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Barn Star Sampler QAL – Month 10 & 11 Tips

By October 5, 2023barnstarsamplerqal, blog

This month I have combined the October AND the November blocks into one month for the Barn Star Sampler Quilt Along that I am doing in conjunction with the Fat Quarter Shop. We are onto the small blocks now, and once I started sewing them, I was on a roll and just kept on going!

{Please note there may be affiliate links in this blog – I get a small amount from FQS, your price is no different. This helps me to continue doing these sewalongs with you!}

And there won’t be a reveal blog or video at the end of October…. this month’s tips and tricks video not only talks about the blocks, but I show you them all too!

Here are my blocks : )

One thing I did forget about smaller blocks – they have smaller pieces in them! Sounds logical, but I had forgotten that smaller pieces require more precise cutting and seam allowances!

Even a small difference in your seam allowance adds up with all the seams of small pieces in a smaller block. So check your seam allowance and trim each section of your block to help you get a good size for the finished blocks.

These triangles are seriously tiny!!

And thank goodness the points don’t go all the way to the edge…. a little bit of wiggle room!

These pinwheel stars are a favourite – they look so pretty.

Did I mention seriously small pieces??! Happy that these blocks are all done now.

The last five blocks I forgot to take pictures of…. you will see them in November when I show how to put the sections together.

If you aren’t up for sewing all these blocks this month – you can definitely stick to the original schedule and do the 4″ blocks next month.

Love to see your progress in our Facebook Sewing and Quiltalong Group or on Instagram – just use the hashtag #barnstarsamplerQAL and feel free to tag me @said_with_love

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