October BOM 1

Project Description

What advice would you give someone starting this project? One thing that I do differently and I think, for me it helps with accuracy. I tape my pieces rather than pin them. Taping outside the stitching area and then gently peeling it off before moving on. This way, I don't have to deal with pins getting in the way unexpectedly and throwing things out of kilter.

What you will need

  • Kaffe Fassett Fabrics

Q&A with Applekrisp

patz in suffolk asked:
You're nearly there now - not a lot of blocks left to do, I think? (I haven't started yet.) Looking forward to seeing your completed quilt - every one of your blocks has been in winner, this one included!
Applekrisp answered:
yes working on the last quilt block, I'll try to finish tonight, depends on how tired I am.
Surfside6 asked:
Never tried tape. May be worth a try. Any suggestions? I use painter's tape for various things, not sure if scotch tape (frosted) would be the best. Always afraid of getting my iron to close to tape. So I am cautious. Ideas??? And thanks for the tip
Applekrisp answered:
I use scotch tape and here's how you do it. Take a small piece of tape about 1 inch long, place your first piece down and tape along your next seam line, keep the tape back away from the seam line, you don't want to stitch through the tape. Put your next piece of fabric right on top and you can tape that too, stitch, remove the tape ( peel it from the fabric toward the paper, this way you won't fray your fabric, then press. Turns out perfect every time!
Darns asked:
Yet another fantastic block! So close to seeing this one together - - Have you decided about the sashing yet?
Applekrisp answered:
not yet. planning a trip to the fabric store to audition.
JanJo asked:
This product of the 60's loves your fabric.....brings back memories of old songs! Wierd how a quilt block would do that but it did
Applekrisp answered:
well i am almost 60 years old myself and i totally see the groovey in the block...remembering light sows at the filmore in sf.
Surfside6 asked:
Thanks, Apple, for the details on using Scotch Tape. I hope to do it soon. I tried to add this to your reply, not sure if it could go thru. Lots of weird computer things happening on the site. So, you may see this twice.
Applekrisp answered:
Your Welcome! It's a great trick and works like a charm.

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