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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Block 7 ~ Stacked {details post}

I skipped Block 6 and went to Block 7, since it seemed more straight forward.  Definitely a plus when in a time crunch.  Blocks 6 and 8 are next.  Here are a couple tips I picked up while putting together this block.

When adding small pieces to the end of longer pieces, see if you can sew both ends at the ‘same’ time by chain stitching.

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The odd man out here is the strip with a piece add to just one end.

After sewing and pressing, I double checked that my strips still had two straight edges.

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This did help in the straightness of all these long seams in the final piecing of the Stacked block. 

The last tip is an old one… double check that you are putting the right pieces together.

{Before Seam Ripper}

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The green strip at the top isn’t ‘supposed’ to be the top strip, LOL.

{After Seam Ripper, and Restitching}

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Here is the finished puppy-dog Stacked Block!

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