Block 22 is designed by BasicGrey. |
All right, here's a block that will test your skills in consistency and accuracy - haha. Here you will be sewing together 24 pieces in the typical Mystery Shuffle block size of a 6" square. In other words, you will be cutting some pieces as small as 1 1/2" square. Now that's small! So if you are off even 1/16" in cutting, well...uh...that could cause some problems when piecing and pressing.
So, we have a few tricks for you to help you with cutting and piecing accuracy and consistency:
• Use the Cutting Edge tool that you can place onto your ruler. These are reusable acrylic strips you place onto the bottom side of your ruler and then you can "butt" your fabric up against it for accurate and consistent cutting.
• This is one of my favorite tools. It lives on my machine to help me sew a straight line, as well as keeping me consistent. I truly can't live without it - Sew Straight.
• Or, you might like to use the Qtools Sewing Edge. These are reusable acrylic strips that you can lay right onto your sewing machine. The strip is thick enough so that you can guide your fabric through without it slipping over the edge. This again should help with seam allowance accuracy.
And, as always - play around with your colors. You can certainly place them all in a variety of ways.
Here is the FREE download for Block 22.
Ref # SS_Blk22