I am using Freezer Paper Templates for this block. This is the regular freezer paper that you find in the grocery store. The box does say that it is plastic. I thought maybe they changed the product, but I checked the box. You will need to print the templates for this block. Please make sure you have the "scaling" box unchecked. If you want to verify the size (and avoid frustration), print out template #1 from your computer with your printer. Measure the block - it should measure 2 1/2" X 2 1/2". If it does, go ahead and print your template 61 and 70 for block #66. If you get another size, read all the options when you are printing and make sure you are printing actual size.
#66 Periwinkle - Cutting
Color 1- Background
Cut a 2 1/2" strip
Color 2 & 3
Cut 2 squares each 2 3/4"
Trace your templates on freezer paper. If you want to get them accurate, use a ruler when tracing. You can also iron the freezer paper to the paper that you printed the template on. This will keep it from shifting
For the background color. Since these will go all the way around the block, I marked a grain line on the long edge.
Lay your 2 1/2" strip wrong sides together. This will give you 2 pieces with one being reversed. Iron the freezer paper template to the right side of the fabric. Place the acrylic ruler along the edge of the paper and make your first cut. Turn your rotary mat and cut the other side in the same way. You can either use your rotary cutter or scissors to trim off the corners to match the template. Remove the paper and iron the template to the fabric again. You need 4 of each piece (#61 & #61R).
Lay out all your pieces to make sure they make a square object. This will help you to get the pattern pieces and the reversed pieces in the correct spots.
Join the 2 units to complete the 6 1/2" block. Press the final seam open.