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Cabin Fever Block of the Month Quilt #4

Hello Quilters!

I’ve been moving along with my Cabin Fever Block of the Month project and I’ve got block four to share with you! Plus some paper-piecing tips.

Cabin Fever Block of the Month Quilt Pattern

The center star is assembled a little different than the three previous stars and I thought I’d share a little about how I paper-pieced mine in case it’s helpful to some of you following along.

Looking for the pattern? Find it HERE in my shop!

Let’s get started…

I’m working on template L which is the center patch of one arc section.

Align the first two fabric patches right sides together and place them 1/4″ over the first sew line (between section 1 & 2) on your foundation paper.

Cabin Fever BOM Foundation Paper Piecing

Turn to the paper side and sew on the first 1-2 sewing line.

Cabin Fever BOM Foundation Paper Piecing

Turn paper over and press the fabric open.Cabin Fever BOM Foundation Paper Piecing

Now, with the fabric face down, fold back your paper template along the NEXT sewing line between sections 2 and 3. Place the lip of your add-a-quarter ruler along the fold and trim away the excess fabric.Cabin Fever BOM Foundation Paper Piecing

Cabin Fever BOM Foundation Paper Piecing This is what it will look like after you press it open.  The beauty of this is that now you can align the next fabric patch along the edge of the trimmed piece.Cabin Fever BOM Foundation Paper Piecing

See (next photo) how I have my next piece aligned right up with the trimmed piece? This means I have a perfect 1/4″ and no extra bulk to trim after I’ve sewn it on.Cabin Fever BOM Foundation Paper Piecing

Press open again.Cabin Fever BOM Foundation Paper PiecingFold paper back on your next sewing line between sections 3 and 4. Trim again using your add-a-quarter ruler.
Cabin Fever BOM Foundation Paper Piecing

Press open…
Cabin Fever BOM Foundation Paper Piecing

Continue to align the next patch with the trimmed edge.

Cabin Fever BOM Foundation Paper Piecing

When you’re all done, trim to the dotted template lines!

Cabin Fever BOM Foundation Paper Piecing

DONE! You’re ready to sew your arc pieces together!

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