Sew Like a Boss! block PDF pattern



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This is a PDF pattern for a quilt block. NOTE: This listing does not include the Big Ass Bag pattern. That is sold separately or in the bundle listing.

This is one of my fave blocks ever. I love the fine detail in the hand complimented by the in your face empowering message. A tad feminist, a tad FPP anal retentive detail. It's not a beginner block but it is an AWESOME one!!

Inspiration behind the design:
Human beings have a peculiar tendency to doubt themselves. Women in particular seem to give themselves less credit than what they are worthy of. Yet in truth we are always way stronger than we think we are. This doubt inhibits us from doing things that might broaden our horizons or bring us happiness. There is nothing more satisfying than tackling a challenge that we are scared of and nailing it. It feeds our self-confidence and gives us the boost needed to believe in ourselves for future challenges. This is how we grow and develop new skills. The “Sew Like a Boss” block speaks to this process, and fittingly includes a few lessons to learn that can take your skills up a notch. The skill builders include: tiny piecing, managing a large number of sections, multiple critical matching points that require accuracy and a Y-seam thrown in for good measure. By rising to these challenges you’ll show yourself who is boss, and that, my friend, will be you!

If you need help, check out the Foundation Paper Piecing tutorials in my Youtube channel:

I used Ruby Star Society fabrics for this project as, aside from being a huge fan of their unique and funky fabrics, they epitomize the sentiment of this design. The Ruby Star Society designers are shining examples of women carving their own pathways in life and having the courage to be the boss of themselves despite challenges.

SIZE: 16” x 16” (finished size)
LEVEL: Intermediate / Advanced (Small piecing, critical matching points & a Y-seam.)

NOTE: There is a Y-seam in this pattern, and Y is for YES! You can do it! Y-seams are really not hard, so do not fear! I will walk you through a great technique in the pattern that will help you conquer it. Or watch my Youtube tutorial on Y-seams.

© Berene Campbell of @happysewlucky.
The pattern is for personal use only - you may NOT make items for sale with this pattern. While you are welcome to make projects with this pattern as gifts for others, kindly do not share the pattern file with others - each maker must purchase their own copy. This pattern may not be copied, reproduced, sold or distributed in any way. Thank you.

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Just finished this block last night. Fantastic pattern. Excellent instructions. Will definitely purchase more!

Little Fabric Shop 25 Oct, 2020

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You won't find better Foundation Paper Piecing Patterns on Etsy! Well written, wonderful and creative patterns!!!

Shauna Smith 24 Jun, 2020

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So fun to make and the pattern was well written.

Teresa Bickmore 19 May, 2022

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Excellent pattern, easy to use and very fun to make!

Sharon Hershey Fay 23 May, 2022

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