I have been busy making Snowball Blocks for block Two of the BOM 2018. You can join in the fun on the Sharon Keightley Quilts facebook group or sign up for the newsletter at the bottom of the page.
Here are my tips for making these blocks.
1. You can draw and line diagonally from corner to corner on all the light squares with a fine pencil, or as you can see by the pictures I have used a pink removable piece of tape on the bed of my sewing machine.
2. The pink tape has been placed by using a ruler placed so it lays in line with the needle of your sewing machine. But the ruler edge and tape are placed to the far right of the needle not butted up against the left side or directly in the middle.
3. Align your squares using the tape as your guide, this will mean your stitching line will be slightly above where a drawn line would be. This allows for the thread when folding the tip of the square in line with the corner of the bottom square.
This has worked fabulously for me, I hope you give it a try.
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