Blockheads ~ Block 23

According to some folks in Houston, Texas, the lazy, hazy, crazy days – day – of summer is this Saturday, August 12th.  That’s the day of a 5K race… or lazy stroll.  Houston in August.  It will be hot and humid.

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Five little letters…


You’d think such a small word wouldn’t have such huge implications.  It ought to be insignificant.  How much difference could it make – really?  Yes, I’m referring to that thing we quilters call a scant 1/4″ seam allowance.  It’s elusive.  It’s cursed… much-sought-after… and occasionally incomprehensible.

Does it really matter?  I wish I could give you a definitive answer but there are times when no, it doesn’t.


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