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Wonky Wavy Seams

Wonky Wavy Seams Block

Would you like to sew a wonky block with curved seams? It really isn’t as tricky as it looks. These blocks are cut and sewn free form and are SEW easy!


Lay your fabric strips right sides uppermost with a slight overlap.

Wonky Wavy Seam - Step 1

Rotary cut a gentle wavy curve ensuring the cut goes through both layers of fabric

Wonky Wavy Seam - Step 2

Separate the fabrics and discard the small pieces of leftover scraps. (One piece will be on top and the other piece will be underneath)

Wonky Wavy Seam - Step 3

Place fabrics right sides together.

Wonky Wavy Seam - Step 4

You may wish to pin these seams prior to sewing (maybe to gain confidence), but I NEVER bother. If you wish to, then pin as shown.

Wonky Wavy Seam - Step 5

Sew together using a ⅛” seam (4mm). Align seams and sew, stopping periodically and re-aligning fabrics edges together as you sew. If you have the facility on your sewing machine to always stop with the needle position DOWN in the fabric, this makes life even easier as the needle will not drift away from its position each time you stop to re-align.

Wonky Wavy Seam - Step 6

Wonky Wavy Seam - Step 6 Completed

Press seam in one direction in the usual manner.

Wonky Wavy Seam - Step 7 Reverse

Wonky Wavy Seam - Step 7 Completed

You now have a Wonky Wavy Seam!


Continue to cut and sew curved wonky seams, varying the shape of each curve. But, never make these curves too steep or you will have a devil of a time piecing them together.

The block is sewn in the following manner:

Wonky Wavy Block - Stage 1

Wonky Wavy Block - Stage 2

Continue in the same manner with the second round of fabrics.

Wonky Wavy Block - Completed

In this block I have ironed all seams away from the centre.

Wonky Wavy Block - Reverse

Finally when the block is complete, a good press with a steam iron will coax out any small puckers you may have in your seams.

Wonky Wavy Block - Finished

Note: It doesn’t matter that the completed block is not square, because I am going to join it to it’s adjoining blocks with wonky curved seams too!

Do let me know how you get on with your Wonky Wavy Seams. Contact Me

Bed Runner Finally Finished

Do you remember that I posted a Wonky Wavy Seams Tutorial on my blog and used the technique to make a bed runner? Well, I just checked and it was back in February 2010. I also re-read the post and I see that it says that I made it for our new bed in the bedroom. Which is true. At that stage the bed runner wasn’t quilted and the post also says that I would post a photo of it on the blog when it was finished and on the bed. Well, I am embarrassed to say that last week (some three years later) I have finally sewn on the binding and put it on the bed.

Quilted Bedrunner

I am very pleased with it and luckily have not changed the colour scheme in the room that I had planned it for. It is of course now quilted too. I used a multi coloured Jeans Thread by YLI and it is randomly quilted with continuous straight crossing over lines.

Quilted Bedrunner

I feel quite sure that I suffer from ADHD (attention deficit disorder) because this is a typical example of how I work. Whenever I am sewing a project my mind is already working on designing the next one. And I flit from project to project. This is why so many of my quilts are not entirely finished very quickly. I am a bad, bad girl!

So, the moral of the story is go take a look at your UFO’s (unfinished objects). You may be surprised with what you find. And like me, you may decide it is about time you finished them off. You could be as pleased with the final result as I was.

As for me, I am off to take a look in my UFO basket to see what I should finish off next. I wonder what I will find.


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