Tutorial :: Trapezoid Block

ChristinaAugust 12, 2009

IMG_9894 I’m sure there is another more clever name for this June’s block, but if there is, I haven’t a clue.  So here is one of my blocks, after lots of trial and error to get it the right size.  I don’t usually have issues with that, but something was off with my math the day I originally made this block.  Oh well.  (Something was off with my photography yesterday, too…I couldn’t get the darn thing in the frame!  That’s what happens with a 50mm held above your head.)

IMG_9896 It still isn’t quite right, but I’m done with this block.  The finished size is 12-1/2” x 11-1/2”…but it needs to be 12-1/2” square…so add some borders onto it to make it the right size.  Problem solved.

Trapezoid-Block-Shapes-Tutorial I’m trying something a little different this time.  This block is really very simple.  Instead of a photo tutorial, I have the tutorial all drawn up in pictures on the template sheet.  I think it is very easy to understand what you will need to do.  Please let me know if you have questions.  Seam allowances are 1/4”.  Click here to follow the link to the PDF document.  I’m trying something new, using Google Docs, so please let me know if there are issues accessing the file.  There might be problems if too many of you want to access the page.  I really need to find a solution for this soon.  I suggest printing this out on card stock so you have a nice sturdy template to cut around.

IMG_9885 Here is another block in the trial and error phase.  My final block isn’t pictured, it was just scrap fabrics…but I’m going to make it into a pillow cover for the shop.  And lets not forget our inspiration block, found here.  (Block by Jessica of Twin Fibers.)

Comments (12)

  • ~Michelle~

    August 12, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    I seen them called “tumblers.”

  • She Can’t Decide

    August 12, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    your fabric makes me drool… I love this!

  • Blue is Bleu

    August 12, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Very cute! I love the fabrics you used :)

  • andrea creates

    August 12, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Thanks for the tutorial:)I love Denyse Schmidt’s fabrics !

  • Kelly O.

    August 13, 2009 at 1:41 am

    thank you for the tutorial–I’ve been wanting to attempt this but haven’t the gusto!

  • The Quilt Buddy

    August 13, 2009 at 4:15 am

    This is a very good tutorial. I didn’t have a problem opening/or downloading the template.

    Awesome block….awesome everything!

  • Amy

    August 13, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    Nice! Thanks.

  • Isa

    August 13, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    great tutorial, thanks!
    Love your new head banner

  • twin fibers

    August 13, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    HI! Your pillow cover turned out great! :) I’m glad you were inspired from by block! ~Jessica

  • Momma Mary

    August 13, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Love it! And it looks like I have one more thing to add to the sewing list.

  • Janet M. Davies

    September 20, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    I like the colours…

  • Rachael

    November 8, 2009 at 1:21 am

    i’ve heard it called lava lamps

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