So mind your 1/4", it really does help get your blocks "flat, straight and square".
Sharon, thanks again so much for the wonderful techniques class! I've just been working on sewing the blocks together today and they go together so easily! I have always had trouble in the past, especially with different blocks fitting. The blocks with more seams were always a little smaller than blocks with fewer seams. You would have thought I could have figured it out, but I just figured I had stretched the fabric somewhat. Now I know I was sewing the seams at 1/4 inch, but by the time the seams were pressed, the seam really took up slightly more than 1/4 inch and all those "little bits" added up. I really learned a lot in your class.....now I just have to practice.