What an amazing organisation the National Trust is. Not just preserving the best of British coastlines, countryside, houses and landmarks but also opening them up to the public so we can all enjoy the beauty and learn the history of this wonderful land. All this and a nice cup of tea and a slice of cake in the cafe afterwards!
When you print out your motifs make sure your printer is set to print same size and not fit to media as this will distort the final size of the block. Now we have finalised our quilt layout the blocks will be 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 ins, cut them 10 ins square to protect the edges. Sharpen your iron-on transfer pencil and draw over the design, place it design side down to the calico and iron. Iron some interfacing to the back and stitch away. Alternatively use a light box or tape your design to a window and trace with a fine pencil onto the fabric, if you use this technique use the non reversed version of the pattern.