Scrap Bag Sampler Week 7 – Pop Goes The Weasel


‘Pop Goes the Weasel’ – @picosailors


You will need:

Assorted 3” scraps:

Four for the middle convex, four for the outer concave pieces

(Four border strips: Two 1.5” x 4.5”, two 1.5”x 6.5”)



Print your template here. Using your paper template cut out your first quarter circle block. Use this as your template for the next three, (if you are fussy cutting) by placing it on the fabric and drawing around to get exactly the same pattern position.

Cut four outer concave pieces.




Pin your concave block to your convex block at your starting point. Sew together easing the block round

without stretching. Keep the concave block on the top.

(Don’t worry if they don’t quite meet at the end as you have plenty of wiggle room when you trim)



Snip the seam to help it lie flat. Open the seam using your thumb nails to press it.

Iron it well, I like to use steam.

Make all four blocks and then trim to 2 ½ ” square.

(Make sure when you trim that you have at least a quarter of an inch at the end of the outer fabric and they are all trimmed the same so they match up).

Sew your blocks together in pairs then into four, carefully matching all your seams.


Trim your block to 4 ½”



If you want a larger 6 ½” block add a 1 ½” border to each side.

Voila! And there you have it!

Note on templates: I have some acrylic templates from @pappersaxten which are very

useful if you plan on making lots of these blocks.

Visit our designers on Instagram to see their versions of this block : @cotefleurie @getahashtagkim @JustSewSue @lisasew @metroquilter @picosailors @pippaspatch @quirkyhannah  @surfseasew @therunninghare



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