Friday, June 25, 2010

A Teaching Moment

16 1/2" x 16 1/2"
"Anyway You Look At It"

I was working on the BOM for Common Threads and decided to make a little quilt for me.  I took four of the blocks, changed the fabric layout and quilted my little quilt with some metallic thread. 

I thought I would share a tip for sewing half square triangles together to get that perfect match in the center.  Some of you may already do this but the BOM directions did not use the pressing techniques that I used. 

Notice that I pressed the half square triangles in opposite directions so they would nestle as I sewed them together, then I pressed the seam open.  It gives you precision piecing.
Note that these half square triangles are 1" finished.  I hope this is helpful.

1 comment:

  1. I'm a pointless quilter (hence my blog name) so I refuse to learn this trick. (ha ha)

    Hope you're having fun with your baby and your baby's baby.