Saturday, 1 February 2014

Sew Kitschy – February block

It’s February! Which means it’s time for the second block from the Sew Kitschy BoM! Are you ready for it?

Sew Kitschy

So our retro kitchen has its oven mitts and potholder ready to go, but now we need something for Betty to store all those baked goods in. How about a cookie jar for those homemade delicacies? Though my cookie jar is more likely to be filled with store bought goods and stuffed with envy of those who can bake.

Sew Kitschy February block

Now this is still one of the easier patterns to piece. It only has four sections. However there are a couple of little angles in this one. So I would suggest you pop by my tutorial on paper piecing angles to help you out with those. Angles can be a little tricky when it comes to paper piecing but the best thing you can do is use a larger piece of fabric. And read my tutorial – it explains how I tackle them.

Oh and you won't need to piece the word "Cookies". That's meant to be embroidered or added with a fabric marker. Rest easy!

February’s block is now listed in my Craftsy shop as a freebie, and January’s block has become a paid pattern needing to earn its keep. If you’re not keen on waiting for all of the rest patterns to be released as freebies, I also have the full bundle available for purchase for the eager beavers!

Sew Kitschy Pattern Sketches

So pop by, download the pattern and get sewing! Then head back here to share your photo in the linky party and check out what everyone else has made! Happy sewing!



  1. uhhh fun fun, can't wait to make it

  2. But i still haven't made the first one yet! How can it be February already!

  3. Yes, this year seems to be going as fast as the last. Another fabulous pattern Kristy!!! You are so kind as to leave January's block up for yet another day :)

  4. Great pattern Kristy, my biscuit tin has definitely seen better days so looks nowhere near as swish as this one. Patently my inner Betty needs to be embraced soon :)

  5. Thank you for the new block. Glad I'm not the only one who hasn't completed January yet though :) And who is that ambitious one who has the cookie jar done already???? (looks great by the way). Thanks also for the tutorial on the angle pieces. I've wasted lots of fabric trying to get those angles to cover perfectly! I notice in the tutorial it looks like you backstitch at the beginning and end of each seam. Is that true or just how the picture looks? I've never backstitched in paper piecing.

  6. So fun! Love the diamond mid-century mod accent.

  7. Thank you, Kristy for making this retro BOM. I love getting to download and sew a new every month. You have gotten me interested in paper piecing again. Greetings from Germany!

  8. What a fun to sew these blocks! I'll become a friend to paper piecing. Thank you Kristy for this lovely BOM.
    Marle from Germany


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