I had to make some time yesterday to piece a few rows of the thousand pyramids quilt top. If you remember the way it was pieced
I don’t have far to go to do a better job than that!
I am not naturally very accurate. I hate marking!…I just want to sew. I am just eyeballing the seam allowances. I am using black thread. The pattern has a dark block next to a light block so it was a toss-up but I can see the black thread better (no glasses) so that decided it. as long as I keep the straight grain edge in the same direction every time (bottom of the triangle) I don’t have too much to worry about with the bias edges becoming out of shape.
21 triangles make a row and then get joined to another 21 triangle row along the straight of grain . the row turns out to be about 64″ It pressed great
It is important to “press not iron” pressing is putting the iron down and setting the pieces…ironing is sliding the iron around over the surface and potentially distorting the pieces.
My points aren’t perfect but I think they are not bad.
once I had 2 rows done (21 triangles each) I lined them up and pinned at the points, but I only used 2 pins (I didn’t pin the entire row) moving the pins along as I stitched. I find a lot of pins just catch on things and come out
When I hand piece I am very careful not to do any stitches beyond the seam allowances (hand piecing is different from machine piecing ….you don’t sew to the end) it makes the match points lay better once they are pressed.
Back to work for my floral design class….I might fit some sewing time in tomorrow.