Small Piecing Fusible Trick

Don’t sweat the small stuff! Are you in the midst of building our 2018 Row by Row pattern? Well do we have a tutorial for you!

On the ironing board, lay out your piece of interfacing glue side up. As you place your squares right sides up, be as careful as possible to leave the same amount of space between your squares (no more than 1/8”). Make sure your squares are not overlapping. It will resemble a nicely tiled kitchen floor when finished.

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Using the pick-and-pluck method of pressing, fuse the squares in place, taking care to not run over large areas of exposed interfacing. You may want to dig out your handy dandy pressing cloth.

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Sewing

Fold first row of squares over the second row (right sides together) and sew with a ¼” seam. Continue in this manner for each horizontal row, being sure to flip the previous rows out as to not catch them in your next seam.

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On the wrong side of the block, trim a scant 1/8” from your seam allowance, removing the folded interfacing from all seams.

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Iron your seams open. In this instance, pressing your seam open is strongly advised – the interfacing adds bulk to the seam.

Tip: Finger press your seams open before you go for the iron. Easy-peasy!

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Rinse and repeat! This time, sew the vertical columns together. Again, use a ¼” seam allowance, sew slowly, and try to keep the seams you just pressed open, well… open!

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Trim seams you just sewed.  Iron open seams.

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