I spent a good part of Saturday trying to piece the perfect block. Since I was cutting imperfect strips, it wasn't an easy task.
After much reading, the best advice I could find on my impferct strips was it came from an imperfect fold of the fabric. I decided I'd have a perfect fold one way or the other. It involved pins and irons and starch, but I got there! My strips were very nearly perfect by the end of the day! Yeah!
The next thing I learned is starch is a beautiful thing. I love it. If I starch the fabric into cardboard, it cuts much nicer. :) Maybe I spent too many years working with construction paper.
The last thing I learned is square rulers are the best invention ever! I want one in every size possible.
These practice blocks are still not exactly perfect. My points have a habit of running away, but I'm getting there and having fun doing it.
Mr Roosevelt's necktie - again slightly undersized
Shoofly variation - perfect size - a little funky on the points
Friendship star - about 1/4 undersized