For all of the blocks up until this one, I’d been matching up the triangular pieces and then sewing them without pinning. I was having some trouble with the points shifting as I positioned the pieces under the needle. So, I thought I’d give pinning a try.
(I pinned the first set of triangles as well, and had already noticed a huge improvement.) Maybe 4 pins seems like overkill in the picture above, but this seemed to work pretty well: I’d just slide the pins out of the way of the foot as I went by.
When it came time to match up the rows, it was SO much easier!
This is probably the most even set that I have had! And it was simple to do! In fact, I think it may have been less time consuming (factoring in the readjustment that was almost always necessary before).