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Sew Scrappy Sampler ~ Block 10

‘Starry Eyes’ is Block 10 for the Sew Scrappy Block of the month!

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This month we are working with templates… (and lots of bias) so I would recommend pressing your fabric with Best Press before cutting.  If your fabric is freshly pressed it will help with accurate cutting and piecing, especially with the bias in this block.

sampler block of the month We will put this star together in sections so it’s super easy!

sampler block of the month

If you’re following along ~ Only finger press as you piece, don’t press with your iron till the block is complete… I have two triangle sections complete in the next picture.  I’m going to join them and make a square, then repeat for each corner.

sampler block of the month
Join two sets of squares, pressing all joining seams in the same direction. I’m still only finger pressing, no iron yet!  Notice I’ve accidentally turned one of my diamond points the wrong way… I’m going to be upset when I finally notice that…

sampler block of the month

Now press from the back of your block.  Look at the seams ~ the diamond seams should be pressed in opposing directions and all in the joining seams are turning in the same direction… (I still didn’t notice my fopa!)

sampler block of the month

If you’ve got your seams pressed this way you can open up the little center so the center of the star can lay a bit flatter…

sampler block of the month

Ok, NOW I noticed my mistake!  Try to carefully join your block so you don’t mix up your points – Especially on this bias filled block… BUT if you do, get out your best seam ripper (the newest sharpest one) and carefully remove the whole square section (without pulling and stretching) and rework it.

Done! Yay!

sampler block of the month

Here is the pattern in MY SHOP!

Or find it here and add it to your Craftsy Library!

Other Sew Scrappy Blocks:

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