Saturday, June 12, 2021

The Pocket Economy Block

If you are new to quilting or have been quilting for a long time, you likely know or have heard of the Economy Block. It has also been called the "square in a square" or the "diamond in a square" block. I've loved it since I first learned about the basic block. It didn't take me long to make a Micro Mini Economy Block in various sizes and offer it with other basic hexie and square paper piecing blocks that can be downloaded in my Etsy shop, as a bundle, if you want to sew small and use up some of those scraps!

Now I've got a fun new spin on the Economy block for you.
Kim @PersimonDreams invited me to participate in her "Old School BOM" sew along throughout this year and I'm excited to share my fun add on to the basic economy block for the month of June. If you've already been sewing I hope you are having fun sewing through all the amazing "Old School BOM" with the other designers. If you are new to the sew along, I hope you'll take some time to check out all of the other designers FREE blocks that have been released.

So what's so fun about this new block? By adding two more pieces, you can make a fun pocket in the center and use the pocket for a sweet little note, little cuddle toy or something else. To get this fun Pocket Economy Block pattern and the simple instructions click the newsletter sign up link here. (PLEASE NOTE: Once you sign up for the newsletter, Mailchimp will automatically send you a confirmation email that you've signed up. Please be patient and await the actual "Welcome Newsletter" that will come some short time after. Be sure to check your spam/junk folders as emails are known to be filtered. Also note, I will not respond to rude and demanding comments or emails. This is a free pattern and negative behaviors will not be tolerated). There are paper template pattern pieces and two different sizes to make. You can sew one 12" block, or sew four 6" blocks and combine those four to make it 12" to fit with all of the other blocks. After you finish sewing your Pocket Economy Block, please be sure to share it with me by tagging me @kidgiddy on Instagram and use the #oldschoolBOM hashtag as well.

I look forward to seeing what's in your pocket! Thanks for sewing with me!

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Pamela said... [Reply]

Very cute!

Marla Hanks said... [Reply]

Ok, after you sign up, you get an email confirmation. THEN you get a link to download the pattern :)

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