Tuesday, January 31, 2006
What's that old saying?
Measure twice, cut once. We've all heard that one before. But don't you just hate it when you cut what you thought was an accurate piece, only to find out that it was the wrong size?
Yesterday I pulled out all of the pinks and browns that I have been saving and started cutting them up to make Chexx Mixx blocks. I figured that I'd begin with two sample blocks just to make sure I hadn't made any huge mistakes. Let's just say that the nine patch blocks turned out to be a perfect 5" square. It was those blasted star point segments that I cut 5.5" that were wrong. All 168 of them! They should have been 5" long! Now I need to go back and cut them down to 2.5" X 5". Of course, it could have been worse...I could have cut them 1/2" too short!
Now where's that seam ripper?