Crumb Quilting Adventure - Making My First 6x6 Crumb Quilt Block | Ep. 2
- Sew to the strip before trimming! Sometimes your strips will be long and you can sew more to several subunits. Just try to not have the same fabrics together all the time (unless you want that look).
- When trimming look for the seams, they should not be right at the edge. If they are add some fabric.
- Cut straight or wonky.
- Square up using the edge of a ruler.
- Instead of working with small scraps, add fabric and then cut down.
- If you are needing to add a corner, find a piece that is already cut in a triangle shape.
- Make it easy and make the unfinished size of the block, the size of your ruler.
8. Place the new piece upright next to the strip to be sure what way the strip will be cut.
9. Press with the pieced pieces up first, then flip so the strip is on top and then press up. That way the seam will be arranged so it is against the strip rather than all the pieces.
Here is Darlene's first block (16 pieces 6.5 in square):I have a 7.5 inch square template/ruler and it is really easy to see where the seams are when planning the cut.
Here was my first block (10 pieces 7.5 inch square):
This block is already had fabric added to it, and it is divided now into two pieces.
On to Episode 3!