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Termi, Did you look at the photos? and read the instructions? are you sewing into the "V"?... sew the first seam going into the "V" (inside corner) from the outside edge. sew just till you come to the 1/4" seam lines...don't cross over that line...put the needle down into that seam line..lift the presser foot and turn the block around without removing it from under the needle. sew several stitches to anchor/fix. remove the block from the machine...finger press the seam. you should then cut the seam allowance on an angle into the "V" just to where you just finished sewing at the pivot point.Photo 2. look real close...can you see where the angled cut is? this is the part that is most critical..if you don't cut deep enough into the seam allowance the little square will pull up on the fabric you're sewing it to and create a pucker when you have to turn it around to sew the other seam. you need to cut up to 1 or 2 threads of that inside corner. if you have to ..practice on some scraps....or even on paper until you get the hang of it. H.
Last edited by Honchey; 04-26-2012 at 01:41 PM.
Honchey, yes, yes, and yes. The photo is a little blurry but I know what you mean about cutting the seam allowance at an angle. That's the one thing I didn't do. Thank you so much for the detailed instructions! I will persevere so I can stay on the trail ride with everyone. But sometimes I may fall off the horse.
That's why we're all here together-to catch anyone who falls for it may be me next time!
Don't worry spider.
I keep house
I donate quilts to the AAQI.
We've all been there before...I sat with Does & darts for days trying to remember my first handpiecing classes doing open-ended seams and turning the piece to fit...and it doesn't always come back alltogether...rip, rip, I forgot to do this or that. Ugh, take the whole thing apart and start again...One thing I have learned and it works for me is to re-press the pieces after handling them too much..H.
Ok I wasn't happy with my first attempt at Eastertide so I did it again, I did the main part yesterday and it has taken me all morning to sew in 4 little bitty corners. It's a little better but not perfect.
Termi I complete sympathise with you, I too have a sore rear end
Now lets see if I can get the next two made without any dramas
I complete changed the colour scheme and I put in a special green from a wonderful lady for good luck, it seems to have worked Thanks QNS
Ladies, all of your blocks are awesome as always.
Fabric is like money, no matter how much you have it's never enough.