Monday, January 6, 2014

Scrappy Slice 'O Pie Blocks- A Tutorial

I'm so happy with how this turned out that I figured I'd put a little tutorial together so you can make your very own Slice 'O Pie quilt too!

This tutorial makes a 8.5 inch unfinished block.
40x48 baby quilt once completed.
Add more blocks as desired to enlarge your quilt into a throw, twin, queen, etc...

Background for each block measures 8.5 inches square (30 needed).
For the pie slices you will need 60 - 4 7/8 inch squares.
Cut each square on the diagnal resulting in 120 triangles.
Pair up two triangles to your liking and sew into Half Square Triangles/HTS make 60.

Here comes the fun part! Print and cut your template, and gather the following supplies:
   Slice 'O Pie Template
   Spray Starch
   Plastic Coated Freezer Paper
   Paint Brush

Trace your template onto the freezer paper, the non-shiny side.

Cut it out (not on the lines yet) and heat press it onto another piece of freezer paper, non-shiney side.

Now cut out your template- nice and sturdy! Fold your template in half and with your ruler, draw a line down the center, on the non-shiny side.

Ta-da!! We're ready to rock out these pie pieces!!! 
Place the shiny side of your template onto the wrong side of your HST lining up the line from the template with the line of your stitches and gently heat press your template onto the HST.

Trim any excess.

Cut alone the edge of the template leaving about a 1/4 inch.

Let's bring out our starch and paint brush and apply a small amount of starch to your fabric edge.Be sure not to drench your fabric.

Gently heat press your outer edge over onto the template. 

I did 6 at a time to speed things up a bit.

Peal off the template from the fabric and you have a nice Slice 'O Pie piece!

Repeat until you have all 60 pieces completed.

Grab your 8.5" background square and attach two pie pieces. One on the top left and one on the bottom right. I used pins to keep mine in place and stitched 1/8th of an inch away from the edge of the pie.

Arrange your blocks as desired and sew them together with a 1/4 inch seam!

You can have fun with the layout of your pies, and try something like this.

There you have it! I hope you've enjoyed slicing up pie with me!!