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Thread: Accuracy tip for machine piecing

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    I got this tip from Alex Anderson when she had her tv show. When pinning rows in preparation for machine piecing we usually slip a pin through the stitching of the front and back seams, aligning them so they'll come together perfectly when we're done. Often, however the two pieces are just slightly askew after they're sewn. If this happens to you, try this: Insert a pin, as before, through the stitching of both seams, but then add another pin about 1/16th to the left of the first pin and another pin about 1/16th to the right of the center pin. Then remove center pin. After you've sewn the row, the seams should all go together perfectly.

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    Very nice tip. I can see how that would be helpful in lining things up perfectly.

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    Thanks for the tip I made a copy of it. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea
    I got this tip from Alex Anderson when she had her tv show. When pinning rows in preparation for machine piecing we usually slip a pin through the stitching of the front and back seams, aligning them so they'll come together perfectly when we're done. Often, however the two pieces are just slightly askew after they're sewn. If this happens to you, try this: Insert a pin, as before, through the stitching of both seams, but then add another pin about 1/16th to the left of the first pin and another pin about 1/16th to the right of the center pin. Then remove center pin. After you've sewn the row, the seams should all go together perfectly.
    Thanks for this tip. Will pass it on to the other novices in my quilting group. We were struggling with this last week.

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    thanks for the tip will use it in the future.

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    Great tip. Thanks

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    Thanks for sharing.

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    thanks for the tip...I will put it to the test tonight!

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    Thanks for the tip. I'm just learning to PP so any info I can get is very helpful.

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    i'm going to try this!

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