five blocks you'll be working on and follow the instructions in the pattern to mark lines on some of the pieces.

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Again, I'll be focusing on the rectangle because - they are very different from working with squares!!  I'll repeat that - working with rectangles is not the same as working with squares.  We're all used to squares and they are pretty easy and forgiving.  That is not the case for rectangles.  The direction that you mark you rectangles is very important!!  When marking your diagonal line, be sure to double check the pattern and picture above to make sure you are marking from the top right corner to the bottom left corner on the wrong side of the fabric!

Follow the instructions on the top of page 7 of your pattern and I'll catch up with you mid-way down the page.

If this is your first time working with rectangles, the placement is going to seem really weird. Trust the process :)

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Follow the instructions in your pattern to line up your rectangle for sewing.  it will look like the pictures above and below :)
 
Paradise Lane Quilt Sew-along hosted by Nollie + Bean
  
Then, sew on your marked line and trim 1/4" away from the sewn line and press your seam.  Below are some additional photos and videos to help you out!
  
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As you're getting used to sewing rectangles, you may want to use a couple pins to help keep everything in place.  Once you get used to it, you can likely hold in place as you sew.  Below is a quick video showing how I do it.
  

 

Optional Instagram Post and this week's prize!

Post a picture using #paradiselanesal before midnight on Sunday, June 20, 2021, of your fabric pull to be entered to win this week's prize!  
  
This week's prize is a fat quarter fabric bundle!!
  
Make sure your account is public so that I can see your post!  Good luck!!
  
Next week:
For those who like to work ahead, next week we will continue sewing our blocks, and I'm going to talk about how I work with directional prints for this pattern.
  
Happy Sewing!!
  
Paradise Lane Quilt Sew-along hosted by Nollie + Bean

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