We've noticed a few of you have come into some problems when squaring up your Mod Olive blocks.  Please don't give up!  Here are a couple of suggestions to help you out.

Option 1This may not be an option for many if you've already pre-cut your background fabric.   Instead of 6" x 8" pieces for your background and print fabric, cut them 6" x 8 ½".  Line up on marks on ruler as per tutorial and just let the ends extend past the 1" and 11" dark lines.  I've attached a pic to show you. 
 This will give you extra fabric for squaring up your blocks to a 5" x7".

Option 2:   If you've already cut all your pieces you could square up your block to a 5" x 6 ¾" or 5" x 6 ½"  That will give you an extra ¼" or ½" for squaring up length wise.  I've attached a pic and marked with a green marker on the ruler as to where to square it up at the 6 ¾" mark.
You'll notice that I have more room to square up on my sample because I just sewed that block using the 6" x 8 ½" fabric. 

We hope this helps.

Jenny and Helen


February 24, 2014 by Jenny

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