I debated long and hard which is the best way to sew this quilt while using the least time and making the most progress, and I’ve decided, for myself, that sewing the block portions first and then then sewing them into blocks is how I’m going to do it. But, if you’ve decided to sew individual blocks, that’s great too! Honestly, I’ve only chosen this method because I know my children are going to be “helping” me!
So, I have a tip for you today, for sewing all those pesky corner squares. While marking the squares with a line down the middle is the best way to get a nice, straight line, you can also use a square to mark your machine:
Then, just guide your squares through using the tape as a guide for your points:
I sewed 1/3 of my squares, then I stopped, trimmed the corners, pressed, and then went back to sewing. I will be working to chain sew the remainder of my block sections this week, and then next week I’ll start assembling blocks!
For this week, link up a photo of your progress, whatever that might be (your fabric arrived, cutting, sewing etc) for a chance to win a surprise fabric bundle. To enter either link up in the linky below (you can link directly to your blog home page and just upload a photo, if you’d like) or share a photo on Instagram using the tag #glistengiveaway3 (names will be drawn by hand to make it fair between blog entries and Instagram)! Happy cutting and I’ll see you next week!
If you enjoy this tip, I’d love for you to share it on Pinterest, I’ve created an image just for it: