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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Sampler Shuffle updates:

Thank you for all the engagement in the Sampler Shuffle!
Many of you have stopped in to the shop to get your fabric selections. Most of the gals at the shop are participating as well and we have been given a little head start in the program so that we could better answer your questions, here are some progress shots:
Deb's using Grunge Fabrics by Moda for her blocks. Shown here are blocks 1-3
Jody is using the fabric line "Prairie" for her quilt. Shown here is her block 2
Mandy is using Cotton and Steel fabrics for her blocks. Shown here is block 1
Mandy's Block 2- note fussy cutting- since it will be set on point the sloth in the center had to be cut as a diamond so he will appear right side up in the finished quilt!
A few things to note: 
1. Deb has offered at 15% discount to anyone buying their supplies at the shop just let us know when you check out! 
2. If you do not wish to to the striped effect achieved with the set in squares shown below but you still wish to set it on point the setting yardage adds up to 3.75 yards of one color.
3. There is a bin of 10" sampler shuffle cuts at the shop affordable priced if you want to purchase a few to supplement your chosen precut lines. Keep in mind most precuts don't have a lot of  "background" fabrics- tone on tones- so that may be what you need to supplement- check out your fabric and see. Do you have a good balance of light, medium and darks? 
4. Check out our website for more information! We have posted the PDF for the setting instructions, flying geese border and half square triangle tutorial already to get you ready! Click HERE to go directly to the website.
5. You will see on the downloads for the blocks when you print it out there are two sets of instructions- one to keep and one to share! Get your friends shuffling too! 
6. Please send us your pictures via Facebook and Instagram : #modasamplershuffle #quilterscrossing or send an email to quilterscrossing@att.net-- Or stop in the shop to show and tell! 

***Moda has provided a few tips they suggest for this project***
Since the blocks are small:
- shorten your stitch length a little,
 -use a 70/10 or 80/12 topstitch needle, 
-sew with  50 or 60 wt thread, 
-use a "Scant" quarter inch on your seams
 these tips and adjustments will yield a more accurate block and nicer finished project!