Have you ever had a mental block on doing something and when you finally decide to just deal with it you realize it wasn’t that hard after all? That is how I felt about dealing with my quilt blocks not quite lining up together. The corner points here and there just don’t always seem to match up right so I try to force them to by stretching, scrunching, and seam ripper outing…arghhhh! I guess I just kept expecting a “Voila! Everything matched up perfectly like magic!”
Well I finally decided to be more self-aware of my part in this dilemma. Two things I finally woke up to (and all the experts I should have listened to from the get go aren’t just saying this for fun) are:
1) Make sure your blocks are as close to the same size as possible and
2) Make sure your ¼ seam allowance is a ¼ seam allowance consistently.
I started working on a disappearing nine patch baby quilt to give to the local hospital’s NICU (a project from my Modern Quilt Guild group) and was determined that this one line up perfectly! Let’s just say perfect is a lofty goal and I realize improvement is important too and improve is what I did!
It doesn’t hurt to have a diligent supervisor by the name of Bean!!!
Does anyone have some tips to share on achieving aligned corners and seams? I would love to hear from you. Thanks for stopping by and Sparkle On!