Aaagh! I am making a quilted window seat cushion for my cats. This is my first patchwork/quilting project where I am using proper tools and patterns (my first quilt was just easy squares).
I did these two blocks using Marti Mitchell templates (2nd pic), but am finding that they are not such 'Perfect Patchwork' as they could be. After pressing, the blocks aren't matching up in size and the edges are all over the place.Not sure what I am doing wrong. Maybe I am not doing the 1/4 inch seams 'scant' enough?
Am I trying something too complex for a beginner? I have just rotary cut a simpler block(1st pic) just using the cutting mat and ruler to measure, and even before I have pressed it, it seems to match up much tidier.
I know this is a learning curve, and the whole point of this project was to do something small to learn these techniques, I am just such a perfectionist I want it to be right first time!! :?
Blocks done using ruler, no template.
Blocks using Marti Mitchell templates