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CurleyKat
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Mar 27, 2018
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I’ve been teaching how to make quilt tops for about a year. I have found that most students have no problem making accurate cuts (as long as they read/listen to directions and understand them. It’sthe 1/4” Seam that causes most problems. After having pieces that don’t fit, they come to me and ask why. Seams are a fraction too big. Then I hear, “But I have a 1/4” foot!” They’ve never bothered to measure for accuracy. When a block has multiple seams, even 1/32” off can make a difference. With a seam containing 2 pieces of fabric, that becomes 1/16” off. If your block has 4 seams, now that block is 1/4” off. For seams that are off more than 1/32”, the discrepancy becomes even larger! Accuracy matters. Take your time to get it right. and remember...quilting is not a race. Slow down and enjoy the process.
Mar 27, 2018
Carlene
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Mar 29, 2018
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Yes that 1/4 seam is quite a trouble maker. I think too many of us measure the seam size rather than a sample block size . Since I sew with different sewing machines and different sewing feet when I start a project I sew together 3 pieces of fabric and measure the length of those 3 fabrics if they measure too small or too large then I need to change my seam allowance to correct the problem
Mar 29, 2018
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