Sudoku Quilt Step By Step Instructions

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Step by step instructions on how to make a sudoku quilt.

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Sudoku Quilt Step By Step Instructions

  1. 1. Sudoku Quilt Step by Step Step by Step
  2. 2. Assumptions <ul><li>you can accurately cut fabric </li></ul><ul><li>you can accurately sew a ¼” seam </li></ul><ul><li>you will carefully read though all these instructions before you start </li></ul><ul><li>you’ll ask questions </li></ul>
  3. 3. Hints <ul><li>keep everything super organized </li></ul><ul><li>set aside an area where you can lay out squares/blocks and leave them for as long as you need </li></ul><ul><li>keep your wits about you </li></ul><ul><li>accuracy is important </li></ul><ul><li>ironing is important -- “press for success!” </li></ul>
  4. 4. Cutting Fabric – the Squares <ul><li>Cut fabric into squares as needed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>you’ll need a total of 81 squares </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>9 of each color </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>remember – we’ll be sharing squares! </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Pin One Square of Each Fabric onto a Piece of Paper <ul><li>number each square </li></ul><ul><ul><li>do NOT write on the fabric! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>this will be your master list </li></ul><ul><ul><li>you’ll use this as your guide to make your first eight blocks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>you will use these “master” squares for your last (ninth) block </li></ul></ul>see next slide
  6. 6. Like This
  7. 7. Pick Your Arrangement <ul><li>pick the of sudoku grid of numbers you’d like to use </li></ul><ul><ul><li>remember, each number corresponds to one of your fabric squares </li></ul></ul><ul><li>there are nine blocks within the grid </li></ul><ul><li>print your grid </li></ul>perhaps this one? see next slide
  8. 8. Label Each Block with a Letter
  9. 9. #1 Sewing <ul><li>I’ll make the “A” block first </li></ul><ul><li>I’ll arrange my numbered fabrics like this </li></ul>
  10. 10. #2 Sewing <ul><li>Because of the numbered grid of this block, I’ll sew </li></ul><ul><ul><li>fabrics #1 and #2 and #3 together </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I’ll iron their seams toward the right (toward fabric #3) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I don’t press seams open much any more </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>fabrics #4, 5, and 6 will be sewn together </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I’ll iron seams toward the left (toward fabric #4) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>fabrics #7, 8, and 9 will be sewn together </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I’ll iron seams toward the right (toward fabric #9) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I’ll now have 3 rows sewn and ironed </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. My Rows arrow indicate direction that the seams are pressed
  12. 12. #3 Sewing <ul><li>Sew the top row of this block (fabrics 1-2-3) to the middle (fabrics 4-5-6) row </li></ul><ul><ul><li>make sure to keep the correct orientation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>i.e., fabric #1 should be on top of fabric #4; 2 on top of 5, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>iron this seam toward the bottom of the block </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sew the bottom strip on (fabrics 7-8-9) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>again, be careful </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>fabric #4 is on top of fabric #7; 5 is on top of 8, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>iron this seam toward the bottom </li></ul></ul><ul><li>you should find that the seams within each row “lock” together with the row below – that’s because we alternated ironing direction. Very cool. </li></ul>
  13. 13. My Block This block is actually straighter than it looks, the picture was taken at a bit of an angle. Your block should be nice and square.
  14. 14. #4 Sewing <ul><li>take finished block (block “A”) and label it </li></ul><ul><ul><li>pin a piece of paper to your block </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>do not use tape as we’ll be ironing a lot </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>be careful ironing pins with plastic heads! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Include the “A” letter, and the direction the block lays </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>which way is “up”? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>write on the label before you pin it to the fabric </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>it’s be horrible if your ink oozed through onto your fabric </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>BE CAREFUL </li></ul><ul><ul><li>be sure to label the correct block with the correct letter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>be sure and keep the block oriented in the correct direction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>if the block gets rotated then the “sudoku-ness” of the quilt will not work </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. My Labeled Block
  16. 16. Continue! <ul><li>keep on sewing blocks ( A – I ) being very careful to label each one and to keep its orientation correct </li></ul><ul><li>refer constantly to your master sheet – the ones with the sample fabrics pinned and numbered </li></ul><ul><li>refer constantly to your number grid </li></ul><ul><ul><li>mark off each block as you complete it </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. My Number Grid <ul><li>Block “A” done, only eight left to go! </li></ul>
  18. 18. Blocks Almost Complete
  19. 19. Oops? <ul><li>no one is perfect </li></ul><ul><ul><li>that’s why we have seam rippers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>there are no Quilt Police </li></ul><ul><li>I once heard that “only God is perfect” and you should intentionally include an error so you’re not trying to take God’s place </li></ul><ul><ul><li>at least it makes a good excuse? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>and let’s face it – I’d challenge someone to find a mistake in a sudoku quilt! </li></ul>
  20. 20. Bottom Sashing <ul><li>cut 6 pieces of bottom sashing the correct size </li></ul><ul><li>sew a sashing strip to the bottom of blocks A, B, C, D, E and F </li></ul><ul><ul><li>do not sew any bottom sashing on blocks G, H, or I </li></ul></ul><ul><li>iron toward the bottom of the block – toward the bottom sashing </li></ul>a bottom sashing strip hint: do not remove your pinned-on block labels!
  21. 21. My Blocks with Bottom Sashing
  22. 22. Sew Columns <ul><li>make the first column by sewing the bottom of block A to the top of block D </li></ul><ul><ul><li>then sew the bottom of block D to the top of on block G </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>make sure they’re in order </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>make sure the top of each block is still at the top </li></ul></ul><ul><li>make the middle column by sewing B-E-H </li></ul><ul><li>make the last column by sewing C-F-I </li></ul>A D G B E H C F I
  23. 23. My Columns
  24. 24. Side Sashings <ul><li>cut 2 pieces of side sashing the correct size </li></ul><ul><li>sew a sashing strip to the right side of the first column and the middle column </li></ul><ul><ul><li>column A-D-G and column B-E-H </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>do not sew any side sashing to the last column </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>no side sashing on column C-F-I </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>iron toward the left of the block – toward the side sashing </li></ul>
  25. 25. Side Sashing, cont. <ul><li>Sew the first column to the middle column </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Carefully line up the bottom sashings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sew the last column to the first two </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Again, carefully line up the bottom sashings </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. My Quilt with Side Sashings
  27. 27. Side Borders <ul><li>cut 2 strips of fabric to the correct size for your left and right side borders </li></ul><ul><li>sew them on, easing as needed </li></ul>
  28. 28. My Quilt with Side Borders I had some fabric that went from light to dark purple; thought I’d try it.
  29. 29. Top/Bottom Borders <ul><li>cut 2 strips of fabric to the correct size for your top and bottom borders </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 strip for the top </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 strip for the bottom </li></ul></ul><ul><li>sew them on, easing as needed </li></ul>
  30. 30. My Quilt with Top/Bottom Borders
  31. 31. Your Top is DONE!

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