Signature Block Tutorial
The signature block will measure 3-1/2” x 3-1/2” after sewing and pressing. The finished block will measure 3” x 3” after being sewn into your project using a ¼” seam allowance.
What you will need:
-Rotary cutter, acrylic ruler, and cutting mat
-Sewing machine with white or off white thread
-Pen or pencil to mark lines of fabric
-Iron with ironing board or mat
-Pigma micron pen, fine tip Sharpie, or other
permanent pen for signing your block
-white background fabric: (1) 3-1/2” x 3-1/2” square
-100% cotton print fabric: (2) 2-1/2” x 2-1/2” squares
You will need one 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" square of white background fabric, and two 2-1/2" x 2-1/2" squares of a print for each signature block.
Step One: Mark a diagonal line on the wrong side of each of your print squares.
Step Two: Place the first 2-1/2" square wrong side up at the corner of the white Kona square as shown. Sew along the diagonal line that you marked in the previous step.
Step Three: Place the 1/4" mark of your acrylic ruler on the line you just sewed and trim corner away with rotary cutter.
Step Four: Press the seams toward the print side.
Step Five: Place the second print square, wrong side up, on the opposite corner as shown below.
Step Six: Sew along the diagonal line that you marked.
Step Seven: Trim the corner to 1/4" using your acrylic ruler along the sewn line.
Step Nine: Use a Pigma pen, fine tip Sharpie, or other permanent marker to sign your block. Please include your name and city/state. You can also include your social media name if that is how you are best known.
Please excuse the wonky looking pictures. My block is exactly 3-1/2" x 3-1/2" but the camera operator is having issues today. :)
Have a wonderful creative day!