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|Right Hand of Fellowship from the Quilter's Block a Day Calendar by Debby Kratovil|
I looked at the cutting directions and knew that they were right. My suspicions tell me that it's all in the way the triangles are cut and then POSITIONED before sewing. I created a step by step photo lesson to illustrate this. IF YOU CLICK ON EACH IMAGE HERE, IT WILL TAKE YOU TO A LARGER IMAGE THAT SHOWS THE BLOCK UP-CLOSE-AND-PERSONAL
|Triangles must hang over sides of square|
In the pic on the left, notice how the small quarter-square triangles are aligned with the square patch. THIS IS CRUCIAL!! The little corners of the triangle MUST hang over equally on the square's sides. This is in order to accommodate the 1/4" seam allowance. Once sewn, press the triangle AWAY from the square.
|Triangles hang over sides of square again!|
|Notice the 1/4" seam at top|
|Two opposing sides of block; notice 1/4" seams at edges|
|Block parts before joining. Notice the 1/4" seams.|
|Wrong side of partial block|
|Block almost finished!|
Units are joined. Notice at the block's underside (scroll down) that it's OK if you press seams open. In fact, I do it often in order to reduce bulk.
|Sewn block - notice seam allowance around ALL edges|
|Block is 9-1/2" UNFINISHED|