All paper piecing Units for the Dinner Plate Dahlia Wall quilt are made: the quilt I am currently working on. Units and separate fabric pieces are ready for assembly.
With previous Blog posts, I have shown you how to work with curves and using Smart Corners: this will be done with assembly also. According to the directions of the pattern, working in groups to make quarter pieces of the quilt is the best way.
I have placed each Unit, fabric piece and group on the floor of my studio to be able to get an overview. What you see here are stacks of four corners, grouped Units. With assembly, I will pick up some pieces, sew them together and place them back.
I will not only use the directions of the pattern: there are diagrams available for assembly, where the direction for ironing the seam allowances is available. By following the order of sewing, it will fit. First I will sew smaller pieces together to make groups, like with the Units and fabric pieces above. I will use my Bohin Glue pen again, first on the corners and next on the rest of the seam allowance. I almost never use pins, the glue will work just fine.
This section is ready: making four for each quarter, placing it back before moving on to the next.
The picture above shows how the TRP’s or RP-markings have to match: these point will divide large seams and are extra check points to make things fit. This time I have made them using large stitches, but sometimes I just mark them with a pencil or water soluble pen, or even small cuts in the seam allowances. But it is essential to use them to improve your piecing.
On to the next project: see you then!
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