Tips and Tutorials Tuesday

Tips and Tutorials Tuesday #19

Welcome to the May Tips and Tutorials Tuesday linkup! As I was working on my bright version of Layered Diamonds last week, I thought to capture a few photos of how I sew the trickiest part of piecing on point blocks together into rows: connecting the final block when there are no seams to pin or align.

Piecing On Point Blocks - Pressing

Piecing On Point Blocks – Pressing

I like to press the pieced row in half, right sides together to create a small crease. Then I press the final block wrong sides together. In this case, you’ll just have to take my word for it that the solid was pressed right sides together! 😉

Piecing On Point Blocks - Pressed Folds

Piecing On Point Blocks – Pressed Folds

The pressed folds will be inverse of one another when you lay the blocks out, right sides up.

Piecing On Point Blocks - Nesting Folds

Piecing On Point Blocks – Nesting Folds

The inverse folds when then nest together for aligning. You can then pin or sew as you normally would with confidence you have aligned the last block!

What tips and tutorials do you have to share this week?

Future Tips and Tutorials Tuesdays are scheduled for:

  • Tuesday, June 20th
  • Tuesday, July 25th
  • Tuesday, August 22nd
  • Tuesday, September 19th

12 thoughts on “Tips and Tutorials Tuesday #19

  1. Hi, Yvonne! I didn’t realize today was Tips and Tutorials day so I thought I’d link my latest post since it has some travel tips. Did I do something wrong when linking because the picture doesn’t show? Karen

  2. Susan says:

    Great tip Yvonne!

  3. That is so handy, and as your “layered Diamonds ” is on my list, will save this tip for later. Will it work if I press the seams open just as well as this does with seams pressed to the sides?

  4. Alison says:

    I definitely do this with all of my on-point quilts! The other thing I do is when there are dog ears or triangle points longer on one piece, I make sure the overhang is equal on each side, because then you know the point will end up in the center! 🙂

  5. Shauna T says:

    great tip, I’m going to have to remember that for the future.

  6. That’s a great tip Yvonne. I am working on an on-point quilt now and this will come in handy when I’m ready to assemble the rows.

  7. aquilterstable says:

    Good tip!

  8. I can vouch for how well your tip works. I use it all the time when I’m making Economy blocks. It’s nice to have that center point of the square and the triangle lined up before you sew it the first time!

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