Method #1 - This is my preferred method, as it made the most accurate HST.
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Place fabrics with right sides together and pin the paper to secure it. I like to leave a little around the edges. Be sure to line it up straight on the grain. We don't want wonky blocks.
Press toward the red (in both groups).
Arrange your block before sewing. I sewed several incorrectly while watching TV - is is easier to mess up than you think.
Making 8 HTS at a time. This works well, but it is necessary to mark the fabric and trim each unit.
Start with a 6 inch square of each fabric.
Mark a diagonal line cross-wise from each corner - sorry, it's a little hard to see.
Cut the units apart using a good sharp rotary blade and ruler.
Measure!! and trim units as needed - be sure to keep the angle square. 2 1/2" unfinished.
Snip those ears.
As in Method #1 - arrange and sew
If you like to do them 2 at a time that is fine. If you have another method of making HST that is fine too as long as your measurements are correct.
Here is some inspiration!
- MAKE A TEST BLOCK FIRST!
- HST units are 2 1/2 inches unfinished.
- Broken Dishes block is 4 1/2 inches unfinished.
- Use your very best sewing skills.
- Press as you go.
- Do NOT trim the final block.
- Make 2 sets of 40 blocks - using a different fabric combination.
Have fun and thanks for swapping!