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Thread: Can Anyone Help Me?

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    Senior Member Sophie2's Avatar
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    I am in the process of making a quilt called "Fairy Steps", from Pam and Nicky Lintott's book , "Two from One Jelly Roll Quilts. I am having trouble putting the units together so the angled sides are even. I have ripped out at least three times :-( . I really don't want this to become another UFO. I have included some pictures of what I am trying to put together. I have tried placing right sides together so the sides are straight, marked with a chalk line, but when I sew the pieces are not straight. HELP! I have included pictures.

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    I am confused, too. Your pictures look like diagram 3 in the book. What do they tell you to do next? I think that you just have to drop the left side down and make your sides straight. That will give you the diagonal strips.

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    could it be as simple as straighteng the edge, and the inside blocks would be slanted like the pic? never did that one so I'm not much help

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    Are you pinning as you go? these do look right according to the book. You will have those little dog ears on top and bottom, those will be trimmed off AFTER you sew them. Look at the pic right above the number 3. I hope Im helping.

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    I don't know if it is the way the pic looks or are the triangles on the right side crooked ?

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    The strips in the finished quilt are at a much sharper angle than the way you have yours laid out or the way she shows in the book. Does it give you an angle for setting them to get a straight line. It doesn't seem very clear

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    If your pieces are cut straight and you are still veering off at the start and finish of the seam, try using leaders and enders (or chain piecing). That should keep your seams a constant " from beginning to end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilter1943
    The strips in the finished quilt are at a much sharper angle than the way you have yours laid out or the way she shows in the book. Does it give you an angle for setting them to get a straight line. It doesn't seem very clear
    I must agree, it isn't very clear. I guess I didn't read the book close enough before I started the quilt. I will have to get my strips out and make sure there are straight. I thought they were, but in the pictures it doesn't appear that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b
    I don't know if it is the way the pic looks or are the triangles on the right side crooked ?
    I will have to check my triangles on the right. In the picture they don't appear straight. I thought they were. Pictures do tell you alot. The instructions weren't very clear. Maybe if I take them to my LQS they may be able to assist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider
    If your pieces are cut straight and you are still veering off at the start and finish of the seam, try using leaders and enders (or chain piecing). That should keep your seams a constant " from beginning to end.
    My seams are straight, it is just when I open up the pieces I have sewn together the side are not straight as shown in the instructions. I was wondering if I need to off set 1/4 of an inch. Guess I will try that and rip that out if it doesn't work. Very frustrating :? Will just have to keep trying

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