Monday, March 7, 2022

Whirl & Twirl Sew-Along: Fabric Cutting

Whirl & Twirl Sew-Along: Fabric Cutting by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com
Surprise! I'm posting the fabric cutting instructions a day early since I have a conflict tomorrow and won't be able to post. So here you go.....


Layer Cake Fabric Cutting

Let's start with the layer cake! Yum, I love cake! Especially anything chocolate - and Moda! What's your favorite cake? 

Separate your layer cake squares into the following:

  • 12 dark-valued squares
  • 12 medium-valued squares
  • 2 light-valued squares. They should contrast with the background fabrics.
The remaining squares can be used on the back for a pieced backing, for coordinating pillows or for another project.

From each of the 12 dark-valued squares, cut:

-4 - 2” x 9.5” rectangles for blades for a total of 48

From each of the 12 medium-valued squares, cut:

-4 - 3.5” x 3.5” squares for large pinwheels for a total of 48

From each of the 2 light-valued squares, cut:

-24 - 2” x 2” squares for blade pinwheels for a total of 48


Background Fabric Cutting

From each 7/8 yard of background fabric, cut:

-3 - 9.5” x WOF strips for a total of 12 strips

From each set of 3 strips, subcut:

-12 - 5” x 9.5” rectangles for a total of 48

-12 - 3.5” x 9.5” rectangles for a total of 48

Notes:

-WOF = Width of Fabric

-For even scrappier backgrounds, select the leftover light-valued low-volume print squares from the layer cake for some of the background. From each square, cut: 

 -1 - 5” x 9.5” rectangle

 -1 - 3.5” x 9.5” rectangle


Pinwheel Shadows, Border, Binding & Backing Cutting

From the 1/2 yard of medium fabric for large pinwheel shadows, cut: 

-4 - 3.5” x WOF strips

From the 4 strips, subcut:

-48 - 3.5” x 3.5” squares

From the 1 yard of border fabric, cut:

-7 - 4.5” x WOF strips

 From the 2/3 yard of binding fabric, cut: 

-8 - 2.5” x WOF strips

From the 4 yards of backing fabric, cut:

-2 - 72” x WOF pieces


That's it for cutting! Let's meet back here next week for the block construction instructions. Boy, that's a tongue twister! Say that three times fast!

Happy Quilting

~Sharla