Hi all! I'm having difficulty making a paper pieced string block. No matter what I do, I can't get the solid strip in the middle to match up. I've made 3 attempts. I made sure my seam allowance was accurate and it still turns out yucky. Also, I reduced my stitch length to perforate the paper and either it rips out the stitches or the paper doesn't completely tear away. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
The picture is my first attempt.