- Make sure your block has some kind of defined border that is nice and straight....not all over the place like mine was.
- Leave at least half an inch of clear space around the edge...no beads, no embroidery...nothing!
After cutting the edge very neatly.....I'm such a fibber:).....I had nothing to put a binding on so I sort of cheated. First I cut some heavy pellon about 1/2 inches larger that what I was left with and placed my block on that. I stared at it for awhile.
I then pinned it nicely and carefully basted it so that no stitches could be seen on the back. I closed the mitered edges with a invisible ladder stitch.
I found a small lace edging that matched the fabric and basted that on the raw edge of the block...voila.
Phew.....I have learned my lesson and will be careful when doing my CQ blocks in future :)