When making your own tile inspired quilt Cheryl has a few tips from her book !Quilt Fiesta! that will help you along the way.
- Clear gallon-sized food storage bags from the dollar store are usually free of any printing. They are perfect to use as placement guides as well as storage for pattern pieces.
- Use a Teflon applique sheet or parchment paper on top of your block before pressing. This will prevent gunk from adhering to your iron.
- A staple remover is a handy tool for getting rid of the staples after your patterns have been prepared.
- Parchment paper, intended for nonstick backing and cooking, does not have a silicone coating. It will not melt under an iron. Use parchment paper as a placement guide when when building an fusible applique block such as a the Pinwheel Pinata Bedrunner block (above) featured in !Quilt Fiesta!