Stack your fabric and cut at least 8 layers at the same time. The template material won't slip - simply use a straight edge aligned slightly over the edge to avoid cutting into the template and slice with a rotary cutter.
The slides that follow show all the steps in creating a finished block. For the first six pieces, place each new piece under the ruler to check for size and position. Mark points for the line you will be sewing through the holes and trim anything more than 1/4". This is because the first six pieces grow the block wider with each piece. If your edge is too narrow you might not have enough fabric at the seam allowance sides of the block.
After the half point has been reach, the pieces get progressively narrower - the issue of not enough fabric at the sides is no longer a problem.
Slides are better to review than a video - you can pause at any point, move forward or backward at your own speed and hopefully get a complete sense of how to use the Talking Points Ruler set.
...and actual progress so far. The fabric was here when we returned from Houston Nov 5 but a retreat Nov 7 to 9 and a wedding out of town Nov 11 to 13 has prevented me from finishing the project. So far I love, love, love the fabric (did I say how much I love it?). Check back in a week or so to see the finished quilt.
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