July block- Tumbling block

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Laura has expanded my skills and taken the fear out of these complicated blocks with new techniques- I am looking at patterns I would have stayed away from previously! What advice would you give someone starting this project? The videos are great, don't be afraid to watch them more than once!!

What you will need

  • cottons from my stash

Q&A with Linda Hess

Debbie Kanavel asked:
What did you cut to extend the fabric past the block, on the right and left sides? Also, when you started sewing the columns together, did they all line up? I cut carefully, but even with the tips lined up, I've ended up with uneven lines. Is that normal?
Linda Hess answered:
This picture shows the block on it's side- do you mean the 1/4 inch seam allowance? That happens when you overlap the one end and match the other; if you watch the video again you will notice she lets one end stick out past the other and only matches one end...using 1/4 inch seam all the way to the end past where the fabrics meet makes that 1/4 inch for sewing later- I really liked her tip on using the pointy tags to line the rows up, it helped a lot! I did use a couple pins in a couple places that I wanted to be sure to have sharp points...hope this helped- you can also post a pic and ask for help too!

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