When I saw this Old Block Sampler I thought it would be an interesting project to try. In keeping with the “Old Block” theme I have decided to only use fabrics that I already have – some of it is indeed quite old. I found the “Y” seams quite challenging but ultimately I am pleased with the completed block. I followed the directions given and discovered that spray starching the fabric did indeed give a nice finish. I am of the school that pre-washes fabric before using. I also pressed all the seams open – as you will see in the photo – which is not something I usually do.