Some of you had asked for tips in piecing the stars I showed you yesterday. Honestly, I am a bit embarrassed to share my tips because I am really not a piecing expert…
First, I stiffen my fabrics with which I would cut following the templates. To achieve the stiffening, I press and spray starch my fabrics. That seems to prevent the fabrics from shifting when I am cutting. Be sure you cut your pieces accurately.
Then, with a ruler and fine tip pen, I mark the 1/4″ seam allowance at key spots on the fabric pieces.
When it comes to pinning, those markings help me pin the top and bottom pieces accurately by making sure my pin goes through the intersection point that I have drawn on both the top and bottom pieces, as shown in the following pictures. Please note that the pin should go through the layers perpendicular to the fabrics.
Time for me to make dinner – I shall say good bye for now! Enjoy the rest of your day.