On Friday – Vicki from SassyPacks posted a tutorial for my Christmas Sampler on how to make a Snail’s Trail block. Her block turned out great – it had all current fabrics in it. I followed her tutorial and made block 15 for my Christmas Sampler this weekend. Check it out!
Today I have a fun tutorial for you on a block that I’m not sure could possibly get more vintage – the Double Wrench – it is accredited back to the 1800s!
Get the know how after the jump:
To start out, I saw the block as a very small drawing in the Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns. No measurements are given in the book – so if you want to do one of the blocks, I highly recommend graph paper to draw out the block in order to figure out your cutting measurements.
Here’s how I did my cutting:
2 – 5 7/8 x 5 7/8″ Squares
4 – 3 x 2.5″ Rectangles
Now you need to sew your HST (Half Square Triangles):
I like to press my seams open, and trim down to 5.5″
Next, sew your rectangles together – sew along the short side.
This is a super quick block. Have you decided to join me in my sampler? You can find the rest of the completed tutorials here.