Sunday, November 15, 2015

Podunk Pickin's #13(Stack and Whack Freebies)

Welcome back to another week of Podunk Pickin's!  Since my time in the sewing room is next to none these days, its a good time to share some interesting tutorials I've compiled over the years while surfing the internet.  This week the focus will be on the Improv version of Stack and Whack.  Also known as Stack and Slice or Stack and Slash the technique is great for a new quilter that only wants to focus on getting it done quickly.  There's almost no measuring required, expect to start out with several squares of the same size.   A quilter could even bypass cutting all the large squares and buy a layer cake. 

If you're a new quilter Layer Cakes might be a odd term for fabric so here's a quick lesson.   You can purchase them at most local quilt shops or online shops.  Layer Cakes are 10 inch precut squares of a fabric line.  Most have (42) squares of fabric, but be careful, not all Layer cakes have 42 squares. 
Of course you could always cut up your own squares from any fabric you like.  
Now onto the Stack and Whack techniques.

You can find the "Crazy Nine Patch Tutorial" at Jenny All Sorts.  This is a very basic Stack and Whack block, but still oh so cute!

A Stack and Whack Wonky block tutorial at The Blue Chair.  Love how Kati made the blocks look so different.

Deonn @ Quiltscapes takes the Stack and Whack a step farther by making it the low volume background then adding applique.  You can find her Stack, Slash, Switch and Stitch tutorial here.

JMDay has put together two tutorials for A Wonky Star.

Okay now it's your turn to share your quilting and sewing tutorials from your blogs or other social media sites. They can be old or new tips and tutorials as long as they are sewing or quilting related.  Remember only one link up per week.    Each week will be another entry for the giveaway when you link up.  I'll be updating this post later in the week with the giveaway BUNDLE.  So there's a clue to the giveaway, IT'S FABRIC!  Don't forget to visit other a few of the other links, everybody loves visitors.  And spread the word about the linky party.  If you write a post about the linky party or mention it in a post, just leave a comment and let me know and you'll get an extra entry in the giveaway.

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  1. Great ideas. I've never thought about doing a stack and whack from a layer cake xx


  3. I so enjoy stack and whack, have only done one small one but the plan is to do more one day thanks for all the links, will check them out later today when dressed!

  4. I do like this very different A Stack and Whack Wonky blocks. They're very pretty!


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