Pattern lain out. I put them out so that the numbers face different directions than the neighbors.
The first time I made this block, I got all the pieces in wrong.
It was U-G-L-Y! Now I draw out a picture so I don't make that mistake again.
You can't really tell in this pic, but the folded edge is the short edge.
You can get 5 templates across this ~9 inch piece.
I folded it up so I could cut a BUNCH at once!!
I cut through four layers.
It literally took me six cuts of my rotary blade to get 20 pieces.
I should mention that I don't cut exactly on the template.
I give myself some extra wiggle room. And I made the template HUGE!!
You can also fold your strip in half and make fewer cuts.
I will now go make a block and post that in a bit.
Hopefully it will equal better pictures for you all now that it sunny out...