This is a scan of the block I pieced to test my instructions. (At least as much of the block as I could get on my scanner!) I have resized it to fit on the webpage. Notice that the points should be sharp and not "cut off" and the seams should meet. The outside points should be 1/4" from the edge so they will not get cut off when sewn to other blocks or sashing.

Sewing a 1/4" seams is extremely important when piecing blocks. Learn where the guideline for the 1/4" seam is on your sewing machine is. If there is none, make one with tape. Some sewing machines have an adjustable needle position. Use this to help sew your 1/4" seam. (Mine only has left, right and center.) I love the 1/4" foot I got for my Pfaff. It has helped make piecing blocks a pleasure. Measure your units after you piece and press to make sure they are the right size.

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  February Block Front