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STEP ONE: Layout 16 of your HSTs that were created in part one.
STEP TWO: Sew vertical columns together. I like to pair column two on top of column one so that all HSTs are in the correct orientation when I take them from the layout to the sewing machine. Then repeat with column 3 on top of column 2 and then complete with column 4 on top of column 3.
STEP THREE: Pressing seams and pin-match points. By now, you know that I am picky about this. I enjoy the "X marks the spot rule"--but I also know that it is important to press seams to avoid bulk. No one wants to quilt through 8 pieces of fabric together!
|How the seams are pressed to avoid bulk in the row intersections.|
|X marks the spot!|
|See where the threads cross? "X" marks the spot!|
Now, these work great for our "beginner blocks" but in this block and the last block, we have a "hidden X" to pin through to avoid blunting our seams. It has to be this way or there will be too much bulk in our intersections.
|Here is a close-up of what I call the "hidden X". You can still see where to pin.|
|The top row will have two "hidden X" to pin-match.|
STEP FOUR: Sew the three rows together and press it open. All done!
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