This year marks 10 years of BLOCK Magazine, and we’re excited to bring you Issue 2 with some exciting new projects, tips, and techniques! In this latest idea book from Missouri Star, we will help you get organized in the sewing room, because “preparation makes perfect.” Learn how the 5x5 method can help you transform your sewing in just 5 minutes, 5 hours, or 5 days. It’s easier than you might think and with practice, you can transform your sewing practice! We also have new segments for you, including "Tools We Heart to Make Our Art," featuring some handy notions you should keep handy, and more technique-based articles so you can further evolve your craft. Discover tips and tricks to improve your sewing game, and fun new ways to bring your creations to life! And as always, no advertisements. Ready to send your quilt to a longarmer? Have no fear, because we have a handy guide to help you with all the design choices along the way! In our community connection feature, we’re traveling around the globe to take a closer look at how “greige goods” (unprocessed cotton) becomes the quilting fabric you fall in love. Also inside, learn how you can cut out a motif from your favorite fabric and make it sparkle with just the right thread and machine stitches! Finally, have a chat with Jessica Barrera of Sallie Tomato to learn more about her design process and how she develops her signature bags and purses. What will you make with BLOCK Magazine this year? We can't wait to see what you'll create. Whether you're just starting out or you've been sewing for years, there's something for everyone in BLOCK. Thank you for following along with us for the last 10 years. Cheers to many more issues of BLOCK to come!