It was going to be a very exciting evening! I have completed another four blocks from Sue Garman’s “Friend’s of Baltimore” and they are ready to be stitched together into a row. I already have one row stitched together. You can read about that here. When I cut my background blocks, I always cut them 2″ or 3″ larger than the finished size. So, before I could stitch the blocks together, I had to trim them down to the correct size. Here is what I did to make the job so easy and stress-free…The best part is, I never had to measure anything!
I made a window template with the opening the exact measurement of the unfinished size of the block. The finished size is 15″, so I needed to trim the blocks down to 15 1/2″, therefore I made the opening 15 1/2″. (I hope that makes sense!)
So now I could place the window template on the block and make sure that everything was centred nicely.
Next, I traced around the opening with a marking pen.
Then I trimmed the excess fabric away by cutting on the marked line. Easy peasy!
So, once I trimmed all the blocks to the correct size, I started to stitch the blocks together in a row.
Ta da! An evening well spent!
Til next time…