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 seams should all 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" seam 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. Measure your units after you piece and press to make sure they are the right size.

This block goes together very easily because the seams are all pressed in opposite directions. I have scanned the back of the block to demonstrate this. Click here to see the back of the block


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