ABC Adventure Blocks Tutorial
Todays tutorial is part of the Dream Big with Dr.Seuss Challenge with Fat Quarter Shop.
Fat Quarter Shop challenged a few bloggers to create something fabulous with the newest Dr.Seuss Fat Quarter Bundle by Robert Kaufman.
This FQ Bundle also includes a super cute alphabet panel you can see in Fat Quarter Shop’s, “Big A, Little A Quilt”, FREE Pattern and YouTube Tutorial below!
So here is how to make these quick and easy ABC Adventure blocks!
(26) 5″ squares of batting
(26) 6″ squares for backing your blocks
Trim each of your 26 letters from the panel with a 1/2″ border, about 6″ square.
Layer each of the letters with a backing, batting and letter. Center the batting on the back of the letter block.
On each block, stitch a zig zag stitch along the edge of the colored square surrounding your letter.
Then trim about 1/4″ around each square with some pinking shears to prevent the edges from fraying.
Easy right!?! You could even quilt the centers of these blocks if you like.
Now how about that bag?
From two of your remaining FQ’s, cut two pieces measuring 15″ x 17″.
Place them right sides together. Make sure if you are using the ones with words that you have them oriented correctly:)
Luckily I caught my mistake before I sewed it together!
Sew a 1/2″ seam around three of your sides, leaving the top of your bag open.
You can use a zig zag stitch to serge the edges so your bag doesn’t fray on the inside.
On one side of the opening of your bag…..
Un-sew about 3″ and fold those edges back, then stitch them down.
This creates a hemmed area where your drawstring comes out of your bag….sorry this pic is not the greatest, but these are hemmed individually and not connected…I can put my finger between those.
Now…. we have to make our string for our drawstring bag!
Cut (2) 2.5″ strips from the long side of one FQ. Connect them together to create one long strip.
Press in half lengthwise.
Press again so that the edges meet in the center.
Fold in half again and use your zig zag stitch to close up your string.
With your bag still inside out…
Double fold the opening and tuck your string into the fold.
Stitch down this fold all the way around the opening of your bag…. being careful not to catch the string in your stitches!
Tie the ends of your string together and give them a tug and your ABC Adventure Blocks are all set and now you have a perfect bag to keep them in:)
I hope you guys enjoy this tutorial and share it with a special little one.
P.S. This would make a great handmade Christmas gift!!!
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Too cute. I love it!
Great tutorial, I love it. I can’t make your giveaway link do anything.
Oops!….Thanks for letting me know Chris! I fixed it:)
How adorable! This would make a wonderful gift for a little one. Those bright alphabet blocks look like hours of fun!
Very cute bag and adventure blocks.
That is so cute! What a great way to use that alphabet panel.
These are super fun. I bet that panel would also be great for making some 3D stuffed blocks for kiddos.
I just ordered the FQ bundle to make this for my grandson! So adorable. Great Tutorial!
This really is TOO cute. And so easy! Thanks!
What a wonderful idea! Just love what you made!
What a gorgeous gift to make for a child.
I really like this! Question though… Are the backing pieces 5″ or 6″ ? I have some charm squares I could use for the backing, but I’m afraid they might be too small (I really like how you have some white on the edges of your blocks). Thanks for sharing this tutorial!
They are the same as the front, 6″. Only the batting is 5″.
What a cute idea!!
Great idea! I also love your homemade string for the bag!
It’s so cute. I love the bright colors.
Love your tutorial. Cute bag and alphabet squares. I tried to enter your Saturday giveaway and I got a blank screen at least 3 times. I hope you can fix it. K-
Great tutorial, lovely sewing project for a beginner or as a quick to make gift. Great idea for using the Dr Seuss fabric.
Couldn’t get but 24 6 inch squares out of the fat quarters. Great idea! Loved it.