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Might the 4th Be With Yo(da)


After I take into consideration Might the 4th, the very first thing that pops into my thoughts is the lovable Child Yoda (or Grogu as some name him). He’s so lovable — simply take a look at the little cup he’s holding! So I made a decision to show myself learn how to make a Yoda quilt block with the assistance of this lovable Child Yoda Basis Paper Piecing Sample from Pitcher’s Boutique. I imply, who can resist this lovable face!?

An lovable Child Yoda by Sarah Pitcher / through Pitcher’s Boutique LLC©

This sample is extremely thorough, tremendous lovable, comes with 4 totally different sizing choices, and a coloring web page! It’s rated as intermediate and has a number of little items so I selected to make the most important measurement, 25” x 25”, and browse up on all the information and tips I might discover; together with these articles on reducing patches and 4 Methods to Basis Paper Piece. I used common printer paper, scrap material, and a fundamental singer stitching machine, going with the ‘ol sew and take away methodology.

Ideas & Tips

Use pins to carry items in place when flipping to stitch

Shorten your sew line to about 1 ½“

Backstitch initially and finish of every sew line

Print the sample twice so you have got backups prepared if wanted

Minimize FPP patches ¼” bigger throughout than you suppose you will want

Pre-fold patches alongside the place their seam can be to verify the sizing, orientation, and facet is right.

What You Must Get Began

You’ll want roughly 32 hours to finish this undertaking. The material quantities beneath are approximate with the aim of getting greater than wanted.

Step-by-Step Directions


Select your sample measurement. Print the sample, instructions, and idea artwork from the start of the packet. (Be sure you print single sided, and solely the pages you need. It’s an enormous packet.)


Time to paint! Print or digitally pull up a number of coloring pages (pg. 10) and have at it. In the event you’re utilizing material out of your stash attempt to get as near the colours and patterns as doable.


Lay out your material and type it into the colours you need to use. Label every shade utilizing sticky notes with their corresponding numbers. In case your colours differ from the instance, write down your alternate shade selections on the Colour Indicator Diagram. This step is essential and helps you keep away from seam ripping and restitching down the highway.

Choosing your material is sew a lot enjoyable


Separate out any items of the sample that require gluing collectively. Minimize alongside the dotted traces and glue these collectively first, quantity to quantity (ex: Glue Edge #1 to Glue Edge #1, ensuring the traces and shapes match up). Don’t use tape. Every bit will have to be ironed and also you don’t need issues getting gunky.

Snip, snip — time to begin reducing!


Minimize out the remainder of the sample items and arrange every by part (ex: A, B, C, D…).


Basis Paper Piece every part, ranging from the bottom quantity and dealing your means up (ex: A1 to A2, A2 to A3, A3 to A4, and so forth.). Use pins to carry the primary two items to the paper.


Trim and iron every seam to ¼” as you go to maintain seams flat and crisp. It would additionally enable you to to line up the subsequent piece correctly. The sample builds radially (from the within out) so when you’re nonetheless deciding in your background it can save you that for later.

You may see it’s beginning to come collectively


As soon as every part is pieced, sew the sections collectively, following the “Order of Piecing” and “Diagram of Sections.”

This diagram is tremendous detailed and useful
It’s stitchin’ time!

We predict Might 4th is a superb time to discover ways to make a Yoda quilt block, however so is each different day! So put aside your weekend plans, bust out your stash, and prepare to make some Child Yoda cuteness. And don’t neglect to tag Quilting Each day and Pitchers Boutique on Instagram.

“The extra we be taught, the extra we uncover we have no idea.” 

– Yoda, Jedi Grasp

In regards to the Writer

Annaliese Troxell is a sewist, artisan, and outside fanatic dwelling in Denver, Colorado the place she works because the Editorial Coordinator for Golden Peak Media‘s quilting publications.

She has been instructing kids to create for over 10 years and to stitch for the previous 3. When not instructing, creating, or coordinating she will be discovered exploring the mountains and gathering inspiration for her subsequent undertaking.

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