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June Highlander Pieced Block

This will be the first of 4 pieced blocks going in the Highlander quilt. You can do it, I promise!

  1. Cut the pieces out according to the instruction sheet and complete step 1.

  2. The following four pictures will help you with Step 2 and 3.

Here are some close ups on trimming blocks down using a ruler. Make sure the 45 degree mark on your ruler is lined up with the diagonal seam. That is very important. On the first cut, make sure that the fabric goes past the 3" or 2 1/2" mark on all four sides. You will trim off the right side and bottom without moving the ruler. Then rotate the square and realign the 45 degree line but this time make sure the fabric lines up with the 3" or 2 1/2" lines on the ruler. Then you can trim off the right side and bottom side.

This is what you should have now.

Complete step 4 sewing the 3" half square triangles together. When you have all four sewn into a unit, Diagram C on your instructions, you can press that seam open to reduce bulk, or you can press them like this picture. You will have to clip a couple stitches, but it really helps to make the block lie flat and makes a cute, tiny pinwheel.

Steps 5 and 6, you are just sewing units together. Follow the instruction sheet diagrams for which directions to press. You will be able to "lock" your sections together by doing so.

If we did a sew-a-long on a Zoom Meeting, would you like to join?

  • Yes, please help me!

  • No, the blog is helpful enough.

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