Sunbonnet Sue and Sam – Alabama and Illinois Released

I thank you so much for patiently waiting for me to get these blocks released. You all have been amazing. These are Aprils Block of the Month releases for Sue and Sam In The USA… May’s release will be during the week of May 22. I will try to release on the 22nd, but it will just depend on how far I am into getting caught up.

Sam is the free download for this release with Sue being the release for May when it’s released in a few weeks. To download the Sams In these two states, Click On the Images below:

Please note, I still have Calibre Art mat codes, if you wish to use one of them, please write me in email or use my contact page to contact me.

If you wish to have the cutting and machine embroidery files, you can purchase the full patterns at my Craftsy shop. Click the images below to go to Craftsy.

If you prefer payhip, click the links below:

Sue / Sam In Illinois

Sue / Sam In Alabama

Important Links for this block of the week…

Coming during the week of May 15, 2017

Important Links for this block of the week…

Support Group on Facebook 
Yahoo Group For Support and Announcements
Pinterest Group For Sunbonnet Sue
Flickr Group For Sunbonnet Sue and Sam
Flickr Reward Request Form
Seams To Be Sew on Yahoo

Please note, I have changed this block of the month to a bi-weekly block of the month…

FlickR Deadlines:

To receive Sue In Illinois, you need to upload Sam in Illinois by June 10, 2017, to the Flickr group and requested it via the Flickr reward form. (pdf notes June 09, but I didn’t post this until the 11th, so the 10th will be honored).

To receive Sue In Alabama, you need to upload Sam in Alabama by June 10, 2017, to the Flickr group and requested it via the Flickr reward form. (pdf notes June 09, but I didn’t post this until the 11th, so the 10th will be honored).

Part of the reason this took a little bit longer is I’ve made some changes to my patterns… After careful thought, I decided to add a test square to the shapes pages, so that you can apparently measure the size of the square to be sure the printing is correct. This is not something I’ve ever used before, even tho I’ve seen the square in patterns. I usually do not worry about this kind of thing because to me, the printing brings the size of the pattern out even if it is just a little bit off, the difference is so minuscule that I really never thought the square was that important. However, because I want my customers to be happy I’ve added the square. So all patterns including free ones will include this square…

stbs-2017-0511-001The next change is in the fabric charts…

stbs-2017-0511-002In paid patterns only, you will notice the the key shapes have also been added to the “number of patches” line in the fabric chart. I thought this would be another way to help you locate a shape when you are trying to compare the shapes to the fabric used, It can also help with deciding on your own colors.

While the next change is not exactly new, it is new to 2017 for my patterns.

I started adding separated embroidery shapes so that it’s easier for you to print just the embroidery parts that are needed and to decide on your colors and stitches.

This next change has been a “back and forth” change, sometimes I add it, sometimes I don’t, but for now I’ve decided to add it when my tester sends the charts. She likes the charts in Embird software better than what my Bernina charts produce

I can see why the shading effect you get in each stitch outs color, is really cool, thus you know which shape you are stitching. Embrilliance also has this shading effect, but it is so light that you can’t save it to pdf or an image like you can in Embird. When it’s produced in Embrillance, the shading just doesn’t show up well. I have noticed tho that depending on the thread color in each box/window, you will not always see the stitch that it’s supposed to be, thus I am keeping the Bernina worksheet in the file that reason alone.

The above will almost always be in paid files only, however, in some free patterns depending on which tester tested it, it will or will not include that chart.

stbs-2017-0511-006The last change, I’ve added a note on shapes for embroidery.

I will now list the shapes used in the pattern that needs embroidery lines added. I will also note any machine embroidery replaced shapes… usually, these are face parts, such as lips, and eyes, but sometimes they are also buttons on a dress or shirt. The shapes are still included in the pattern for you to do with as you decide, I just think it will be more helpful for you to know what you can cut out and what you don’t need to cut out.

Cya Soon,


8 thoughts on “Sunbonnet Sue and Sam – Alabama and Illinois Released

  1. Marian, you have gone ‘above and beyond the call of duty’ 🙂
    Your additions to the patterns are really great, thanking you
    Kindest regards.

  2. Gosh you’ve done a lot of changes for the ease of the pattern user! Thank you. Thanks for these adorable Sam blocks. Worth the wait to get two at a time. =)

  3. Thank you Marian! Sew excited to get started on these new Sams. Looking forward to getting my reward coupons for previous Sues & Sams. I love doing these and love your designs. Have a great weekend.

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