Neighbors Pillow Sew Along - Day 1 - Cutting

by Christine Lux

Welcome to the Neighbors Pillow Sew Along and thank you for your patience since we had to postpone this one week! 

Today, we are cutting the pieces we need to build our houses. One thing I will share is that if you are cutting from a kit, you may want to layout your fabrics in stacks to help you plan - each of my stacks has a print for the roof, the siding, the windows, and the door. 

Follow the directions in the pattern to cut the components you need from each fabric. 

Once I cut all of my blocks, I like to clip the pieces for each house together to keep them organized for sewing. Here is a picture of the parts my Christmas version all clipped together for assembly. 

If you are planning to fussy cut any windows or roof tops, this is the time! For the Santa on the rooftop in one of my blocks, I used a 2.5" square ruler to be sure that I had Santa lined up properly once I went to sew the flying geese block that makes up the roof. 

Ok ... now, it's your turn to get cutting! I can't wait to see your neighborhoods come together! Tag us @sewlux with #neighborspillowsewalong on IG!

We will see you back here tomorrow to sew the Short Houses together. 

Happy Sewing! 

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