I’m happy to report I’ve completed the first hands-on lesson. Here’s my finished product. I think I’ve ripped out every seam in it at least once!
Ultimately, the ripping was appropriate — resetting my seam guide necessary to ensure an accurate seam allowance. It was just a tad too much, so the block was coming out too small. The culprit was caused by attaching seam guides to a movable object (the acrylic insert to my Sew-Ez table). As the machine would vibrate, it would move the board ever so slightly, so it was off.
Here are a few photos of “in progress”.
As I would sew the strips together, the vibration of the machine would vary the width of the seam allowance.
Here’s what the finished project will look like:
On to the next lesson!