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New Year's Eve Sewing Tutorial - 2020

(Magyar nyelvért kattintson ide)

The Technique

The pattern shows that there are curve sewing, but there is no such thing.

This is a quick technique that we can achieve the curves effect.

For copy right clarification, the pattern is created by Jordan Fabrics (www.jordanfabrics.com) and we found this free pattern in her website (https://jordanfabrics.com/pages/cathedral-stars) which include also the free descriptions.

So the point is to lay on to the base block another block in half in a diagonal shape – in the same size as the base block.

We suggest to sew around to keep it stable and in place. It would be enough to fix with pins as well, but we sew around because it is safer and easier for us.

What you need to take care of is to sew accurately in line with the seam allowance (from the beginning to the ending). I found that it was sufficient to have a seam allowance (1/4 ” or 7.5 mm) only at the start and end points of the triangle.

It is better to leave a smaller sewing edge around the square. (So later when you sew the blocks together, the seam will not even be stuck out by accident).

Now fold the diagonal of the triangle back towards the corners.

Also, you should sew this 1 mm from the edge. It is worth using a thread that matches the color of the material!

Make sure that the arc of circle in the starting and ending point has the right seam allowance.

We are practically ready.

Another option to achieve a deeper circular arc is “the double folding”.

After the sewing - as described above- is ready, we fold back the already sewn sheet and sew it in the same way (check in the picture below). This is especially useful when sewing large blocks because the sewn edge is also larger. (I also used this for the “modern” block)

That's the technical part. Each of the patterns is based on this technique, the composition will only changes.


The task is basically simple, as the rule is to cut the same piece of triangle as the square behind it. But this may be different for each pattern. The cutting table always include the seam allowance when you cut. This is ¼ ”for inch size and 7.5 cm for cm sizing. For further clarification, the final block size as you scan see in the cutting table is not included.

Lamp pattern

The cutting table always include the sewing allowance when sewing. This is ¼ ”for inch sizing and 7.5 cm for cm sizing

You can download the coloring page from here.

Coloring page_1
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You need to make 3 type of stripes units

„X „ stripe unit

„Y” stripe unit

„Q” stripe unit

The cutting table shows the size. You are cutting from the stripe units the required size – as the table shows- and sewing two blocks from it. The size of the finished blocks is the same.

We sew triangles (made of half-folded material) to the corners and fold it back according to the technique.

According to the coloring sheet, these are sewn together with the connecting strips.

Modern blocks

It's a bit similar as the log cabin technique. We move from the smallest to the largest.

After the starting square just sew the rectangle onto the top of the two pages.

We put on this the following triangle.

In case the triangle is larger, the arc will be also wider.

After we sew together the blocks- and fitting each other - we can fold the arc back again.


The technique and sewing are the same as the other variations. Here you will find the pattern and the coloring page.

Coloring page_heart_sziv
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You can download the coloring page from below link:


The pattern and coloring page are as follows.

You can download the coloring page from below link:

Coloing page dragon
Download PDF • 84KB

Very simple but attractive block. The technique is the same, all we changed that instead of squares for a base block we are using rectangle for the dragonfly wing and a double arc at the tail part.

Take care of the sewing, that the wings of the dragonfly are symmetrical, because otherwise it will not fit in the corner.

Required materials:

- Rectangles for wings

- the log cabin block for the head part

- to the large block of the tail part

A téglalapokra illesztettem a megfelelő háromszöget, így megyek varrni.

I didn’t set a big base for the tail, just a stripe. This is where I placed the triangle formed by the two halves folded in half. I fitted the middle exactly. I fixed the ends with a pins and then sew them.

I fix with a couple of stitches in the middle for each sewing allowance.

I cut off the rest fabric in the end and the rest in the arc.

We sew the blocks together and we are happy 😊

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