20 September, 2011

Cool Tip!



I was going to entitle this post "HOT" tip, but it's really not that at all... it's a "COOL" one. How many times do you finish piecing a block, press it flat and transfer it to your cutting table for that final squaring up only to discover it's anything but square? For me the answer is fairly often. I compensate when joining the blocks together but it's rarely a precise proposition. That is, until, I've learned to just cool it! As eager as I may be to square up those just-finished blocks if I leave them on the ironing board to cool completely before trimming they are, usually, just perfect! So simple, it all comes down to patience. Time spent cooling now is time saved struggling to get the blocks to fit together later. Sew cool!

Life is Good!
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10 comments:

KaHolly said...

Could it be that simple?? I'll give it a try!

Pat said...

Good tip; really nice blocks!

Impera_Magna said...

I'm gonna have to try that... thanks for the tip!

JCnNC said...

Who knew - I just need to work a little slower - course I did not think I could go any slower, LoL. Judy c

Nane said...

I am suppose to square my blocks???

Janet O. said...

More good counsel! And I love your red and white blocks. I'm itching to try that pattern--I did print it out. But I keep stifling the urge. Must stay focused on the "have tos"!

Mary Lou Casada said...

May I just say...You're so smart!!! :-D Thanks, Mrs. G!!
Blessings,
Mary Lou

Quiltdivajulie said...

Who knew ?!?!?!?!?!

Patience ... hmmmmmmmm

paula, the quilter said...

This is one of the little things that make such a difference!

nima said...

wow...that was a must needed tip for me...i love your star blocks...