If you haven’t started blocking your motifs, now is the perfect time to start – and that’s what we’ll be talking about this week. We have a video tutorial on blocking motifs in case you’ve never tried blocking before. If you have, why not share your experiences with the board? We’d love to see what tips and tricks everybody has come up with!
Why is blocking important?
When making an afghan out of squares, it’s important that each motif is consistent in two ways:
Blocking your motifs will make it much easier to line up your stitches for sewing together. Right now your squares might have sides that aren’t perfectly straight – maybe they’ve been pulled a little, or they look squiggly. With blocking, you can turn those squiggly squares and octagons ones made of beautiful angles, so when it’s time to seam you’ll be ready to go!
Skills You’ll Learn
- A great place to start is the Blocking Motifs thread, so if you’re looking for some extra advice you should check it out!list]
Any questions? You can discuss the clue here!
When you’ve finished your squares, come show us what you think the order of the motifs will be in the "Crochet-Along Week 7: Blanket Possibilities" thread!
When you're done blocking all of your squares, you deserve a new badge! This one is more of a participation badge since this is a rest week.
Just open the User Control Panel's "Signature" page. In the field where you type your signature, add the code below and you'll be able to show off your progress! It's a good idea to replace last week's badge with this one so your signature isn't cluttered
- Code: Select all