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Coffee Quilt and Squaring Tip

I have been working on my “Coffee quilt”. If you remember I blogged about it here and I see it’s been almost a year. Good things take time, right? 🙂

I made four more blocks to make the quilt longer. How do you like the new placement of the blocks? I used Sudoku game to help me to place the blocks. I tried not to have the same color twice in a row or column. As you see, I made tiny mistake, but I still like how all colors work together!

Here is one of the extra blocks still on the hoop on my Brother machine. Coffee to go anyone?

Here is a Squaring tip I promised. I saw on Pat’s blog that she saw tutorial here how to use a freezer paper to square up blocks that are a little smaller then the size you want them to be.

I ironed strips of freezer paper to the sides I needed a little extra.

Then you square up to the desired size.

I have to say that I didn’t like sewing with the freezing paper so used it mostly as a guide and removed it before sewing that seam. I always like to try new tips! My MIL did a great tutorial how to block a quilt block, hop there to check it out!

Here is a close up how my embroidery blocks turn out:

I added sashing and now I have to add borders. Stay tuned for the finished quilt!

Happy sewing!
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