The Free Motion Quilting Project: Building Block Stencils!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Building Block Stencils!

I've been DYING to share these super awesome stencils with you since I saw them at Quilt Market last month! We now have stencils available for many of the blocks in the Building Blocks Quilt!

free motion quilting | Leah Day

We've worked with Quilting Creations International to create this beautiful set of stencils which will make using these designs so much easier on all of your quilts. If you've been really struggling to mark the designs using a light box or tracing paper, these stencils will allow you to mark the quilt block easily from the top side.

Currently we have these stencil designs available for the 8 inch blocks in the Building Blocks Quilt:

free motion quilting | Leah Day

free motion quilting | Leah Day

Many of the Rail Fence block designs actually worked better as border or sashing designs than as single blocks, so we've created Wiggles and Teeth stencil in 1.5 inch and 2.5 inch widths including a corner turn so you can easily use these designs in the sashing of a quilt.

free motion quilting | Leah Day

We did the same thing with the Circuit Board design from Block #4 and created a perfect sashing or border design stencil complete with corner turn.

free motion quilting | Leah Day

This Circuit Board stencil is available in 2.5 inch and 3.5 inch widths so it's sure to work in a variety of quilts.

free motion quilting | Leah Day

We've also upsized many designs to fit 10 inch and a few 12 inch squares. These would be fun to use for bigger blocks or on plain fabric. With a single stencil, you can infinitely mark over the surface of plain fabric so much easier and faster than tracing through a light box.

 free motion quilting | Leah Day

These bigger stencils would be a great choice if you're looking to play with a variety of quilting designs outside of the Building Blocks Quilt. 

I'm really intrigued to see what people do with this 10 inch house block stencil. What fun!

free motion quilting | Leah Day

And to answer a few last nitty gritty questions - Yes, we will eventually have MOST of the designs from the Building Blocks Quilt Pattern available in stencil form. A few designs might have a slightly different look - like the way we changed Block 4 designs into border stencils.

However, most of the stencils won't be available to purchase from Quilting Creations until after fall market (end of October).

Still, with so many fun designs to play with, we're sure to keep busy between now and then! Check out all the stencils I have available with Quilting Creations right here.

Let's go quilt!

Leah Day

6 comments:

  1. Youpi!!!! I am so excited for those stencils. I struggle to trace the designs, so this will make it sooooo much easier. Thank you for sharing these GOOD news.

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  2. Hey, these are really cool! I love using stencils!

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  3. That's great news! Congratulations Leah on the next big step!

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  4. I'm not a quilter; I follow because your writing style is so personable. In fact, I make cards and find that your color combinations and designs are inspiring for my craft in paper. Stencils are a huge "thing" right now in card making. These could easily be used across media types!! I, for one, will be getting some to try on my next project. Great idea!

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  5. Wonderful! I can't wait to order them!

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  6. I am so excited to see these. Can't wait to get them

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