I recently started to open seams on a HST project and I prefer doing that now when possible! :) You have a lovely block here! :)
Thanks, Deb. I might try opening seam on HST one day.
Sounds like you are enjoying the class, Margo. Sometimes I pin and sometimes not. I mostly press all my seams open, but there are times when pressing to the side is best. All depends on the project. Your first block turned out fantastic!
I pin at important intersections or on long seams when things are likely to shift. I probably pin more than most people, but I'm happy with the results.
I'm with you. Thanks, Laura
I am not an avid pinner - in fact I only pin out if absolute necessity. So glad you have been somewhat liberated! Your block is wonderful and it will be so much quicker for you when you are sewing. I have learnt recently that pressing seams open really does help me with having square blocks when I have been sewing diagonals. Isn't it wonderful to keeo learning?
Thanks, Abigail. There's always something new to learn. That's what keeps life so interesting.
Nice block. You didn't say how she gets those corners together without pinning them. Debbie
Sorry Debbie, I was so excited that I forgot. I'll write a tutorial one day when I take more pictures. It's better with pictures. Thanks for stopping by.
Swirling seams is my favorite-of-all-time technique! I was amazed the first time I saw it, and it works so well when doing wedge blocks. I am a firm believer that when we learn to sew and piece, we don't learn everything along the way. It's a great idea to take a comprehensive class to make sure we're up to speed. Good for you, and you're project is just in time for the upcoming season!