1 trick to match up diamond shaped block points perfectly by Paul Leger January 11, 2017 written by Paul Leger January 11, 2017 849 Yesterday, I talk to you about sewing the pieces to make the rows, using the Heirloom thread cutter and a GO Iron mini travel iron to make the job easier. Today I’ll finish assembling the Valentine quilt, square it off and prepare it for quilting. Here’s how it looks now: Individual rows sewn, ready to be sewed together. Now that the rows are done they need to be sewn to one another with seams matching using a straight seam. When you’re trying to match the seams, I have a little trick for you. Due to the angle of the diamond shape, if you offset the top dog ear by ⅛” to the left, your points will be beautiful! Placing the rows together, place top dog ears ⅛” to the left. Once all rows are sewn together and all seams are pressed it’s time to trim the outer edge of the quilt. Ensure that you cut ¼” above the point as shown below: Getting ready to trim the points. Once the edge has been trimmed, it’s time to baste and quilt. I believe that not all quilts need to be densely quilted, so I decided to keep the quilting on this piece very simple as you’ll see below on the back of the quilt. Back of wall hanging showing the quilt’s simple quilting Almost there! The last thing to be done is to attach the binding. As I don’t like a lot of binding showing on the back of the quilt I cut 2″ strips for my binding. I sew my bindings ¼” from the edge. Sewing binding on the wall hanging. Tomorrow we’ll sew the binding to the back of the quilt. I’ll also show you more quilting tools including a little hidden secret within the Heirloom thread cutter. This is part 3 of 5 in this series. Go back to part 2: Use diamond shaped blocks for your Valentine’s Day quilt Go to part 4: Clever Clips and Wrist Cushion make quick and light work of binding a quilt Print this page or save as a PDF 0qs137ha kiddvalentine s day quilt FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditWhatsappTelegramEmail Paul Leger I took my first quilting course in September 1994 in Barrie, Ontario, near the armed forces base where I was stationed. After moving to Ottawa in 1996, I joined my first guild. I took more courses and began to buy quilting books and lots of fabrics. Quilting has become my passion. I have made over 150 more quilts since then, and have never looked back. I now share my knowledge of quilting by teaching and doing presentations, and blogging! previous post Use diamond shaped blocks for your Valentine’s Day quilt next post Clever Clips and Wrist Cushion make quick and light work of binding a quilt YOU MAY ALSO LIKE... How to applique houses and landscapes with HeatnBond HeatnBond EZ Print Lite makes printing out applique... Quilt a table topper for all seasons –... An easy way to make an embroidered wall... 7 simple steps to lovely wool applique |... How to transfer designs to fabric | DMC... 6 easy steps to add glamour to your... Sewing a hanging sleeve to your quilt, the... Repurposing men’s shirt fabrics | Quilt-as-you-go scrappy mug... 4 comments Diane April 15, 2019 - 5:21 pm I wasn’t having much luck piecing my diamonds until I read your 1/8″ offset tip and now it’s smooth sailing, thank you so much. Reply Cindy January 13, 2017 - 6:02 am Nice top and good tip for offsetting the dog ears. Reply Tina Jeo January 12, 2017 - 10:55 pm Very helpful hints. I hope to come back and read more posts. Reply Paul Leger January 13, 2017 - 12:26 am please do come back. so many tricks are being shared in all the posts. Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.