There are 13 seams that meet up at the corner where Jack is pointing. (Jack, the Ripper) That means sewing through 26 layers of fabric! It was getting very hard to do, so I used a trick one of my machine quilters told me about… Hitting your seams with a hammer to soften them up… (Now mind you, my quilter didn’t want to do it, but told me I could do it myself and re-stitch the small section on my home machine! LOL! It was my “Dear Jane” and there was no way I would take a hammer to it! 2 years of work!)
I whacked these seams (using a towel under the block and on top of it where I was hitting it with the hammer) and it was much easier to sew through and a little less bulky than my sample!
Note to self, “Don’t whack seams on a nice wood table…”