February Block of the Month

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I'm very proud that my seam match!! Don't be fooled, I unpicked at least 4 seams to make them match but it was soooo worth it! What advice would you give someone starting this project? Take your time and starch the heck out of your fabric.

What you will need

  • 100% quilting cotton: Magic Beans

Q&A with tholtz

colerose7385877 asked:
this is beautiful
tholtz answered:
Thanks, glad you like it!
Marty23 asked:
Sorry - not paying attention. What do you mean about starching the fabric?
tholtz answered:
If you use starch on your fabric (regular laundry starch for shirts), it makes the fabric stiffer and easier to sew.
Marty23 asked:
Thx for responding. Do you starch it in the laundry? or spray starch? If spray starch - before or after you cut the pieces?
tholtz answered:
I do a bit of both, before and after but my starch isn't very strong. I love the smell!
Marty23 asked:
Thank you for your help. You do an amazing job of choosing colors to bring the block to life. (I am "following" you on Craftsy.) Can't wait to see your next project!
tholtz answered:
Wow, thanks Marty23, I honestly haven't been quilting that long, just since last summer but I have been sewing clothes and home decor stuff since I was a teenager and I studied art through high school and at an art school. I hope you post some of your work too!
pmh724 asked:
I have a bit of an issue with this block. All my squares were on point as far as the size. When I joined all of them the finished block ended up about an inch short and did not measure 12.5. Any suggestions as to why this happened?
tholtz answered:
Hi pmh724, did you check your seam allowance to ensure it's a 1/4"?