Don't be shy about trying partial seams and Y-seams; discover simple techniques to sew tricky blocks with ease!
Join patchwork expert Kelly Ashton and open the door to a new world of intricate blocks. First, Kelly will demystify partial seams as you sew a Bright Hopes block and she'll show you how to translate this technique to create frames and borders. Then, learn how to create your own templates to cut a range of shapes and discover the keys to precise, consistent results, even when fussy-cutting. Next, follow along with Kelly to measure and mark fabric before sewing Y-seams for a tumbling block. Tackle a six-pointed star block with the timesaving unit-construction method and discover tried-and-true pressing techniques for polished results. Along the way, you'll learn Kelly's smart tips and tricks for troubleshooting alignment issues, puckering and bias-edge distortion, and find out how to use directional fabric to create a stylish statement.
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