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Soft Toy Blocks {52 Quilt Block Pick Up}

Soft Toy Blocks {52 Quilt Block Pick Up}

After digging through the drawer of orphan quilt blocks I found a bunch of half square triangles that were all the same size.  These are perfect to make some squishy toy blocks out of!

The corners aren’t at all perfect, but since a little munchkin will probably be eating them, it doesn’t really matter.

I wasn’t too worried about what size they were- if you look at your blocks, they will tell you how big your block will be.  You will just need to make sure that they are all the same size.

This would be fun to make out of ‘eye spy’ fabric too….. the possibilities are endless!

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Soft Toy Blocks Tutorial~

Materials needed per soft block:  6– same sized quilt blocks

Polyfil stuffing

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  1. Trim or square up your quilt blocks so they are all the same size.  I had 3 1/2″ half square triangle blocks and used those.  Super easy!
  2. Sew 4 squares in a row
  3. Sew one square on top of the  row
  4. Sew a second square on the bottom of the row- direct opposite of the step 3 square
  5. Fold the long strip together and sew the ends- you will end up with a tube
  6. Pin one side of the top square to one side of the long strip….kind or confusing here, but play around with placement and think like a box
  7. Sew all the way around the square
  8. Repeat with the square on the other side– leaving a 2″ opening for turning {the corners will be tricky, keep the needle down while fiddling with re-aligning the next side}
  9. Turn right sides out
  10. Stuff firmly with polyfil
  11. Stitch the opening closed {use the ladder stitch– it’s easy!}

This would be a great little present if you made a bunch that were different sizes too— they don’t always have to match!  Plus, the different sizes will get those little fingers moving.

This is part of the 52 UFO Quilt Block Pick Up series……need more ideas on what to do with your UFO Quilt Blocks? previous weeks and UFO Quilt Block ideas and easy sewing projects.

If you are sewing along with us and making up something with your UFO Quilt Blocks {even if you find your own way of sewing them together} we would all love a little peeksee!

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