I got the embroidered blocks trimmed to size. The method the pattern suggested was wonderful. You cut freezer paper to size and center over the embroidered piece and then trim around the freezer paper. It was slick. I then sewed the borders to the prepared center. They fit perfectly!! Now, I'm supposed to outline the seams of the blocks with the feather stitch. If I can figure out how to do it, that will be next. It then has a 4 inch black border and jumbo ric rac where the center and the embroidered blocks meet.....It's almost done.....YIPEE!! Can I just tell you that I have fallen in love with the Crab Apple Hill patterns!!