First, I had to find my glue gun and glue sticks. That was a daunting task because I haven't used my glue gun in years. Well....I couldn't find it so I had to go to Joann's to find a cheap but good glue gun. Of course, I looked on Amazon to find the ratings of each of the glue gun's that I found on the Joann's website. I felt satisfied once I finished my research. I wrote everything down on a piece of paper and especially the one that I wanted to purchase.
I found one at Joann's that had glue sticks included in the package. EUREKA, I thought, I could make a purchase with glue sticks included! I realized, my research was a waste of time because I selected the glue gun based on the glue sticks included with the glue gun and not the ratings of satisfaction that were on Amazon. I am practical and it seemed a good idea to buy a mid-priced glue gun (with a lower rating) with glue sticks so I wouldn't have to purchase more that I wanted to spend. I had a 40% off one item coupon so I felt that I had gotten a deal.
Okay, on to the making of the Quilt Block Board. I had many poster boards with the foam core, at least six. The next dilemma I had, what size do I make them? After much thought, I decided on making them 15"x15" because I make quite a few blocks at least 12"x12" and that size would be able to accommodate all of the larger blocks that I make. I used two of the poster boards and cut the four, 15"x15" blocks. Lori uses a whole piece of left over batting for each board. Since my boards were larger than her boards, I had a difficult time finding pieces that would fit. Needless to say, I had to sew together pieces of batting and they work just fine.
I made four Quilt Block Boards. Two of them have a "binding" around them and the other two do not. The only reason why I did not put a binding around the last two was that I used all of my glue sticks putting the "binding on the first two boards. HaHaHa, the joke was on me. I should've bought the better glue gun and additional glue sticks!
Below are some photographs of my version of Lori Holt's (fabric designer for Riley Blake Fabrics) Quilt Block Boards.
|The supplies needed to make a Quilt Block Board.|
|My two types of Quilt Block Boards that I made: one without and the other with binding.|