I made good use of my ink pen this for this block. I’m still on the backup machine and the needle on this one doesn’t sit in the right spot – it’s about 1/16″ too far to the left and for kicks, sometimes it likes to jump even farther to the left. Just like with the Brady Bunch, when you least expect it – expect it!
I’ve gotten in the habit of drawing 1/4″ on my seams for these blocks where a small issue becomes a big issue pretty quickly with so many pieces. It really doesn’t take long and my seams were all pretty close so it’s definitely worth it.
The designed for this block is Michele Foster . She has very easy to follow directions which made this one easy to put together. I had only finger pressed this into place; it still needs a good pressing.
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What a great idea! Why haven’t I thought to draw my seams!
It’s actually really quick – a lot faster than I thought it would be.
I linked back to this page on my most recent post (https://shivetalking.wordpress.com/2016/05/15/tutorial-matching-corners/) because I shared your tip for drawing my seam! Worked like a charm!
I’m so lazy, usually all I do is finger press when I’m sewing, so I don’t have to get up! lol
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Nice little blocks. I need to mark my 1/4″ seams on the corner blocks for wall hangings I’ve been working on. I seem to be unable to get them perfect otherwise. Great idea, thanks.
Sometimes I mark them with a frixion pen but those seem to run out of ink really quickly so sometimes I just go renegade and use a ball point pen!
Looking GOOD! Your blocks are coming together.
Thank you! I think it takes a while to get a real sense of what the picture is going to look like. It sure seems like the first 25% went by really quickly!