I’ve been doing a great deal of reading on exact and precise piecing over the last year, and just came across this post over at Ivory Spring about piecing a 4×4 block with 1″ squares. Yeah, that’s a 16-square 4″ block.
I’ve always set my seams before I iron them open, but reading about her process where she sets the seam and then cuts the strips the desired size before ironing them open seems like it would reduce the problem you can sometimes get of stretching your fabric during the pressing-open process. If I can squeeze out the time today (I’ve been solo parenting this week while the fella is away, and there are nine gajillion things going on with the end of the school year), I will try and do a test, myself, and then report back. I have a feeling that this technique will produce very good results. Excited to try it out!!
I’ve always done this, but did not know why. My reasoning is to get a perfect cut and this is the only way I knew how…but now I know why!! Hope I’m making sense!! 😉
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