I have received a few complaints that blocks are not being made to the 12" requirement - or rather the 12 1/2" unfinished measurement. Some blocks are being made smaller - some measuring only 11 3/4". PLEASE remember to check your seam allowances. Most, if not all, blocks should have 1/4" seam allowances. Some blocks even call for a 'scant 1/4" seam allowance'. If your block does not measure up to the 12 1/2" size, then check your seams! If you would like some ideas on how to achieve these 1/4" seams every time, please feel free to ask here or send me an email.