EDTC 300 · Learning Project

We have a Square!

This week has been a surprisingly productive one as far as my learning project goes. I was excited and nervous to officially begin sewing, but luckily all has been well so far! This week I was able to practice sewing squares of fabric together using the cheap fabric I picked up from Walmart. It is not for the official quilt that I want to make, but for a smaller one that I am practicing on first. I chose to do a pattern of two matching squares with two random squares.

I am happy so far with how my project is going, but I am running low on thread, so next week may throw some new challenges my way.  I also have not learned what to do with my squares once I have the amount that I want. I will need to find some new video resources and online blogs to help me sort out some of my future quilting steps.

To make these squares I started by laying them out in the pattern that I wanted them. I then put the top and bottom square together and inside out. I lined up the edges and pinned them together and then repeated with the second set of squares. From there I sewed both of my sets of squares together.

 

I then had to match up the squares together and inside out again to sew each set of two squares together to make the set of four.

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This took some time and patience as there were a few times where I accidentally sewed squares together in the wrong pattern or sewed them inside out. Once I got a little more confident in myself I was able to relax and thoroughly enjoy myself for a bit. Once I had sewn quite I few sets of squares I decided to iron them flat as I was shown in an example video. This made them nice and flat and they looked much more promising after this step was complete

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6 thoughts on “We have a Square!

  1. Kaitlyn, what a cool learning project. I love how you have really started from scratch and have progressed so far in such a short amount of time! My grandma was an avid sewer- needless to say that was not passed along to me ha!

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  2. I didn’t know how difficult it would be to learn how to work and set up a sewing machine and sewing in general…I did a workshop on creating a story bag from scratch with using a sewing machine and it was a challenge!! What a great idea for a #LearningProject, Kaitlyn! You are way more advanced than I was! Your progression is great to see!

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  3. Kaitlin, that is awesome that your learning project is finally coming together! I’m very happy that you chose to do a practice quilt first because there are so many silly mistakes you can make and it’s good to get an understanding of the project before starting the final quilt. I really enjoy all the pictures you have posted on this blog post of each step and the final look of a four patch quilt ironed vs not ironed. I really enjoy seeing your progress! When do you think you will be ready to start your official quilt?

    Your blog posts are definitely looking great!

    Shantel

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  4. I love how you’re uploading photos of your progress! I think a quilt is a great idea for a learning project and it will definitely be useful once you’re done. I am looking forward to seeing the finished product.

    – Julia 🙂

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