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YOU'LL BE A FAN OF THIS QUIRKY FAN BLOCK FOR QUILT AS YOU GO!

Updated: Jun 7, 2023

FREE QUILT AS YOU GO ALONG PART 9.


I hope that you have been enjoying our FREE QAYG-ALONG! Whilst I've given you all the challenge of following along and making the blocks, I've also given myself the challenge of designing some new, different, stitch n flip, quilt as you go blocks. This style of quilting is kind of like foundation paper piecing but instead I'm using the batting and backing as the foundation. So, this week, I hope that you enjoy my quirky fan block. Once again, this design would look great as a repetitive design in a QAYG quilt or if you're joining in with our QAYG-Along, you'll need to make 2. No time to join in? No problem, we hope that you enjoy the video anyway and perhaps pick up a few tips that may help you to learn or improve your sewing skills.



Please note that this blocks starts at 10" and is suitable to be joined together with my easy cover strip method or with the regular joining strip method. If you would like to use the regular joining strip method then cut your batting to the same size as your backing fabric.

This is what you will need to make 1 block:



Follow along with the video below to see how to make the block. The video will show you how to make a wedge shape template for the fan pieces, it should be the size as shown in the diagram below:


This is how to mark up the block to prepare for stitching and flipping:

Here are some step by step photos to keep you on track.








I loved making this block so much that I made 4! Fans in a row, fans facing in and fans facing out, there are a lot of possibilities with this block. If I made this a repetitive design in a quilt, I think that I would join them together with the easy cover strip method on the front to break them up. What do you think?

A big shout out to my daughter Alaura for all her hard work in filming, editing and directing yet another fun and creative video!

Happy sewing!

Monica xo




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