Sewing Test Samples

Like many people, getting a project started and completed is sometimes like a race.  So many projects and not enough time.  But…. sewing a test sample is worth every minute.  Before starting the Wollie Churn Dash I made a sample of the corner square…. depending on the fabric I sometimes find it very challenging to make triangles seamed to the correct size. 

With this Churn Dash pattern, using the measurement as stated didn’t go so well for me and it ended with a rather messy corner square. It is very easy to cut the fabric just a bit larger and then trim to size.  I will likely need a few extra inches of fabric to create the wiggle room but it will be well worth it. 

In the photo, the square on the left was sewn using the measurements as stated in the directions (from Folk Art with Heart). The blocks center and right were made by cutting the squares 1/4 inch larger and then trimming to size.  I like it. 

Time to get started!!

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