I mentioned before that I had some trouble with my do. Good Stitches courthouse steps blocks. Rachel at Stitched in Color recommended that I try paper piecing them, and she was right! It was so much more fun for me – and my blocks were much more accurate.
In between getting her suggestion and sitting down at my machine, I tried to find a template online. I couldn’t find any block template larger than 8″, so I decided to make my own.
I wanted to be able to use the 8.5″x11″ blank newsprint that I keep around for paper piecing printing, and I wasn’t sure how I could segment the 11.5″ block to make that work. My solution was not to segment the block (sew in two pieces and join at the end), but to glue two sheets together.
I’ve probably gone a little overboard in my printing instructions – please feel free to leave comments if you use this and find there is something that can be improved!
Template is not a paper piecing tutorial.