Hints, Tips and Tricks for Delilah BOM by Jen Kingwell

Dear Friends,

Month 3 of the Delilah Block/Template of the Month is available for your sewing pleasure. You will be making two blocks again this month and the construction is much easier … NO CURVES!

I am still adding additional seam allowance fabric to any straight line seam as I am cutting out the pieces with the templates. The photo below shows how I ‘roughly’ cut the fabric around the template with my 28mm rotary cutter.

Rough Cut fabric around template

I also mark the registration points and draw the stitch lines on the wrong side of each piece of fabric (this is shown as a solid line in photo). Then I match the registration points and seam lines with pins before machine piecing the two pieces of fabric together. I am much happier with the end result and find that I have enough fabric seam allowance to square up each block. (The dotted line in the photo is the cut line for the 1/4″ seam allowance.)

Marked: Registration Points, Stitch Line, Seam Allowance

We are still receiving comments as to “What do I do with the extra fabric in each month’s fabric kit?” SAVE IT! The excess fabric will be used in the construction of future blocks. Do you have a piece of fabric in your stash that would look terrific in one of the Delilah blocks? USE IT! “Moose It UP” give this quilt your personal touch.

Delilah BOM #3

‘Til next week, make each day a pieceful day.

Best regards,

Carolyn