Democratic Watchman is pieced per the directions on page 33.
Mary: When putting the three sections of this block together with horizontal seams, be sure to have the seams in each section pressed toward the flying geese units so the seams will “nest” together nicely. Also, be sure to be trimming off all “dog ears” as you go!
Julie Q says: For the 4 Flying Geese I decided to use my favorite method. I cut four 3 1/2" x 2" pieces and eight 2" squares as the connectors. It wastes a little fabric but it is so much easier for me. Again, I pressed some seams open to cut down on bulk and to make the block lie flat. As I squared my blocks I noticed my small ruler had a nick in the corner. Time to get a new ruler! I have some rulers that are probably 12 or more years old and they're in good shape. But this reminded me that it's important to to replace rulers when they have nicks. And if you're going to make all of the Loyal Union Sampler blocks, or even just a few, treat yourself to a 6 /2" square ruler. It will make squaring your blocks so much easier!
Susan VH. says: “Look before you leap.” The 2-3/8” square can be mistaken for the 2: and then your square-on-point is wrong. =(
Additional block by Lisa K.
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