First Monday Sew-days

Every month I post a new tutorial for a group of beginner quilters.

Here’s a round-up of First Monday Sew-day handouts:

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(1) December 2020 is our inaugural get-together.  This handout is about the basics: rotary cutting, accurate seams and pressing.  Simone also talked about how to choose colors for a quilt.  That day we sewed four patches together.
Click to download PDF file: FirstMondaySewday_D19

tiny nine patches

FirstMonday Jan2020 Sample(2) A new year, a new block for January 2020.  We tackled half-square triangles and snowball corners on this day.  Click to download PDF file: FirstMondaySewday_Jan6_2020

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(3) In February 2020, Flying Geese were up next with Laurel teaching the lesson.  All the secrets for Flying Geese are in this handout.  Click to download PDF file: First Monday Sewday_Feb 2020

tiny nine patches

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(4) Simone taught us about modern blocks for March 2020 and we made her original pattern.   Click to download a PDF file: FirstMondaySewday_3_2020

April 2020 First Monday ILLUS

(5) April 2020 was the first time we had our social distancing going on and couldn’t meet  — so we did it digitally.   Click to download a PDF file for the Economy Block: FirstMondaySewday_4_2020

May 2020 Illus

(6) May 2020 and we are still not meeting.  Because we are all at home, Log Cabin blocks are the topic.   Click to download a PDF file: FirstMondaySewday_5_2020

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(7) June 2020 and we’re planning on a Zoom Meeting at night — a change, but then all the little children will be in bed, and the Moms can just visit.  Our patches today are Nine-Patch and Churn Dash.  Click to download a PDF file: FirstMondaySewday_6_2020