Created by: Eunice4
Project

January Block of The Month

What advice would you give someone starting this project? If you look carefully, you will see that the Asterisk block is not centered correctly. This happened because I did not realize that the center marking on my 12 1/2 inch square ruler is not in the center of the square. After messing up the center on several blocks, I began to check more closely and realized that this ruler has 1/2" seam allowances on only 2 sides. This put the center in a different location. Therefore, I measured and marked a new center exactly 6 1/2 inches from all sides. Check out your rulers carefully and be sure to understand how they are marked so you won't make the same mistake.

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Eunice4 made January Block of The Month with:

Craftsy Block of the Month 2012

Online Class

Craftsy Block of the Month 2012

with Amy Gibson

  • Fabrics from my stash. I only purchased yardage as required for the background fabric.

Project Description

What advice would you give someone starting this project? If you look carefully, you will see that the Asterisk block is not centered correctly. This happened because I did not realize that the center marking on my 12 1/2 inch square ruler is not in the center of the square. After messing up the center on several blocks, I began to check more closely and realized that this ruler has 1/2" seam allowances on only 2 sides. This put the center in a different location. Therefore, I measured and marked a new center exactly 6 1/2 inches from all sides. Check out your rulers carefully and be sure to understand how they are marked so you won't make the same mistake.

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