dcrozier wrote:Laina wrote:For those who haven't blocked yet, I'd like to recommend using quilting pins instead of the t- pins. I started with the T's and thanks to one of the members (PICTURE AVATAR IS A DOG) I began using my quilt pins. Much less painful and they go in easier.
Also, if you find a pin that won't go in easily, I'd recommend throwing it away. There's something wrong with the head. It's not you not pushing hard enough.
Also next time I'm blocking after each clue instead of waiting till the end.If you have OA or FM, it's really too much all at one time.
Also, I assumed all my clue 1 motifs were the right size because I checked one, and it was right on. But, it's that yarn color thing and I had to redo all but three. One is still a little too small but I think I'll add a single crochet row and that should help.
Hope everyone's caught up. I'm really glad we had an off week!
Glad you found the quilting pins helpful--I know they are easier on my fingers and sooo much cheaper which is why I tried them in the first place. I have added a row of single crochet around the outside of all my motifs because joining is easier for me when I have the same nice two little threads to watch for when joining. I tried this with the last CAL and found it especially helpful with the mitred squares--no raw sides and an interesting + in the middle. Adding a row or two sure beats frogging and redoing. I also like the stability ithe SC row gives to some motifs that might be a little too floppy. Good luck with yours--know your CAL will be beautiful when it is finished!!!
Yes, thanks again for the suggestion. Made it so much quicker and easier. Wish I had thought about the single crochet before I redid all those motifs.