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Instagram for Sewists and Quilters (and Crafters of all kinds!) This post is meant to be used in conjunction with Sew-Alongs and Giveaways that may have eligibility guidelines revolving around Instagram. It is geared towards individuals who do not yet have instagram, who feel unfamiliar with the platform and community, or those who may be…

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  • MeganMME

    I’m FAMOUS!!!!!    :)

  • Well YEA YOU ARE!!! I’m glad you were at the top of my feed when I blindly took that screen capture! xox

  • judy

    EXCELLENT article!  Very informative, you are so talented at so many things apparantly :), THANKS for such great and complete info!

This post is a part of my series on color. For more posts in this series, click here. For the first post which gives a basic introduction to COLOR terms and definitions, click here! This post is meant to work in conjunction with my Sew-Alongs. It is a place to start when choosing colors for your quilts….

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  This post is a part of my series on color. For more posts in this series, click here. For the next post which gives more detailed information on COLOR theory and relationships, click here! This post is meant to work in conjunction with my Sew-Alongs. It is a place to start when choosing colors for your…

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To find the other Polaroid Sew-Along posts and tutorials, please head over to the Polaroid Sew-Along Page! Materials I think one of the best aspects of this Sew-Along is how you have complete control over the finished product. Are you interested in making a mini quilt? Awesome! Do you want to make a clutch? COOL!…

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  • Jen U.

    Meg — Muchos mahalos for this awesome, well-written (grammatically AND technically) and thorough tutorial.  I have a heap of Polaroid blocks accumulated from the recent IG swap and did not know where to start with the trimming process. so all the detailed info with photos is super helpful.  I definitely want to try some tilted, drop shadow block layouts, so looking forward to the May14th post on this topic.  Rock on, sister!

  • […] In my last post I gave you a very thorough run down on the pieces needed to make individual blocks. Although this is a great way to use up scraps and various cuts that you may have laying around, it isn’t the most efficient way to piece these blocks. Not only does it take more time to individually cut the strips and piece the polaroids, it also creates a lot of waste. If you know that you are going to be making a lot of these blocks (and by “a lot” I mean more than say… 5 or 10), then you may want to consider chain piecing them. Be aware, this is not your average chain piecing! I recommend chain piecing them on an uncut strip. […]

  • […] are really starting to move along with the Sew-Along! The fabric requirements are posted, piecing suggestions are up, so let’s have a little fun chatting about […]

  • This is such a great, exhaustive post.  Thank you so much for all of the information.  I was hoping to do a polaroid block that had a 4.5″ center square and I know all of the measurements.  If I made these blocks during/for the QAL- would that be okay?  Thanks!

  • Actually, the polaroid size I have in mind is 3″ square(just the middle/picture) and the whole polaroid is about 4.5″ x 5.5″ I am pretty sure!

  • Hi Laurie! That sounds great! I’m going to be doing a post next week all about changing the sizes of your blocks to any size you’d like, so feel free to use dimensions that work for your project. Just make sure to follow the posting guidelines and you’re good to go!

  • […] you remember back to the specs post, we are working with fussy cut blocks that finish at 2″ – rather tiny! We want our blocks to […]

  • […] however you want, but you can also choose what size to make them if you want them bigger than the original tutorial outlines! YES! You can also find a guide on choosing your shadow and sashing colors here, but if […]

  • […] as a recap, here is the information that you were given from the original tutorial. Continue reading beyond the specifications for instructions on piecing the blocks. Please note, […]

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