The cruise quilt is started and check out those Timeless Treasure batiks!

Jean, our Editor, started her quilt last weekend, and has found a great way to piece the strip units with squares on point that she will be sharing, both on the cruise and in the magazine. 

Wow! Do those Tonga batiks look great with that neutral batik or what?  

Speaking of piecing the strips together, Liz and Marianne have always talked about how important it is to have accurate cutting and piecing. Taking the extra time to be precise and careful are so worth the time!  If seams are off, you can unsew them and resew, but if you cut a piece incorrectly, you can't add that piece of fabric back on.  

Another tip is to use the same rulers throughout the entire project.  Don't switch brands in the middle of a project.

Check out the  Fons & Porter rulers  for great quality and accuracy. We think you'll be pleased with the care that was taken in designing these rulers. Using these rulers is like having a helping hand from Marianne and Liz themselves!

Happy Quilting!

Diane, Assistant Editor