Monday, August 15, 2016
Do You Clip?
What I mean is... do you clip your seam allowances on some blocks?
These are always a lot of fun and ADDICTIVE!! Can you tell?? It's half way through the month and I have 24 done already.... and I usually do not get to my sewing machine at night during the week. :-)
I picked up this technique from a Jo Morton book awhile ago. She calls it the Clipping Trick. You clip through both layers of the seam allowance up to the seam line on each side of the seam intersection. This will allow you to press the seam in the direction it would like to go and reduces the layers. The intersections get pressed open to reduce bulk.
You don't end up with that lump at the intersections and your block lays nice and flat.
I use this all the time, but particularly on star blocks. Try it the next time if you don't do this already!
So in order to finish this next round, I need to decide what to put the corners. I have tried a couple options, but no winner yet. (You know how this goes.. lots of trial and error) However, I am determined this month for this design to not take on a life of its own! LOL
As always, I am open to your wonderful, creative suggestions! For now I will take a look through my Liberated Quiltmaking book and see if there are any ideas in there. I am sure there are!