Super Saturday Sew In: Lock Blocks with Natalie McCrory

The following is the supply list for the Lock Blocks class on Saturday, September 22:

Sewing machine in working order

Extension cord/power strip

Basic sewing supplies: Rotary cutter, mat, ruler(s)*, scissors, seam ripper (just in case), thread, small iron, ironing surface (optional- I will have an ironing board and iron you can use.)

*A ruler with at least 12 1/2 inches in one direction is required. Other sizes that may come in handy but are not absolutely needed include a 12 1/2 inch square ruler, a 6 1/2 inch x 12 1/2 inch ruler, and a 2 1/2 inch wide ruler.


The short answer is that if you want to make the lap sized (48×60) quilt with blocks that finish 12 inches, you will need exactly one 40 piece jelly roll (2 1/2 inch strips.) If you’re prone to cutting mistakes, you might want to have a little extra coordinating fabric available. You may otherwise cut 2 1/2 strips x width of fabric from your stash. If you would rather use fat quarters, you will need a minimum of 12 fat quarters, but more variety would be better.

The key in selecting fabrics is to be sure you have a variety of light, medium, and dark fabrics. This quilt works well as being very scrappy.

For a crib sized quilt (36×45) only 24 2 1/2 inch strips are needed.

Note: having your 2 1/2 inch strips precut before class is HIGHLY recommended unless you’re planning to cut from fat quarters. I will demonstrate a different cutting and assembly variation from fat quarters in class.

If you would rather make the blocks in a 9 inch finished size, strips will be cut only 2 inches wide. The 9 inch blocks can easily be cut from fat quarters. For a crib size quilt (36×45), you will need at least 8 fat quarters, or for a lap size (54×72),at least 20 fat quarters.

A six inch block can also be done in this pattern. If you’re interested in doing this, it’s cut from 1 1/2 inch strips. I can provide information on fabric needed the day of the class.

Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Bring your lunch or plan to grab something at a nearby restaurant.

Location: First Presbyterian Church in Rogers. 26th St & New Hope Road.

Cost: $10.

Questions? Contact Natalie McCrory.